Sub-specialty Meetings



Head and Neck Oncology: translating research into practice

Letter of Invitation

On behalf of the organising committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us for the 2017 ANZHNCS Annual Scientific Meeting from Thursday 12 October to Saturday 14 October 2017 in Brisbane, Queensland.

The meeting theme is ‘Head and Neck Oncology: Translating Research into Practice’ and we look forward to exploring this theme throughout the program.

We are pleased to announce the participation of keynote speakers Dr Luc Morris from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor Quynh-Thu Le from Stanford University and Dr Jacqueline Langius from VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam.

We also welcome Professor Liz Ward from Queensland Health and The University of Queensland who will deliver the Chris O’Brien Oration in the opening session.

We look forward to their participation in the meeting.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our major sponsors, Varian Medical Systems Australasia, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Device Technologies, Medtronic Australasia and Merck.

We would also like to thank all the companies participating in the industry exhibition. Your continued support is greatly valued.

Delegates are encouraged to submit one or more abstracts for consideration on the program. Opportunities will be available for oral presentations and posters. Please refer to the Call for Abstracts section of the program and registration brochure for submission information.

We look forward to welcoming you to the meeting in October.

Yours sincerely

Dr Ryan Sommerville FRACS
ENT, Head and Neck, Skull Base Surgeon
Convener, 2017 ANZHCNS ASM


Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited for oral presentations and posters.

Abstracts must be submitted via the meeting website: and click on the Call for Abstracts page.


Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Monday 26 June 2017

Abstract notification to authors: Wednesday 19 July 2017

Closure of Early Registration: Monday 28 August 2017

Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS)

Early in 1998, a number of head and neck oncologists from the disciplines of surgery, radiation oncology and medical oncology met in Sydney to discuss the feasibility of establishing a multidisciplinary head and neck cancer society. A working party was formed and following a number of meetings, invitations were sent to individuals in these three specialties to become foundation members of the Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society.

The initial business meeting was held on December 9, 1998 and at that time there were 60 foundation members. The Society adopted as its Constitution the Model Rules for Associations published by the Department of Fair Trading in NSW and the members agreed that their principal objectives would be to  promote the practice of head and neck oncology, to educate medical colleagues and the public about our specialty, to foster research and to seek optimal treatment outcomes for our patients.


Who should attend?

The meeting is designed for health professionals working in the area of head and neck oncology including; ENT surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists including endocrine surgeons, radiation oncologists, registrars, speech pathologists, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, medical students and other health professionals.


Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Brisbane,   Qld


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For more information go to:  
Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society 19th Annual Scientific Meeting


Australia and NZ Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS) Annual Scientific Meeting

11 October 2017 to 14 October 2017

Brisbane, Qld

Contact Name
Conferences & Events Management Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Contact Phone
+61 3 9249 1158

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