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F Johnson Putney Lectureship in Head and Neck Cancers

38th Annual F. Johnson Putney Lectureship in
Head & Neck Cancers

October 18, 2024
MUSC Campus

Program Overview:

This all-day conference in Charleston SC will bring together a multidisciplinary group of Head and Neck Cancer experts to discuss challenges and future directions of treatment of head and neck cancer.  The conference will focus on the latest cutting-edge management techniques, including new surgical methods, clinical trial advancements, and rehabilitation options that have emerged over the past five years.  Virtual and in-person attendance options available.

Conference Objectives:

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

  1. Advance their knowledge around the advantages and perils of neoadjuvant therapy for head and neck cancer
  2. Discuss the data behind de-escalation of radiation therapy for human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancer
  3. Describe the importance of functional and dental rehabilitation of the head and neck cancer patient

Target Audience:

The target audience for the conference include the following:  Otolaryngology (ENT), Head & Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Oral surgery, Maxillofacial prosthodontics, Advance Practice Providers, Speech-Language Pathology, Residents, and Medical Students.

Conference Brochure:

The full conference brochure will be available soon. 

Online Syllabus:

In our efforts to “go green”, an online syllabus will be provided to all attendees. Information will be emailed to you prior to the conference so that you may download a copy. Internet connection will also be available in the meeting room.

Credit Designation:

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any financial relationships with any ineligible companies. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any financial relationships with these ineligible companies have been mitigated by the MUSC Office of CME. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.


The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Americans with Disabilities Act:

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please call the Office of CME at 843-876-1925

Registration Fees:

The registration fees for In-person or Virtual attendance is as follows:

  Early Bird
(on or before 7/30/2024) 
8/1/2024 - 9/15/2024) 
(after 9/16/2024) 
Physicians in Practice (MD/DO/DMD/DDS)   $225.00  $275.00  $325.00
 APPs & Retired Physicians  $175.00  $225.00  $275.00
 Resident, Fellows, Students  $75.00  $125.00  $175.00
 Industry  $225.00  $275.00  $325.00

Conference Cancellation:

A refund will be made upon written request prior to September 18, 2024; however $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after September 18, 2024. We reserve the right to cancel the conference if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties. By registering for this conference, you acknowledge and agree to this cancellation policy.

Hotel Information:

Coming soon. 

Conference Registration:

(Please use ONE of these methods to register.  Do not mail if previously faxed or telephoned).

1. Online Registration Portal

2. Mail registration form with check made out to “Medical University of South Carolina” or credit card information to:      
MUSC Office of CME      
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
HE601, MSC 754      
Charleston, SC 29425

3. Call the CME Office to register (credit card payment only) at (843) 876-1925

4. Fax registration form (credit card payment only) to (843) 876-1931

5. Email registration form to

Pandemic Uncertainty:

The lack of certainty about the future trajectory of the pandemic makes it difficult to make an informed decision about almost everything.  With this in mind, we have listed some key points to consider as you decide between the in-person registration and the virtual registration:

While masks are currently* not required, we encourage the use of masks for individuals at risk of complications from COVID-19, including older adults and individuals who are immunocompromised or who have pre-existing conditions. If a mask is worn, it should fit well around the nose and mouth. Cloth masks are not recommended unless they are covering a surgical mask underneath.

We will not be offering COVID testing onsite at the conference. If you are traveling internationally, please refer to the CDC Requirements for International Travelers prior to making your arrangements. For everyone flying to Charleston, we suggest purchasing travel insurance in the event your trip is cancelled.

* New mask mandates may be implemented in the future as indicated to protect the health of our community.