Fifth International Laryngeal Cancer Conference

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: February 13, 2006

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Date: March 2-4, 2006
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Conference Brochure: View the full conference brochure [PDF]. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available free online.

Sponsors: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Who Should Attend: This course is intended for all practitioners who are involved in the management of laryngeal and pharyngeal cancer patients including orolaryngologists, head & neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, nurses, and social workers.

Program Overview: This is our fifth international course. The focus of these laryngeal and pharygneal cancer conferences has been to bring together experts in the management of laryngopharyngeal cancer to present their unique perspectives. We pride ourselves in offering the only didactic and cadaver course to focus solely on surgical and non-surgical organ preservation. With each successive conference, we feature a new approach to the problem of surgical and non-surgical management of laryngeal and pharyngeal cancer. The conference includes lectures from the experts, panel discussions, poster presentations, and a day of cadaver dissections. This fifth international conference has been expanded to include Transoral Robotic Surgery(TORS) utilizing the daVinci Surgical Robotic System.

From the surgical perspective the conference focuses on contemporary techniques including supracricoid partial laryngectomy, endoscopic laser approaches, tranoral robotic surgical procedures, modified neck dissection as well as numerous other techniques. These techniques are taught both in the lectures and the cadaver lab by notable surgical experts. From the non-surgical perspective, contemporary radiation, chemotherapy, and photodynamic therapy are presented.

Call for Posters: In addition to the didactic and cadaver dissection, participants are invited to submit abstracts for the poster session. Abstracts should be submitted for all aspects surgical and non-surgical organ preservation. Honors and prizes will be awarded for poster presentations. Abstract submission form is available at www.oncolink.upenn.edu/conference/laryngeal/posters/.

Conference Objectives: At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss and assess patients with laryngeal and pharyngeal carcinoma.
  2. Describe surgical techniques available for the management of laryngeal and pharyngeal carcinoma.
  3. Explain site-specific approaches for the management of laryngeal and pharyngeal carcinoma.
  4. Discuss the role of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in the management of laryngeal and pharyngeal carcinoma.
  5. Describe organ preservation surgical approaches for the management of laryngeal and pharyngeal carcinoma. (Day 3-Prosection)
  6. Demonstrate selective neck dissection for cancer of the larynx and pharynx. (Day 3-Prosection)
  7. Describe the role of Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) in the management of laryngeal and pharyngeal carcinoma.

Continuing Education: The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medica Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18.75 Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Registration Fees: The registration fee for physicians is $350 for Day 1 and 2 and $850 for Days 1, 2 and 3. For nurses and other health care professionals, the registration fee is $150 for Day 1 and 2. Registration includes tuition, continental breakfast, lunch, and program materials.

Fees will be waived for faculty, staff, fellows and students of the University of Pennsylvania. The registration deadline is February 17, 2006. To register, complete the below form. Payment must be received by February 17, 2006.

Registration Info: For more information, or to request a brochure and abstract form, please call Mary Graham at 215-662-7328 or email grahamm@mail.med.upenn.edu.

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Make checks payable to: Trustees, University of Pennsylvania. Mail payment and registration to:

Attn: Mary Graham
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. - 16 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283

P: 215-662-7328 • F: 215-614-1854


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