2021 Advances in Head and Neck Cancer Conference

August 21, 2021

This symposium aims to provide health care professionals with increased knowledge about the standard of care, evaluation, and treatment, as well as future directions in the management of head and neck cancers. The event will include presentations and panel discussions on squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, larynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, recurrent/metastatic head and neck cancer, immunotherapy in head and neck cancer treatment, and survivorship for head and neck cancer patients.

Target Audience

Medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, otolaryngologists, audiologists, speech therapists, dentists, primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other interested health care professionals.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/02/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
08/21/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
08/21/2021 - 4:40pm
Cost:
$1.00

Morning Session


Keynote Speaker -8 to 8:50 AM, Q&A: 8:50 to 9AM 

Oral Cavity: 9AM – 10:05 AM
(3 sessions: 15 min each session, 1 panel: 20 min)
•    Management of N0 Neck 
•    Update in microvascular reconstructive techniques for oral cavity defects
•    Adjuvant therapy for oral cancer
•    Panel – oral cavity cases

5 Min Break

Larynx and Hypopharynx  10:10-11:10
(3 sessions: 15 min each session, 1 panel 15 minutes)
•    Surgical techniques for laryngeal cancer
•    Organ preservation in laryngeal/hypopharyngeal cancer
•    Escalation efforts to improve outcomes in HPV negative HNSCC
•    Panel – larynx/hypopharynx cases

5 Min Break

Oropharynx : 11:15AM – 12:350AM
(3 sessions: 15 min for the first two then 30 minutes for the third, 1 panel 20 min)
•    Incorporating HPV status into the management of oropharyngeal cancer / 8th edition AJCC staging system
•    Role of robotic surgery in the management of oropharyngeal cancer
•    De-intensification of treatment in HPV positive oropharyngeal cancer
•    Panel – oropharynx

12:35to 1:15PM: Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

Rare Tumors in the Head and Neck: Salivary Gland / Paranasal sinuses: 1:15PM – 2:15PM  
(3 sessions: 15 min each session, 1 panel 15 min) 
•    Advances in molecular diagnostics for salivary gland cancers
•    Surgery for paranasal sinus tumors
•    Does systemic therapy play a role in the management of salivary and paranasal sinus cancers?
•    Panel 

5 Min Break

Management of Recurrent / Metastatic Head and Neck Cancers: 2:20PM – 3:40PM
(4 sessions: 15 min each session, 1 panel 20 min)
•    Systemic options for recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancers
•    Role of reirradiation in the treatment of recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer
•    Proper selection of patient with recurrent cancers who may (or may not) benefit from surgical resection           
•    Role of palliative care in the management of patients with recurrent / metastatic cancers 
•    Panel   

5 Min Break

Management of patients following treatment for head and neck cancer (3:45 – 4:40PM)
(3 sessions: 15 min each session, 1 panel 15 min)
•    Evidence-based protocol for surveillance imaging studies
•    Management of delayed complications following radiotherapy
•    Importance of survivorship care in the post-treatment management of head and neck cancer patients
•    Panel

(4:40 PM) End of Meeting

Live Virtual Conference

Course Directors

Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Seungwon Kim, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Heath D. Skinner, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dan P. Zandberg, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tuition for physicians is $30. The conference is free for students/residents/fellows. The tuition for all other health care professionals is $20.

All cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to Brittni Prosdocimo at bittnerb@upmc.edu. Cancellations made on or before Wednesday, August 18, 2021 will be refunded. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing bittnerb@upmc.edu.