Fourth Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Head and Neck Cancer

Physicians' Education Resource
Last Modified: June 1, 2008

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Conference Dates: December 6, 2008
Conference Location: Philadelphia, PA

Sponsoring Group: Physicians' Education Resource

Conference Web Page URL: http://www.cancerconferences.com/thoracic/4th_headneck_1208_1102042/index.php

Topics Covered: The purpose of the Fourth Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Head and Neck Cancer is to provide an in-depth discussion of the emerging data that underlie optimal therapy for head and neck cancer. A significant emphasis on management of the patient with locally advanced or recurrent cancer will provide a forum to discuss and debate the controversies and practical applicability of the evolving clinical trial findings. The symposium will address the multidisciplinary areas of head and neck cancer care, including pathology, surgery, radiation therapy, induction chemotherapy, and combined modality approaches; multidisciplinary treatment of salivary gland cancer will also be addressed. The emergence of HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer as a distinct subset of head and neck cancer will be discussed. New approaches to surgery and radiation therapy will be outlined. In addition, presentation and discussion of novel targeted agents currently under investigation in head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer will be a major theme because use of these agents will likely play an increasingly important clinical role in the future. The format will include lectures and case presentations, with a detailed discussion of management options.

Registration Information: Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch, and course materials. * INDUSTRY is defined by PER as any person employed by a for-profit organization, including biotech, financial, and pharmaceutical. Industry registrations cannot be processed online. To request attendance at a meeting, registration can be submitted via fax, phone, or e-mail. For more information, e-mail us at CME@pergrouplp.com. A cancellation fee of 25% will be assessed on refunds requested before November 6, 2008, and a 50% fee on requests made between November 7, 2008, and November 21, 2008. No refunds will be made after November 21, 2008. There is no charge for substitution.

Conference Fees: Physicians $60.00, Fellows, Nurses, Pharmacists, PAs $40.00, Industry* $250.00

Continuing Education: Yes, Physicians:Physicians’ Education Resource is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Miscellany: www.cancerconferences.com


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Fifty-seven percent of patients report low voice disability, 40 percent report no eating problem

Mar 2, 2010 - Patients with head or neck cancer who undergo induction chemotherapy followed by radiation in a treatment approach to preserve the larynx have a low risk of subsequent severe voice disability, according to a study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, held from Feb. 25 to 27 in Chandler, Ariz., sponsored by the American Head and Neck Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine.



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