Evolving Therapies in the Clinical Management of Melanoma

Sunday, November 4
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom

Learning Objectives:

Lisa Kottschade, APRN, MSN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner- Melanoma/Cutaneous Oncology
Mayo Clinic

Ms. Kottschade APRN, MSN, CNP is a Nurse Practitioner and an Associate Professor of Oncology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Ms. Kottschade earned her bachelors of science in nursing degree from Winona State University and her Masters of Science in Nursing Degree from Saint Louis University. Ms. Kottschade has worked in oncology for over 20 years with 13 of those in the treatment of malignant melanoma and other skin cancers. She has a special interest in predicting, monitoring and management of treatment related side effects in patients undergoing systemic therapy for the treatment of melanoma.


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Svetomir N. Markovic, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist
Mayo Clinic

Svetomir N. Markovic, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine and Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he holds an appointment in Oncology and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology. He is recognized with distinction as the Charles F. Mathy Professor in Melanoma Research. He is the Chair of the Melanoma Disease Oriented Group of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center as well as the Chair of the Midwest Melanoma Partnership. His research interests center on translational immunotherapeutics of cancer, focused on malignant melanoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This work includes development and clinical testing of cancer vaccines, immune-boosting agents, novel agents that reconstitute immunity in patients with cancer, and combination therapy directed at enhancing anti-tumor immune responses.


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Kate Jeffers, PharmD, MHA, BCOP

Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Specialist
UCHealth - Memorial Hospital

Kate Jeffers, PharmD, MHA, BCOP is an Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, PGY1 Residency Program Director, and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Director at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2007 and went on to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy in 2011. She then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Oncology Residency, both at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Most recently she completed her Masters in Health Care Administration with a specialization in Health Care Leadership through Capella University.


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