Dear Colleagues and Associates involved in head and neck cancer,

We are delighted to welcome you to the 26th Meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Head and Neck Oncology (SSHNO) in Kuopio, Finland, May 23th–25th 2018!

The scientific program will address topical aspects and challenges of this demanding and quite heterogenic patient group. The program will include issues regarding surgery, oncology, as well as nutrition and other related themes. Also special program for nursing staff will be included. The scientific program consists of plenary lectures, free papers and posters. In addition, there will be special lecture for oncological gene therapy.

Importantly, the meeting will provide an opportunity for young scientists to present their own work as oral presentations or as posters and to discuss about their work with experts and colleagues.

Kuopio University Hospital hosts the only CyberKnife® radiation therapy robot in the Nordic countries and visit to the site will be comprised in the congress program.

The location of this year’s meeting, the 1775 founded city of Kuopio by the Finnish Lake District, will bring an additional excitement to the congress with its beauty.

You are all cordially welcomed and we look forward to seeing you in Kuopio!


Matti Pukkila
Head of the Organizing Committee

Important dates

Abstract submission starts: December 2017
Registration site opens: December 2017
Abstract submission deadline:  extended until 28 February 2018
Notification of abstracts early  March 2018
Early registration deadline 23 March 2018

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