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Innovation through collaboration

 

Due to the international Covid-19 pandemic, the ANZHNCS/NZAPS Organising Committee have postpone the joint scientific meeting until 4 to 8 August 2021. The location will remain unchanged, hosted at the QT/Rydges in Queenstown, New Zealand. We are delighted to announce that all our key international speakers have re-confirmed their availability for the 2021 meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

Head and neck cancer involves multiple medical and allied health disciplines. Via collaborative teamwork, we can achieve the best outcomes for our patients.

You are welcome to join us in Queenstown, New Zealand, for the 22nd annual scientific meeting of the ANZHNCS, run in conjunction with the 45th annual scientific meeting of the  NZAPS, to hear presentations from international and local experts in the fields of surgery, oncology, dentistry, immunology and allied health.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Fiona Smithers & Michelle Locke

Co-Convenors ANZHNCS & NZAPS

 

 

Speakers

Jonathan Irish MD MSc FRCSC FACS

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Jonathan Irish graduated with his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto. He then completed residency training at the University of California in Los Angeles and the University of Toronto. He completed his Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto where he studied the molecular biological characteristics of head and neck cancers. Dr. Irish completed the American Head and Neck Society Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, and joined Toronto General Hospital and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in 1992.

Dr. Irish is currently a Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Head of the Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Division at the University of Toronto. He is a head and neck surgical oncologist and reconstructive surgeon with particular expertise and interest in oral cancer, melanoma and skin cancer, thyroid cancer as well as salivary gland tumors and malignancies.

 

 

Randall Kimple MD PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin, USA

Dr. Kimple completed his MD and PhD degrees at the University of North Carolina in the Department of Pharmacology. He received his clinical training in Radiation Oncology at UNC Hospitals before pursuing a fellowship in viral oncology at the University of Wisconsin. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Human Oncology and Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

He is co-leader of the UW Carbone Cancer Center’s Imaging and Radiation Sciences program and Director of Cancer Biology and Translational Research in the Department of Human Oncology. His lab studies molecular mechanisms underlying the development of resistance to anti-cancer therapies using translational model systems.

Stefan Hofer MD PhD FRCSC

Head, Division of Plastic Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Hofer obtained his medical degree from the University of Amsterdam in 1992. He completed a PhD in the Department of Surgery at the University of Amsterdam. He trained at the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and received board certification in Plastic Surgery in 2000. He was awarded a Dutch Cancer Society clinical fellowship, for a one-year Microsurgery Reconstruction Fellowship at the Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Stefan Hofer is the chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at University Health Network. He also holds the Wharton Chair for Reconstructive Surgery. Between 2001 and 2007 he was a Plastic and Reconstructive staff surgeon at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where he was the Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Oncology. In October 2007 he was recruited into his current position at University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Inês Silva, MD PhD

Medical Oncologist and Researcher Scientist at Melanoma Institute Australia and The University of Sydney

Inês Silva, MD PhD is a Medical Oncologist and Researcher Scientist at Melanoma Institute Australia and The University of Sydney. She received her MD degree at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) in 2006 and completed specialist training in Medical Oncology at Instituto Português de Oncologia (Lisbon, Portugal) in 2016.

In 2010 she was chosen for the MD PhD Program for Advanced Medical Education and earned a 3-year fellowship grant (sponsored by Gulbenkian and Champalimaud’s Foundations), providing her the opportunity to undertake research at Bhardwaj Lab, part of Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group and NYU Cancer Institute (2010-2013). She defended her PhD thesis in tumor immunology, describing how the dysfunction of the protective innate immune mechanisms, including NK cells, can contribute towards melanoma progression. She did two clinical fellowships in melanoma, one at NYU Cancer Institute (2014) and more recently at Melanoma Institute Australia (2017-2019), where she was co-investigator in phase I, II and III clinical trials (neoadjuvant, adjuvant and metastatic) in melanoma.

She has presented her research work in international meetings, and she has published original research and review articles in high-impact journals. Her main research goal is to study mechanisms of innate and acquired resistance to immunotherapy in order to identify new therapeutic targets.

Danny Rischin MBBS, FRACP, MD

Danny Rischin is the Director of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Professorial Fellow, Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, University of Melbourne. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Leadership Fellow and is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  His major clinical and research interests are in the development of new treatments and novel biomarkers for head and neck cancers and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. He has published extensively on these topics and is currently leading major trials investigating new treatments in head and neck and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas.

