6th ICHNO: International Conference on Innovative Approaches in Head & Neck Oncology

Barcelona, Spain - 16 Mar - 18 Mar 2017

The fifth ICHNO will change location and will be held from 16-18 March 2017 in Barcelona, Spain!

Jointly organised by ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology), the European Head and Neck Society (EHNS), the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) and other European partners, the biennial conference promises once again to be a major international event in the field of head and neck oncology.

With a major emphasis on multidisciplinarity and innovation, this meeting will cover the following main topics:

  • New insights in the epidemiology and prevention of head and neck cancer
  • Oncogenesis, HPV-related cancers, immunology and vaccination
  • Updated results of practice-changing randomised trials
  • Multidisciplinary management of head and neck cancers
  • Molecular targeted therapies and molecular imaging
  • Novel radiation and surgical treatments

  • Towards individualised management of head and neck cancer
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Reconstructive and salvage surgery
  • Elderly patients, co-morbidities and their impact on management

  • New insight in systemic treatments of head and neck cancers

  • Thyroid, nasopharynx cancers and rare head and neck cancers
  • Quality of life, supportive care and management of treatment side-effects.

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Important deadlines

Deadline Date
Abstract submission 12 October 2016 (23.59 hrs CET)
Early registration 26 October 2016
Late registration 15 February 2017

Target audience

Radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, head and neck specialists.

Learning objectives

  • Get a better understanding on the importance of multidisciplinarity in the management of head and neck cancer
  • Expand your knowledge on the advantages of the different treatments for the different presentations of head and neck cancer
  • Learn about the ongoing and future research in head and neck cancer.

Conference officers & Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee

  • J. Bourhis (CH), Chair
  • R. Leemans (NL), Chair
  • A. Psyrri (GR), Chair
  • A. Dietz (DE)
  • H. Langendijk (NL)
  • L. Licitra (IT)
  • H. Mehanna (GB)
  • H. Langendijk (NL), Chair
  • P. Blanchard (FR)
  • W. Budach (DE)
  • C. Grau (DK)
  • V. Grégoire (BE)
  • J. Giralt (ES)
  • M. Sen (GB)
  • K. Skladowski (PL)

Advisory Committee for Medical Oncology

  • L. Licitra (IT), Chair
  • B. Burtness (USA)
  • S. Faivre (FR)
  • G. Kornek (AT)
  • R. Mesia (ES)
  • D. Rischin (AU)
  • J. Vermorken (BE)

Advisory Committee for Surgery

  • A. Dietz (DE), Chair
  • W. Golusinski (PL)
  • S. Hosal (TR)
  • P. Nicolai (IT)
  • S. Parmar (GB)
  • C. Simon (CH)

Advisory Committee for Head and Neck Cancer Related Sciences

  • H. Mehanna (GB), Chair
  • R. Brakenhoff (NL)
  • P. Brennan (FR)
  • JP Machiels (BE)
  • J. Hess (DE)
  • K. Hunter (GB)
  • J. Klozar (CZ)
  • L. Siu (CA)

Congress venue

Acropolis Palais des Congrès

Esplanade Kennedy 1

06300 Nice