The First Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO) has now taken place.

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More than 750 head and neck surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, oncologists and others in the head and neck cancer team congregated from around the world at this First Congress of the IAOO, coordinated by the President, Professor Jatin Shah (New York), and the Program Chairs, Alexander Rapidis (Athens and Eastman) and Crispian Scully (Eastman). The Congress was an enormous success, being completely sold out months before the event.

A photograph from the First Congress of the International Academy of Oral OncologyA photograph from the First Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology

Organizers of the Congress (L-R): John Langdon, Crispian Scully, Jatin Shah, John Louis Lefebvre, Alexis Rapidis

Presentation of award to Fausto Badellino

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The Congress covered a multitude of topics representing subspecialist interests in the major sub-divisions of the field. The scientific program included keynote addresses, panel discussions, debates, instructional courses, oral papers and posters. The program was supported by a commercial exhibition, delegate receptions and a Gala Dinner.

Topics included:

  • Epidemiology and Health Economics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Diagnosis, Staging and Prognosis
  • Pathology
  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy and Combined Treatments
  • Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Alternative and Future treatments
  • Reconstruction
  • Dental Rehabilitation and Quality of Life
  • Recurrences, Metastasis, Nursing and Terminal Care

Organizers of the First World Congress of the IAOO

Jatin P. Shah Alexander D. Rapidis # C. René Leemans #
Jatin P. Shah Alexander D. Rapidis # C. René Leemans #
Jatin P. Shah,
President, IAOO
Alexander D. Rapidis,
Program Co-Chairman
Crispian Scully,
Program Co-Chair
C. René Leemans,
Local Organizing Committee
Jan L.N. Roodenburg
Local Organizing Committee


Supporting Organisations

World Health Organization (WHO) European Head and Neck Society(EHNS) International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies(IFHNOS) Dutch Cooperative Head and Neck Group (NWHHT)
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer International Society for Oral Oncology European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Brazilian Society of Head and Neck Surgery
Korean Society of Head and Neck Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh American Head & Neck Society  
Location - Amsterdam
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01 February 2007
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