4th Annual (Virtual) Stanford Cancer Center Head & Neck Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium


Join the Stanford Head and Neck Oncology team for a day of education and networking

This special day brought together head and neck cancer specialists, patients, and their families to share knowledge and experiences to help people touched by this disease live their best life possible. The day included informational lectures and panels of providers, patients, and caregivers. While we lamented that we couldn't be together in person, we hope we provided a wonderful, meaningful day for all attendees. We thank you for joining us for what previous attendees described as an "empowering experience."

Welcome to the 2021 Head & Neck Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium

Heather Starmer, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Keynote Address: Jonathan Kaplan

Caregiver Kwak

Jenny Kwak, NP


Why We Don't Give Up

A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD


Caregiver Panel

Claudia , Donna, Denee


Caregiver Awards

Chris Holsinger, Allison Jensen, Diane Berman

Self-Care: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Gary Bertuccelli, LCSW, APHSW-C

Research Panel

Beth Beadle, MD, PhD, A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD, Vasu Divi, MD, Heather Starmer, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S


Erika Connor, RD, CSO


Head & Neck Cancer Survivorship in 2021

Michael Topf, MD

Previous Education Symposia

This program has been supported by the Stanford Cancer Center and generous patient donations. If you are interested in providing financial support for this event in the future, please contact

Cliff Harris
Medical Center Development