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John has just returned from Hawaii where he was involved with the head and neck surgery section of the meeting. His presentations included office based thyroid and neck ultrasound, nerve preservation in thyroid surgery, new published guidelines in the management of thyroid nodules and cancer and transoral surgery in throat cancer. John also chaired a session on salivary gland surgery and a debate on the role of immunisation in the prevention of HPV related throat cancer.

John has just returned from a course in Atlanta and Philadelphia on trans oral robotic surgery TORS he will use this technology in treating patients with HPV related oropharyngeal (Throat) cancers. These are the most common mucosal cancers now seen in NZ and the incidence has doubled over the last 2 decades. The deVinci Robot is based at Southern Cross North Harbour and patients will be treated by John there.

John was the convener for the Australian and NZ Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS) annual scientific meeting in conjunction with The IFHNOS 2016 World Tour at the Langham in Auckland from 25-27 Oct. The meeting was hugely successful with over 260 attendees and a high quality of presentations. The faculty were outstanding and the feedback has been excellent. I am pleased it has been such a success.

John Attended that ANZES meeting in Darling Harbour, Sydney on Friday 24 June.
The meeting consisted of 4 sessions and topics included Thyroid case studies, Thyroid cancer Parathyroid Surgery and Neck Dissection. Panel discussions followed each group of presentations. John Also hosted 3 visiting Australian Surgeons on Monday 20 June and he performed 4 thyroid procedures to demonstrate the Focus + harmonic scalpel.

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