New Developments in HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer: Immunology, Epidemiology, and Clinical Management

Event Date
May 7, 2013

Event Time
1:00PM - 5:30PM

The Mount Sinai Medical Center - Hatch Auditorium
1468 Madison Avenue (@ 100th Street)
New York, NY 10029

Requires Registration

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The incidence of human papilloma virus (HPV) related oropharynx cancer (OPC) has more than tripled in the United States over the last two decades and now represents almost 30% of all head neck cancer seen. It has a different biology and prognosis compared to the traditional smoking and alcohol related head and neck cancers. The prognosis of HPV OPC is significantly better than smoking-related cancers. In addition there is a vaccine that may prevent the development of this cancer and opportunities to develop new therapies aimed at enhancing immunity to the virus and reducing therapy for those patients with more advanced disease. There is a pressing need for oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and the lay public to learn about the opportunities to prevent this disease and improve outcomes in those unfortunate individuals who develop cancer. In addition, because this is a sexually transmitted disease, counseling of the patient family can be emotionally charged and subject to significant cultural and personal issues.

Course Brochure [PDF]

Educational Objectives
After completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Counsel patients and alleviate their anxiety and improve their interactive behaviors regarding the diagnosis and transmission of HPV oropharyngeal cancer
  • Identify and use prognostic factors to recommend therapy for patients with oropharyngeal cancer based on HPV status and prognostic factors in a multidisciplinary fashion.
  • Explain the potential value and problems of preventive and therapeutic vaccines to patients to
    increase the rate of vaccination among adolescents.
  • Select appropriate therapeutic recommendations for patients with HPV related oropharynx cancer based on an improved understanding of the different technologies and strategies for care available.

Who Should Attend?
Oncologists, Primary Care Physicians, ENT Physicians, Clinical Researchers,
Oral Surgeons, Patients and Lay Public.

Registration Fee
$50 Physicians, Patients, Lay Public
$25 Residents, Fellows, Students and Allied Health Professionals
$ 0 Complimentary: Mount Sinai Faculty, Residents, Fellows, Students and
INHANCE Participants

*Registration Form must be accompanied by a letter of verification from Department
Chairman or Chief of Service or copy of badge identification.

Parking is available on East 99th Street between Madison and Park Avenues.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Verification of Attendance
Will be provided to all professionals.

Faculty Disclosure
It is the policy of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will be available as part of the course material.

Special Needs
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is in full compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is accessible for individuals with special needs. If you would like to attend this conference and require any special needs or accommodations, please contact The Page and William Black Post-Graduate School at 212-731-7950.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be confirmed in writing to The Page and William Post-Graduate School by April 23, 2013. All cancellations will be subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $15.00 per registrant. No refunds will be accepted on cancellations after this date. “No Shows” are not eligible for refunds.

For Conference Information, Please call the Office of CME a 212-731-7950 or email