Preliminary Program

  • Wednesday, 6 May 2020

    Pre-Conference
    WEDNESDAY 6/05/2020
    16:00-17:30 Young Scientist’s Forum

    Young Scientist’s Forum

    The 9th European Conference on Head & Neck Oncology "Young Scientist’s Forum" is taking place in Brussels Wednesday 6 May 2020.

    For many years, EHNS has funded a "Young Scientists' Forum" immediately preceding its Congress, to promote the achievements of young scientists, to help in their professional development, and to create a strong platform to exchange professional experiences. It consists of a presentation of 8 papers chosen, by the committee, from abstract submitters.

    Every participant will have the opportunity to present their work as an eight minutes talk and poster presentation followed by a two minutes discussion.
    All presentations will be assessed by the international jury, which will consider both the content and presentation of the research as well as the presenter's ability to lead a scientific discussion. The best presentations will receive one of the many awards intended to support professional and scientific development.

  • Thursday, 7 May 2020

    Day 1
    THURSDAY 7/05/2020
    08:30-08:40
    Opening and Welcome
    President EHNS: W. Golusinski
    President ECHNO 2020: G. Andry &  F. Duprez
    08:40-09:00 Presidential Lecture
    Introduction by: W. Golusinski
    Invited Lecturer: Chris Holsinger
    Current role of transoral surgery in the treatment of Head and Neck cancer and future perspective.
    09:00-09:15 Best presentation young scientist's Forum
    09:15-13:00 SESSION 1: RECURRENT HEAD AND NECK CANCER
    09:15-10:45 Salvage treatments in recurrent head and neck cancer
    Chairmen: Giuseppe Spriano & Jean Bourhis
    09:15-09:25 Overview: Giuseppe Spriano
    09:25-09:45 Salvage surgery for locally recurrent head and neck cancer
    Miguel Quer
    09:45-10:05 Locoregional reirradiation for recurrent head and neck cancer in the IMRT and SBRT era
    Jimmy Caudell
    10:05-10:25 Cytotoxic agents, immunotherapy and combinations for recurrent/metastatic head and neck cancer
    Jan Vermorken
    10:25-10:45 Photodynamic therapy for locally recurrent head and neck cancer
    Bin Tan
    10:45-11:15
    11:15-12:00 Salvage treatments in recurrent head and neck cancer: best proferred papers
    Sjoukje Oosting
    11:15-11:50 Selected Poster:  O1.1 - O1.2 - O1.3 - O1.4 - 10 minutes each
    11:50-12:50

    Panel & case discussions with voting
    Salvage treatments in recurrent head and neck cancer: interactive case discussions
    Moderators: Jean-François DaisneMarc Hamoir
    Oncology: Sjouke Oosting
    Radiotherapy: Jimmy Caudell
    Surgery: Miquel Quer

    12:45-13:00 Concluding remarks session:
    "Salvage treatments in recurrent head and neck cancer"
    Jean-Pascal Machiels
    13:00-14:15
    13:15-14:15 Lunch & Satellite Symposium
    14:15-16:00 SESSION 2: INNOVATIONS IN DIAGNOSIS AND FOLLOW-UP OF HNC
    14:15-14:55 Innovations in diagnosis and follow-up of HNC
    Moderator: Jesper Eriksen
    14:15-14:35 How genomics may improve diagnosis and follow-up
    Paolo Bossi
    14:35-14:55 Big data for better head and neck cancer care
    André Dekker
    14:55-15:15 Novel and promising imaging in head and neck oncology
    Jan Casselman
    15:15-16:00 Innovations in diagnosis and follow-up of HNC: best proferred papers
    15:15-15:55 Selected Poster:  O2.1 - O2.2 - O2.3 - O2.4 - 10 minutes each
    15:55-16:00 Closing remark
    16:00-16:30
    16:30-17:45
    SESSION 3: SALIVARY GLAND TUMORS
    Chairmen: V. VanderpoortenP. Deron
    16:30-16:50 Keynote lecture
    V. Vanderpoorten
    16:30-17:45 Panel & case discussions with voting
    Oncology: Carla van Herpen
    Pathology: David Creytens
    Radiotherapy: Jürgen Debus
    Surgery: V. Vanderpoorten & P. Deron
    18:00-19:00 Welcome Cocktail
  • Friday, 8 May 2020

