Department of Otolaryngology

2018 Survivorship Symposium

August 6, 2018 (All day) to August 7, 2018 (All day)

Register HERE

Click on "Upcoming Events" and scroll to "Aug 06, 2018 - Survivorship for the Head and Neck Cancer Patient."

Intent and Overview

The purpose of this symposium is to provide fundamental information necessary for a comprehensive approach to survivorship care of head and neck cancer patients.  This is intended to improve healthcare providers' ability to provide high-quality survivorship caring to the growing population of survivors.

Who Should Attend

Professional providers, cancer survivors, primary care physicians, nurses, residents, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, dentists and other interested health care professionals


Key Faculty


Jennifer Klemp, PhD, MPH

Umamaheswat Duvvuri, MD, PhD

Tanya Rath, MD

Tamara Wasserman-Wincko, MS, CCC-SLP

Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD

Susan George, PT, DPT

Todd Henkelman, PT, MS, CCTT

Maryanna Henderson, DO

Robert Ferris, MD, PhD

Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN, FAAN

Lori Zitelli, AuD

Bernard Costello, DMD, MD

Lannie Francis, MD





Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  1. All abstracts must be submitted by the Primary Author.
  2. The components of the abstract are divided into sections to help authors assure that they have included all the required information based upon the scoring criteria. These sections include: Background and Purpose, Methods and Analysis, Findings and Interpretation, and Discussion and Implication.
  3. The final abstract (body of abstract) must be no more that 350 words (excluding the title, objectives and authors’ names/institutions). Abstracts that contain more than the specified number of words will not be reviewed. Check the word count of your abstract in a word processing program prior to cutting and pasting the sentences into the online submission form.
  4. The abstract title should clearly indicate the nature of the subject. Acronyms should not be used in the title and should be written out on first mention. A quantifiable objective must be submitted and the body of the abstract should be in paragraph form, using complete sentences, and avoiding special characters. Abstracts should include, no more than six authors' names (first and last names), credentials, and institution or place of employment’s name, city and state. Abstracts should have all funding sources written out completely if applicable.
  5. For abstracts with more than one author, the primary author will be considered the contact person.
  6. Abstracts MUST be submitted to by 11:59 PM EST, on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Notification of acceptance will be made by July 16, 2018.

Posters will be judged during the poster session on August 6th, 2018.  Awards will be given for the top 3 posters. 

Location and Address

UPMC Herberman Conference Center

5150 Centre Avenue - 2nd Floor

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

Affiliated Center

UPMC Head & Neck Cancer Survivorship Clinic