The inaugural APP program is the society’s tribute to the fundamental role APPs have within the multidisciplinary care team and the contributions of allied health personnel in general to the betterment of head and neck cancer care. This year’s meeting focuses on survivorship through quality and innovation and the APP program will aim to address this theme. Come join us in Chicago, meet colleagues, expand your knowledge, identify opportunities for professional advancement and collaboration.
The programming is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 10:15 am CT – 5:00 pm CT.
|10:30 am||Managing Adverse Events following Head and Neck Surgery:
A Review in Post-Operative Care for the Advanced Practice Provider
|11:10 am||Benefits of Implementing Inpatient Enhanced Recovery Pathways|
|11:50 am||Preparing Patients with Advanced Stage Head and Neck Cancer for Surgery|
|12:30 pm||Lunch on Own ( 1 hour)|
|1:30 pm||Communication Skills for Engaging with Difficult Patient Behaviors|
|2:30 pm||The Integrated Visit: Collaborating with Speech and Language Pathologists|
|3:10 pm||Evidence and Dogma: Pretreatment Imaging for Head and Neck Cancer Patients|
|3:50 pm||Survivorship Care in Head and Neck Cancer|
|4:50 pm||Q&A and Wrap Up|
|TBD||Networking Reception – Details to Come!|
At the conclusion of this session, participants will gain knowledge and skill of:
- The most common post-operative complications including seroma, hematoma, and wound dehiscence and best practices to manage these conditions.
- Enhanced recovery pathways (ERAS) as they pertain to head and neck patients and multidisciplinary team-based care.
- Pre-operative considerations for patients requiring free tissue transfer surgery. Discussion will include best practices for wound care, pain management, swallow/speech therapy, and social work interventions.
- How to effectively communicate with head and neck patients and specifically how to approach the “difficult patient” and “giving bad news.”
- How to collaborate with Speech Language Pathologists to ensure best outcomes for speech and swallowing for head and neck patients.
- Head and neck radiology including anatomy, pathology, and indications for ordering different radiological exams.
- Regarding creating and maintaining a Survivorship Clinic for head and neck cancer patients.
Save the Date Slide!
Please include the APP program promotional slide in your upcoming meeting presentations between now and July 2021. The slide can be easily downloaded here.