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.
During the Second European Conference on Head and Neck Cancer in Lille 2003 it was decided to establish a European Head and Neck Society. For the first four years, 2003 to 2007 the Founding Board will consist of the Organizing Committee of the two first European conferences. Advisors will be co-opted from the corresponding European Societies to ensure the multidisplinary formate of the EHNS. Before the Third European Conference to be held in 2007 a call for candidatures will be organized.
Chairman: Prof. Alexander D. Rapidis
650 participants from 53 countries around the world and coming from all 5 continents attended the conference.
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Chairman: Prof. James S. Brown
845 delegates from 53 countries attended the congress and there were 718 registrations, 54 speakers, and 73 exhibitors. 400 posters and 495 abstracts
Chairman: Prof. Giuseppe Spriano
Short Program, Full Program, Posters, Thyroid, Advances in technology and innovation treatment in head and neck, Translational science, Viruses related cancers, Head and Neck cancer in elderly, Young Scientists Forum