Andrew Cautley BDS, MDS, MRACDS(Pros), FADI

Specialist Prosthodontist, Nelson, New Zealand

Andrew is a Specialist Prosthodontist based in Nelson, where he has been  since 1994. He also has a branch practice in Wellington focusing of full-arch implant reconstructions. For the past 20 years he has been a Visiting Consultant at Hutt Hospital, where a significant portion of his time is taken up treating patients who require dental rehabilitation following cancer surgery. Andrew has lectured widely in Australia, New Zealand and beyond, and his practice focuses on fixed prosthodontics and implants. 

Jacqui E Allen MBChB, FRACS

Consultant Laryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Jacqui Allen, is a Consultant Laryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Dr Allen’s practice includes Voice, Laryngology with complex airway management, In-office laser therapy, Dysphagia and Head and Neck cancer.  She earned her Medical Degree from the University of Auckland and completed ORL residency in New Zealand, followed by a Fellowship at the University of California, Davis in the Voice and Swallowing Centre.  She is a member of the American Bronchoesophagological Association, Dysphagia Research Society, New Zealand Society of Otolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngologists, RACS Academy of Surgical Educators and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  Dr Allen’s research interests include vocal fold scar, airway stenosis, cough and reflux, and novel dysphagia management.  She is Section Editor of Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and her publications have appeared in journals such as Laryngoscope, European Archives of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck and Dysphagia.

Anna Miles PhD

Senior Lecturer, Speech Science, School of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Anna Miles is a practising speech-language therapist with 20 years of experience working in the acute and community setting. Anna is a senior lecturer at The University of Auckland. She is a researcher, lecturer and clinician in the area of voice and swallowing disorders. Anna runs a hospital-based student teaching clinic as well as an outpatient voice and swallowing rehabilitation clinic. She is the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association Clinical Expert in Adult Dysphagia. 

The Swallowing Research Laboratory in the Centre of Brain Research at The University of Auckland, led by Dr Miles, strives to improve the lives of people with swallowing difficulties through improved assessment, treatment and medical education. The laboratory hopes to reduce the risks of pneumonia and death associated with swallowing difficulties as well as improve the quality of life of suffers

Alison Rich BDS, MDSc, PhD, FRACDS, FFOP(RCPA)

Alison is Professor of Oral Pathology at the Faculty of Dentistry and Head of the Pathology Department, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand. She is a registered specialist in oral pathology and is Head of the Oral Pathology Centre, the University’s oral pathology diagnostic service and the Leader of the Oral Immunopathology Research Group. She is a previous Chair of the Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and their current Chief Examiner.

Dr Swee T Tan ONZM MBBS PhD FRACS

Dr Tan studied medicine at Melbourne University and trained as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New Zealand. Following a Craniofacial Fellowship at Oxford and Craniofacial Research Fellowship in Boston, he was appointed Consultant Plastic & Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon at Hutt Hospital in 1995, where was the Director of Plastic Surgery 2000-2006 and Director of Surgery 2007-2013. He founded the Centre for the Study & Treatment of Vascular Birthmarks, a supra-regional referral centre, in 1996, and was awarded a PhD by Otago University in 2001 for his work in infantile haemangioma. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute. He is an elected member of 13 national and international medical and scientific societies. He was the past President of the ANZHNCS 2008-2010 and the Founding Chair of the New Zealand Research Foundation of the ANZHNCS. Well-known internationally for his research in vascular anomalies and cancer, Dr Tan is a recipient of 20 science prizes and 25 honours and awards including Wellingtonian of the Year – Science and Technology, KEA World Class New Zealand Award, and ONZM. He is an author of 187 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has delivered over 400 presentations at conferences.

Susan Coulson PhD, MAppSc, BAppSc

PhD(Physio);MAppSc(Ex & Sport Sc.);BAppSc(Phty)

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) 

Dr Susan Coulson is a clinical and academic physiotherapist whose main area of interest is in assessment and treatment of facial nerve disorders. Her Doctoral and Masters research were at the University of Sydney, where she currently holds an academic position. For more than 25 years, her clinical and research work has focused on assessment and treatment facial nerve disorders including 3-D motion analysis, reliability of grading systems, telemedicine, reviews and intervention studies. Susan is a founding member of the multidisciplinary team of practitioners at the Sydney Facial Nerve Clinic.

