International workshop in head and neck cancer management PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

International workshop in head
and neck cancer management
1 November 2014 - Budapest, Hungary
Dear participant,
A warm welcome to all attending the “International workshop in
head and neck cancer management”.
I would like to inform you that as of 28 April 2014 the name of our
Foundation changed to EXCEMED – Excellence in Medical
Education. The name change will not impact your registration status
in this or any other Foundation event.
This transition marks an exciting point in the evolution of the
Foundation. We are proud to have provided world-class education to
thousands of healthcare professionals over the past four decades as a result, the Foundation has become synonymous with delivery
excellence and high-impact CME.
As we further develop our scientific and geographical presence it is
important to us that our name accurately reflects the independent
nature of the education we provide; EXCEMED symbolises our
enduring mission to support the best possible outcomes for patients
through the medical education we offer. We take pride in our
complete dedication to the provision of CME - it is our sole focus and
our passion.
I wish you an inspiring and successful learning experience in
Yours Sincerely
Rachel Clark
Advances in radiation and medical oncology of head and neck cancer
are improving outcomes, but there are many areas of unmet need.
Optimal management is complex, requiring a multidisciplinary,
evidence-based approach incorporating best use of multimodal
therapeutic approach combined with a range of supportive services
for a patient-centered, personalized care; up-to-date knowledge and
guidelines are essential. Combined modality treatment with
concomitant chemotherapy and radiotherapy represents the standard
of care for patients with advanced head and neck cancer and the
introduction of new molecular targeted therapies lead to a further
improvement in treatment outcomes. This live educational workshop
will offer the opportunity to learn from a recognized and experienced
multidisciplinary team current therapeutic options for patients with
advanced and metastatic head and neck cancer. Effective interaction
between the multidisciplinary team and participants will be
encouraged through clinical case discussion dedicated to treatment
planning and delivery.
Learning objectives
After attending this live educational workshop, participants will be
able to:
• Define the methodology of the multidisciplinary approach in the
clinical management of head and neck cancer patients
• Review and apply current and novel therapeutic approaches for
the combined treatment of head and neck cancer patients
• Discuss side effect-management issues and recognize the
importance of supportive care in the treatment of patients with
head and neck cancer
Target audience
Clinical and radiation oncologists experienced in head and neck
cancer management coming from Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Arab
Gulf, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan.
EXCEMED adheres to the principles of the Good CME Practice group
Scientific organiser
Lisa Licitra
Head and Neck Cancer Medical Oncology Unit
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
Milan, Italy
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You will be asked to answer a post-event online survey after
this event to find out if the experience met your educational
expectations. Your views also help us tailor future initiatives.
Thank you for taking the time to participate.
Scientific secretariat
EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education
Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/b - 00187 Rome, Italy
Medical Education Manager: Luca Militano
T +39 06 420413 319 - F +39 06 420413 677
E-mail: [email protected]
Specialist Medical Advisor: Cristina Raimondi
EXCEMED is a Swiss Foundation with headquarters in
14, Rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
Organising secretariat
Meridiano Congress International
Via Sapri, 6 - 00185 Rome, Italy
Congress Coordinator: Concetta Di Palma
T +39 06 88 595 226 - F +39 06 88595 234
E-mail: [email protected]
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Athanassios Argiris
Medical Oncology
Hygeia Hospital
Athens, Greece
University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX, USA
Carlo Fallai
Diagnostic Imaging and
Radiation Oncology Department
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
Milan, Italy
Jean Louis Lefebvre
Former President of the
European Head and Neck Society
Former Chief of the
Head and Neck department at
Centre Oscar Lambret
Lille, France
Lisa Licitra
Head and Neck Cancer Medical Oncology Unit
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
Milan, Italy
Frederic Peyrade
Medical Oncology
Centre Antoine Lacassagne (CAL)
Institut Universitaire de la Face et du Cou
Nice, France
Scientific programme
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Welcome and introduction
Lisa Licitra (Italy)
Session I
09.20 L1:
Epidemiology and risk factors of head and neck
Lisa Licitra (Italy)
10.00 L2:
State of the art treatment in locally advanced
Jean Louis Lefebvre (France)
Coffee break
Session II
11.00 WG1: Clinical case study on locally advanced H&N cancer
patient management
Jean Louis Lefebvre (France)
Athanassios Argiris (Greece)
12.00 L3:
Multidisciplinary approach in the management of
locally advanced SCCHN: the role of Induction
therapy in head and neck carcinoma
Frederic Peyrade (France)
Lunch break
Legend: L : Lecture; WG : Working Group;
Session III
14.00 L4:
Impact of treatment-related toxicities and
compliance on the outcome of patients with locally
advanced head and neck cancer
Athanassios Argiris (Greece)
14.50 L5:
Recurrent and metastatic SCCHN: the role of
targeted therapies
Frederic Peyrade (France)
15.40 L6:
Radiation therapy: the future is now
Carlo Fallai (Italy)
Coffee break
Session IV
16.40 L7:
What should be known about the biology of head
and neck cancer
Lisa Licitra (Italy)
Time for discussion
End of the live educational workshop
General information
This live educational workshop will be held at:
Marriott Budapest Hotel
Apaczai Csere Janos u. 4. - 1052
Budapest, Hungary
The official language of this live educational workshop will be English.
Registration fee
 The registration fee is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A 150,00.
This fee includes:
• Scientific sessions
• Coffee breaks and luncheons
• Educational materials
• Certificate of attendance
For more information on accommodation and registration please
Concetta Di Palma c/o Meridiano Congress International
T +39 06 88 595 226 - F +39 06 88595 234
E-mail: [email protected]
Take a look at the oncology section
of the EXCEMED website
EXCEMED has made a strong commitment to medical education in
oncology and is developing live events such as workshops, expert
meetings and preceptorships, online activities, and other
programmes that will focus on key issues in oncology and the
multidisciplinary approaches to patient management.
Visit the oncology section:
and register to access free e-learning activities and receive updates
on new events and resources.
All EXCEMED programmes are organized solely to promote the exchange and
dissemination of scientific and medical information. No forms of promotional
activities are permitted. This programme is made possible thanks to an educational
grant received from Merck Serono.
Improving the patient's life through medical education
EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education
14, Rue du Rhône - 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
Representative Office
Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino 1/b - 00187 Rome, Italy
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