Professor Jean-Louis Lefebvre, MD is Chief of the Head and Neck Surgery Department at the Centre Oscar Lambret at the Northern France Comprehensive Cancer Center, Lille,France. He was also Deputy Director of the Centre (1996-2001) and President of the Medical Commission (2004-2006).
Professor Lefebvre has chaired the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Head and Neck Cancer Group (1989-1998) and has been a member of the EORTC Board (1997-1999). In 2002, he became the Secretary General and in 2006 the Director of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies and President of the Founding Board of the European Head and Neck Society. He was appointed Vice President of the International Academy of Oral Oncology in 2005.
Professor Lefebvre is a member of 23 head and neck societies and is involved with 24 scientific journals, either as a member of the editorial board or as a reviewer. In 1995, Professor Lefebvre was awarded the Special Recognition Award of the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons. He has given several distinguished lectures including the Myers International Lecture at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (1996), the Hayes Martin Lecture at the American Head and Neck Society (1999), the Pierre Denoix Lecture at the Pan-Arab Conference (1999), the Frank Lamberson Lecture at the University of Michigan (2003), and the New York
Head and Neck Society Lecture at the International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer (2004). To date, Prof. Lefebvre has been involved with the publication of more than 350 papers, abstracts, and book chapters and in nearly 150 oral presentations, mainly on the topics of laryngeal surgery,organ preservation, and clinical research.
C. René LEEMANS
Professor C. René Leemans, MD, PhD is chair of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam since 2002. He is co-director of the VUmc Cancer Centre Amsterdam and Director of the Otolaryngology Residency Program and the Advanced Fellowship Program in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology at the VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam. His special interests include head and neck oncology, microvascular surgery, and basic research.
Prof. Leemans is a member of the Steering Committee and chair of the surgery subcommittee of the Head and Neck Co-operative Group of the EORTC, and chair of the Dutch Cooperative Group on Head and Neck Oncology (NWHHT). He is president of the Netherlands Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He also serves on the council of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) and of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS), and is a founding member of the European Head and Neck Society (EHNS), presently serving as its first general secretary.
He (co-)authored more than 270 papers and book chapters on head and neck oncology and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and tutor at courses. In 2008 he delivered the First “Milton J. Dance Jr. key-note Lecture” during the 7th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer in San Francisco, CA, USA. He serves on the editorial board of ten journals.
- Intern and Resident, University Hospitals, Université Libre de Bruxelles : 1972-1975
- M.D. (Docteur en Médecine, Chirurgie et Accouchements), Université Libre de Bruxelles : 1975
- M.D. (Specialist in Surgery), Université Libre de Bruxelles : 1981
- Fellow in the department of surgery at Hôpital Militaire, Köln (Germany) : from may 1981 to may 1982
- Fellow in the department of surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York 10065, USA : from july 1982 to july 1984
- Research assistant in laboratory of immunology,Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NewYork 10065, USA : march to augustus1984
- Associate attending Surgeon, department of Surgery, Institut Jules Bordet : 1984-1988
- Attending Surgeon of Head and Neck Surgery, department of surgery, Institut Jules Bordet : since 1988
- Head of department Head & Neck surgery since 1991
- Maître de Stage agréé par le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de l'Environnement : since 1993
- Chairman, Department of Surgery, Institut Jules Bordet : since 2006
- Associate Professor of Surgery (Head & Neck) of Université Libre de Bruxelles,oncology, since 1992
- Professor of Surgery ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) since 2006 (Institut Jules Bordet, Centre des Tumeurs de l'Université Libre de Bruxelles)
- André Duprez award, Société Royale Belge de Chirurgie : 1984
- Grant of the New York Cancer Research Institute : July 1984
- Award of Oeuvre Belge du Cancer for Research : 1987
- Concerted action program on molecular genetics of human thyroid cancer de l'E.C.C: 1989 to 1991
- Certificate of Merit in recognition of the excellent of scientific exhibit presented at the 78th scientific assembly and annual meeting of the radiological society of north America : 1992
- Chairman (founding member), Groupe de Contact FNRS de pathologie cervico-faciale
- Founding member of the Board of Belgian Thyroid Cancer Study Group
- Founding member of Groupe InterUniversitaire Belge d'Etude et d'Enregistrement de Pathologie Oncologique de la Tête et du Cou
- Treasurer and member of steering committee Head and Neck Group of EORTC since 1999
- Founding member and treasurer of European Head and Neck Society
- Secretary of European Society of Surgical Oncology (1994 to 2000)
- Reviewer of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology
- Member, the Belgian Royal Society of Surgery
- Member, American Society of Head and Neck Surgeon
- Member, G.E.T.T.E.C. (Groupe d'Etude des Tumeurs Tête et Cou)
- Member, Belgian Royal Society of Gastro-Enterology
- Member, Belgian Royal Society of Stomatology and maxillo-facial Surgery
- Member, European Society for Surgical Oncology (ESSO)
- Member and secretary of Belgian Association for Cancer Research since 1999
- Member, Assocation Francophone de Chirurgie Endocrinienne
- Member, European Salivary Gland Society
- 131 publications, 215 abstracts et communications
Patrick J BRADLEY
- Hunterian Professor, 2007/08 Royal College of Surgeons, England
- Professor of Medical and Social Sciences,Middlesex University, London
- Professor of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, The University of Nottingham
- CONSULTANT OTO-RHINOLARYNGOLOGIST / HEAD AND NECK ONCOLOGIC SURGEON UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NOTTINGHAM,QUEENS MEDICAL CENTRE CAMPUS,NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND.
