World Oral Cancer Congress in B'luru

The International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO), a multi-disciplinary organisation with its head office in New York, launched its India chapter in Bengaluru, this week.

This academic forum intends to bring together clinicians and scientists working on issues related to the cause, epidemiology, prevention, biology and management of oral cancer.

Speaking at the launch, Dr Sanjeev Nair, president of the IAOO India chapter, said: “This multi-disciplinary forum includes professionals, patient advocacy groups and NGOs.”

Dr Moni Abraham Kuriakose, president of Indian Head and Neck Cancer Society, spoke about the IAOO that will host the 6th World Oral Cancer Congress in Bengaluru from May 17 to 20.

Based on the theme ‘Frontiers in Oral Oncology’, the conference in Bengaluru will see participants from around 33 countries and more than a 1,000 delegates from across the globe.

There will be 15 focused symposia, six panel discussions, 14 different country symposia and five pre-conference workshops.

The other highlights of the conference will be oral cancer science symposium organised at Indian Institute of Science, oral cancer early detection training programme for primary care physicians and dentists carried out with the support of Karnataka health ministry and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, live surgery demonstration of computer-aided jaw reconstruction at Narayana Health City and training of jaw and face reconstruction using cadavers at M S Ramaiah Medical College.

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