2021 Program

This program may be subject to change and does not include free papers (abstract submission closes 5 April 2021)

 

 

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Delegate Registration

8:00AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Foyer, Level 5

Official Welcome

9:00AM - 9:05AM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Chris O'Brien Oration

9:05AM - 9:35AM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

ANZHNCS PLENARY SESSION 1: Innovation

9:35AM - 10:30AM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: The era of nanotechnology: How will head and neck surgery change in the future? - Jonathan Irish

9:35AM - 10:05AM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Bringing science from the clinic, to the lab, and back again - Randall Kimple

10:05AM - 10:30AM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Morning Tea with Trade Exhibitors

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Wednesday, 4th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

ANZHNCS PLENARY SESSION 2: - Non-Melanoma Cutaneous Malignancy

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Immunotherapy in non-melanoma cutaneous cancer - Danny Rischin

11:00AM - 11:30AM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Chemotherapy and immunotherapy for Merkel cell carcinoma - Jonathan Graham

12:10PM - 12:30PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Cancer stem cells in metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma express cathepsins B and D - Felix Humphries

12:30PM - 12:50PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Lunch with Trade Exhibitors

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

ANZHNCS SESSION 3: Minimising harm / Quality of Life

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Beyond 5 Presentation - an update - Nadia Rosin

2:00PM - 2:10PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Using performance data to improve cancer care: The Ontario Cancer Care experience - Jonathan Irish

2:10PM - 2:40PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Working in a multidisciplinary team for early diagnosis and treatment in head and neck cancer - Jacqui Allen & Anna Miles

2:40PM - 3:00PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Swallowing and communication outcomes after head and neck cancer: a case series - Jacqui Allen & Anna Miles

3:00PM - 3:20PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Pro-Active Study - Rosemary Martino

3:20PM - 3:40PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Afternoon Tea with Trade Exhibitors

4:00PM - 4:30PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

ANZHNCS SESSION 4: HPV

4:30PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Are we ready to de-escalate for HPV+ cancers? - Randall Kimple

4:30PM - 5:00PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Overview and update on HPV+ oropharynx cancer - Danny Rischin

5:00PM - 5:30PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Welcome Function

6:00PM - 7:00PM
Wednesday, 4th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

Delegate Registration

7:30AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, 5th August
Foyer, Level 5

Housekeeping

9:00AM - 9:05AM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

ANZHNCS PLENARY SESSION 5: Thyroid cancer

9:05AM - 10:30AM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Thyroid nodules and cancer: current concepts - Jonathan Irish

9:05AM - 9:35AM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Auckland thyroid FNA audit - John Chaplin

9:35AM - 9:55AM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Morning Tea with Trade Exhibitors

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Thursday, 5th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

PLENARY SESSION 6: Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: TORS vs XRT - Randall Kimple

11:00AM - 11:30AM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Immunotherapy and biomarkers for mucosal SCC - Danny Rischin

11:30AM - 11:50AM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

The oral cancer tumour environment - Alison Rich

11:50AM - 12:10PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Investigating the genomic landscape of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in an emerging young cohort - Ruta Gupta

12:30PM - 12:50PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Lunch with Trade Exhibitors

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Thursday, 5th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

ANZHNCS Annual General Meeting

1:20PM - 2:00PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

ANZHNCS PLENARY SESSION 7: Balancing Patient Care

2:00PM - 3:30PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Exploiting 3-D Models of Salivary Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma to Discover Novel Therapies and Biological Insights - Rob Ramsay

2:00PM - 2:20PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Therapeutic potential for the treatment of adenoid cystic carcinoma - James Nightingale

2:20PM - 2:40PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Afternoon Tea with Trade Exhibitors

3:30PM - 4:00PM
Thursday, 5th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

ANZHNCS SESSION 8: Facial Reanimation

4:00PM - 6:00PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Facial re-animation: My approach - Swee Tan

4:00PM - 4:20PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Refinements and ancillary treatments in facial palsy - Zac Moaveni

4:20PM - 4:40PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

TBA - Susan Coulson

4:40PM - 5:00PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

TBA - Susan Coulson

5:20PM - 5:40PM
Thursday, 5th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Free Evening

6:00PM - 10:00PM
Thursday, 5th August

Delegate Registration

7:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday, 6th August
Foyer, Level 5

