Conference aimsThis course aims to build on the successesof the last ten years and will explore thechanges that have taken place in themanagement of head and neck malignancyin the last decade. The day will consist ofevidence-based lectures that will focus onbiology of the ageing cell, peri-operativecare and frailty, physical rehabilitation aftertreatment in the elderly and some of theethical dilemmas that surround treatment inthis age group. Case-based discussion willbe incorporated throughout the day.Target audienceSpecialist Registrars and Consultants inHead and Neck / Maxillofacial / ENT / PlasticSurgery, Clinical and Medical Oncologists,Pathologists, Radiologists and all membersof the extended Head and Neck TeamTopics to include• Biology of the ageing cell• Peri-operative care and frailty• Physical rehabilitation after treatment inthe elderly• Ethical dilemmas