ORAL SUPPORTIVE ONCOLOGY EDUCATION AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES IN GREECE
HASCOCC, The Hellenic Association of Supportive Care of the Oral Cavity in Cancer (www.oraloncology.gr) was founded in 2005, with members mainly from the dental and medical field.
The Dental Oncology Unit of the Dental School, University of Athens and HASCOCC organize joint educational seminars aimed at dentists, and health care professionals from other disci plines including medical oncology, hematology, radiotherapy, and oncology nursing.
Over the past years, several MASCC/ ISOO members have been invited during the biannual scientific symposia to lecture and highlight topics related to oral supportive care in cancer. The Dental Oncology Unit participates in the Committee of Oral Health, Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, to develop the goals of Hospital Dentistry with special reference to oral health of oncology patients.
HASCOCC, in collaboration with the local organizers, co-chairs the MASCC/ISOO Continuing Education Workshop at the 2011 Annual Symposium in Athens.