Collaboration to Redefine the Landscape for Head & Neck Cancer Care
25th Annual Scientific Meeting
Dates: Thursday 29 – Saturday 31 August 2024
Dear Colleagues,We are very excited to have you join us for the 25th ANZHNCS – Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Melbourne, at the Sofitel Hotel on Collins St from 29th – 31st August 2024. The theme Collaborating to Redefine the Landscape of Head & Neck Cancer Care, highlighting our dedication towards optimising patient outcomes through ongoing efforts with interdisciplinary collaboration, respect, expertise and inclusiveness. Head & Neck treatment has evolved greatly over recent years and we move into an era of emerging new treatments like immunotherapy, an era of redefining treatment algorithms and appropriate de-escalation and importantly an era where more emphasis is placed on survivorship and patient long term functional needs. We have a wonderful line up of invited guest speakers who will intrigue, inform and challenge us with their breadth of experience and wealth of knowledge. These speakers include: Prof June Corry; 2024 ANZHNCS Chris O’Brien Orator. Professor Corry is a radiation oncologist and a founding member and past president of the ANZHNCS and IAOO societies, a previous executive member of the TROG Cancer Research Group, previous Chair of the TROG ANROTAT NPC committee. Professor Corry is based in Melbourne, Victoria. Prof Renata Ferrarotto is a Professor and Director of Head and Neck Oncology Clinical Research of Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In this role, she dedicates time to patient care as well as to clinical and translational research. Prof Clifton (Dave) Fuller is a radiation oncologist and Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. His research efforts are focused on novel imaging methodologies and applications in target delineation and normal tissue assessment in patients receiving head and neck radiotherapy. Prof Hisham Mehanna is a Head & Neck Surgeon and the Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, Chair of Head and Neck Surgery, and Director of the Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education, at the University of Birmingham, UK Prof Heather Starmer is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She is a clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford University and the Director of Head and Neck Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation at the Stanford Cancer Center. Melbourne is known for great coffee, excellent dining, iconic laneways, galleries, eye-catching street art and the famous four seasons in one day when it comes to the weather. We welcome you with much excitement, so please come network with us at ANZHNCS ASM 2024 and enjoy what the wonderful city of Melbourne has to offer!