Category: Research Updates & News

Attend the 2019 Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium

UPMC Survivorship Team

On August 5th and 6th, the Department of Otolaryngology will host the second annual Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium. This conference is open to healthcare providers and interested community members, and will welcome Keynote speakers from around the country speaking on issues related to the treatment of head and neck cancers, and living with symptoms and side effects after treatment. Featured presentations will focus on issues such as: Strategies for Maintaining Oral Health Multiple Symptom Management Rehabilitative Strategies Body Image after Cancer Managing Dysphagia (Swallowing) Self-Advocacy in Cancer Care This conference is the first of its kind, bringing together

The Center for Cortical Vision

The Optic Nerve

A central component of the new Pittsburgh Vision Institute will be a dedicated Center for Cortical Vision, aimed at restoring visual perception in patients who have experienced retinal degeneration. One of the leading causes of blindness in the Western World, retinal degeneration occurs in a variety of pathological conditions, including ocular trauma, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, tumors, and optic neuropathies. An expert team of clinicians and researchers at the University of Pittsburgh will continue to build upon existing collaborative efforts with the Brain Institute of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University as well as many international scientists, including those at the Institut

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