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Focus on Health Seminars

Join us for our free health seminars

All seminars are open to the public and free of charge and each session will include a presentation and time for questions. Registration is required for each seminar you'd like to attend. We hope to see you there!

The Importance of Sleep and Treatment for Sleep Disorders

Thursday, April 2, 2015
6–7:30 p.m. | UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Goldberg Auditorium


Help for sleep disorders is possible. Join us for an evening of education as part of our Focus on Health educational series, where we will explore developments in how to treat insomnia, sleep deprivation and sleep apnea. The evening talk features presentations and Q&A with UC San Diego physicians and researchers.


HPV-related Head and Neck Cancers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5:30–7:30 p.m. | UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Goldberg Auditorium


HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer: New Disease, Different Profile
Assuntina (Tina) Sacco, MD
Dr. Sacco will discuss how Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is changing the landscape of head and neck cancer, with a particular focus on the epidemiology of HPV-related head and neck cancer. She will also discuss counseling on HPV for patients, families, spouses and partners.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique for the HPV-Positive Patient
Kevin Brumund, MD
Dr. Brumund will discuss the role of surgery in the management of patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancer, as well as a review of surgical techniques.

New Approaches for Treating HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers
Ezra Cohen, MD
Dr. Cohen will review new developments in our understanding of HPV-related head and neck cancer. Novel therapies, including strategies that attempt to de-intensify therapy but preserve outcomes, will be discussed.

5:30 p.m. Check in and light hors d’oeuvres
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Presentations
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Q&A and Panel Discussion

Seating is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.