Dear Colleagues & Friends,

It is our privilege to host the combined meeting of IFHNOS World Tour and the 18th National Conference of FHNO in Kolkata from 26th to 28th October 2018, at The Westin, KOLKATA. This comprehensive gathering of experts from India and abroad will be the largest meeting this year to discuss the present evidence based multidisciplinary management pattern for head & neck cancer. Through series of lectures and keynote addresses, debates and interactive panel discussions the three-day conference is designed to stimulate the scientific temperament in arriving at a consensus guideline for our patients. Kolkata, the City of Joy, will be the perfect backdrop for this meeting of minds. As the cultural capital of India, Kolkata is long known to extend its hospitality to people and friends from all walks of life. The warmth and bonhomie, which you will enjoy during your stay, will remain as a memory to be cherished for years to come. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation.

With warm regards,

Dr. Aniruddha Dam

Organizing Chairman

ABOUT FHNO 2018 Kolkata
27th & 28th October 2018 | The Westin, Kolkata

The Annual National meeting of the Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology (FHNO) is a much-awaited event amongst Members of FHNO, Oncologists and ENT-Head & Neck Specialists of the country. The meeting ensures the gathering of some of the best minds from across the nation to discuss and share relevant topic in the subject of head and neck oncology. It also provides a platform for younger physicians to present their clinical and research work to a peer crowd for comments and awards. The Eighteenth Edition of the meeting will be held in Kolkata again after fifteen years. (Kolkata was the host city for FHNO-2003). This year The International federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) World Tour will combine with the FHNO Annual Meet to make this Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Summit the best head and neck cancer meeting in this subcontinent. The meeting is expected to provide the most up-to-date information on multidisciplinary therapies, the latest clinical research, new treatment strategies, supportive care, and scientific breakthroughs to ensure a practical and clinically relevant event for the entire head and neck cancer community. The theme for the 18th National FHNO Meeting is: “Experts’ Evidence. Consensus Guidelines.”  

ABOUT IFHNOS World Tour Kolkata Prorgam
26 -27 October 2018 | The Westin, Kolkata

The World Tour is aimed at all physicians involved in head and neck cancer care, including otolaryngologists, oncologists/radiotherapists, maxillofacial and general surgeons. The program will provide state-of-the-art knowledge and explore the frontiers of head and neck cancer diagnosis and treatment through introductory lectures; intense interactive discussions with regional specialists through case presentations and demonstration of operative techniques through video sessions. Regional leaders in the specialty will join the traveling faculty for each scientific session to permit intellectual exchange and a balanced view with regional variances in current practices in the management of head and neck tumors.

ABOUT Global On Line Fellowship (GOLF)
27th October 2018 | The Westin, Kolkata

The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) conducts the online Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, known as the Global On Line Fellowship (GOLF). GOLF is open to board-qualified surgeons in their home country, anywhere in the world. The course of study requires self-learning through a structured course curriculum developed by an international committee of surgeons, and oncologists, including those from MSK, with quarterly online exams. During the fellowship, candidates are also required to complete a one-month observer ship at one of the 35 approved observer ship sites around the globe followed by an oral examination before an international panel. Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow receives a certificate in head and neck surgery and oncology.


Pre Conference Workshops

IFHNOS World Tour

  • Oral Cancer Panel
  • Thyroid Cancer Symposia
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Advances in Radiotherapy
  • Advances in Systemic Therapy
  • Larynx Preservation strategies
  • Multidisciplinary Panel on Oropharynx cancer
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Videos

GOLF Examination

FHNO + IFHNOS Combined Sessions

FHNO Annual Meeting

  • Instructional & Video Sessions
  • Symposiums
  • Key Note Lectures
  • Panels
  • Orations
    • Dr.L H Hiranandani Oration
    • Dr.R M Tiwari Oration
    • Foundation Oration
    • PA Shah Oration

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Announcement Of FHNO Travel Fellowship


Dr. G Mukhopadhyay
Chief Patron

Dr. Aniruddha Dam
Organizing Chairman

Dr. Sourav Datta
Organizing Secretary

Dr. P N Mohapatra
Organizing Secretary

Dr. Sukrit Bose

Dr. Suman Mallik
Scientific Chairperson

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Jatin Shah

Ashok Shaha

Prof.Jan B.Vermorken

Ian Witterick

Sandro Porceddu

Hisham Mehanna

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