The 2nd Annual Multi-Disciplinary Head & Neck Cancer Conference–Maximizing Speech and Swallowing Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy: We’re in This Together is 2-day course designed for multidisciplinary head and neck cancer providers including radiation oncologists and speech-language pathologists.

The course offers a blend of didactic, interactive, and hands-on experiences highlighting state-of-the-art head and neck cancer management.

Renowned faculty members will demonstrate the most up-to-date information regarding radiographic, surgical, and systemic treatments including paired radiation and immunotherapy protocols, proton beam therapy and contouring for optimal functional outcomes.

Speech-language pathologists will learn novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to promote the highest functional outcomes. Speech-language pathologists will also have the opportunity to take part in a hands-on myofascial release training session to address radiation fibrosis.

Target Audience

Radiation oncologists, speech-language pathologists and other clinical experts relevant to both fields, including nurses, residents and social workers.

Objectives

Upon the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the clinical benefits of multidisciplinary head and neck cancer care
  • Interpret and assess the full array of diagnostic and therapeutic tools available to manage complex voice and swallowing disorders
  • Discuss the advances in the areas of medical, surgical and radiation oncology in individuals with head and neck cancer
  • Examine novel technological applications in head/neck cancer
  • Review updates in the current and future use of systemic therapy, particularly immunotherapy, in combination with radiation for head/neck cancer
  • Summarize major changes in risk profiling head/neck cancer patients, including the updated staging system and prediction of which patients will benefit from intensive therapy

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