Merkel Cell Symposium

The UW Medicine Division of Dermatology will host the 2nd International Symposium on Merkel Cell Carcinoma on April 25-26, 2022. 

This year's two-day symposium will be held in-person, and bring together thought leaders and active investigators in Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) from around the world for the purpose of promoting scientific discourse and collaboration toward the goal of improved understanding of MCC biology, pathogenesis and therapy. The focus of this symposium is to explore emerging data that may allow improvements in clinical guidelines, develop innovative approaches, and to understand the basic biology that drives this disease. We will include updates from the most recent clinical guidelines as well as emerging data highlighting MCC biology. 

The meeting will be presented in lecture format with talks from leaders in the field, as well junior faculty and trainees. We will also include focused panel discussions and poster presentations to optimize real time feedback and collaboration. The educational purpose of this symposium is to disseminate emerging data and to advance MCC research by stimulating collaborative meeting.

This program is designed for oncologists, dermatologists, pathologists, other healthcare professionals, and scientists interested in Merkel cell carcinoma. 

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Date & Location

Monday, April 25, 2022, 7 a.m.  — Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 4 p.m. (View agenda)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Lodging information coming soon. 
For those who plan to attend in-person, please familiarize yourself with the travel requirements set forth by the CDC. Domestic and International travelers can find their requirements on the CDC website HERE.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are being accepted for this activity. Outstanding abstracts will be selected for short oral presentations and receive complimentary registration to the symposium. Abstracts may also be selected for poster submissions. Please review the abstract submission information and provide additional required information here.


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

CME credit will be available for trainees attending the live webinar in-person. Webinar registrants will receive instructions by email prior to the course. Learn More.