Preliminary Programme

Wednesday, 23 May

18:00 – 22:00 Get-together party

Fagernäs Mansion, Kuopio

Thursday, 24 May

8:20 – 8:30 Welcome
8:30 – 10:00 SESSION 1 / IMMUNOTHERAPY IN HEAD AND NECK
8:30 – 9:15 THE BASIS OF IMMUNOTHERAPY IN ONCOLOGY

Sirpa Jalkanen, Academician, Turku, FINLAND

9:15 – 10:00 IMMUNOTHERAPY IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER
Joseph Sacco, MD, PhD, Liverpool, UK
10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE / TEA, EXHIBITION
10:30 – 12:00 SESSION 2 / FREE PAPERS
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH, EXHIBITION
12:00 – 13:15 Separate satellite lunch session:
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Satellite Lunch Symposium
Immuno-Oncology in Head and Neck Cancer, Patient Case Discussions with Dr Joseph Sacco, UK
Venue: Scandic Kuopio, Minna 1+2 (IOFI18NP00256-01) *Doctors only due to local laws and regulations
13:15 – 14:45 SESSION 3 / HEAD AND NECK RECONSTRUCTION
13:15 – 13:45 HELSINKI EXPERIENCE

Patrik Lassus, Docent, Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Helsinki, FINLAND

13:45 – 14:15 STOCKHOLM EXPERIENCE

Martin Halle, MD, PhD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Stockholm, SWEDEN

14:15 – 14:45 BIRMINGHAM EXPERIENCE

Paul Pracy, ENT – Consultant Surgeon, Birmingham, UK

14:45 – 15:15 COFFEE / TEA, EXHIBITION
15:15 – 16:00 SESSION 4 / SPECIAL LECTURE 1
DELINEATION OF THE PRIMARY TUMOUR CLINICAL TARGET VOLUMES IN HEAD AND NECK SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: INTERNATIONAL CONCENSUS GUIDELINES
Vincent Gregoire, MD, PhD, Hon FRCR (UK and IE), Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, St-Luc University Hospital, Brussels, BELGIUM
16:00 – 16:45 SESSION 5 / SPECIAL LECTURE 2
GENE THERAPY IN HEAD AND NECK ONCOLOGY: PAST; PRESENT AND FUTURE
Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Academy Professor, Kuopio, FINLAND
16:45 – 17:15 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF SSHNO
17:30 – 19:00 WELCOME RECEPTION
20:00 – 23:00 DINNER, SCANDIC KUOPIO

Friday, 25 May

7:45 – 9:15 CyberKnife®-TOUR
Visit to Kuopio University Radiohospital – CyberKnife®-DEMO
9:15 – 9:45 SESSION 6 / BNCT IN HEAD AND NECK ONCOLOGY
THE RETURN OF BORON NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY (BNCT);

HELSINKI EXPERIENCE
Hanna Koivunoro, Medical Physicist, PhD, Helsinki, FINLAND

9:45 – 10:15 COFFEE / TEA, EXHIBITION
10:15 – 11:45 SESSION 7 / PALLIATIVE ASPECTS
10:15 – 10:30 tbc
10:30 – 11:05 ADDRESSING SOME SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PALLIATIVE CARE: NAUSEA, FATIQUE, MALAISE AND CACHEXIA

Reino Pöyhiä, Docent, Helsinki, FINLAND

11:05 – 11:45 COMMUNICATION WITH SERIOUSLY ILL PATIENT – BREAKING THE BAD NEWS

Päivi Hietanen, Docent, Helsinki, FINLAND

12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH, EXHIBITION
13:15 – 15:00 SESSION 8 / NUTRITION IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS
13:15 – 13:55 NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND SUPPORT IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS

Marie Lundberg, MD, PhD and Helena Orell, MSc, Dietitian, Helsinki, FINLAND

13:55 – 14:40 PREVENTION OF DISEASE-RELATED MALNUTRITION – DEVELOPMENTOF TAILORED APPLICATION

Mari Mohn Paulsen, PhD Candidate, Registered Dietitian, Oslo, NORWAY

14:40 – 15:00 NEW EFFECTIVE TRAINING METHOD FOR DYSPHAGIA IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY

Irene Wessel, Docent, Copenhagen, Denmark

15:00 – 16:00 SESSION 9 / NORDIC LARYNGEAL CANCER STUDY
15:00 – 15:10 DENMARK

Speaker to be announced

15:10 – 15:20 SWEDEN

Speaker to be announced

15:20 – 15:30 NORWAY

Speaker to be announced

15:30 – 15:40 ICELAND

Speaker to be announced

15:40 – 15:50 FINLAND

Speaker to be announced

15:50 – 16:00 SUMMARY – FUTURE PLANS

Speaker to be announced

16:00 – 16:20 CLOSURE AND ADJOURN