Oral Oncology Symposium

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Add to Calendar

After attending this Symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Identify fundamentals of major therapies for head and neck cancer (Knowledge)
  • Evaluate head and neck cancer patients with a complete oral diagnostic and radiographic workup, resulting in early diagnosis and more appropriate treatment (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Discuss key issues with the patient’s oncology team to ensure both local and systemic control of symptoms (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Define and implement a “multidisciplinary approach” in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients to improve dental management in the oncology patient (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Identify and implement management strategies of primary oral sequela and secondary mucosal disorders of cancer therapy, which result in improved treatment, compliance, patient comfort and quality of life (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Summarize the phases of prosthetic rehabilitation of the head and neck cancer patient and recognize key elements of fabricating maxillofacial prostheses (Knowledge)
  • Facilitate speech, swallowing, functional rehabilitation and nutritional counseling in head and neck cancer patients, resulting in improved functional outcomes (Knowledge, Competence, Patient Outcomes) and
  • Evaluate and treat infectious complications in cancer patients and manage the pain and symptoms, improving patient comfort and quality of life (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1515 Holcombe Blvd., Robert C. Hickey Auditorium, Floor 11, R. Lee Clark Clinic


Felisha Estelle