Current and New Concepts in the Biology and Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer

Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:15 am – 4:15 pm
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA

Offered by Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education.

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Course Overview

This full-day course will focus on recent advances and therapeutic management of head and neck cancer.  Through lecture and case discussion, specialists in the field will address a range of head and neck oncology diagnoses, including thyroid cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, oropharynx cancer, non-melanoma skin cancer, and salivary gland cancer.  Topics for discussion will include reconstructive strategies, treatment of swallowing complications, clinical trials, palliative care, personalized therapy, and immunotherapy specific to head and neck cancer.

The course is intended to provide attendees with new knowledge and management strategies that can be applied to their own clinical practices.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
1. summarize the benefits of implementing a combined modality approach that integrates surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to achieve best outcomes;
2. describe the role and impact on treatment of HPV-related oropharynx cancer;
3. discuss the management of less common head and neck cancer subtypes such as non-melanoma skin cancer, nasopharynx cancer, and thyroid cancer.

Target Audience

This course is designed for oncologists (medical, surgical, and radiation), otolaryngologists/head and neck surgeons, oral surgeons, oncology nurse practitioners, and other interested clinicians.

ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:  Patient care  |  Medical knowledge  |  Practice-based learning and improvement.


ABOUT THE HEAD AND NECK ONCOLOGY PROGRAM AT

DANA-FARBER/BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S CANCER CENTER

The Head and Neck Oncology Program at Dana-Farber/ Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center is the region’s most comprehensive multidisciplinary service dedicated exclusively to patients with head and neck cancers. Specialists evaluate and treat all types and stages of head and neck cancers, from early lesions to the rarest and most challenging cases. Through this program, referring physicians and their patients have access to highly experienced clinicians from numerous specialties, including head and neck surgery, medical and radiation oncology, dentistry, oral surgery, reconstructive surgery, nutrition services, social work, speech, voice, and swallowing therapy. The program is active in both basic research, which helps improve the understanding of the biology of the disease, as well as clinical research aimed at developing innovative new treatments.


Agenda


7:15 am

Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast

7:45 am
Welcome and Introduction
Course Directors

8:00 am

Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Trials in 2014
Robert I. Haddad, MD

8:30 am
Chemoradiotherapy for HPV-related Oropharynx Cancer: Adjusting Treatment Intensity
Roy B. Tishler, MD, PhD

9:00 am
Salivary Gland Cancers: Update on Diagnosis and Management
Tom Thomas, MD, MPH

9:30 am  
Nasopharyngeal Cancer: Current Controversies and Management Strategies
Danielle N. Margalit, MD, MPH

10:00 am
Break

10:15 am  
Neck Evaluation and Treatment Post-Chemoradiotherapy
Laura Goguen, MD, FACS

10:45 am
Metastatic and Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer
Nicole G. Chau, MD

11:05 am
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Guilherme Rabinowits, MD

11:25 am
New Drugs in Thyroid Cancer: Who, How, and When
Jochen H. Lorch, MD, MS

11: 45 am
Lunch

1:00 pm
Palliative Care in the Head and Neck Cancer Patient
Douglas E. Brandoff, MD

1:30 pm
Personalized Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer
Peter Hammerman, MD, PhD

2:00 pm
Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer
Jonathan Schoenfeld, MD, MPhil, MPH

2:30 pm
Reconstructive Strategies in Head and Neck Surgery
Donald J. Annino, Jr., MD, DMD

3:00 pm
Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Complications During and After Chemoradiation
Elaine Burke, MS, CCC-SLP

3:30 pm
Challenging Cases in Head and Neck Oncology
Panelists:
Donald J. Annino, Jr., MD, DMD
Robert I. Haddad, MD
Roy B. Tishler, MD, PhD

4:05 pm
Closing Remarks

Please note: program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

 

Faculty


Donald J. Annino, Jr., MD, DMD
Course Co-Director
Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Harvard Medical School

Robert I. Haddad, MD
Course Co-Director
Disease Center Leader, Head and Neck Oncology Program,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Roy B. Tishler, MD, PhD
Course Co-Director
Director, Head and Neck Radiation Oncology,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology,
Harvard Medical School

Douglas E. Brandoff, MD
Co-Director, Adult Palliative Care Clinic,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Instructor in Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Elaine Burke, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech and Swallow Pathologist,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

Nicole G. Chau, MD
Medical Oncologist,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Instructor in Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Laura Goguen, MD, FACS
Otolayrngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Harvard Medical School

Peter Hammerman, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Jochen H. Lorch, MD, MS
Medical Oncologist,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Danielle N. Margalit, MD, MPH
Radiation Oncologist,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology,
Harvard Medical School

Guilherme Rabinowits, MD
Medical Oncologist,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Instructor in Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

Jonathan D. Schoenfeld, MD, MPhil, MPH
Radiation Oncologist,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Instructor in Radiation Oncology,
Harvard Medical School

Tom Thomas, MD, MPH
Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon,
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center;
Instructor in Otolaryngology,
Harvard Medical School

HMS Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies.  It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity.  These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity.  Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.


Accreditation

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registration Information


Registration Fee (non-refundable):

• $75.00 through October 12, 2014
• $85.00 after October 12, 2014

Registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and complimentary parking in the Dana-Farber Yawkey garage.

Register Online Now

To register by mail, send completed registration form and check payable to DF/BWCC by October 3rd to the below address:

Head and Neck Cancer CME
Attn: Kamira Wooten
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
450 Brookline Avenue, OS381
Boston, MA 02215

If you have food allergies, or if you require accommodations such as an ASL interpreter, materials in alternative format or wheelchair access, please email kwooten@partners.org or call (800) 553-3787.

Directions and Parking

This course will be held on the 3rd Floor of Dana-Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, located 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA.  Complimentary parking is available in the Dana-Farber garage located on Jimmy Fund Way (levels P3-P6).  For directions, visit: www.dana-farber.org/directions.

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