Meeting Information

Maximizing Function, Optimizing Outcomes

Make plants to join your colleagues at the 2018 joint meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS) and the International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation (ISMR) in Melbourne, Australia!

This is the first year that ANZHNCS and ISMR will combine for an annual scientific meeting that will have multi-disciplinary talks from internationally recognised speakers across ENT, OMFS, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Prosthodontics and Allied Health.

Who should attend?
The meeting is designed for health professionals working in the area of head and neck oncology including; ENT surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists including endocrine surgeons, radiation oncologists, registrars, speech pathologists, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, medical students and other health professionals.


Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS)

Early in 1998, a number of head and neck oncologists from the disciplines of surgery, radiation oncology and medical oncology met in Sydney to discuss the feasibility of establishing a multidisciplinary head and neck cancer society. A working party was formed and following a number of meetings, invitations were sent to individuals in these three specialties to become foundation members of the Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society.

The initial business meeting was held on December 9, 1998 and at that time there were 60 foundation members. The Society adopted as its Constitution the Model Rules for Associations published by the Department of Fair Trading in NSW and the members agreed that their principal objectives would be to promote the practice of head and neck oncology, to educate medical colleagues and the public about our specialty, to foster research and to seek optimal treatment outcomes for our patients.


International Society for Maxillofacial Reconstruction (ISMR) 

The ISMR is the preeminent interdisciplinary international organization in maxillofacial rehabilitation:
•Enhanced public and professional awareness of interdisciplinary maxillofacial rehabilitation
•Active, growing membership with balanced representation from multiple professional disciplines
•Sustainable educational, outreach and research programs that are recognized as the best in the field
•Well established regional groups

ISMR advances interdisciplinary maxillofacial rehabilitation throughout the world. “Advancing Head & Neck – Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Together”

The ISMR uses the following values and principles to guide its operations.
•Focus on delivering value and service to patients and members
•Commitment to outward looking, interdisciplinary, future oriented and innovative patient care, research, education and outreach
•Respect for cultural, gender and professional diversity
•Commitment to quality governance that is open, transparent and interdisciplinary