What does the ANZHNCS do?

To best achieve its overall mission of greater prevention and early detection of head and neck cancers, and improved treatment and ongoing care of patients, the ANZHNCS currently focuses on four key activities: scientific meetings; research; education; and what could broadly be described as advocacy.

What does the ANZHNCS do?

To best achieve its overall mission of greater prevention and early detection of head and neck cancers, and improved treatment and ongoing care of patients, the ANZHNCS currently focuses on four key activities: scientific meetings; research; education; and what could broadly be described as advocacy.

Scientific Meetings

One of the most effective ways to achieve our goals is via scientific meetings. These meetings provide a platform to present the findings from ongoing and completed research, hear from respected international colleagues, discuss and debate issues and ideas, and share knowledge and experience.

Our Annual Scientific Meeting is the key event on our calendar. This year, it will be held in Melbourne in conjunction with the ISMR Annual Scientific Meeting. To find out more about current meetings and events, please click below:

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Research Foundation

The ANZHNCS has established a Research Foundation in both Australia and New Zealand to raise funds for local research projects. A Research Advisory Committee reviews applications for research grants based on clear application criteria. These criteria were designed to foster projects that are likely to improve the lives of people diagnosed with head or neck cancer.

As charitable organisations, the Foundations rely on the generous support of donors to keep operating. If you would like to learn more or make a donation, please click below:

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Grants and Fellowships

ANZHNCS offers grants and fellowships to medical students, doctors and other medical professionals to support the advancement of medicine. These include:

  • Chris O’Brien Travelling Fellowship
  • ANZHNCS Developing Nations Visitor Scheme
  • Allied Health Grant Scheme
  • ANZHNCS Travelling Lectureship Scheme
  • Best Overall Oral & Poster Prize
  • Medal Of Excellence

For information about all of the grants and fellowships available, please click below:

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Advocacy

Some very important yet perhaps under-appreciated aspects of improving outcomes for patients with head and neck cancers include raising awareness, working to ensure appropriate funding and resources are available in treatment centres, and advocating for appropriate public health policy at all levels of government.

All members of the ANZHNCS Executive, as well as many ordinary members, do a lot of work ‘behind the scenes’ in these areas.