10th Annual Multidisciplinary Transoral Surgery for Head & Neck Cancer 2017

Course description

Course Directors: Michael L. Hinni, M.D., Samir Patel, M.D. and Bruce H. Haughey, M.B.Ch.B., M.S., F.A.C.S., F.R.A.C.S. 

The Multidisciplinary Transoral Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer course is designed to give otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, oral maxillofacial surgeons, pathologists and speech pathologists, a focused educational experience in transoral endoscopic techniques for resecting primary head and neck tumors.  In addition, the associated state-of-the-art application of advanced radiotherapy techniques including proton beam therapy and systemic therapy, such as immunotherapy, will be discussed. Both transoral laser and robotic surgery will be featured as well as flexible laser surgery in inpatient and outpatient environments.

An optional cadaveric hands-on workshop will provide participants with opportunities to perform various transoral procedures with laser technologies and delivery systems. Renowned faculty will emphasize fundamental transoral anatomy, microsurgical techniques and wound exposure, as well as other transoral techniques. Workshop participants will gain experience in the art of tumor exposure using various retractors and appropriate and safe use of multiple transoral systems.

Registration Fees

Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Scientist$975.00 USD
Reduced Fee:Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional Retiree$825.00 USD

Additional Information:

Course Brochure (PDF)
Lodging and Accommodations
Program Schedule (PDF)

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete Exhibitor Documents and submit to Kristy Badder.

Target audience: 

This course is designed for otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, oral maxillofacial surgeons, pathologists and speech pathologists.

Learning objectives: 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify which patients are eligible for transoral robotic and laser surgery.
  • Distinguish differences between transoral surgery and traditional surgical and radiation-based treatment strategies.
  • Identify key features of “inside-out” anatomy of the upper aerodigestive tract.
  • Describe advantages and technique of margin mapping.
  • Summarize how to incorporate imaging into surgical planning.
  • State potential advantages that may be realized with transoral robotic surgery.
  • Identify basic transoral laser microsurgery instrumentation and operative complications.
  • Recognize key technical mistakes to avoid.
  • Discuss postoperative management of patients treated with transoral surgery.
  • Explain how to incorporate personalized radiation therapy with the postoperative patient. 
  • Examine new trends for systemic therapy for HPV positive oropharynx cancer.
  • Review new clinical trials underway highlighting new management trends.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Event date:

02/22/2017 - 12:00pm
02/25/2017 - 1:00pm
Mayo Clinic Education Center
5777 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States
Credits & accreditation
  • 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 23.50 AOA
Faculty & disclosure

Course Faculty

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 23.50 AOA
Event starts: 
02/22/2017 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
02/25/2017 - 1:00pm
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