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Contemporary Methods for Functional Success After Head and Neck Cancer:
The MD Anderson Cancer Center Approach
Oct. 12 & 13, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Robert C. Hickey Auditorium (R11.1400) 1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030
This intensive educational course will offer advanced lectures that will familiarize participants with all aspects of management of the patient with head and neck cancer. The course will be given by world-recognized MD Anderson Cancer Center faculty and staff. Contemporary methods of surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities will be highlighted as they relate to the functional outcomes of patients with head and neck cancer. This two-day course will describe treatment modalities including surgery and reconstruction, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and their impact on speech and swallowing outcomes. Panel discussions
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Agenda
- Faculty Disclosure Statement
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Fax CME/Conference Management at 713-794-1724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
ASHA Continuing Education: Atos Medical Inc. is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)
Faculty Disclosures: In compliance with the requirements of ASHA’s Continuing Education Board concerning transparency in course planning, delivery, and marketing, disclosures are available at www.mdanderson.org/conferences.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
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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
Pre-registration is now closed, on-site registration opens at 7:00 am on Friday, October 12th at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Robert C. Hickey Auditorium, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas. The conference will begin at 7:45 am on Friday, October 12, 2018. The full conference will adjourn at 5:10 pm on Saturday, October 12th.
- Advance registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited. Please see the registration form for applicable fees.
- The full conference registration fee includes the tuition, program syllabus, lunch, and breaks.
Early Registration postmarked by 9/14/2018
Late Registration postmarked after 9/14/2018
Speech Pathologists/Other Healthcare Providers
- Early Registration Fee: $395.00
- Late Registration Fee: $425.00
MD Anderson Cancer Center Affiliates/Faculty/Staff
- Registration Fee: $360.00
- Registration Fee: $85.00
*Must provide letter of introduction from school or program Director/Chairman with registration to receive reduced fee.
Group Rate per individual*
- Registration Fee: $360.00
*3 individuals or more from the same institution. Group registrants must register at the same time.
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically emailed to the email address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of the receipt of your fee.
A written request for a refund is required for a 50% refund of registration fees and must be received on or before Thursday, October 4, 2018. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 1-713-792-2223 or toll free at 1-866-849-5866.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available. Please check the website.
In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
- Wyndham Houston Medical Center Hotel & Suites, 6800 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 1-713-528-7744, The toll free number is 1-877-999-3223.
- Houston Marriott Medical Center, 6580 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas, 1-713-796-0080
- Hilton Houston Medical Plaza, 6633 Travis Street, Houston, Texas, 713-313 4000.
- Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Medical Center-Reliant Park, 1715 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, Texas, 1-713-797-0040.
- Best Western Plaza Hotel & Suites, 6700 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 1-713-522-2811.
(Prices are subject to change and vary depending on the location of the conference)
- Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU).
- Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $50-60, to or from both airports.
- Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus from both airports at an estimated cost of $24-$27 one-way and $48-$54 round-trip. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826 or online at www.supershuttle.com.
- Uber/Lyft are available at both airports.
Parking is available in Garage 10, which is located on the east side of the Clark Clinic, for $12 per day. There are EasyPay Stations on the first, second and third floors, instead of a cashier. The EasyPay Station is a self-serve payment station and will take cash or credit cards. You feed your ticket into the machine, it tells you how much you owe, you then pay that amount and the machine returns your "paid" ticket. Take the "paid" ticket to the exit gate and feed it into a machine there to raise the gate and exit the garage.
Take the crosswalk on level 3 of Garage 10 into MD Anderson. The first set of elevators on your left (next to the guard station) can be used to access floor 11. As you exit the elevator on floor 11, you will be at the back of the auditorium. Turn to your left to follow the hallway to the registration desk and the front of the auditorium.
Click here for a map.
*Parking fees are not reimbursable.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.