Dear Colleagues,

The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) was founded in 1987. Over the years it has conducted numerous programs of continuing education, including quadrennial world congresses, the very popular world tour program and offers on line educational resources on its web site

It also conducts a Global On Line Fellowship (GOLF) program and approves centers of excellence around the world for hands on training in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology.

This year IFHNOS introduces a new program called the “Head and Neck Cancer Summit”, a comprehensive multidisciplinary didactic program covering the entire field of head and neck surgery and oncology. This will be a three-day program in person, and will consist of lectures, panel discussions, tumor boards and video sessions on operative techniques. The first Summit was held in Chennai, India, from Feb. 16-18, 2024.

The second Summit will be held at the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from August 29-31, 2024. The program will consist of traveling faculty from Memorial Sloan Kettering from New York, M D Anderson from Houston and the University of Toronto. These experts will interact with leaders in the field from several countries from South America. This unique initiative of IFHNOS promises to be a most exciting and state of the art conference in recent years in this part of the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Sao Paulo in August 2024.

Jatin P. Shah


Claudio R. Cernea


Luiz P. Kowalski


Fernando L. Dias