Head and Neck Cancer Symposium and Patient Advocacy Meeting Agenda

Symposium (1:00-5:15 pm)

1:00-2:00 pm Presentation by Jennifer R. Wang, MD, ScM, FRCS
Topic: Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
2:00-3:00 pm Panel: Thyroid Cancer Case
3:00-3:15 pm Break
3:15-4:15 pm Presentation by Michael Geoffrey Moore, MD
Topic: HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Carcinoma
4:15-5:15 pm Panel: Oropharyngeal Cancer Cases

Patient Advocacy Meeting (5:30-7:00 pm)

5:30-6:00 pm Patient Stories
6:00-7:00 pm Round table discussions
Wellness and Integrative Health Center

Speech-language pathology
Support resources
Surgical and radiation providers
Updates on head and neck cancer research
Light refreshments served

Guest Speaker Biographies

Dr. Jennifer Rui Wang

Jennifer Rui Wang, MD, ScM, is an assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Wang completed residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of Toronto in Canada, followed by a fellowship in advanced head and neck surgical oncology at MD Anderson. Dr. Wang is a surgeon-scientist with clinical and research interests focused on aggressive thyroid cancers. She received a master of science in genetic epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is currently completing her PhD.

Dr. Michael G. Moore

Michael Moore, MD, is chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Moore is devoted to optimizing the chance for cures while minimizing the functional and cosmetic side effects that may come with head and neck cancer treatment through endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Moore serves as the chair of the Cancer Prevention Service of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) and is one of three head and neck surgeons on the American Cancer Society HPV Vaccination Roundtable. He is a board member of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. Dr. Moore earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine and received his residency training at Harvard Medical School before completing a fellowship in head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery from the University of Washington.