Open the window of knowledge- Dental seminars
Today, worldwide, 43.8 million of people survive with cancer, while 18.1 million are diagnosed with cancer every year. By 2040 this number is estimated to increase 60%. Two out of 10 men and women have been estimated to develop cancer during their lifespan.
Cancer therapies are related to complications. The oral cavity is a major target of cancer therapies and a significant site of cancer therapy-related oral complications.
The contribution of the appropriately educated dentist in the multidisciplinary team is an urgent need [FDI – International Dental Federation 2020-2021].
We are pleased to announce our Seminars for the education, sensitization and information of the General Dentists, which are organized by the Oncology Patients Support PC. The goal of the Seminars is the education of the dentists regarding (a) assessment of the oral cavity and the repair-stabilization of oral disease, prior to the initiation of cancer therapy, (b) management of oral health in collaboration with the oncologist, during therapy and (c) follow, prevent, and care of oral chronic complications after the completion of cancer therapy.
The Webinars are approved by the National Organization for Medicines.
Co-Ordinator: Professor Ourania Nicolatou-Galitis
Professor Nicolatou-Galitis is Scientific Responsible / Lead / Member:
- Scientific Responsible: Educational program – Best Practice for Oral Mucositis, British Medical Journal Best Practice, https://bestpractice.bmj.com/
- Scientific Responsible: Educational program for Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw – MRONJ of the ecancer- ecancerMedicalSciences- ecancer.org and Member of the European Expert Group for MRONJ, Chair Sven Otto.
- Member: Health Systems and Treatment Optimization Network of the European Cancer Organization, europeancancer.org
- Prof. Nicolatou has served as Chair of the Bone and Musculoskeletal Study Group of Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer-MASCC, 2015-2020, and President of the International Society of Oral Oncology, www.mascc.org
Sven Otto, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, Chair of the EU Expert Group of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw.
Oliver Ristow, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Member of the EU Expert Group of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw.
Introduction and brief presentations by:
George Pissakas, Radiation Oncologist, Vice President of the Hellenic Society of Radiation Oncology, and Director of Radiation Oncology department, “Alexandras” Hospital, Athens.
George Samelis, Medical Oncologist, President of the Hellenic and International Society of Molecular Targeted and Personalized Treatments, Director of Oncology Unit “Hippocrates” University of Athens. Professor University of Athens.
Alexander Ardavanis, Medical Oncologist, Director – Scientific Responsible 1st Medical Oncology department , “Agios Savvas” Hospital, President of the Society of Education and Research.
Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Medical Oncologist, MSc in Bioinformatics, Deputy Director, Oncology Department, 401 General Military Hospital, Consultant, Henry Dunant Hospital Center, Athens Greece.
Athina Christopoulou, Director Medical Oncology Unit, Patras General Hospital “Agios Andreas”, Member of the Council of the Hellenic Society of Medical Oncology- HeSMO.
Dimitrios Bafaloukos, Director of 1st Oncology Clinic “Metropolitan”, President of the Hellenic Society of the study of Melanoma.
Zenia Saridaki, Medical Oncologist, Scientific Responsible Oncology Unit "Asklipios Diagnosis" at "Asklipion Crete" Clinic, President of the Hellenic Society of Medical Oncology- HeSMO.
Nikolaos Katirtzoglou, Medical Oncologist, Deputy Director Oncologist, "Euroclinic", Athens.
Comments by dentists who attended the seminars
Opened a window of knowledge and cooperation with specialists for the better treatment of our patients,
One of the best seminars I attended!
We would be very moved if we could help even one of our fellow human beings,
I am very lucky, I received valuable knowledge,
It contained what it should, without confusing the audience,
Excellent presentation, to the point, It will help me in my daily clinical practice,
I highly recommend it to colleagues, I am grateful,
Many explanatory slides, Simple, practical, understandable instructions,
The title of the seminar is Dental management of cancer patients and consists of 3 webinars, 2 to 3 hours duration, in three main areas of disease and therapy for small groups of 12-15 colleagues.
Webinar 1: Oral Supportive Care in patients with Head, Neck and Oral Cancer.
Webinar 2: Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Medication
Webinar 3: Oral Complications related to the current biological therapies.
Dates of the seminars:
Group 1, three consecutive Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. with start date of 22 September.
Group 2, three consecutive Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. with start date of 25 September.
Next Seminar starting on November 20, 2021.