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International Course of Thyroid Ultrasonography and minimally invasive procedure

International Course of Thyroid Ultrasonography and minimally invasive procedure
  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Thyroid disorder
Practice teaching course by Excemed
Friday, Oct 7 - Saturday, Oct 8 2016
Pisa, Italy

Language

English

Registration status
Closed

Registration fee

700.00€

To pre-register for our 2017 edition of this live programme, please contact:

Meridiano Congress International
Congress Manager: Denise Rizzitelli
T +39 06 88595 210 - F +39 06 88595 234        
denise.rizzitelli@meridiano.it

Target audiences

Endocrinologists
Radiologists
internists
Endocrinologists Radiologists internists and any other healthcare professional involved in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules.

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Introduction

Note: This course is now fully booked.

Advanced practical thyroid ultrasound course: Focus on US guided Fine Needle Aspiration, percutaneous ethanol injection and laser treatment of thyroid nodules

Overview

Thyroid  nodules  are  a  common  clinical  finding,  with  an  estimated prevalence  of  3%  to  7%  at  palpation.  Prevalence  of  non-palpable nodules at thyroid ultrasound (US) in the general population is much higher; moreover, many patients with palpable thyroid nodules have additional  nodules  at  US  (15-35%).  The  great  majority  of  thyroid nodules  are  benign,  with  less  than  5%  being  malignant  (i.e. carcinomas). While cytological examination of fine needle aspirates is the  gold  standard  for  discriminating  malignant  nodules,  thyroid conventional US patterns have high specificity but low sensitivity in the diagnosis of carcinomas. Elastosonography is a new technique that employs US to provide an estimate of nodular stiffness and is being developed  to  obtain  higher  accuracy  in  diagnosis.  Alternative treatment  modalities  for  benign  thyroid  nodules,  such  as  laser therapy - a novel, minimallyinvasive treatment - are currently being
tested  to  overcome  the  limits  of  medical  therapy  and  avoid unnecessary thyroid excision. EXCEMED  is  collaborating  with  the  Division  of  Endocrinology  and Metabolism,  Endocrine  Unit  #  1,  Department  of  Clinical  and Experimental Medicine, of the University of Pisa, Italy, to produce an advanced  course  in  thyroid  ultrasonography  focusing  on  new modalities for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules that will be  exploring  the  practical  aspects  of  US-guided  diagnostic elastosonography  and  laser  therapy  in  the  management  of  thyroid nodules. The main objectives of this course are to review the latest news in thyroid ultrasound diagnostic criteria and applications in the presence of thyroid nodules and to offer tools to use in daily clinical practice when executing diagnostic elastosonography and laser treatment for benign nodules.

Learning objectives


•  refine the execution methods for fine needle aspiration biopsy on thyroid nodules
•  refine the execution methods for percutaneous alcohol injection on cystic thyroid nodules
•  apply novel alternative interventional approaches to treat benign thyroid nodules

Accreditation details

An application has been made to the EACCME ® for CME accreditation of the EXCEMED “International Course of Thyroid Ultrasonography and minimally invasive procedure” to be held on 1-2 July 2016 and 7- 8 October 2016 in Pisa, Italy.

Scientific programme

Day 1: Friday

13.30 Welcome and presentation of the learning objectives of the course
14.00 Introduction: Ultrasound guided Fine Needle Aspiration: When and how
14.20 Percutaneous ethanol injection: When and how
15.00 Live case illustrations: Ultrasound guided Fine Needle Aspiration Percutaneous ethanol injection
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Practical session: Participants will perform ultrasound guided FNA on substitute subjects or other models and FNA on patients – live session
17.00 Practical session: Participants to perform percutaneous ethanol injection on substitute subject or other models and FNA on patients  – live session
18.00 Interactive discussion of clinical cases
End of the first day

 

Day 2: Saturday

08.30 Live case illustrations: Laser Treatment of patients with multi nodular goiter and thyroid nodules – live session
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Indications for laser treatment in nodular thyroid diseases
12.00 How to plan and perform laser treatment
12.15 Patient preparation: Before and after laser treatment
12.30 Thyroid contrast enhance ultrasound after laser ablation
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Practical session:Participants to perform laser ablation on substitute subject or other models– live session
15.30 Question and answer session and conclusion of the live educational course

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education


Programme Manager: Michela Fiuzzi
T +39 06 420413 252 - F +39 06 420413 677
michela.fiuzzi @excemed.org

EXCEMED designed this programme in partnership with the University of Pisa.

Chair(s)

Teresa Rago

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Endocrine Unit #1
University of Pisa
Via Paradisa, 2
Pisa, Pisa, 56124, Italy

Paolo Vitti

Director
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Endocrine Unit #1
University of Pisa
Via Paradisa, 2
Pisa, Pisa, 56124, Italy
Slide kit
Teresa Rago
Endocrinology and metabolism
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Teresa Rago
Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Teresa Rago
Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Teresa Rago
Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Teresa Rago
Endocrinology and metabolism