Current Concepts in Head and Neck Surgery

November 5-6, 2016

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
R. Lee Clark Clinic, Floor 11
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas

General Information

Education Objectives

After attending the conference, participants should be able to

  • Incorporate a multidisciplinary approach in the management of tumors of the larynx, paranasal sinuses, oral cavity, oropharynx and skull base into practice and apply these principles to improve patient outcomes (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
  • Compare and contrast the various treatment options for melanoma of the head and neck and implement the optimal treatment strategy for any specific patient, including surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy (Knowledge, Competence); 
  • Implement current advances and state-of-the-art surgical techniques in head and neck cancers (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
  • Assimilate the recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and utilize such advances in management of patients with diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid (Knowledge, Competence, Performance).


This two-day course will focus on current advances in the management of head and neck tumors.  The format will include lectures, panel discussions, and operative techniques. Ample time will be allotted for audience participation through discussion sessions.

Target Audience

The course should be of value to otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, oral-maxillofacial surgeons, speech language pathologists, and physician assistants. 


A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics. 

Accreditation/Credit Designation

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates

Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants as they depart the conference.  To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form.

Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations. 

Physician Payments Sunshine Act

MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on transfer of value provided to any covered recipient under the ACA.