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European Head and Neck Society

In many European countries, separate head and neck oncology societies or working groups are active. For the past couple of decades, the British, Dutch and Scandinavian societies of head and neck oncologists have held periodic joint scientific meetings that have been of a high standard and mutually beneficial. Many felt a strong desire to widen this activity to Europe as a whole and to provide to all specialists involved in head and neck cancer a common platform to meet and discuss together. In order to assess the feasibility of such a European venture, it was decided to convert the three societies' meeting into the First European Conference on Head and Neck Cancer in the French city of Lille in November 2001. This venue was chosen because of its excellent transport connections and facilities, as well as for its history and of its own work in the field of head and neck cancer. Four main topics in the field of Head and Neck Oncology were selected and discussed from a European perspective: epidemiology, oropharyngeal carcinoma, novel diagnostic methods and therapies, and quality-of-life issues. The content, attendance (from 19 different European countries) and facilities were all regarded as highly successful. During the business meeting, a consensus rose on the need of this kind of European society as a 'society of societies' (ie. a common body of national head and neck societies). Two years later, the equally successful Second European Conference on Head and Neck Cancer was hosted in Lille again, with the subtitle 'towards a European Head and Neck Cancer Society'.1 The respective presidents of the European national societies (or their representatives) here discussed the form and structure of the new EHNS. A founding board was given the task to organise its inception and to do everything in the interest of the new society until an elected board was in place.

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There are numerous Head & Neck Associations worldwide, both national and international. However, ESP stands out to be one of the most renowned Societies and Associations both in Europe or worldwide.  Some of These Societies and Associations are working on specific topics such as Spinal, Head & Neck surgery, Digital Head & Neck care, Veterinary Head & Neck surgery and pediatric Head & Neck study etc. Some of the Head & Neck Societies and Associations in different parts of the world are as follows:

American Head & Neck Societies and Associations: USA is considered to be the hub of research. There are several Societies and Associations working on different field, out of which almost 75 USA Head & Neck Societies and Associations are present.  These societies and association are located in Maryland, Illinois, Washington, California and Florida.

European Head & Neck Societies and Associations: More than 52 Head & Neck Societies and Associations in Europe are contributing towards Head & Neck research activities through their annual congress, journal and newsletters. Majority of these European Head & Neck Societies and Associations are located in Belgium, Ireland, UK and Italy.

Asia-Pacific Head & Neck Societies and Associations:  There are almost 32 Asian Head & Neck Societies and Associations working on human, as well as animal Head & Neck. These associations are situated mostly in Japan, Singapore, India and China. These Societies and Associations were established in different time periods by eminent Head & Neck Specialists and scientists working in this field.

Middle East Head & Neck Societies and Associations: In Middle East almost 24 Head & Neck Associations are present. These Societies and Associations are organizing annual and biannual Head & Neck Annual Conferences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Head & Neck Societies and Associations in Middle East are involved with pediatric Head & Neck, surgical and clinical Head & Neck as well.

Head & Neck Societies and Association Conferences: There are almost 150 Head & Neck Meetings and conferences which are scheduled by these Societies and Associations for the year 2016 and 2017 in different parts of the globe. These international Head & Neck Conferences and Head & Neck Annual Meetings are intended to bring together all the recent researches, new innovations and findings in a global platform.