03.04.2008 Dear All, Most of you are well aware of American Head & Neck Society. This newsletter may be useful Regards Noor Ali G. Haider (Laryngectomee)Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 2008View Source
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Most of you are well aware of American Head & Neck Society.
This newsletter may be useful
Noor Ali G. Haider (Laryngectomee)
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Subject: [AHNS] eNews from the American Head & Neck Society
eNews from the American Head & Neck Society
In This Issue:
Issue #40 -- March 2008
7th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer
CPT Code Survey
Cancer/Care resources for Spanish-speaking patients
Memoriam: AHNS Past President Dr. Douglas Bryce
Endocrine/Thyroid Subspecialty Fellowship
Join the American Head & Neck Society in San Francisco as 7th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer
Multidisciplinary Care in Head & Neck Cancer
July 19-23, 2008
San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco , CA
Registration and housing is now open. Register online today at:
Join the American Head & Neck Society in San Francisco as we present our quadrennial conference, the 7th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, July 19-23, 2008 at the San Francisco Marriott.
The International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer has been the world’s pre-eminent meeting for head and neck cancer since its inception in 1984. We will draw approximately 1,500 surgeons, oncologists, scientists and allied health professionals over 4.5 days for what promises to be our best meeting to date.
Conference Chair, Dr. Ernest Weymuller, and Program Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Myers, have carefully designed a scientific program to incorporate a broad spectrum of topics to reflect the conference theme of Multidisciplinary Care in Head & Neck Cancer. Every effort has been made to ensure a productive mix of cutting edge science and the most exciting clinical frontiers of treatment. The comprehensive program includes keynote lectures, proffered papers and open dialogue formats (lunch with the professor and instruction courses, panels and posters).
A major goal of the conference is to foster stronger scientific relationships among professional disciplines related to head and neck cancer and for the first time the conference will feature specialized tracks for participants from medical oncology, radiation oncology and head and neck radiology.
An Advance Program containing detailed information about the scientific program, accreditation, hotel and registration information can also be found online. To download a pdf of the Advance Program, go to:
Our headquarters hotel is the San Francisco Marriott, located in the heart of San Francisco ’s South of Market neighborhood. To make your hotel reservation, call the Marriott reservation line at 1-800-266-9432 inside the U.S. or +1- 801-832-4532 if calling outside the United States . Make sure to mention the 2008 AHNS Conference to get the discounted rate. You may also make reservations directly online at:
If you have any questions, please contact the AHNS Meeting Registrar at registration@... or call 310-437-0559, ext. 128.
Two new Cancer/Care/ resources for Spanish-speaking patients with head and neck cancer are now available:
"Tratamientos contra el cancer de cabeza y cuello"* (Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer)
View fact sheet at:
"¿Cómo puedo sobrellevar el cáncer de cabeza y cuello?" (Coping with Head and Neck Cancer)
View fact sheet at:
These one-page fact sheets are available free of charge and provide a summary of the latest treatment information on head and neck cancer, as well as practical tips from our professional oncology social workers for coping with the emotional and practical challenges raised by this diagnosis.
Also available free of charge is the Cancer/Care/Connect ® Booklet “A Team Approach to Treating Head and Neck Cancer (http://www.cancercare.org/pdf/booklets/ccc_head_neck.pdf) If you are interested in receiving free copies of the above materials please contact Monica Cavazos Manager of Professional Communications of Cancer//Care at mcavazos@... or place an order using the online publications order form at: http://www.cancercare.org/about_us/pub_order.php.
The American Head and Neck Society Council and its Advanced Training Council have unanimously approved the set of guidelines for fellowships in head and neck endocrine surgery. Programs wishing to become eligible for approval and certification must formally apply to the American Head and Neck Society and successfully complete a site visit. The guidelines for head and neck endocrine fellowships are available on the AHNS website.
CPT code 61793 (Sterotactic radiosurgery, particle beam, gamma ray or linear accelerator, one or more sessions) is slated for deletion in January of 2009. It has been brought to our attention that this has the potential to leave non-neurosurgeons an non-radiation therapists without a valid means to bill for their stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) services.
In order to measure the degree to which this impacts our membership please answer the following questions:
Do you use the CPT code for gamma knife planning? If YES, please contact Dr. Wayne Koch at wkoch@....
It is with regret that I inform you of the death of Dr. Douglas Bryce March the 10th , 2008 in his 91st year.
Douglas served as Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto from 1966 to 1982. He was clearly a pioneer head and neck surgeon, educator and leader who had a distinguished career. After his military service, he was the first graduate of the Toronto ORL program and then joined the staff of Toronto General Hospital , becoming the first full time professor of Otolaryngology in 1966, a position he held until 1982.
Under his stewardship the Department doubled in size, turning out 6 graduates a year and formalized a post residency fellowship program. He was responsible for recruiting clinicians and scientists who created the pre-eminent Canadian Department of the day. Trainees, Fellows and staff went on to head many Departments in Canada and abroad.
Dr. Bryce will always be remembered for the seminal conference he organized on all aspects of Laryngeal cancer in 1974. The conference was published and still referred to. During his stellar career he pioneered a technique of laryngotracheal reconstruction, the consequence of car accidents in the pre-seat belt era.
Professor Bryce was Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto, Honorary MD, Linkoping University, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland, Past President of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology H&N Surgery, the American Laryngological Society, the American Head and Neck Society, Past Vice President of the Eastern Section of the Triological Society and the American Academy of ORL-HNS.
Douglas was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Elizabeth . He will be sadly missed by all of his close family, friends and colleagues.
Patrick J. Gullane, MB, FRCSC, FACS, FRACS (Hon)
Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Wharton Chair Head & Neck Surgery
Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, University Health Network
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