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November 1996

Fourth International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer: The 'Olympics for Head and Neck Oncology'

Author Affiliations

From the Head and Neck Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (Dr Shah), and the Department of Otolaryngology, Eye and Ear Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa (Dr Johnson).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122(11):1157. doi:10.1001/archotol.1996.01890230007002

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The Fourth International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, held in Toronto, Ontario, in July 1996, sponsored by the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons and the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery, proved to be the largest gathering in history of physicians interested in the field of head and neck oncology. The conference attracted 1930 individuals from 49 countries, who had access to 496 proffered paper presentations, 300 posters, 24 panel discussions, 8 keynote addresses, 28 "lunch with the professor" sessions, and a parallel program for nurses organized by the Society of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Nurses. In addition, the conference provided innumerable opportunities for individual interaction among specialists, colleagues, and friends fostering the international interdisciplinary camaraderie in this important specialty.

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