Course Overview

HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is increasing in prevalence at a rapid pace worldwide. Traditional treatment regimens designed for non-related HPV OPSCC may not apply with this different, and new disease. This international course was created to review the changing trends in the treatment of HPV-related OPSCC, emphasizing minimally invasive transoral surgical approaches. With a strong practical focus, the course will include surgical and medical oriented lectures. Ten hours of cadaver dissection using both a transoral laser microscopic (TLM) technique and transoral robotic surgery (TORS) technique is available with hands-on faculty instruction. International faculty will lead clinical case discussions that will consolidate the learning objectives. The face-to-face relationship between the faculty and participants makes this course an important starting point for all specialists who want to explore minimally invasive transoral surgery for HPV-related OPSCC.


  • Indicate the factors that influenced the development of a new staging system for HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Describe the impact of traditional risk factors for mortality from HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Employ the various transoral surgical procedures utilized for the treatment of HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Identify the patient best served with adjuvant treatment following surgery for HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Discuss the complications associated with following treatment for HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

Registration Prices:

  • Didactic Plus Hands-On Lab: $2,600 (Limited to 16 participants) 
  • Didactic and Lab Shadow ONLY - $899 (Limited to 16 participants)
  • Didactic ONLY- $699 (Limited to 32 participants)
  • Resident/Fellow Didactic Plus Lab Shadow: $500
  • *All Residents/Fellows must have a letter from Program Director


AdventHealth is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AdventHealth designates this educational activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Scott Magnuson, MD (USA)

Course Director

Chief Medical Officer

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Director, Head & Neck Surgery

AdventHealth Celebration Health

Celebration, FL

Michael Hinni, MD (USA)

Course Director

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology -

Head & Neck Surgery

Professor of Otolaryngology

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


Bruce Haughey, MBChB, FRACS, FACS (USA)

Course Director

Medical Director, Oncology

AdventHealth Celebration

Celebration, FL

Eric Moore, MD (USA)

Professor Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Mayo Clinic Rochester

Fellowship Director- Head and Neck Surgery Mayo Clinic-Rochester

Rochester, NY

Ryan Jackson, MD (USA)

Assistant Professor 

Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery 

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

Harry Quon, MD, MS(CRM) (USA)

Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Program

Associate Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Department of Oncology

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Baltimore, MD

Katharine Price, MD (USA)

Assistant Professor of Oncology

Co-Chair, Head and Neck Cancer Disease Group

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

Tarek Mekhail, MD, MSc, FRCSI, FRCSEd (USA)

President, Cancer Institute of Florida

Associate Director, AdventHealth Cancer Institute

Medical Director, Thoracic Cancer Program

Associate Professor – University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

Fawaz Makki MD, MSc, FRCS(C) (Canada )

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 

Alberta Health Services 

Calgary, Canada 

Julia Crawford, BSc, MBBS, FRACS (Australia)

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Se Heon Kim, MD (Korea )

Yonsei University

Seoul, South Korea

Ichiro Tateya, MD, PhD (Japan)

Associate Professor

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Graduate School of Medicine

Kyoto University

Kyoto, Japan

Luiz Paulo Kowalski, MD, PhD (Brazil)

Director, Head and Neck Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology Department, A C Camargo Cancer Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Terry Jones BSc, FRCSEd, FRCS (ORL-HNS), MD, SFHEA, FASE(RCS), FAcadTM (United Kingdom)

Professor of Head and Neck Surgery


Clinical Otolaryngology

NWCR Centre - University of Liverpool

Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer

Medicine University of Liverpool

Liverpool, UK

Samir Patel, MD (USA)

Consultant, Department of Radiation Oncology

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Mayo Clinic

Scottsdale, AZ

Surender Dabas, MS, DNB (Surgical Oncology) (India )

Director Surgical Oncology

Director Robotic Surgery

BLK Cancer Center

BL Kapoor Super-speciality Hospital, Delhi

New Delhi, India

Asim Aijaz, MD (USA)

Orlando, Florida


* Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Sun, Feb 17, 2019

  • 7:00 - 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:30 Welcome and Introduction
  • 8:30 - 8:45 Staging: OPSCC AJCC 8th Edition
  • 8:45 - 9:45 Risk Factors for OPSCC
  • 9:45 - 10:00 Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • 10:00 - 10:20 Break
  • 10:20 - 11:00 Procedure Videos: TORS
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Surgical Case Review
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Working Lunch
  • 13:00 - 17:00 TORS Dissection Laboratory

Day 2: Mon, Feb 18, 2019

  • 8:00 - 9:00 Adjunctive Treatmeant for OPSCC
  • 9:00 - 10:00 Treatment Complications
  • 10:00 - 10:20 Break
  • 10:20 - 11:00 Procedure Videos: TLM
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Surgical Case Review
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Working Lunch
  • 13:00 - 17:00 TLM Dissection Laboratory

Day 3: Tue, Feb 19, 2019

  • 8:00 - 9:00 QOL Outcomes
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Closing Remarks
  • 9:30 - 10:00 Break
  • 10:00 - 14:00 TORS Dissection Laboratory
  • 14:00 Adjourn


Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

700 Bloom Street, Celebration, FL 34747

Conference Hotel Rate: $189/night

*Hotel Conference rate can only be honored when registering through our portal.


Hotel Registration includes transportation to and from hotel & Nicholson Center, as well as transportation to and from social event. 

Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747

Parking: Two lots are available on either side of the facility for free parking