Well, after I discussed my blog plans in yesterday's post, I received some info which I think deserves to be read and will push the blog updates discussed yesterday, back one day.
For those of you who are regular readers, you know how passionate I am about oral cancer and about how I feel that our careers as "head and neck specialists" means that we should do all we can to screen for any type of neoplastic lesions.
Today I received an email from my good friend Michael Ventriello who is helping to spread the word about the First International Oral Cancer Symposium to be held at the 2015 Greater New York Dental Meeting. Here are all the details:
- The guidelines for oral cancer management and the role of the community dentists and otolaryngologists in the management regimen
- Diagnostic criteria of potentially malignant and malignant oral lesions and understanding how to apply the criteria to standard-of-care in community practice
- The rehabilitation concerns of oral cancer patients and understanding the role of rehabilitative medicine
- How community dentists and otolaryngologists can partner with cancer specialists in the overall care of oral cancer patients
- Sewanti Limaye, MD / “Personalized Medicine & Genomics and Head and Neck Cancer”
- Alexander E. Pazoki, DDS, MD / "Guidelines in the Management of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer“
- Jack L. Martin, BA, MD and Neil Gottehrer, D.D.S. / “Clinical Application of Salivary Markers for the Early Detection of OSCC”
- Salvatore M. Caruana, MD / "Lumps and Bumps"
- M. Abraham Kuriakose, MD, DDS / “Implant Borne Dental Rehabilitation”
- Candice Zemnick, DMD / “Prosthetic Reconstruction: Intraoral and Extraoral”
- Billy Ballard, MD, DDS / "A Pathology Review of Head and Neck Lesions"
Unfortunately, I will be unable to be in New York this year. However, I feel that the $175.00 cost of the seminar as well as the 7 CEUs is well worth it. We all (doctors and hygienists) need to be doing all that we can to help screen for and eradicate this horrible disease and the suffering it causes for both patients and their families.
I sincerely hope many of you can attend.