What is the ANZHNCS?

The Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS) was formed in 1998 with the simple goal to promote quality care for all head and neck cancer patients

What is the ANZHNCS?

The Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS) was formed in 1998 with the simple goal to promote quality care for all head and neck cancer patients

What is the ANZHNCS?

The Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS) was formed in 1998 by a group of head and neck oncologists from the disciplines of surgery, radiation oncology and medical oncology. Their goal was simple: to promote quality care for all head and neck cancer patients.

Today, the membership of the ANZHNCS continues to expand and work towards that same goal.

Through leading a multi-disciplinary approach to education, research, care and advocacy, the ANZHNCS has been able to minimise the impact of head and neck cancer for thousands of patients. In order to help even more, it aims to:

  • Continue to improve our high quality Australian / New Zealand annual head and neck cancer multidisciplinary scientific meeting with invited international luminary speakers from a diversity of specialties who treat head and neck cancer.
  • Use the annual scientific meeting and the other gatherings of the society to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary team building between medical and allied health specialists with a major interest in managing head and neck cancer throughout Australia and New Zealand.
  • Be a pathway of contact and building collaborative relationships with multidisciplinary international head and neck cancer societies.
  • Support research in head and neck cancer, and the sharing of knowledge.

How the Society will deliver on its aims

  • Promote and advance throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region the multi-disciplinary practice of head and neck oncol
  • Promote and encourage standards of practice that aim to achieve optimal outcomes for patients with tumours of the head and neck.
  • Encourage and assist in participation in research related to tumours of the head and neck.
  • Educate patients, the community, health professionals and key stakeholders in relation to tumours of the head and neck.
  • Promote high quality and timely care consistent with internationally agreed standards. Promote accurate, prospective data collection related to head and neck oncology. Actively promote preventative health measures.
  • Advocate for public policy and practice that reduces the impact of head and neck cancer, including advice to governments and policy makers, and media commentaries.
  • Ensure organisational relevance and growth through a broadened membership base.

Members of the Executive Committee

President

Associate Professor Julia Maclean, Speech Pathologist, Sydney

Vice President

Dr Brian Stein, Medical Oncologist, Adelaide

Secretary

Dr Tim Iseli, Otolaryngologist Head & Neck Surgeon, Melbourne

Treasurer

Dr Michael Collins, Radiation Oncologist, Douglas, Townsville

Immediate Past President

Associate Professor Martin Batstone, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Brisbane

Executive

  • Dr Nicholas Marshall, Plastic Surgeon, Adelaide
  • Dr Tsien Fua, Radiation Oncologist, Victoria
  • Dr James Bowman, Otolaryngologist Head & Neck Surgeon, Brisbane
  • Associate Professor Richard Gallagher, Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Sydney
  • Ms Cate Froggatt, Registered Nurse, Sydney
  • Associate Professor David Wiesenfeld, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Melbourne, Chairman Australian Research Foundation
  • Professor Swee Tan, Plastic Surgeon, Wellington, Chairman New Zealand Research Foundation
  • Mr Rod Wellington, Independent Adviser

ANZHNCS Corporate Governance

To assist in ensuring that a high standard of corporate governance is developed and maintained within the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society, a constitution has been developed and agreed which sets out the fundamental principles to which the organisation is to be governed.

Click here to download the ANZHNCS Constitution.