Metro Toronto Convention Centre to host International Head and Neck Cancer Conference

From July 21-25, the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) will bring its 8th International Conference to Toronto for the second time. Hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the event will attract nearly 2,000 international surgeons, oncologists, scientists and allied health professionals treating head and neck cancer.

The theme of this year’s AHNS International Conference is Bridging the Gap: Caring for the Head and Neck Cancer Patient. The event program will cover a wide range of topics including breakthroughs in treatment options and surgical technology, the latest research on the causes of head and neck cancer, the vital role of allied health professionals and head and neck cancer in the developing world. Select keynote presentations will include:

  • Prevention of Cancers Caused by Infections
  • Health Care in the New World: Quality as a Core Business Strategy
  • Cancer Metabolism Back to the Future

New in 2012, the conference organizers have also launched a mobile app, an all-in-one guide to the event, offering participants functions such as the ability to create their schedules in advance and e-mail themselves session notes.

“The International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer has been the world’s pre-eminent meeting for head and neck cancer since its inception in 1984. This year, both our content and our delegates are very international, as is our host city,” said Jeffrey N. Myers, MD, PhD, AHNS Conference Chair. “We are excited to provide our participants with many fruitful educational interactions within and between specialties, complemented by the many amenities and experiences Toronto has to offer.”

“Toronto is the only city outside of the United States in which the AHNS has chosen to host its International Conference to date,” said Barry Smith, President & CEO of the Convention Centre. “They were here in 1996 and we are excited to host them again. Not only will this conference assemble a group of renowned head and neck cancer experts in our city, the impact of their spending will be over $5 million, greatly benefitting our local economy.”

About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada’s #1 convention and trade show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the Convention Centre has hosted approximately 15,000 events and entertained over 40 million guests. For further information, please visit

About The American Head and Neck Society

The American Head and Neck Society is an organization of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving the understanding of Head and Neck Cancer and the care of patients afflicted with that disease. The purpose of the society is to promote and advance the knowledge of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of neoplasms and other diseases of the head and neck, to promote and advance research in diseases of the head and neck, and to promote and advance the highest professional and ethical standards.

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