Welcome note conference chair Stephan Lang

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

After the great successes of our previous meetings in 2015 and 2018, I would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Symposium on Tumor-Host Interaction in Head and Neck Cancer taking place in Essen, Germany from January 2829, 2022. 

We have been able to attract the world’s leading experts on various emerging and relevant topics in head and neck oncology in order to discuss the most recent developments in the field. Our scientific program committee has compiled a state-of-the-art program (for updated information please visit our website: www.headandneck-symposium.de) that will provide you with a unique interdisciplinary conference experience:  

  • High-yield conference on experimental and translational head and neck oncology 

  • Covering topics from bench to bedside to stimulate a dialogue between basic scientists and clinicians 

  • Great mix between PhDs and MDs expected 

  • Hybrid daytime format with scheduling tailored to the needs of the post-covid era (short talks for in person presenters before noon, streamed invited talks for off-site international presenters in the afternoon) 

  • Opportunity for junior and senior scientists to present and discuss their work 

We are convinced that this meeting will help to intensify international cooperation in the future. To accomplish this goal, we need you and your scientific input and therefore encourage you to submit abstracts to compile an up-to-date and informative program. You can find more information on abstract submission here.  

Our symposium will be held under the auspices of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and continues the series of annual meetings of the Working Group Oncology. 

Essen, the center of the Rhine-Ruhr area, will serve as a wonderful venue for this conference. It guarantees high-level scientific discussions plus relaxation and exploration of the history of the Ruhr area. 

Join us in looking forward to this special meeting! We would be delighted if the 3rd International Symposium on Tumor-Host Interaction in Head and Neck Cancer sparks your desire for scientific exchange – see you in Essen, Germany. 

Best regards, 


Stephan Lang  

Conference chair