UCSF CME: Management Strategies in Early and Late Stage Head and Neck Cancer

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Department: Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
Course Number: MOT21005
Activity Start Date: November 6, 2020
Activity End Date: November 7, 2020
Location: Livestream - Interactive Webinar

$400 Physicians
$250 Advanced Health Professionals
$150 Residents/Fellows

Optional Add-On Course:
November 8th: Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer - Maximizing Voice and Swallowing Outcomes

Register for both courses and receive $100 off your registration fees.

Registration will close at 4pm PST on November 7, 2020.



The goal of this conference is to outline practical treatment strategies for patients with early and advanced head and neck cancers. The multidisciplinary approach to care will be featured along this spectrum. We will address topics relevant to practitioners involved in the diagnosis, management, surveillance, and supportive care of these patients. Impacts to practice as a result of COVID-19 will also be discussed.

This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference.  Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees a week before the meeting.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand (available within a week after the conference) for any sessions that you miss, available for up to 30 days post-course.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF), is a Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (SLPAHADB) approved provider for continuing professional development courses. Provider Number: PDP364.

This live activity meets the qualifications for 16.00 hours of continuing professional development credit for speech language pathologists and audiologists as required by SLPAHADB.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

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Course Outline:

Friday, November 6, 2020
7:45 Welcome and Course Introduction Patrick Ha
SESSION I l Opening Remarks - Moderator: Ivan H. El-Sayed
7:55 Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancer Management in the COVID Era Ivan H. El-Sayed
8:10 UCSF Experience During COVID Patrick Ha
8:25 Panel Discussion: Head and Neck Management in the COVID Era
Panelists: Daniel G. Deschler, Maisie L. Shindo, Benjamin L. Judson, Stephen Y. Lai
9:10 Questions & Answers
9:20 Break
SESSION II l Oral Cavity - Moderator: Chase Heaton
9:30 Dysplasia – Management, Surveillance, and Novel Treatments/Diagnostics Kyle Jones
9:45 Reconstruction in Early Stage Oral Cancer William R. Ryan
10:00 Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Oral Cavity Cancer Stephen Y. Lai
10:15 Importance of Margins in Early and Late Stage Tongue Cancer Chase Heaton
10:30 Oral Manifestations of Immunotherapy Alessandro Villa
10:45 Lip Reconstruction: Simple New Modifications P. Daniel Knott
11:00 Questions & Answers
11:15 Break
SESSION III l Oropharynx - Moderator: William R. Ryan
11:30 Important Imaging Features in Oropharyngeal Cancer Management Christine M. Glastonbury
11:45 Early and Late Dysphagia Management in Oropharynx Cancer Yue Ma
12:00 TORS for Early Cancer William R. Ryan
12:15 Adjuvant Radiation for Early Cancer Sue S. Yom
12:30 Questions & Answers
12:40 Lunch (On Your Own) 
SESSION IV l Thyroid - Moderator: Jonathan George
1:30 Ultrasound Management of Small Nodules Marika D. Russell
1:45 Management of the Questionable Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Jonathan George
2:00 The Use of Thyroglobulin to Guide Management Madhu Rao
2:15 The 3 Most Important ATA Guidelines to Remember Julie Ann Sosa
2:30 Systemic Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Hyunseok Kang
2:45 Protecting the Parathyroid Glands During Thyroid Surgery Maisie L. Shindo
3:00 Debate: Early stage Cancer: Active Surveillance vs Surgery Jonathan George & Marika D. Russell
3:30 Questions & Answers
3:40 Break 
SESSION V l Scary Cases - Moderator: Ivan H. El-Sayed
4:00 Case 1 Maisie L. Shindo
4:15 Case 2 Benjamin L. Judson
4:30 Case 3 Daniel G. Deschler
4:45 Case 4 Ivan H. El-Sayed
5:00 Questions & Answers
5:15 PM Adjourn
Saturday, November 7, 2020
7:30 AM Daily Overview
SESSION VI l Larynx - Moderator: Clark A. Rosen
7:45 Imaging Findings to Drive Management in Advanced Larynx Cancer Christine M. Glastonbury
8:00 Debate: Surgery versus Radiation for Early Laryngeal Cancer Clark A. Rosen & Jason W. Chan
8:30 Break
SESSION VII l Clinical Trials - Moderator: Patrick Ha
8:45 ImCORE Trial Alain Algazi
8:55 Trifecta Injection Trial Chase Heaton
9:05 Thyroid Trials Hyunseok Kang
9:15 New Therapeutics for Proliferative Verrucous Leukoplakia Alessandro Villa
9:25 Nasopharynx Trials Sue Yom
9:35 Questions & Answers
9:45 Break
SESSION VIII l Supportive Care - Moderator: Jonathan George
10:00 Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation Lisa Kroon
10:15 Pain Management in Head & Neck Cancer Patients Brieze K. Bell
10:30 Surveillance Paradigms in Early vs Late Stage Cancer Daniel G. Deschler
10:45 Social and Ethnic Considerations in Head & Neck Cancer Management Karen Schumacher
11:00 Swallowing Pathways in Head & Neck Cancer Patients Joey Laus
11:15 The Role of Palliative Care in 2020 Michael Rabow
11:30 Questions & Answers
11:45 PM Lunch (On Your Own)
SESSION IX l Skull Base - Moderator: Ivan H. El-Sayed
1:00 A Surgeon’s View of Sinonasal Pathology Ivan H. El-Sayed
1:15 Radiographic Clues of Sinonasal Tumors Javier Villaneuva-Meyer
1:30 Carotid Body Tumors Ian Witterick
1:45 Management of Advanced Non-Melanoma Cutaneous Malignancies Shirley Y. Su
2:00 Surgical Management of Nasopharyngeal Cancer Jason Y. K. Chan
2:15 Case Discussion: Nasal Mass Shirley Su, Ian Witterick, Javier Villaneuva-Meyer
2:45 Questions & Answers
3:00 Break
SESSION X l Salivary - Moderator: Patrick Ha
3:15 Milan Classification of Salivary Gland FNA Annemieke van Zante
3:30 Management of the N0 Neck Patrick Ha
3:45 When is Radiation Therapy Needed in Salivary Gland Cancer? Jason W. Chan
4:00 Management of Recurrent Pleomorphic Adenoma Daniel G. Deschler
4:15 Novel Targeted Therapeutics in Salivary Cancer Hyunseok Kang
4:30 Reconstructing the Parotid Defect, from Small to Large Rahul Seth
4:45 Facial Nerve Repair After Radical Parotidectomy Andrea Park
5:00 Questions & Answers
5:15 PM Closing Remarks, Course Adjourns
Bonus Session   Transoral Techniques in Head and Neck Surgery Moderator: Chase Heaton
5:15 PM Transoral Thyroid Surgery Jonathon O. Russell
5:30 Approaches to the Parapharyngeal Space Ricardo L. Carrau
5:45 Radical Tonsillectomy William R. Ryan
6:00 Tongue Base Resection Jason Y. K. Chan 
6:15 Transoral Laser Laryngeal Approaches Clark A. Rosen
6:30 PM Bonus Session Adjourns

