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2022 Lurie Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Symposium

The Lurie Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Symposium is a two-day interactive program on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients. The symposium brings together medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, dentists, nurses, and allied health professionals to discuss and debate the latest advances in multidisciplinary therapies, clinical research and supportive care methodology. The agenda features internationally-recognized experts who will engage attendees in dialogue to improve multi-specialty collaboration in the treatment and care of head and neck cancer patients.

Register for Dec 2-3

Event Details


December 2-3, 2022

December 2, 2022 | 7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
December 3, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Prentice Women's Hospital

250 E. Superior St., Chicago
3rd Floor, Conference Room L

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Registration & Fee Information

Registration fees, CME information and other details


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Accommodations & Parking

Hotel Accommodations

Chicago is a popular vacation and convention destination. We recommend that you make your reservations at any of the large number of nearby hotels as soon as possible in order to guarantee accommodations.


Daily parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C) at the corner of Erie St. & Fairbanks Ct. You may also want to try or to find discount parking near the conference.

Special Thanks

The symposium is made possible, in part, by the generous endowed gift of Harry Staffileno, Jr., DDS, MS to support oncology-related oral health at Northwestern Medicine.

Additional Information


If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by October 14, 2022. No refunds will be made after that date, however, you may transfer your registration to a colleague.


The target audience for this activity includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, fellows in training, oncology nurses, oral surgeons, dentists, speech pathologists and allied health professionals treating or interested in treating those with head and neck cancer.


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


  1. Apply a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of head and neck cancers
  2. Assess state-of-the art therapeutic options for the treatment of head and neck cancer, including:
    1. Minimally invasive surgical treatment, including robotic surgery and sentinel lymph node mapping
    2. Benefits and limitations of proton therapy in the treatment of head and neck cancer
    3. Incorporation of immunotherapy for treatment of advanced head and neck cancer
    4. Virtual surgical planning for reconstruction of surgical defects
  3. Discuss future directions in treatment of head and neck cancer based on the latest basic science and clinical developments, including:
    1. De-escalation of therapy in the management of oropharyngeal cancer
    2. Application of circulating tumor DNA as a biomarker for HPV-associated oropharynx cancer
    3. Molecular assessment of surgical margin
    4. Risk-stratification of head and neck cancer
    5. Advances in treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer
  4. Apply current treatment guidelines to patients with head and neck cancers

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See also the Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital webpage.