Dear Colleagues attending the 5th World Congress of IFHNOS and the AHNS 2014 Annual Meeting.
We are overjoyed that so many of you are here from all over the world, in an unprecedented number. Please bear with us if you are inconvenienced due to space constraints.
The year 2014 will mark 100 years since the first Head and Neck Cancer Surgery service in the world was established at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. To celebrate this momentous occasion, The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) will hold its 5th World Congress in New York from July 26-30, 2014. The American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) will organize and hold its Annual Meeting jointly with this world Congress. This historic conference promises to be the largest and most informative conference in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology. Experts and leaders from around the globe will present their work and celebrate a Century of Progress in Head and Neck cancer.
We extend an invitation to physicians, surgeons, residents, fellows, research scientists and specialists from all allied fields, as well as speech pathologists, nurses, and all involved and interested in Head and Neck Cancer, to come to New York and participate in this memorable event, which will offer cutting edge knowledge in Head and Neck Oncology. The conference will offer keynote addresses, panels, symposia, debates, video sessions, proffered papers, posters, instruction courses, breakfast sessions and lunch with the professors, giving ample opportunity for individual interaction with world leaders during this four day conference.
An outstanding Social Program is organized for spouses and family. The conference will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, in the heart of the Theater District and Broadway in New York City. We look forward to welcoming you to this intellectual and social extravaganza, and the thrill of the big apple, in the summer of 2014…
Jatin Shah, MD
Bevan Yueh, MD
JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery is pleased to publish abstracts from the 5th World Congress of the International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) and the joint Annual Meeting of the American Head & Neck Society (AHNS).
The journal publishes this website to help disseminate important new knowledge presented at the meeting to the widest relevant audience. Browse 1200 posters and 500 oral presentations by session, topic, and presenter; search for authors and keywords.
It is with great pride that I invite you to New York City in July 2014 to help us honor the Centennial of the Head and Neck Cancer Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. We will celebrate this once in a lifetime event at the 5th World Congress of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies, a meeting jointly hosted by the American Head and Neck Society.
The conference will offer keynote addresses, panels, symposium, debates, video sessions, proffered papers, posters, instruction courses, breakfast panels, Chris O'Brien symposium, Jatin P. Shah symposium AHNS, Lunch with Professor, scientific programs and many more...read more
Jatin Shah, MD, PhD Conference Chair
Bevan Yueh, MD Program Chair
William Wei, FRCS Director IFHNOS
Terry Day, MD, President AHNS
Ashok Shaha, MD, Secretary General IFHNOS
Brian Burkey, MD, Secretary AHNS
Alexis Rapidis, MD, Treasurer IFHNOS
Ehab Hanna, MD, Treasurer AHNS
Jay Boyle, MD, MSKCC, Liaison
Bert. W. O'Mally, Jr. MD Fundraising
Head Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) is the leading cause of death and disability in most parts of the world. The burden of HNSCC is putting a strain on the national health care systems and impoverishing individuals, families and society. Fortunately, vast majority of the HNSCC can be prevented or can be cured if detected early. However, millions of people suffer from delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment, inappropriate rehabilitation and palliation. HNSCC control requires a multi sectoral response from the Government, Non Government Organizations, health care professionals, civil society, academia, and industry. To draw world’s attention on effective care and control of HNSCC, we propose 27th July as Head Neck Cancer Day. We seek your support and active participation to make HNSCC a history!