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Pre-Conference Workshop: 
Offered June 16 & 17. Please register through link
Advanced Digital Planning and Prefabrication in Oral Maxillofacial Rehabilitation
for Head and Neck Rehabilitation Teams

(Witjes, Schepers, Kraeima, Reintsema, Seikaly, Rohner e.a.)

Workshops #1 & #5:

Nutrition App: A Tool to Assess Malnutrition Status in Head and Neck Oncology Patients 



Dr. Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Professor of Clinical Malnutrition and Healthy Ageing, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen



The Pt-Global app is based on the Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) developed by Dr. Faith Ottery and introduced by Dr. Jager for the assessment of malnutrition as well as help for guidance and support of head and neck oncology patients to obtain an optimal nutritional status. The use of the tool will be explained and demonstrated in the workshop.



Workshops #2 & #6: 

Oral Care and Pre-radiation Decisions in Head and Neck Oncology 



Dr. Henk Bijl, Radiation Oncologist UMCG and Dr. Marleen Schuurhuis, Dentist-researcher UMCG



Head and neck oncology patients in need of radiotherapy as part of their oncology treatment, need a thorough oral / dental screening aiming for the identification and irradiation of possible oral foci based on a well thought and sound dental treatment plan to prevent future sequela from dental problems in relation to post radiation damage. Based on the contemporary radiotherapy treatment protocols and their characteristics, the decision making process to develop a dental treatment plan for head and neck radiation patients will be explained and illustrated based on casuistics.



Workshops #3 & #7:

Physical Training Options for Trismus in Head and Neck Oncology Patients



Prof. Dr. Pieter Dijkstra, Physiotherapist and Epidemiologist UMCG, and Dr. Harry Reintsema, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist UMCG



Trismus is a debilitating complication seen in many head and neck oncology patients. The consequences for patients in their daily life and strategies to prevent or treat trismus problems by physical training and stretching methods will be explained and illustrated in this workshop. Several tools and techniques for diagnostics and treatment will be demonstrated and can be practiced.



Workshops #4 & #8: 

Psychological Counseling



Prof. Dr. Theo Bouman, Psychologist, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences, RUG and Dr. Chiquit van Linden van den Heuvell. Psychologist UMCG



Psychological problems and disorders can be seen in head and neck oncology patients. Professionals in head and neck oncology care should be able to recognize and acknowledge these conditions. However one should be aware when compassion stops and where professional treatment is needed. Multidisciplinary approaches will be discussed.


***Please note workshops 1-4 repeat as workshops 5-8***

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