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Head and Neck Cancer Update

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Attendees registering here will be attending the H&N Cancer section only.  To register for H&N Endocrine or both sections,
please visit this link

Click here to register for American College of Surgeons Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Skills-Oriented Course
Nov 8, 2012

Department: Otolaryngology
Course Number: MOT13005B
Start: Saturday, November 10, 2012
End: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California
Hilton Financial District San Francisco
Fees: $475 Practicing Physicians
$375 Allied Health Professionals
$375 Physicians in Training/Residents/Fellows
UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251. 
Credit: 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Two back-to-back courses will be offered covering the latest clinical and technical advances in head and neck endocrine surgery and head and neck cancer. Each course can be registered for separately or taken together for a comprehensive update. The Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery course, chaired by Lisa Orloff, MD, is designed to improve the learner’s knowledge and competence in the application of current and evolving practice guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. The Head and Neck Cancer Update course, chaired by Steven Wang, MD, will address current and evolving practice guidelines and treatment interventions in the multidisciplinary management of head and neck cancer. These are courses dedicated to the state-of-the-art with an emphasis on new diagnostic and treatment methods, new technology, and new surgical strategies for the contemporary practice of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

These symposia will be beneficial to otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, oral/maxillofacial surgeons, and general surgeons, regardless of level of experience or current performance. In addition, the individual courses will be of interest to radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, general endocrine surgeons, and endocrinologists.

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After completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe common benign and malignant salivary gland pathology;
  • Identify the role of sialendoscopy for salivary gland disorders;
  • Treat HPV-related oropharynx cancers;
  • Identify surgical and non-surgical treatment options for oropharynx and larynx cancers;
  • Optimize reconstructive outcomes after oral cavity cancer surgery;
  • Implement multidisciplinary management of skull base tumors;
  • Surgically treat melanomas and other advanced cutaneous malignancies of the head and neck;
  • Utilize cost-effective, evidenced-based imaging surveillance strategies after head and neck cancer treatment;
  • Offer appropriate palliative treatment for advanced, incurable head and neck cancer.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These CME activities meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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Course Outline:

Friday, November 9, 2012

5:40-7:00 pm Wine and Cheese Reception
Complimentary for Registered Attendees of the Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery course and the Head & Neck Cancer Update course


Saturday, November 10, 2012

1:00 pm Registration

1:25 Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Steven J. Wang


1:30 Multidisciplinary Management of Larynx Cancer
Dr. Theodoros Teknos

1:50 Principles of Transoral and External
Conservation Laryngeal Surgery
Dr. Daniel F. Brasnu

2:10 Transoral Laser Microsurgery for Early
Larynx Cancer
Dr. Katherine C. Yung

2:30 Total Laryngectomy: Tips/Pearls
Dr. William R. Ryan

2:50 Panel: Case Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Steven J. Wang

3:25 Break and Exhibits


3:45 Ultrasound for Neck Surveillance
Dr. Lisa A. Orloff

4:05 The Use and Misuse of PET/CT
Dr. Christine M. Glastonbury

4:25 Minimally-invasive Skull Base Surgery
Dr. Ivan El-Sayed

4:45 Nasopharynx Cancer
Dr. Sue S. Yom

5:05 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Ivan El-Sayed

5:35 pm Adjourn


Sunday, November 11, 2012

7:30 am Continental Breakfast


8:00 Surgery for Oral Cavity Cancer
Dr. Theodoros Teknos

8:20 Oromandibular Reconstruction
Dr. P. Daniel Knott

8:40 Tongue Cancer
Dr. William R. Ryan

9:00 Indications for Postoperative Chemoradiation:
Update 2012
Dr. Sue S. Yom

9:20 Panel: Challenging Cases
Moderator: Dr. P. Daniel Knott

9:50 Break and Exhibits


10:10 Chemoradiation for Oropharynx Carcinoma
Dr. Alain Algazi

10:30 Changing Treatment Paradigms for HPV-related
Oropharynx Cancers
Dr. William Armstrong

10:50 Transoral Robotic Surgery for Head and
Neck Cancer
Dr. Daniel F. Brasnu

11:10 The Unknown Primary
Dr. David W. Eisele

11:30 Panel: Surgery vs. Chemoradiation Debate Moderator: Dr. Steven J. Wang

12:05 pm Lunch (on your own)


1:30 Advanced Cutaneous Malignancies
Dr. Ivan El-Sayed

1:50 Sentinel Node Biopsy for Melanoma
Dr. Steven J. Wang

2:10 Targeted Therapy for Melanoma
Dr. Alain Algazi

2:30 Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Dr. Siegrid S. Yu

2:45 Basal Cell Carcinoma
Dr. Siegrid S. Yu

3:00 Panel: Case Controversies
Moderator: Dr. Steven J. Wang

3:20 Break and Exhibits


3:40 Sialendoscopy
Dr. Jolie L. Chang

4:00 Malignant Parotid Neoplasms
Dr. David W. Eisele

4:20 Salivary Gland Pathology
Dr. Annemieke van Zante

4:40 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Ivan El-Sayed

5:15 Closing Remarks
Dr. Steven J. Wang

5:20 pm Course Adjourns / Evaluations / Attendance Verification

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Steven J. Wang, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Division of Head and Neck and Endocrine Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of California San Francisco

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William Armstrong, MD
Professor and Chair of
Otolaryngology, University
of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Daniel F. Brasnu, MD
Professor, University Paris
Descartes Sorbonne Cité
Chief of Department of
and Neck Surgery; Head of the
Cancer Center Georges Pompidou
European Hospital, Paris, France
David W. Eisele, MD, FACS
Director, Otolaryngology-Head and
Neck Surgery; Andelot Professor
of Laryngology and Otology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Theodoros Teknos, MD
David E. and Carole H. Schuller
Chair in Head and Neck Oncologic
Surgery; Professor and Vice Chair,
Department of Otolaryngology-
Head and Neck Surgery, The
James Cancer Hospital and Solove
Research Institute, The Ohio State
University Wexner Medical Center

(University of California, San Francisco)
Alain Algazi, MD
Oncologist, UCSF Helen Diller
Family Comprehensive
Cancer Center
Assistant Clinical Professor of
Medicine - Division of
Jolie L. Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-
Head and Neck Surgery
Ivan El-Sayed, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck
Christine M. Glastonbury, MD
Professor of Radiology &
Biomedical Imaging,
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck
Surgery and Radiation Oncology
P. Daniel Knott, MD
Associate Professor of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Facial Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery, UCSF
Medical Center
Lisa A. Orloff, MD, FACS
Robert K. Werbe Distinguished
Professor in Head and Neck
Cancer; Director, Division of Head
and Neck and Endocrine Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery
William R. Ryan, MD
Assistant Professor of
Otolaryngology- Head and Neck
Surgery, Head and Neck Oncologic
and Endocrine Surgery
Annemieke van Zante, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Sue S. Yom, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation
Oncology & Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery
Siegrid S. Yu, MD
Associate Professor of
Dermatology, University of
California San Francisco
Dermatologic Surgery & Laser
Katherine C. Yung, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical
and Neck Surgery

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Travel & Lodging:
Hilton Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Hotel Direct: 415-433-6600
Reservations: 800-424-8292

Hotel Rate: $219/night
Hotel Cutoff Date: 10/17/12

To reserve online, please visit this link

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before November 1st will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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