2019 Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium

August 5-6, 2019

Program Goal

The purpose of this symposium is to provide fundamental information necessary for a comprehensive approach to survivorship care of head and neck cancer patients.  This is intended to improve healthcare providers' ability to provide high-quality survivorship caring to the growing population of survivors.


Who Should Attend

Professional providers, cancer survivors, primary care physicians, nurses, residents, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, dentists and other interested health care professionals


Information and Registration

To register, visit https://ccehs.upmc.com/liveFormalCourses.jsf and scroll to “Survivorship for the Head and Neck Cancer Patient” or contact Jackie Lynch at lynchjj@upmc.edu or via fax at 412-647-2080.


For up-to-date information or to submit an abstract, please visit otolaryngology.pitt.edu/survivorsymposium.


Course Directors

Jonas Johnson, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Marci Nilsen, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Acute and Tertiary Care

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing


Keynote Topics

Challenges of Survivorship

Self-Advocacy in Cancer Care

Contemporary Therapy

Rehabilitative Strategies

Strategies for Oral Health

Managing Dysphagia


Sponsored By

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services