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The 2022 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium will take place February 24-26, 2022, in Scottsdale, Arizona. View the schedule of events below to start planning which sessions to attend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
Thursday, February 24, 2022
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:50 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Day One Welcome
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Patient Perspective
8:20 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Patient-centric Head and Neck Care  
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation of the Head and Neck Patient
  • Oral/Dental Needs in HNC Survivors
  • Addressing the Psychological Aspects of Head and Neck Cancer
  • The Artistry of Facial Prosthetics
  • Nutrition in Head and Neck Cancer
  • Q&A
9:50 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Keynote I: Disparities in Head and Neck Cancer
10:35 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Novel Immunotherapy Applications
  • Escalation Strategies in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
  • Immunotherapy in the Curative Intent Setting
  • Novel Radiosensitizers
  • Nasopharynx: Induction vs Adjuvant – Where do we go from here?
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Early-career and Trainee Networking Luncheon: Choosing Your Career Path

Highlight careers briefly at the beginning and then break out into small groups at the different round tables.
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Commemorative Plenary Session
K. Kian Ang, MD, PhD, FASTRO
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Case Study & Debate: Curative Intent in Elderly and Frail
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Research Feature and Networking Reception
Friday, February 25, 2022
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:55 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Day Two Welcome
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Patient Perspective
8:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. HOT TOPIC: Early Oral Cavity
  • Tumor Board
  • Margin Assessment and New Frontiers, Chemo Prevention, Reconstruction
  • Resection Margins – Surgeons Perspective 
  • Early topics – Pathologists Perspective
  • Management of the Neck
  • Chemoprevention
  • New Frontiers
  • Sentinel Node
  • Q&A
9:40 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Keynote II
10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Oral Abstract Session
12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Early-career and Trainee Networking Luncheon: Launching Your Successful Career

Panel: Thyroid
  • Mutational Landscape of Thyroid Cancers
  • Low Risk Thyroid Cancer/RAI
  • Therapies and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
  • Multimodality Therapy for Aggressive Differentiated Thyroid Cancers
  • Tumor Board
2:35 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. HOT Topic Options in Advanced Skin Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Controversies in Surgical Management
  • Role of Radiation
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Immunotherapy in Special Populations
  • Q&A
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Development of Survivorship Programs
  • Developing Care and Pathways
  • Practice and Research 
  • Financial Toxicity 
  • Q&A
Saturday, February 26, 2022
7:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:55 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Day Three Welcome
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Patient Perspective
8:20 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. De-escalation for HPV
  • Introduction
  • Surgical Considerations
  • Radiation Considerations
  • Systemic Considerations
  • Q&A
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Salivary
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Recurrent Metastatic Disease

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