November 28, 2018

Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers: Role of Dental and Medical Practitioners – 15 March 2019

Early diagnosis, care and management of oral cancer: Dental and medical practitioners have a major role to play in the diagnosis, care and management of patients with head and neck cancer.

Learn about the care and management of oral and oropharyngeal cancers at a one-day professional development forum hosted by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre alliance.

The course will be conducted in the new VCCC building in Parkville. Some of you will fondly remember the building as 711 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

Delegates will gain an introduction to oral oncology focusing on the early diagnosis of oral and oropharyngeal cancer , treatment pathways, consequences and complications of the disease. Ensure you are up-to-date with the latest research and therapies in oral oncology and advance your knowledge and skills in this specialist area.

Who should attend?

Dentists, dental therapists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, oral health therapists.General and specialist medical practitioners, and allied health practitioners with an interest in head and neck cancer

Learning objectives
  • Understand the aetiology, recognition, early diagnosis and referral of oral and oropharyngeal cancers
  • Identify the major fundamentals of treatment for head and neck cancer
  • Understand the principles of treatment planning, pre and post-cancer treatment
  • Identify complications and their management, including both the of short and long-term effects of treatment

Expert speakers from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s ten partner alliance will facilitate the day with both a morning and afternoon program. A question-and-answer opportunity will be hosted by a panel of clinicians at the forefront of head and neck cancer research and clinical care. Patients will be present to discuss their own care and its impact on their lives.

The full day program will provide CPD hours.



Half-day program cost is $ 200.00 (8.30am – 1.00pm)
Full-day program cost is $ 350.00 (8.30am – 5.00pm)
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Event details
Date: Thursday 15 March 2019
Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Location: Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Level 7 Lecture Theatre B,
Address: 305 Grattan Street, Parkville

Morning and afternoon teas and a light lunch will be provided.

Register today to attend

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