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15 Mar 2019
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
8.30am - 5.00pm

Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers: role of dental and medical practitioners

Learn about the care and management of oral and oropharyngeal cancers at a FREE one-day professional development forum hosted by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre alliance.

Early diagnosis, care and management of oral cancer 

Dental and medical practitioners have a major role to play in the diagnosis, care and management of patients with head and neck cancer.

Learn about the care and management of oral and oropharyngeal cancers at a FREE one-day professional development forum hosted by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre alliance.

The course will be conducted in the new VCCC building in Parkville. Some of you will fondly remember the building as 711 Elizabeth Street Melbourne.

Delegates will gain an introduction to oral oncology focusing on the early diagnosis of oral and oropharyngeal cancer, treatment pathways, consequences and complications of the disease. Ensure you are up-to-date with the latest research and therapies in oral oncology and advance your knowledge and skills in this specialist area.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the aetiology, recognition, early diagnosis and referral of oral and oropharyngeal cancers
  • Identify the major fundamentals of treatment for head and neck cancer
  • Understand the principles of treatment planning, pre and post-cancer treatment
  • Identify complications and their management, including both the short and long-term effects of treatment

Speakers

Expert speakers from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre's ten partner alliance will facilitate the day with both a morning and afternoon program. A question-and-answer opportunity will be hosted by a panel of clinicians at the forefront of head and neck cancer research and clinical care. Patients will be present to discuss their own care and its impact on their lives

The full day program will provide CPD hours.

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