The Head and Neck Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium

Saturday, April 4, 2020


  • Fred Baik, MD
  • Nicole Barr, NP
  • Beth Beadle, MD
  • Gary Bertuccelli, MSW
  • A. Dimitri Colevas, MD
  • Erica Connor, RD
  • Jennifer Kizner, MEd
  • Jenny Kwak, NP
  • Quynh Le, MD
  • Chiara Leifer, MSW
  • Julia Noel, MD
  • Heather Starmer, MA
  • Michael Topf, MD


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

This special day—designed for patients with head and neck cancer, their families, and their caregivers—will include lectures, question and answer panels, and information about supportive services at the Stanford Cancer Center.

Lectures and panels will address issues common to patients going through or have completed treatment for head and neck cancer.


  • 8:00-8:45 Registration and breakfast
  • 8:45-9:00 Welcome
  • 9:00-9:20 Keynote address
  • 9:25-9:45 Intimacy and HPV
  • 9:50-10:20 Caregiver panel
  • 10:25-10:45 Caregiver lecture
  • 10:50-11:10 Coffee break
  • 11:10-11:30 Survivorship after cancer
  • 11:35-12:05 Trajectory of recovery panel
  • 12:05-1:05 Lunch
  • 1:05-1:25 Nutrition in head and neck cancer
  • 1:30-2:10 Research panel
  • 2:15-2:35 Self-care after cancer diagnosis
  • 2:40-3:10 Long-term survivor panel
  • 3:15-3:35 Why we don’t give up
  • 3:40-4:30 General medical provider panel



Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Please RSVP to reserve your space via one of the following:


  • Stanford Cancer Center Library
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Nutrition services
  • Dental care
  • Cancer Center Services
  • ThyCA



Li Ka Shing Center
291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305


Parking is free on the weekend.
Roth Way and Via Ortega lots are the best places to park.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please notify

Tausha Richardson at 650-725-5968 or


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Li Ka Shing Center

291 Campus Drive
Stanford CA, 94305
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Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please notify

Tausha Richardson at 650-725-5968 or


Bring your favorite during or post-treatment recipe to enter in our recipe raffle. All recipes will be added to our new patient cookbook to be published in 2020!


Previous Education Symposiums

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