    Day 2
    14:30-14:55Surveillance vs. treatment of papillary thyroid cancer
    Iain Nixon
    FRIDAY 8/05/2020
    20:00 Congress Dinner
    08:30-10:10 SESSION 4: HOW WILL WE TREAT OUR PATIENTS IN 2030?
    Chairmen: F. Duprez & P. Nicolaï
    08:30-08:50 Surgery of the head and neck in 2030
    Christian Simon
    08:50-09:10 Proton therapy
    Hans Langendijk
    09:10-09:30 Systemic therapy: immune checkpoint inhibitors, still cisplatin, …
    Lisa Licitra
    09:30-09:50 Modern photon radiotherapy: (daily) adaptive RT, biologic vs. anatomic image-guided and
    tumor subtype dose and volume escalation and de-escalation, MR-LINAC
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    Simon Boeke
    09:50-10:10 Skull base surgery in 2030
    Piero Nicolai
    10:10-10:40
    10:40-12:20 SESSION 5: QUALITY OF CARE IN TREATMENT OF
    HEAD AND NECK CANCER

    Chairmen: Joke De Ceulaer & Olivier Lenssen
    10:40-11:00 Quality of Care in Surgical Oncology
    René Leemans
    11:00-11:20 What really matters is the radiation oncologist behind the machine
    Vincent Grégoire
    11:20-11:40 Optimizing the prescription doses and tolerability of systemic therapy
    Sylvie Rottey
    11:40-12:00 Optimizing QOL in survivors of HNC
    TBC
    12:00-12:20 Who will pay for novel treatments? Cost-effectiveness and reimbursement for new technical developments and drugs.
    Yolande Lievens
    12:20-12:50 Innovating treatments and quality of care: best proferred papers
    Joke De Ceulaer & Olivier Lenssen
    Selected Poster: O4.1 - O4.2 - O4.3 - 10 minutes each
    12:50-13:05
    13:20-14:20 Lunch & Satellite Symposium
    14:30-16:00 SESSION 6: THYROID CANCER
    Chairman: Guy Andry
    14:55-15:20 Iodine resistant thyroid cancers
    TBC
    15:20-16:00 Thyroid cancer - Moderator: Guy Andry
    Selected Poster: O6.1 - O6.2 - O6.3 - O6.4 - 10 minutes each
    16:05-16:10 Concluding remarks
    Moderator: Ricard Simo
    16:10-16:40
    16:40-18:00
    AHNS-symposium (American Head and Neck Society)
    16:40-17:05
    De-escalation of Therapy in the HPV Era
    Cherie-Ann Nathan - President of the AHNS-American Head and Neck Society
    17:05-18:00
    Panel Discussion
    Moderator: René Leemans
    Panelists: Hans Langendijk, Cherie-Ann Nathan, Jimmy Caudell, Jean-Pascal Machiels
  • Saturday, 9 May 2020

    Day 3
    SATURDAY 9/05/2020
    08:30-10:15 SESSION 7: OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER
    Chairman: Vincent Grégoire
    08:30-09:20 Selected Poster: O7.1 - O7.2 - O7.3 - O7.4 - O7.5 - 10 minutes each
    09:30-10:30 Satellite Symposium
    10:30-11:00
    11:00-12:30 SESSION 7: COMBINED SURGERY AND (CHEMO)RADIATION
    11:00-11:40 Combining surgery and (chemo)radiation in advanced H&N cancer
    Pierre Blanchard & Michiel van den Brekel
    11:40-12:00 Image guided assessment of the N+ neck after chemoradiation: when is neck dissection necessary?
    Mererid Evans
    12:00-12:30 Panelists: Case discussion
    Sandra Nuyts
    Paul Clement
    12:30-12:40 EHNS Next Meeting
    Ana Castro