9th Annual Nancy Glick Symposium

Symposium details

Healthcare providers from Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas and faculty from Texas A&M Caruth School of Dental Hygiene, in collaboration with the Texas Woman's University Dental Hygiene Program, will take a multidisciplinary approach in discussing head and neck cancer prevention and treatment. Topics to be covered include HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, dysphagia as a long-term effect of radiation therapy, early detection, and primary prevention strategies.

Program description

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and the leading cause of oropharyngeal cancers found on the tonsils, the base of the tongue, and back of the throat. Healthcare providers should have a good understanding of the HPV virus concerning the risk of oropharyngeal cancers and appropriate prevention strategies.

  • The symposium will span over two TWU campuses.
  • There will be speakers live at each campus.
  • Participants will be able to choose which campus to attend the symposium.
  • There will be a Zoom Meeting created for speakers only.

Program objectives

  • Review HPV and its association with oropharyngeal cancer and dysphagia
  • Explain medical/surgical treatment options for oropharyngeal cancer
  • Describe medical/surgical treatment options for oral cavity cancer
  • Explain common effects of radiation therapy on speech and swallowing
  • Describe the role of dental professionals and speech-language pathologists in the prevention of dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer
  • Describe the role of the dental professional and speech-language pathologist in preventive strategies of HPV-related head and neck cancer
  • Identify and discuss the immunization process and safety with patients
  • Demonstrate effective patient counseling on risk reduction and immunization
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Dr. Dylan Corey Lippert, MD

Dr. Dylan Corey Lippert, MD

Dr. Lippert is a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in ear, nose, and throat conditions. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. 

He completed an Otolaryngology residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, and a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ. 

Dr. Lippert has published several medical papers, including Metastatic synovial sarcoma of the scalp: Case report; Glove and Gown Effects on Intraoperative Bacterial Contamination; and Clinical, histopathologic and radiographic indicators of malignancy in head and neck paragangliomas. 

Dr. Lippert's practice combines traditional head and neck surgery with facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He focuses on minimally invasive transoral removal of tumors, microvascular free flap reconstruction, treatment of complex skin cancer, HPV-related oral cancers, and tumors of the parotid and thyroid.

Diane Longnecker

Diane Longnecker, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Diane Longnecker is a speech-language pathologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders in adults. 

Diane received her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) in 2012. 

She currently serves as the Advanced Clinical Specialist for the Speech-Language Pathology department at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.  

Interests beyond her clinical duties include staff education, standardization of clinical practice, and presenting at the local, state, and national level.

Katie Bukolt

Katie Bukolt MSN, APRN, FNP-C, AOCNP

Katie Bukolt is currently employed as a nurse practitioner at the Texas Oncology–Baylor Sammons Cancer Center in the department of radiation oncology. She cares for all types of cancer patients receiving radiation as part of their cancer treatment.

Katie received her BSN from Texas Tech University in 1998, and her MSN while living and working in Miami, FL. at Barry University in 2008. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with additional certifications as an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner and certification in radiation oncology.

She has a special interest in head and neck cancer and young women with breast cancer. In addition to management of patient’s care before and during radiation, she assists patients with advanced care planning services and survivorship needs.

Jane C. Cotter

Jane C. Cotter, BSDH, MS, CTTS, FAADH

Jane Cotter is an Assistant Professor at the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene.  She received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in Houston, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Texas Women’s University and a Master of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene Education from Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry.  Ms. Cotter also is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

Ms. Cotter provides continuing education courses on Dental Oncology and Tobacco Cessation for registered dental hygienists and is a published author of HPV vaccination research. Ms. Cotter is credited for being instrumental in establishing and managing a dental clinic in the Charles A. Sammons Oncology Outpatient Clinic located on the Baylor University Medical Center campus in Dallas, Texas.

Lizabeth Spoonts

Lizabeth Spoonts, RDH, MS

Lizabeth Spoonts earned a bachelor’s in dental hygiene from Texas Woman’s University, and her Master’s in Health Promotion from the University of North Texas. She has practiced clinical dental hygiene for 20 years in various settings.

She also worked as a surgical assistant in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is currently a Clinical Professor at TWU, where she has taught for the last nineteen years. Her curriculum vitae includes attending the Oral Pathology Institute at the University of North Carolina, attending webinars, and continuing education on Oral Pathology.

She has taught Oral Pathology in the dental hygiene curriculum at TWU for the past 12 years. She has presented research and taught workshops on the state and national levels. She has been invited to present at Southwest Dental Conference and the Dallas Dental Hygienist’s Society on oral pathology topics ranging from HPV, oral cancer, viral and fungal lesions, as well as reactive lesions that present in the oral cavity.

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