MSD Breakfast: Current management of complex stage III & IV melanoma of the head & neck: a live MDM session (limited places)

7:15AM - 8:45AM
Friday, 6th August
The Den, Hotel St Moritz, 10/18 Brunswick Street

Welcome - NZAPS President and ANZHNCS President

9:00AM - 9:05AM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

ANZHNCS/NZAPS PLENARY SESSION 9: Head and Neck Reconstruction 1

9:05AM - 10:30AM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Comprehensive facial reconstruction: microsurgical and non-microsurgical techniques - Stefan Hofer

9:05AM - 9:35AM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Crossover in head and neck reconstruction - Jon Mathy

9:35AM - 10:05AM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Midface reconstruction - Swee Tan

10:05AM - 10:25AM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Discussion

10:25AM - 10:30AM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Morning Tea with Trade Exhibitors

10:30AM - 11:00AM
Friday, 6th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

ANZHNCS/NZAPS PLENARY SESSION 10: Head and Neck Reconstruction 2

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

"I'd love to have some teeth!": The role of the Prosthodontist in post-surgical reconstruction - Andrew Cautley

11:00AM - 11:20AM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Virtual surgical planning - Jonathan Clark

11:40AM - 12:00PM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Expert Panel: Disasters in head and neck reconstruction - Jonathan Irish, Stefan Hofer, Swee Tan

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Lunch with Trade Exhibitors

1:00PM - 2:00PM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

ANZHNCS/NZAPS PLENARY SESSION 11: Melanoma

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Early melanoma: Surgical and medical management in the modern era - Inês Silva

2:00PM - 2:30PM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Advanced melanoma: What surgeons should know - Inês Silva

2:30PM - 3:00PM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Melanoma: the changing face of surgical management - Jonathan Irish

3:00PM - 3:30PM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Afternoon Tea with Trade Exhibitors

4:00PM - 4:30PM
Friday, 6th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

ANZHNCS/NZAPS PLENARY SESSION 12: White Island Disaster

4:30PM - 6:00PM
Friday, 6th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Transportation departs for Meeting Dinner

7:00PM - 7:20PM
Friday, 6th August
Main Entrance (Rydges) Level: Ground

Meeting Dinner (by ticket only - limited places)

7:30PM - 11:00PM
Friday, 6th August

Delegate Registration

8:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday, 7th August
Foyer, Level 5

Welcome: Michelle Locke, NZAPS ASM Convenor, Jonathan Wheeler, NZAPS President

8:30AM - 8:35AM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

NZAPS PLENARY SESSION 13: Breast Reconstruction

8:35AM - 10:00AM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Aesthetic breast reconstruction with autologous tissue free flaps - Stefan Hofer

8:35AM - 9:00AM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Implant-based breast reconstruction: Change of practice over the past 5 years - Stefan Hofer

9:00AM - 9:30AM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Morning Tea with Trade Exhibitors

10:00AM - 10:30AM
Saturday, 7th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

NZAPS PLENARY SESSION 14: Microsurgery

10:30AM - 12:00PM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Microsurgery - Stefan Hofer

10:30AM - 10:45AM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Panel: Complications in microsurgery and how I manage them

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Lunch with Trade Exhibitors

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Saturday, 7th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

NZAPS PLENARY SESSION 15: General and aesthetic plastic surgery

1:00PM - 3:00PM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Reflections on 30 years of practice in New Zealand - David Glasson

2:00PM - 2:30PM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

KEYNOTE: Non melanoma complex skin cancer - Inês Silva

2:30PM - 2:45PM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

Afternoon Tea with Trade Exhibitors

3:00PM - 3:30PM
Saturday, 7th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

NZAPS Annual General Meeting - Open to NZAPS Members only

3:30PM - 5:00PM
Saturday, 7th August
Coronet/Remarkables Room Level 4

NZAPS Poster Reception

5:00PM - 6:00PM
Saturday, 7th August
Clancy's/Queenstown Rooms, Level 5

Registration

 

Registration Types

Member registration applies to paid up members of Australian & New Zealand Head & Neck Cancer Society, New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgery and Australian Plastic Surgery Association.

 

Payment and Cancellation Information

Please see the Terms & Conditions for more detail.

 

Online Registration

Registration is via the Currinda Event Management System which requires the delegate to first create a profile (or use their existing one).  Administrators may register delegates on behalf using the Group tab (administrators will need to also create a profile if they do not already have one). Please email sally@events4you.co.nz if you have any questions about registration. Please note that online registration is for delegates only (trade exhibitors will be sent a special link to register).

