Head and Neck Cancer Conference

Miami, FL US
October 12, 2022

Live Conference | 2 Cat. 1
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Hilton Miami Dadeland, Miami, Florida

This conference will provide an update on the state-of-the-art treatment of oral, head and neck cancers. In addition, “hot topics” in oral medicine, intra-operative tumor assessment, reconstruction and adjuvant therapies will be discussed in a multidisciplinary format.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize early and late oral complications from head and neck cancer therapy.
  • Execute current management strategies for oral complications secondary to head and neck cancer treatment.
  • Implement current management strategies for patients with oral toxicities secondary to head and neck cancer.
  • Interpret data supporting a 1 mm or 2 mm margin cut off in 3D resections.
  • Develop surgical guidance systems prior to clinical implementation.
  • Explain the history and principles of head and neck cancer reconstruction.
  • Delineate the various types of reconstruction techniques currently available.
  • List de-escalation treatment options in HPV related head and neck cancers.
  • Describe new surveillance tools for HPV related head and neck cancers.
  • Summarize new developments in radiation therapy for head and neck cancers.
  • Demonstrate how the immune checkpoint inhibitor cemiplimab has led to a paradigm shift in the management of patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Implement tumor specific antibodies, cancer vaccines, cytokines, adoptive T-cell transfer and immune-modulating agents when treating patients.

Who Should Attend

Primary Care Physicians, Dentists, Otolaryngologists, Gastroenterologists, Radiologists, Medical Oncologists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Surgeons, Pathologists, Hospitalists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Nutritionists and Speech Pathologists.

Registration and Fees

Fee: $30

Event date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/12/2022 - 5:30pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/12/2022 - 8:00pm EDT


5:00 – 6:30 p.m.Registration & Exhibit Hall
Dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m.
6:30 – 6:35 p.m.Welcome and Introductions
Geoffrey Young, M.D.
6:35 – 6:55 p.m.Oral Complications from Head and Neck Cancer Therapy
Alessandro Villa, DDS
6:55 – 7:00 p.m.Panel Discussion, Questions, and Answers
7:00 – 7:20 p.m.Shifting the Paradigm of Surgeon Pathologist Margin Conversations: 3D Resection Specimen Representations
(Pre-Recorded Session)

Margaret Brandwein-Weber, M.D.
7:20 – 7:25 p.m.Panel Discussion, Questions, and Answers
7:25 – 7:40 p.m.Head & Neck Cancer Reconstruction
Meghan Crawley, M.D.
7:40 – 7:55 p.m.New Developments in Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers
Noah Kalman, M.D.
7:55 – 8:10 p.m.The Role of Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers
Guilherme Rabinowits, M.D.
8:10 – 8:25 p.m.Panel Discussion, Questions, and Answers
8:25 – 8:30 p.m.Closing Remarks
Geoffrey Young, M.D.
8:30 p.m.Adjourn

NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

Hilton Miami Dadeland
9100 North Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176
United States
+1 (786) 975-1920

Hilton Miami Dadeland boasts an ideal location in the heart of South Miami’s hottest attractions. The area’s most iconic shopping center, Dadeland Mall, is just two miles away, and we are only three miles from Fairchild Tropical Gardens. Explore the wildlife, plants and exhibits at Zoo Miami, home of Florida’s largest and oldest zoological garden.

You’ll find fun in the sand and sun just minutes away at Miami’s beautiful beaches, and with the Metro Rail station just 1.5 miles from our hotel, you have easy access to Miami Airport and Downtown Miami. The neighboring popular hot spots of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Homestead, Key Biscayne and The Keys are just a short drive away.

For additional tourist information, including a host of annual art festivals and events, please visit miamiandbeaches.com.

Conference Directors

Guilherme Rabinowits, M.D.
Head and Neck, Endocrine and Cutaneous Medical Oncologist
Co-Leader, Head and Neck Disease Management Team
Miami Cancer Institute
Geoffrey D. Young, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FSSO
Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, Miami Cancer Institute
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Conference Planners

Meghan Crawley, M.D., M.S.
Head and Neck Surgery and Reconstruction
Miami Cancer Institute
Noah S. Kalman, M.D., MBA
Radiation Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida


Margaret Brandwein-Weber, M.D.
Site Chair, Pathology
Mount Sinai West
Mount Sinai Israel at Mount Sinai Health System
New York, New York
Alessandro Villa, DDS, Ph.D., MPH
Chief of Oral Medicine, Oral Oncology and Dentistry
Professor, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
President of Oral Medicine Associates, PA

Disclosures And Resolution Of Conflict Of Interest

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer


Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 2 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-934828, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Dentistry and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 2 credits for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Occupational Therapists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

Baptist Health gratefully recognizes these exhibitors:

American Cancer Society
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Caris Life Sciences
Karl Storz Endoscopy
Merck Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
VITAS Healthcare


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