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Presidential Address
July 2005

American Head and Neck Society Presidential Address: Head and Neck Surgery in a New Era of Therapeutic Potential

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131(7):549-550. doi:10.1001/archotol.131.7.549

Financial Disclosure: None.

Twenty years have gone by since the first International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer. We have seen some significant changes. Modern technology has vastly expanded our diagnostic and therapeutic armamentarium. With these innovations come many new opportunities and obligations. Today, I will speak not so much about the opportunities but about the obligations we have to our patients and to ourselves to maximize the benefits available now and in the future on behalf of our patients.