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21 Jun 2022
  • VCCC Alliance
Tongue Cancer Webinar Series | Online | 5-6pm

Multidisciplinary Approach to Tongue Cancer Webinar Series - what can we do better? (Part 3)

Surgery and Reconstruction

This webinar series features five interactive educational sessions that address key questions beginning with prevention, early diagnosis and treatment planning to imaging, surgery and reconstruction. It will look at systemic therapies (including immunotherapy) as well as survivorship and the future outlook for the disease and emerging research in the field. As part of the series, Dr Norman Swan, a multi-award-winning producer, broadcaster, and investigative journalist engages in an instructive and moving discussion with people affected by tongue cancer. 

Viewed as a series, or independently, the one-hour webinars will illustrate the multidisciplinary nature of disease management and the need for the incorporation of all treatment modalities to achieve optimal outcomes.

The series will highlight cutting-edge science from across the VCCC Alliance that could improve outcomes for this patient group.  

Part 3: Surgery and Reconstruction

Meet the team that manages all aspects of surgical intervention from preparing the patient through to reconstruction and the protection and restoration of functional outcomes. Hear from Rebecca Barnett, Carrie Service, David Rowe, Tim Wong, Ben Dixon Anand Ramakrishnan and Andrea Jackson.

Program overview

Preparing for surgery

  • The role of the surgical head and neck nurse coordinator
  • Pre-operative education
  • The patient experience

Surgical principles and innovation

  • Management of the primary
  • Management of the neck

Reconstruction and functional outcomes

  • Reconstruction
  • Post-surgical physiotherapy

The VCCC Alliance Research and Education Lead, Head and Neck Cancer program aims to map opportunities across the alliance to develop expert networks, deliver strategic educational programming, improve sharing of data for research, and implement multi-partner clinical trials to speed up the translation of new research into routine clinical practice.

Read more about the series:

PART 4: 
Therapy - Systemic and Radiation and Survivorship, Wednesday 6 July

When things don't go well - managing failure and the future research outlook, Tuesday 19 July

Tuesday 21 June 2022
5.00pm - 6.00pm


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