Lurie Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Symposium


Date & Location
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:00 AM - Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1:15 PM, NMH Feinberg Conference Center, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Oncology, Otolaryngology, Radiology

Overview
The Lurie Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Symposium is a one-and-a-half-day interactive meeting on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients. This certified Continuing Medical Education symposium is designed to facilitate interactive discussion of the latest multidisciplinary techniques in the treatment of head and neck cancer. The agenda features internationally-recognized leaders in the field of head and neck cancer who will engage attendees in dialogue to improve multi-specialty collaboration in the treatment of head and neck cancer. Attendees will include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, dentists, nurses, and other health professionals.

Objectives
  1. Apply a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of head and neck cancer.
  2. Assess state-of-the art therapeutic options to the treatment to head and neck cancer including: i. Minimally invasive surgical treatment including robotic surgery, image-guided skull base surgery, and sentinel lymph node mapping ii. Novel radiation delivery methods including proton beam therapy and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) iii. Incorporation of immunotherapy for treatment of advanced head and neck cancer.
  3. Discuss future directions to the treatment of head and neck cancer based on the latest basic science and clinical developments including: i. The diagnosis and treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV) positive oropharygeal ii. The latest developments in the molecular biology of head and neck cancer and its impact on management. iii. The role of biomarkers in the contemporary management of head and neck cancer iv. Strategies for recognition and treatment of adverse effects of immunotherapy.
  4. Discuss of new staging guidelines (8th edition AJCC) for head and neck cancer.
  5. Apply current treatment guidelines to patients with head and neck cancer.
  6. Integrate quality measures for the care of head and neck cancer into their own clinical practice .

Accreditation

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

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.