Abstracts were embargoed until the start of the Symposium, on Thursday, February 24, at 8:00 a.m. Mountain time.

Oral Abstract Sessions

The Plenary sessions highlight abstracts of scientific significance deemed to have the highest merit and greatest impact on oncology research and practice. The Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium will feature two Plenary Sessions:

  • The K. Kian Ang, MD, PhD, FASTRO, Commemorative Plenary Session will take place on Thursday, February 24 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • The Plenary II Session will take place on Friday, February 25, from 10:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Details about which abstracts will be featured in those sessions can be found on the Schedule of Events page.

Poster Sessions

The Head and Neck Symposium will feature more than 100 scientific posters that will feature cutting-edge research relevant to the entire head and neck cancer community. Poster Sessions will allow abstract authors to present their research, discuss the findings, and answer questions from attendees.

Poster sessions are scheduled during the following times:

Poster Session Date and Time Featured Tracks
Poster Session I Thursday, February 24
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Definitive Management of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

View this session's abstracts and their assigned screens.
Poster Session II Thursday, February 24
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Management of Recurrent/Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma 
Non-squamous Cell Malignancies of the Head and Neck
Toxicity, Quality of Life, Survivorship, Costs of Care

View this session's abstractsand their assigned screens.
Poster Session III Friday, February 25
10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Epidemiology and Prevention
Imaging, Physics, Pathology

View this session's abstractsand their assigned screens.
Poster Session IV Friday, February 25
2:35 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Immunology and Immunotherapy
Molecular Biology and Therapeutics 

View this session's abstractsand their assigned screens.

Abstract Submissions

Review the information below for abstract submission guidelines.
Abstract Scoring Criteria
Disclosure Policy
Submission Topics
Trials in Progress
General Information
Authors, Presenters and Conflict of Interest (COI)
Presentation at Other Meetings
Proper Formatting
Travel Awards
Embargo Policy
Press Program Policy
Digital Posters
Late-breaking Abstracts



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