• 1st World Congress of IFHNOS
    1998 Mumbai, India

  • 2nd World Congress of IFHNOS
    2002 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • 3rd World Congress of IFHNOS
    2006 Prague, Czech Republic

  • 4th World Congress of IFHNOS
    2010 Seoul, Korea

  • 5th World Congress of IFHNOS
    26-30 July 2014, New York, USA

  • IFHNOS Member Societies


IFHNOS is a global organization established through cooperation of national and regional Societies and Organizations in the Specialty of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology with membership from national and regional multidisciplinary organizations, representing 65 countries. The purpose of the Federation is to provide a common platform for Specialists in the field of Head and Neck Cancer to interact in professional matters of mutual interest.

The Federation conducts quadrennial global Congresses involving multidisciplinary Specialists in Head and Neck Cancer in various parts of the world. In addition, it offers Global continuing Medical Education, through its World Tour programs, conducted by world leaders in the specialties of Surgical, Medical and Radiation Oncology, and allied specialties.

The Federation has significantly enhanced international camaraderie, friendship and collegiality amongst Head and Neck Surgeons and Oncologists, from all parts of the world. IFHNOS encourages international collaboration for projects of mutual interest through collaborative Research, and sponsors local, regional and national meetings for continuing medical education in Head and Neck Cancer. The IFHNOS quadrennial congresses are one of the most important and significant multidisciplinary conferences in the specialty of Head and Neck Cancer.


Click here to visit the website of the 5th World Congress of IFHNOS and annual meeting of AHNS, New York, 26-30 July 2014 celebrating the Centennial of the Head and Neck Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York


Petition to Declare July 27 as World Head and Neck Cancer Day:  Fill out the online petition to have July 27 be declared "World Head and Neck Cancer Day" by clicking here. Your support means a great deal to us and to this cause.


“The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is pleased to sign the 2014 proclamation and lend its support to the IFHNOS campaign to raise awareness and motivate national action against head and neck cancer – an imminently preventable cancer – through a call to mark 27th July as head and neck cancers day” — Dr. Anil D’Cruz, Head an Neck Cancer specialist and member of the UICC Board of Directors


New Extended Deadline for Online Fellowship Applications: September 15, 2014