A Continuing Medical Education (CME) program on Head and Neck Cancers Management was held on May 19, 2023, 8AM-3PM, at the Louis Pasteur Learning Centre of Narayana Medical College in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India. The program was organized by the Department of General Surgery and was attended by about 100 people, including postgraduates, interns, and faculty from the Departments of General Surgery, ENT, and OMFS.
The program began with the prayer song, lighting of the lamp and the invocation of God’s blessings by the Guests of Honour Dr. P. Sreenivasulu Reddy, the Principal of Narayana Medical College and Dr.B.Hariprasad Reddy, Medical Superintendent of NMCH. Guests of Honour wished the programme a grand success. The dias was shared by Dr. V. Mahidhar Reddy, Professor & HOD, Department of General Surgery, NMCH, Dr. Sampath Kumar, Professor of Surgery, Dr. G. V. Prakash, Professor of Surgery, Dr. Veeresalingam, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Srinivasa Rao, Professor of Surgery, NMCH. This was followed by the welcome address by Dr. V. Mahidhar Reddy, the Professor and Head of the Department of General Surgery, where he put forward the reasons for conducting this CME on Head & Neck Cancers, its learning objectives and how it could benifit the postgraduates.
The first speaker of the day was Dr. R. E. A. Muthu, a Surgical Oncologist. He spoke about the surgical management of Head and Neck cancers. He discussed the different types of surgical procedures that can be used to treat head and neck cancers, as well as the risks and benefits of each procedure.
The second speaker was Dr. S. Avinash, a Surgical Oncologist. He spoke about the management of metastatic neck disease in Head and Neck cancers. He discussed the different treatment options available for metastatic neck disease, as well as the risks and benefits of each option.
The third speaker was Dr. P. G. S. R. Priya, a Radiation Oncologist. She spoke about LINAC vs Cobalt Radiotherapy in the management of Head and Neck Cancers. She discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each type of radiotherapy, as well as the role of each in the treatment of head and neck cancers.
The fourth speaker was Dr. G. Ranga Raman, a Medical Oncologist. He spoke about the Medical management of Head and Neck Cancers. He discussed the different types of medications that can be used to treat head and neck cancers, as well as the risks and benefits of each medication.
The fifth and final speaker of the day was Dr. Srinivasulu Reddy, a Nuclear Physician. He spoke about the role of PET-CT in the management of Head and Neck Cancers. He discussed how PET-CT can be used to diagnose and stage head and neck cancers, as well as to monitor the response to treatment.
The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. N. Venakata Harish, an Associate Professor of Surgery. He thanked the speakers, the organizers, and the audience for their participation in the program.
The CME program on Head and Neck Cancers Management was a success. The speakers were experts in their field and they were able to provide the audience with a comprehensive overview of the management of head and neck cancers. The lectures were also interactive and the audience was able to ask questions and get clarifications from the speakers.
The audience was able to learn a lot from the lectures and they were able to take away valuable information that they can use in their clinical practice.