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Inaugural Chris O'Brien AO Symposium and Cocktail Party

29 Jun

 

 

 

 

You are invited to the inaugural Chris O'Brien AO Symposium and Cocktail Party.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
119-143 Missenden Road

Camperdown NSW Australia

 

 

 

 

The inaugural Chris O'Brien AO Symposium will bring 'giants' of head and neck cancer treatment to Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Sydney.

Titled 'On the Shoulders of Giants: Past, Present and Future in Head and Neck Cancer', this free event will be a rare gathering in Australia of some of the most eminent leaders, nationally and internationally, in the field.

A cocktail function will take place from 5.30PM to which all are warmly invited.

Ten years on from Professor Chris O'Brien's untimely death, this event will be a celebration of his legacy and the great strides that continue to be made in the treatment of head and neck cancer.

Scroll down to see the featured guests who will travel to Sydney for this event.

A FULL PROGRAM 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

A/PROFESSOR SUREN KRISHNAN OAM FRACS

Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide.

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.

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.

 

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