I am pleased to extend this invitation to join us at the “2014 American Head and Neck Meeting” in New York City, July 26-30, 2014. For the first time in history, the American Head and Neck Society(AHNS) has teamed with the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) to host a joint meeting that will also include a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Head and Neck Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
The American Head and Neck Society formed in 1998 through the merger of the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons and the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery. Since the 1950s, this organization has been the backbone of education and research related solely to head and neck oncology. Through the Advanced Training Council (ATC) of the AHNS, accredited fellowships are provided which propel future leaders in head and neck surgery into academic surgeons and scientists, leading the way in clinical care and research. The AHNS hosts an annual meeting as well as a quadrennial international congress both of which will be held in conjunction with the 2014 meeting.
The AHNS Meeting offers unlimited opportunities to talk personally with leaders in all aspects of head and neck oncology. Distinguished faculty from every continent will present groundbreaking research, give keynote lectures, participate in multi-disciplinary panels, and lead interactive topic-based discussions with attendees at lunch sessions. Expect to learn about the ever-evolving standard of care for head and neck cancer diagnosis and treatment, novel therapies and diagnostic techniques, advanced technology applications, and innovative approaches to head and neck cancer education. Some of these prestigious speakers will include:
- Bud Selig, CEO of the Major League Baseball
- Hayes Martin Lecture: Patrick Gullane, MD
- John Conley Lecture: Antonio Fojo, MD
- Jatin Shah Lecture: Ralph Gilbert, MD
- Keynote Lecture: Vincent Gregoire, MD, Jose Baselga, MD and J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD
In addition, we look forward to an expanded meeting based phone application, internet café, international lounge, E-Poster session, and audience response system.
Head and neck surgeons, basic scientists, otolaryngologists, maxillofacial surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, speech pathologists, maxillofacial prosthodontists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, as well as dental hygienists are all welcomed to attend this joint international congress.
By bringing together a diverse international community with all-encompassing collective expertise and a shared passion for advancing the future research and care in head and neck cancer, the 2014 AHNS Meeting promises to set a new standard for head and neck oncology for decades to come.
I would like to extend a personal thanks to the Conference Chair, Jatin Shah, Program Chair, Bevan Yueh, as well as both the Executive Committees of the American Head and Neck Society and the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies. We look forward to seeing you in New York.