1st European Conference on
Head and Neck Oncology
16-17 November 2001 Lille - France
In 2000 a discussion was initiated about the opportunity of a European Head and Neck Society. Already at that time,the British, the Dutch and the Scandinavian Head and Neck Societies had planned to meet together in Lille, France.
In order to assess the feasibility of such a European venture it was decided to change the three societies’ meeting into the First European Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, which was held in Lille 2001. This meeting was considered a success both concerning content and the attendance of representatives from 19 different European countries.
During the business meeting a consensus rose on the the need of a multidisciplinary European Head and Neck Society. The goals of this multidisciplinary European Head and Neck Society (EHNS) will be to promote exchange of knowledge in all aspects of Head and Neck neoplastic diseases and to promote the highest standards of research, education, training, disease prevention and patient care.