Please note that Accommodation is not included in the registration process, however there are booking portals available on the Accommodation Page with a number of options where you can book directly with the hotels.   

 

Registration Brochure (pdf)

 

Online Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration Fees

Wednesday-Friday Registration (Earlybird Rate until 5 May 2020)

all scientific sessions, final program, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, entry to the industry exhibition Wednesday-Friday, welcome reception and meeting dinner (limited – subject to availability at time of registration)

Earlybird Regular
Member - Medical Specialist $1250 $1500
Member - Other Health Professional, nurse, allied health $660 $770
Non-Member Nurse/Allied Health/Medical Student $700 $800
Non-Member Junior Doctor $800 $900
Non-Member Medical Specialist $1500 $1700

Friday-Sunday Registration (Earlybird Rate until 5 May 2020)

all scientific sessions, final program, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, entry to the industry exhibition Friday-Sunday, meeting dinner (limited – subject to availability at time of registration) and NZAPS Poster Reception Saturday.

Earlybird Regular
Member - Medical Specialist $1250 $1500
Member - Other Health Professional, nurse, allied health $660 $770
Non-Member Nurse/Allied Health/Medical Student $700 $800
Non-Member Junior Doctor $800 $900
Non-Member Medical Specialist $1500 $1700

Full Registration Wednesday - Sunday (Earlybird Rate until 5 May 2020)

all scientific sessions, final program, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, entry to the industry exhibition, welcome reception, meeting dinner (limited – subject to availability at time of registration) and NZAPS Poster Reception Saturday.

Earlybird Regular
Member - Medical Specialist $1950 $2250
Member - Other Health Professional, nurse, allied health $990 $1155
Non-Member Nurse/Allied Health/Medical Student $1050 $1200
Non-Member Junior Doctor $1200 $1350
Non-Member Medical Specialist $2250 $2625

Day Only (Earlybird Rate until 5 May 2020)

all scientific sessions, final program, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, entry to the industry exhibition on nominated day of attendance (excludes dinner)

Earlybird Regular
Member - Medical Specialist $650 $750
Member - Other Health Professional, nurse, allied health $330 $385
Non-Member Nurse/Allied Health/Medical Student $350 $400
Non-Member Junior Doctor $400 $450
Non-Member Medical Specialist $750 $850
Sponsor/Exhibitor $0 $0

Venue

 

QT / Rydges, Queenstown New Zealand

 

Entrances off Esplanade Road and Brunswick Street

 

qthotelsandresorts.com

Call for Papers

Key Dates

 

05 April 2021 Submissions close

29 April 2021 Authors notified

05 May 2021  Earlybird registration ends 

05 July 2021  Last day for confirmed authors to be registered to be included in program

 

Abstracts are invited for oral presentations and posters.  Abstracts will be accepted on (but not limited to) head & neck, general plastic surgery and topics for the combined day (eg; head and neck reconstruction, facial reanimation, melanoma).

More information is available in the ANZHNCS & NZAPS Abstract Guidelines (PDF).

 

Online Abstract Submission

 

Grants and Prizes

Grants

 
 

ANZHNCS Research Foundation – Call for Research Grant Applications for 2020

 

Applications for the 2020 round of research grants from the ANZHNCS Research Foundation are now open for Australian Members. A number of grants up to the value of $20,000 will be offered.

The closing date for grant applications is the 31st May 2020. Successful applicants will be announced at the ANZHNCS 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Queenstown, New Zealand in August.

Grants are targeted to researchers hoping to either start a higher degree, or to support start up projects in Head and Neck Cancer.

All applications should be forwarded to the ANZHNCS Research Foundation Secretariat by email at info@anzhncs.org.

Further information is available on the Society’s website at https://anzhncs.org/foundation/australian-foundation/

A Set of Rules document detailing the criteria that applicants need to follow to apply is available on the Foundation Research Grant Page. If you have any questions, please refer to ANZHNCS Secretariat on (02) 9431 8670 or email info@anzhncs.org

Applications close 31st May 2020.

 

New Zealand Research Foundation Grant 2020 - Call for Applications

 

The New Zealand Research Foundation (NZRF) of the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society is offering up to two research grants, of up to $15,000.00 each for New Zealand Researchers, in 2020 for research projects that aim at improving the care of head and neck cancer patients.  More information is provided in the New Zealand Research Foundation Grant 2020 Call for Applications (pdf).

