Cancellation Notice

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the cancellation of the Ninth Annual Head and Neck Cancer Symposium in Miami, FL.

Over the past few weeks, the Baptist Health CME leadership and staff have been monitoring worldwide developments related to COVID-19. With our government and other international organizations recommending self-quarantine and many institutions strongly advising staff, faculty and students to restrict travel, we know that it is no longer practical or ethical to continue with this annual meeting.

The Baptist Health CME Department is committed to providing valuable and timely education to our learners, and we will continue to work with our Directors and faculty to develop live webinars and online CME courses on topics of current interest. Please visit our CME Catalog for a listing of available courses, searchable by credit type, specialty or topic.

For questions regarding the Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, please contact

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Symposium Overview

Personalized medicine helps doctors learn about people’s genetic makeup and how this/her tumor grows.  This symposium will provide an update in the state of the art treatment of oral, head and neck cancers. In addition, “Hot Topics” in immunotherapy, HPV related cancers, thyroid cancer, and proton therapy will be discussed in a multidisciplinary format.

Symposium Directors
Geoffrey Young, M.D. and Guilherme Rabinowits, M.D.

Topics this Year

Topics this Year

  • Oral Oncology Update
  • Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer: Where Do We Stand?
  • What’s New in Head and Neck Surgery
  • Potentially Malignant Oral Disorders
  • Diagnosing Skin Cancer and Monitoring High-risk Patients

Who should attend?

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Hospitalists
  • Nutritionists
  • Dentists
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Radiologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Nurses
  • Speech Pathologists

Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

On behalf of the symposium directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at our upcoming event.


Upcoming Courses

Visit our Continuing Medical Education Website for upcoming symposiums, as well as our local conferences and online courses, both available at no charge.



Details for the 2022 Agenda are pending.*
*Schedule is subject to change.


Educational Objectives and Accreditation & Credits

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

Educational Objectives

  • Implement treatment of early stage clinically node negative oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Identify patients that would benefit from flexible robotic surgery for larynx cancer.
  • Discuss and implement standard treatment guidelines for various subtypes of head and neck cancers.
  • Implement the role of induction chemotherapy in head and neck cancer.
  • Identify oral malignant disorders.
  • Identify classic forms of skin cancer and equivocal lesions.

Accreditation and Credits

  • Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

  • Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

  • Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Automatically Reports

  • This activity has been approved for 4.75 credit hours by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine (4.5) and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants. CE Broker #20-747934.

  • Approved for a total of 4.5 contact hours by the Florida State Board of Nursing, Pharmacy (4.75), Occupational Therapy and Respiratory Therapy. CE Broker Provider #50-182.

  • Additional credits pending.

  • Important Notice Regarding Partial Credit and Attendance

  • Physicians: should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the symposium.

  • Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Radiology Technologists: Sign-in and completion of an evaluation form are required in order to receive a certificate. Accrediting organizations require that attendees remain in the symposium for the entire session, in order to receive continuing education credit for that day. Therefore, certificates for each session will only be issued to those that attend a session in its entirety.

  • The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Symposium Registration

Online registration will open soon.

Stay Informed

Symposium fee includes Continental Breakfast, Breaks and Lunch.

**Registration must be accompanied by a letter from the Fellowship/Residency Director.

  • Noah Kalman, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

    Guilherme Rabinowits, M.D., indicated that he is a consultant with Emd Serono, Pfizer, Sanofi, Castle and Merck. He is also a stock shareholder with Regeneron and Syros Pharmaceuticals. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

    Evan B. Rosen, DMD indicated that he has received grant/research support from Straumann US, LLC (Grant funding for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center research fellow). He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

    Alessandro Villa, DDS, Ph.D., MPH, indicated that he has received grant/research support from Bristol Meyers Squibb.  He is also a consultant for Primary Endpoint Solution. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

    Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • All course activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the training areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

  • In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.

  • Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.


  • Geoffrey D. Young, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

    Geoffrey D. Young, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

    Symposium Director

    Chief, Head and Neck Surgery
    Miami Cancer Institute
    Miami, Florida

  • Guilherme Rabinowits, M.D.

    Guilherme Rabinowits, M.D.

    Symposium Director

    Head and Neck and Cutaneous Medical Oncology
    Co-Leader, Head and Neck Oncology
    Miami Cancer Institute

Location and Accommodations

Location and Accommodations

Miami Cancer Institute, First Floor Café
8900 N. Kendall Drive Miami, Florida 33176

Miami Cancer Institute is Florida's only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance and the only cancer center in the world to offer all of the latest radiation therapy modalities in one place.

Parking: The special event parking garage will be open behind the Miami Cancer Institute.
Approach from SW 88 Street (Kendall Drive).

NOTE: Partial credits are not available. Where credits are approved on a session-by-session basis, participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. (This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s.)


By attending our symposium, you consent to photography and videography of your image and likeness for use on Baptist Health websites, social media pages and press releases distributed for marketing purposes. Should you not agree to be photographed or recorded, you are responsible to notify us prior to this symposium.

Photography and recording of presenters and presentations are prohibited in the General Session, unless authorized by Baptist Health South Florida.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.