Past IAOO Congresses

  


2013

The 4th World Congress of the IAOO 
From Genes to Clinical care. May 15 - 18, 2013
The fourth world congress was held at the Sheraton Rhodes Resort, Rhodes, Greece. 

Congress attendees: 650

Abstracts: 450

 

The congress was attended by 650 participants from 57 countries around the world coming from all 5 continents.  

The highlights of the Congress included 7 Keynote Addresses, 9 Panel Discussions, 3 Grand Debates, 7 Sponsored Symposia by the American Head and Neck Society, the European Head and Neck Society, the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, the Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology of India, the Brazilian Society of Head & Neck Surgery, the International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies and the Italian Society of ENT Surgery.

For the first time in an international event, 5 of the best head & neck units in the world each presented the epitomy of their experience in a 90 minutes panel discussion under the general title “Frontiers in the management of oropharyngeal carcinoma”.  These 5 units were the head & neck departments of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, University of Toronto, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Royal Marsden Hospital. 

The congress clearly highlighted the IAOO’s main endeavor to delineate the multidisciplinary nature in the diagnosis treatment and prognosis of oral and oropharyngeal carcinomas and summarized all the recent research on the biological aspects of oral squamous cell carcinogenesis. Participants had the opportunity to attend sessions with the leading figures in the field of head and neck oncology in the scientific part of the meeting and interact with them in an informal way during the social events.

Finally 240 carefully selected Oral Abstracts were presented in 24 sessions whereas there were also 6 Poster Sessions with 190 posters. All accepted oral and poster presentations were included as in all previous congresses in a Supplement Volume of Oral Oncology, the official Journal of IAOO.

 

 
2011
 
The 3rd World Congress of the IAOO
Oral Cancer: Ying and Yang; Balancing Cures and Consequences. July 14-17, 2011
The third world congress was held at the Copthorne Waterfront centre, Singapore.
 
Congress attendees: 600
 
Abstracts: 388
 
More than 600 Head and Neck Surgeons, Maxillofacial Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Oncologists, Oral Pathologists and others in the head and neck cancer team congregated from around the world at the Third Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO).
Organized by Drs Christopher Goh and Soo Khee Chee, this Congress was another great success.
The Congress covered a multitude of topics representing subspecialist interests in the major sub-divisions of the field. The scientific program included keynote addresses, panel discussions, debates, instructional courses, oral papers and posters. The program was supported by a commercial exhibition, and delegate receptions.
 
 
 
 

 
2009
 
The 2nd World Congress of the IAOO
Oral Cancer: Imagine the Future. July 8-11, 2009
The second world congress was held at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Canada.
 
Congress attendees: 716
 
Abstracts: 676
 
More than 710 Head and Neck Surgeons, Maxillofacial Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Oncologists, Oral Pathologists and others in the head and neck cancer team congregated from around the world at the Second Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO), despite the global recession and swine influenza pandemic.
Coordinated by the President, Professor Jatin Shah (New York), and the Program Chairs, Alexander Rapidis (Athens and Eastman), Pat Guillane (Toronto) and Crispian Scully (Eastman). This Congress was a huge success.
The Congress covered a multitude of topics representing subspecialist interests in the major sub-divisions of the field. The scientific program included keynote addresses, panel discussions, debates, instructional courses, oral papers and posters. The program was supported by a commercial exhibition, delegate receptions and a Gala Dinner at the Rogers Tower.
 
Topics included:
  • Epidemiology and Health Economics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Diagnosis, Staging and Prognosis
  • Pathology
  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy and Combined Treatments
  • Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Alternative and Future treatments
  • Reconstruction
  • Dental Rehabilitation and Quality of Life
  • Recurrences, Metastasis, Nursing and Terminal Care
Supportive Care Symposium
The International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO) symposium was held at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Canada, July 11, 2009, in association with MASCC (Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer).
 
 

 
2007
 
The 1st World Congress of the IAOO
Oral Cancer: A Global Challenge. May 17-20, 2007
The first world congress was held at the RAI Conference Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
Congress attendees: 780
 
Abstracts: 701
 
More than 750 Head and Neck Surgeons, Maxillofacial Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Oncologists and others in the head and neck cancer team congregated from around the world at the First Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO), coordinated by the President, Professor Jatin Shah (New York), and the Program Chairs, Alexander Rapidis (Athens and Eastman) and Crispian Scully (Eastman). This Congress was an enormous success, being completely sold out months before the event.
The Congress covered a multitude of topics representing subspecialist interests in the major sub-divisions of the field. The scientific program included keynote addresses, panel discussions, debates, instructional courses, oral papers and posters. The program was supported by a commercial exhibition, delegate receptions and a Gala Dinner.
 
Topics included:
  • Epidemiology and Health Economics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Diagnosis, Staging and Prognosis
  • Pathology
  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy and Combined Treatments
  • Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Alternative and Future treatments
  • Reconstruction
  • Dental Rehabilitation and Quality of Life
  • Recurrences, Metastasis, Nursing and Terminal Care