Workshop Date and Time

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern Time Register Now

Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Staging and Diagnosing
  • Key Questions in Making Treatment Decisions
  • Surgical Interventions, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • New Chemotherapy Options
  • Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • Guidelines for Dental Care
  • Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips

Our Panel of Experts

Terry A. Day, MD
Wendy and Keith Wellin Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Surgery, Professor and Director, Division of Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center
Marshall R. Posner, MD
Director, Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Director, Office of Cancer Clinical Trials, Associate Director, Center for Personalized Cancer Therapeutics, Professor of Medicine, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
David I. Rosenthal, MD, FACR
Professor, Section Chief, Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, FDS RCSEd
Professor of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Chair, Program in Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Connecticut Health Center
Jan S. Lewin, PhD
Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Section Chief, Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Denise Anderson, MS, RD, LD
Senior Clinical Dietitian, Department of Clinical Nutrition, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Caroline Edlund, MSW, OSW-C
Clinical Coordinator of Online Services, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

This program is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour to social workers upon verification of completion. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607. This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).


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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.