Mouth Cancer Awareness Day Lecture, Cork

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day Lecture, Cork

Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2011 at 19:30 to 21:30

Venue: Cork University Hospital Lecture Theatre

Speakers: Dr Eleanor O’Sullivan & Dr Christine McCreary

The Munster Branch of the Irish Dental Association in conjunction with Cork University Dental School & Hospital

Aim: To ensure that all General Dental Practitioners feel confident in their ability to participate fully in this event

Opportunities for discussion/demonstration following lecture

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day is a national initiative aimed at raising the understanding of this cancer and encouraging as many patients as possible, especially high-risk patients, to attend a dental practitioner for advice and examination. While the prognosis for early oral and pharyngeal cancer is excellent with 5-year survival rates of 80-90%, survival rates show a progressive reduction with advancing stage, with rates as low as 10-35% reported for advanced lesions. It is therefore very regrettable that most oral cancers tend to be advanced at presentation. This initiative aims to raise public and professional awareness and improve the rate of early detection. This should significantly reduce both the morbidity and mortality associated with this disease.

Application Forms emailed to members, to book your place please complete and return to Cork University Dental School & Hospital