Patrick J. Bradley, Irish by birth, graduated from University College Dublin, and initially pursued a career in general surgery and gained FRCS Ireland. He then went to Liverpool, and completing his Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery training, under the guidance of Professor Philip Stell, and obtained the FRCS Ed. He was appointed Head and Neck Surgeon in1982 at the University Hospital Nottingham, and set up a cancer service with the help of his ORL-HNS colleagues, and radiotherapist, Dr. David Morgan, as well as many of his nursing, dietetic and speech and language therapists. Initially they set up a post-graduate instructional course, successfully run for several years, which was the successor to the annual Stell and Maran Head and Neck Foundation Course.
He is invited to faculty membership of “all” head and neck teaching courses,clinical and anatomical, that are held in the UK annually. He has published widely, with more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, on diverse topics as diagnosis and management of head and neck cancer, hospital management and evidence based otolaryngology. He is a member of numerous national journal editorial boards; Journal of Laryngology and Otology, CME
Otolaryngology, Oral Oncology as well as international journals: Laryngoscope, Head and Neck, and Acta Otolaryngologica. He has been involved for many years in ENT News and is currently Chairman of the
Editorial Board. He is also a member of the board of ENT Espanola. He has been invited as visiting Professor to many parts of the world; USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Syria, Pakistan, India and Australia and was the Gene
Myers International Head and Neck Lecturer at the American Academy ORLHNS in 2000. He has been involved in the British Association of Otolaryngologists, Head and Neck Surgeons (BAOHNS) and was Chairman of
the Education and Training Committee. He recently completed an MBA (Health) at Nottingham University through an NHS Bursary over a 5-year period (part-time). He is a member of the RCS London, Cancer Committee
representing BAOHNS, and is Chairman of the BAOHNS Cancer Committee. He is currently President of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (2003 – 2005) and President of the European Laryngological
Society (2004 – 2006). He has recently been appointed to the Executive Committee of the recently formed European Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a member of the Board of the European Head and Neck Society.
He is National Lead Clinician – Head and Neck Cancer for the English National Health Service (2003 – 2006), which is involved in implementing “good practice” and striving to improve quality care for the cancer patient.
He is married to Sheena, a Consultant Radiologist and has five children, one of whom is studying medicine. He enjoys skiing, travelling, golf and scuba and attends as faculty member on an annual basis, the International Sisson Head and Neck Cancer, The Vanderbilt Course at Vail, Colorado, USA and the High Altitude and Masters of Otolaryngology, the Pittsburgh Course.
Professor Dominique Chevalier, M.D., is ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon. He trained at Lille University and in the ENT-Head & Neck Surgery service of the University Hospital. He upheld in 1989 his thesis on "laryngeal partial surgery" under the direction of Professor Jean-Jacques Piquet. In 1997 he became professor of ENT at the Lille University. In 2007 He became Chief of the ENT Head and Neck Surgery Department. He is currently
co-chairing the Permanent Medical Commission of the Regional Reference Center of Cancer.
He is member of the board of the French Head and Neck Oncologic society. He is member of the Founding Board of the European Head and Neck Society. He is member of 5 societies and is or has been involved in scientific journals as reviewer.
He was member of the board of the French ENT HN society (2001-2007).
He published or was involved in more than 200 papers, abstracts and chapters, presented more than 80 oral presentations and gave more than 10 invited lectures mainly on the topics of endoscopic, external larynx surgery, salivary gland surgery.