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Dr. Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters and Dr. Tamara Wasserman-Wincko present at the 2018: Survivorship After Cancer of the Head and Neck Symposium. Dr. Wasserman-Wincko talks about the prevalence of Dysphagia after treatment for head and neck cancer while Dr. Osazuwa-Peters discusses suicide rates in head and neck cancer patients.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the prevalence of dysphagia prior to treatment for head and neck cancer
  • Recognize patient outcomes by understanding the risk of dysphasia post surgery
  • Explain patient outcomes by understanding treatment related toxicities
  • Describe suicide rate in the top cancer sites in the United States
  • Identify the risk of suicide among head and neck cancer survivors compared with non-head and neck cancer suicide
  • Recognize factors associate with head and neck cancer suicide 


Dr. Osazuwa-Peters and Dr. Wasserman-Wincko have reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 12/20/2018 | Last Modified On: 12/20/2018 | Expires: 12/20/2019

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