Professional Associations

This page links to organisations and associations which aim to improve patient care and support clinical education and research.

British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists

British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists is a multi-disciplinary society for healthcare professionals involved in the study and treatment of head and neck cancer. The association was first constituted in 1967 as the Association of Head and Neck Oncologists of Great Britain. The stimulus for its formation was the need to encourage discussion and the sharing of knowledge between the various clinical and research specialties involved in the management of head and neck cancer.

NCRI Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Studies Groups

The NCRI (National Cancer Research Institute) Clinical Studies Groups represent a central component of the new framework for cancer research in the UK, providing the primary route through which new ideas for clinical trials are developed. The Groups are charged with the development of national cancer clinical trials and work to a broad, but common, remit. This includes overseeing existing studies, considering new research questions, developing proposals and securing funding from NCRI members and other sources, as well as providing expert advice. Each Group undergoes independent progress review every three years. The key strengths and issues arising for a Group from their review are published in the Group's annual report for the year in which they were reviewed.

The European Head and Neck Society

The intent of the society is to promote exchange of knowledge in all aspects of head and neck neoplastic diseases and to promote the highest standards of research, education and training, disease prevention and patient care. It is a multi-disciplinary body bringing together clinicians (eg. head and neck/oral/plastic surgeons, radiation therapists, medical oncologists, imaging specialists, pathologists), other health professionals (eg. speech therapists, cancer nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, dieticians, social workers), basic scientists and patients organisations involved in any aspect of Head and Neck Oncology.

American Head and Neck Society

The merger of two societies, the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery and the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, formed the American Head and Neck Society.

Australian and New Zealand Head & Neck Society

The principal objectives of the society is to promote the practice of head and neck oncology, to educate medical colleagues and the public about our specialty, to foster research and to seek optimal treatment outcomes for our patients.