Welcome Letter
Dear colleagues and friends,
We have the great pleasure to invite you to join us for the Second International Educational Symposium of the Melanoma World Society (MWS), Latin America Skin Cancer Forum 2018, which will be held August 3–4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Melanoma World Society (MWS) is the successor organization to the WHO Melanoma Group. The latter established the World Congress of Melanoma in the years 1985–2005, conducted trials and other projects with melanoma patients. The WHO melanoma group was disbanded in 2005, as WHO did no longer financially support such expert groups. MWS was initiated at the 8th World Congress of Melanoma 2013 in Hamburg, founded in June 2014 in Munich, and registered in January 2016.

The First International Educational Symposium of the Melanoma World Society (MWS) in Cape Town in March 2017 was a great success. Almost 250 participants from 11 different countries attended a highly informative meeting program presented by an outstanding faculty. The participants and pharmaceutical industry offered very positive feedback with excellent ratings for the quality of lectures and speakers and the scientific content of the presentations.

International and national key opinion leaders on skin cancer will be invited to the second MWS meeting in Rio de Janeiro to give an overview throughout specified presentations, to present latest clinical trial results, and to discuss on exciting new drugs, technologies and diagnostic tools with the audience.

We look forward to welcoming you in Rio de Janeiro in August 2018!

Best regards,
Carlos Barcaui, MD - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Claus Garbe, MD - Tuebingen, Germany
Axel Hauschild, MD - Kiel, Germany
Alberto Wainstein, MD - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Scientific Directors