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Patrick Ha, MD, FACS
Professor and Division Chief
Division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Ivan El-Sayed, MD, FACS
Division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery Program

Jonathan George, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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UCSF Faculty: (Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, unless otherwise specified)

Alain Algazi, MD
Associate Professor, The Cutaneous Oncology Program,
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Brieze K. Bell, MD
Clinical Instructor, Division of Palliative Medicine
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Jason W. Chan, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS
Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging,
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck
Surgery and of Radiation Oncology

Chase M. Heaton, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

Kyle Jones, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orofacial Sciences
UCSF School of Dentistry

Hyunseok Kang, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Head and Neck Oncology Program
Division of Hematology/Oncology

P. Daniel Knott, MD
Professor; Chief of Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

Lisa Kroon, PharmD, CDE, FAPhA
Professor and Chair
T.A. Oliver Chair in Clinical Pharmacy
UCSF School of Pharmacy

Joey Laus, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Senior Speech Pathologist
UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center and
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Yue Ma, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Laryngology

Andrea M. Park, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

Michael W. Rabow, MD, FAAHPM
Director, Symptom Management Service
Medical Director of Palliative Care, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, The MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care at UCSF/Mount Zion
Associate Chief of Education & Mentoring, Division of Palliative Medicine
Helen Diller Family Chair in Palliative Care
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology

Madhu Rao, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Fellowship Training Program
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Clark A. Rosen, MD
Lewis Francis Morrison, MD Endowed Chair in Laryngology
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Chief, Division of Laryngology
Director, UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center

Marika D. Russell, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Division of Head and Neck Oncologic/Endocrine Surgery
Chief of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

William R. Ryan, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Division of Head and Neck Oncologic/Endocrine/Salivary Surgery

Karen Schumacher, RN, PhD, MSN
Professor of Physiological Nursing
UCSF School of Nursing

Rahul Seth, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS
Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor of Medicine
Affiliated faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Annemieke van Zante, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Alessandro Villa, DDS, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor and Chief of the Sol Silverman Oral Medicine Clinic
Program Director, Oral Medicine Residency Program
UCSF School of Dentistry

Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Division of Neuroradiology

Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
Professor and Vice Chair,
Department of Radiation Oncology

Guest Faculty:

Ricardo L. Carrau, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery,
and of Neurological Surgery, and of Speech & Hearing Science
Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Jason Y. K. Chan, MBBS
Director of Undergraduate Teaching
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Daniel G. Deschler, MD, FACS
Professor or Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Benjamin L. Judson, MD
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology
Professor, Department of Surgery
Yale Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Stephen Y. Lai, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor and Patient Safety Quality Officer
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson
Cancer Center, Houston Texas

Jonathon O. Russell, MD, FACS
Director of Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Maisie L. Shindo, MD, FACS
Professor or Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Shirley Y. Su, MBBS, FRACS
Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Neurosurgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Ian Witterick MD, MSc, FRCSC
Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Toronto
Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, Sinai Health System, Toronto, Canada

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before October 30, 2020 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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