Seven years ago, otolaryngologists who worked in the field of head neck surgery formed a group called Thai Head Neck Surgery Society. With the vision and devoted from the ex-president, Dr.Pakdee Sannikorn from Rajavithi hospital, A/Prof Siripornchai Supanakorn from Chulalongkorn university and Clinical prof. Choakchai Metheetrairut from Siriraj hospital.
However, to combat the head neck cancer, we should not fight alone. So, in 2018, we upgraded the Thai Head Neck Surgery Society to the Thai Society for head neck oncology, with aim to recruit more members from the medical colleague who may not be a surgeon. The objectives of the society are to promote/exchange the knowledge of head neck oncology between physician and to collaborated with other domestic and international societies. This year we have started very successfully the 1st conference of our society and a soft cadaver workshop with more than hundred participants and excellent feedback.
Today, TSHNO is the only one and the biggest society for head neck cancer in Thailand. We have worked under supervision of Thai royal collage of otolaryngologist- Head and Neck Surgeons of Thailand and we are members of the international federation of head and neck oncologic societies. We have 135 registered members from all over Thailand now.
That is a brief story of us.
Pornake Apipan, M.D.
Assist. Prof. Patravoot Vatanasapt, M.D.
Asst. Prof. Kitti Jantharapattana, M.D.
Assist. Prof. Napadon Tangjaturonrasme, M.D.