Applications close 31 May 2020.

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

Accommodation In Queenstown

Please note that due to the postponement of this event, booking portals have been temporarily suspended.  New portals will be available to book the August 2021 dates after September.

Accommodation must be booked by the delegate directly with the hotel.

Special pricing has been negotiated with the hotels either at the venue, next door or in easy walking distance from the Meeting venue.  QT/Rydges Lakeland Resort have a limited number of rooms and we urge all delegates to book early as the ski season in August is a very busy time in Queenstown with accommodation selling out.

Please take notice of the cancellation policy when signing up.

 

 

QT Queenstown

 

Please note that due to the postponement of this event, booking portals have been temporarily suspended.  New portals will be available to book the August 2021 dates after September.  Existing bookings made via the portal at QT have been automatically cancelled for the August 2020 dates.

QT Queenstown

30 Brunswick Street

Queenstown 9300

Luxury 5 Star accommodation located at the conference venue. Rooms NZ$329-NZ$449 per night.  Limited Rooms

 

 

Rydges Lakeland Resort

 

All bookings made via this portal have been temporarily suspended.  All current bookings have been automatically cancelled.  A new portal will be available in after September.

Rydges Lakeland Resort 

38-54 Lake Esplanade

Queenstown 9300

4 Star accommodation located at the conference venue.  Rooms NZ$249-NZ$299.  Limited Rooms.

 

 

 

Hotel St Moritz

Existing bookings:  Guests will need to contact the Hotel St Moritz directly to cancel their 2020 dates.  A new portal will be available after September.

Hotel St Moritz

10-18 Brunswick Street

Queenstown 9300

Luxury 5 Star Hotel located next to the conference venue.  

Offering 10% off best rate until sold out.

 

Sofitel Queenstown

Existing bookings:  Guests will need to contact the Sofitel Queenstown directly to cancel their 2020 dates.  A new portal will be available after September.

Sofitel Queenstown

8 Duke Street

Queenstown 9300

Luxury 5 Star Hotel located in the heart of the Queenstown CBD and nightlife.  

Offering 10% off best rate until sold out.

 

 

 

Novotel Queenstown

Existing bookings:  Guests will need to contact the Novotel Queenstown directly to cancel their 2020 dates.  A new portal will be available after September.

Novotel Queenstown

Marine Parade 

Queenstown 9300

4 Star Hotel situated next to Lake Wakatipu in the heart of Queenstown CBD and nightlife.

Offering 10% off best rate until sold out.

 

 

Sponsorship

 

A number of sponsorship packages including trade exhibition space are still available for this event (Silver Sponsorship now sold out).   Please contact the Conference Organiser for more information. 

 

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to the ANZHNCS and NZAPS Joint Scientific Meeting to be held at QT-Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown NZ 4-8 August 2021

Payment

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars.  Payment will be accepted by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only), direct credit or cheque (must be made out in NZ $). Standard fees will apply from 6 May 2021 and will be applied to registrations which remain unpaid. Registration must be paid prior to the commencement of the event.

Delegate fees in compliance with NZ Tax Law include 15% GST.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations or alterations should be put in writing (email) to the Conference Organiser.  Cancellations made up to 5 June 2021 will be refunded less admin fee of NZ$80.00. No refunds will be made for cancellations from 6 June 2021 onwards.

Social Functions / Educational Breakfasts / Program

Where social functions and educational breakfasts are included with registration, delegates must indicate their attendance. Functions will be closed off once maximum numbers have been reached. Day only registration does not include welcome function or conference dinner, however this can be purchased additionally. Special diets may attract an additional charge. Conference Organisers reserve the right to change the program without notice.

Accommodation

Accommodation is booked directly with the hotel (see accommodation section).  The attendee should note the cancellation policy for the chosen hotel when making the direct booking.  It is the attendees responsibility to notify the hotel directly of any changes to bookings.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind.  It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice.  The ANZHNCS, NZAPS and Conference Organisers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance.

Disclaimer of Liability

The Organising Committee, including the ANZHNCS, NZAPS and Conference Secretariat, will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by attendees or loss of or damage to their personal property as a result of the conference or related events.

 

Updated 29/7/20