On The Shoulders Of Giants: Past, Present, Future in Head and Neck Cancer

Saturday  29 June  2019  8:00 AM    Saturday  29 June  2019 5:30 PM
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The inaugural Chris O'Brien AO Symposium will bring 'giants' of head and neck cancer treatment to Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Sydney.

The event will be a rare gathering in Australia of some of the most eminent leaders, nationally and internationally, in the field.

The symposium will be followed by a celebration to which all symposium attendees are warmly invited. 

As this June marks 10 years since Professor O'Brien's untimely death, the event will celebrate his legacy and the great strides that continue to be made in the treatment of head and neck cancer.

Symposium registrants will receive an email asking to confirm your attendance at the celebration afterwards. 


A FULL PROGRAM OF THE SYMPOSIUM WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.

Topics will include:

  • Progress in head and neck cancer treatment
  • Technology and robotics in surgery
  • Developments in adjuvant therapies
  • Holistic and patient-centred care

This event will be of interest to: 

  • All health professionals involved in the treatment of the head and neck
  • Cancer care professionals generally including surgeons, oncologists, nurses, allied health and research scientists
  • Students from all healthcare disciplines
  • Interested members of the public

Numbers for this special event will be limited, so we encourage you to register.

Please direct any questions or enquiries to Lydia.Zammit@lh.org.au.

Featured Overseas Guests:

JATIN P. SHAH MD, PhD, (Hon) FACS, FRCS (Hon), FDSRCS (Hon), FRACS (Hon)

Professor Jatin P. Shah holds the Elliott W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and is Professor of Surgery at the Weil Medical College of Cornell University.

PATRICK GULLANE CM, OOnt, MB, FRCSC, FACS (Hon), FRACS (Hon), FRCS (Hon), FRCSI

Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and a Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

RANDAL S. WEBER MD, FACS

Professor and Chair of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and the centre’s Chief Patient Experience Officer.

GRAHAM SMITH FRCS(Eng), FRCS OMFS, FDS RCS (Eng)

Graham Smith is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon specialising in, inter alia, head and neck oncology. He was Head and Neck Fellow to Professor Christopher O’Brien at the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute in 2003.

Featured Interstate Guests:

PROFESSOR WILLIAM B. COMAN AM MD, FRCS, FRACS, FACS

Chairman and Trustee of the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, which has invested more than $67 million in Australian and New Zealand Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

PROFESSOR SUREN KRISHNAN OAM FRACS

Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide, and Honorary Professor of the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University.

PROFESSOR SANDRO V. PORCEDDU BSc, MBBS,Hon, FRANZCR, MD

Senior radiation oncologist and Director of radiation oncology research at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, and Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland.

PROFESSOR DANNY RISCHIN MBBS, FRACP, MD

Director of the Division of Cancer Medicine and Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and a consultant Medical Oncologist at the Mercy Hospital for Women.

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