2nd Central North Island


2nd Central North Island Head and Neck Oncology Meeting

November 23 2017 09.00 - 13.00
@ Palmerston North Hospital – Medical Imaging Meeting Room.


This meeting is open to medical/ surgical, nursing and allied health staff.

Please RSVP to Maura.foley@midcentral dhb.govt.nz by Oct 27.

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided, but if you have any specific dietary requirements could you please advise us.


Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Ken Clark

9:00am- 9:15am

Impact of PEG feeding on post Chemo RT swallowing- Dr Su Chen Fong

9:15am- 9:40am

Update from NZ-AUS Head and Neck Society meeting- Dr. Miriama Delaibatiki

9:40- 10:05

ATA guidelines on management of thyroid cancer- What has changed? Mr. Aneesh Kumar

10:05- 10:30

Management of skull base tumours- Prof. Swee Tan

10:30- 10:45


10:45- 11:10

Role of FDG PET in staging and follow up of Head and Neck tumours- Dr. Miriama Delaibatiki

11:10- 11:35

EBM on management of HPV related oropharyngeal SCC- Mr. Aneesh Kumar

11:35- 12:00

TBA Mr Craig MacKinnon

12:00- 12:30 Lunch provided in the clinical lecture theatre

12:30pm-1:15pm Panel discussion: Management of thyroid nodule – Aneesh Kumar (Moderator), Colin Wilson, Richard Coutts, Grant Broadhurst, Veronica Crawford, Rix du Plessis and Marianne Lill.

NB This event will be occurring in the Clinical Lecture theatre