2018 MULTIDISCIPLINARY HEAD & NECK CANCER SYMPOSIUM
Westin Kierland Resort & SpaScottsdale, USA
The Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium is the best blend of radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and head and neck surgeons in one place, working together to improve patient care.” – 2014 attendee
This important multidisciplinary meeting for the entire head and neck cancer community provided updated information on new multidisciplinary therapies, the latest clinical trial research, new treatment approaches, supportive care, scientific breakthroughs and the mitigation of treatment toxicities.
Oral abstract sessions focused on the most current evidence-based practices.
Keynotes on Immunotherapy, Personalized Treatments, Precision Therapy, and Genome Atlas and Sequencing Data.
General sessions on Oral Cavity, Tonsil and Base of Tongue, Larynx, Thyroid, Salivary Glands and Skin.
Updates on the NCCN guideline and ASTRO’s multidisciplinary head and neck guideline that is in progress.
Breakout sessions covering Dysphagia and Oral/Dental Issues.
Interactive and panel-driven case-based discussions and a tumor board.
A fellows/residents luncheon.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
6902 E. Greenway Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
A block of rooms have been set aside for the 2018 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium attendees at a discounted rate until January 19, 2018. Reservations made after this date will be on a space-available basis and may not be at the negotiated rate. Please note that room inventory is subject to availability and it is not uncommon for the ASTRO room block to sell-out before the reservation deadline. To ensure that you receive a room at the discounted conference rate, we encourage you to make your reservation early. You can make your reservations online or by submitting a housing form to our Housing Center.
Online: Make your hotel room reservation through our Housing Center.
Phone: 1-800-541-6058 or 703-449-6418.
Reservations made by phone can be made from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hotel Room Rate
Single/Double: $319 per night (excluding taxes)
The The Westin Kierland Resort Spa complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The hotel will not guarantee bed type or special requests. Please confirm your request at check-in. If you require special assistance, please contact the ASTRO Housing Center at 1-800-541-6058, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASTRO will provide a poster board, 8 feet wide by 4 feet high, approximately 3 feet off the ground. The surface is fabric-covered fiberboard contained within a 2-inch wide frame and firmly supported on “A frame” legs. Thumbtacks will be provided for attaching posters to the poster boards.
Maximum dimensions for a poster are: 44 inches wide by 40 inches high (111.8 cm wide by 101.6 cm high). Do not exceed these dimensions - two posters will equally share one side of each poster board. Poster should be easily read at a distance of 4 feet.
A poster printed on one large sheet is encouraged.
The heading should include the abstract title, author names and institutions.
We suggest you organize your poster by the following sub-headings: purpose/objective, materials/methods, results and conclusions.
All presenters are required to be at their posters during the reception on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Poster Set-up and Removal Times
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Friday, February 16, 2018, any time between 1:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
ASTRO is not responsible for the removal of your poster. All posters not removed by the morning of Saturday, February 17, 2018, will be destroyed.
Poster Viewing Times and Sessions
Posters can be viewed in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday during breakfasts, lunches and morning and afternoon breaks. In addition, a dedicated poster reception* is scheduled for Thursday evening.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Poster Viewing Session and Reception*
Friday, February 16, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Coffee Break
(Posters may be removed any time between 1:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Friday.)
*Presenters are required to be at their posters during the reception.
Poster Tube Storage
Poster presenters may store their poster tubes in the bins provided. Presenters will be asked to label their tube with their last name. Tubes will be available for pick-up any time the exhibit hall is open.
Poster tubes MAY NOT be stored under poster boards. Any tubes left under poster boards will be removed.
Tips on Organizing Your Poster
The key to an effective poster display are preplanning, preparation and the flow of information. Decide the overall logic of the poster; most posters have sequential sections.
Posters should stimulate discussion, not give long presentations. Keep text to a minimum. Space your information proportionally.
Graphics may be included and are the essential ingredient of an effective poster. Use photos, graphs, tables, charts and images to reflect pertinent points.
Tables are preferable to graphics for small data sets.
Words and illustrations should go together avoiding clumsy diverting segregation.
To attract interest, include a clear title and at least one graphic that encapsulate the work.
Rehearse a five-minute chat during which you will explain the key concepts of the research and give examples of facts/statistics to reinforce them.
When choosing a background color, remember that neutral or gray colors will be easier on the eyes than a bright color.
Remember, good content and designs are the most important elements of your poster.
Shipping Your Poster
If you are shipping your poster in advance, we recommend that you make arrangements to ship your poster to your hotel addressed to your attention.
Abstract submission deadline 2017-11-16
This meeting offers a wide variety of marketing and promotional sponsorship opportunities and these powerful traffic drivers will help to build interest in your brand and encourage attendees to visit your booth.
Promote your participation at the 2018 Head and Neck Cancers Symposium by becoming a Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Copper Level Sponsor. Take advantage of all the benefits associated with each and enjoy the ability to bundle a unique promotional and marketing opportunity that fits the needs of the company as well.
To see a comprehensive listing of our promotional and sponsorship opportunities, visit our online Promotional Sponsorship Brochure.
If you are new to ASTRO, (i.e., you have never purchased/registered for an ASTRO product or meeting), simply create a new account as instructed. You will then have an opportunity to learn more, browse the items and submit your wish list directly to ASTRO’s Corporate Relations department.
Additional opportunities include Industry-Expert Theater, Industry Satellite Symposia, Non-CME Educational Program and mailing lists.
If you have any questions, please email Corporate Relations Department or call at 703-502-1550.
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