Avoiding and Managing Complications
Understanding The Principles of Radiofrequency Energy
Review Of Current Indications Of Benign Thyroid Nodule Ablation
The Future RFA for the Neck
Thyroid Ablation Setup and Technique
Minimally invasive, ultrasound (US)-guided thyroid treatment modalities are becoming effective and save alternatives to sugery in patients with benign thyroid cysts, solid nonfunctioning benign thyroid nodules that grow or become symptomatic, and in solid hyper-functioning nodules.
At meeting, we will focus on how Thyroid Radiofrecuency Ablation has recive international recognition as an effective, safe and non surgical option for selected thyroid nodules with significant benefits for both the patient and healthcare provider.
08:00 – 08:40 Radiofrequency Basic
08:40 – 09:00 Questions and discussion
09:00 – 09:30 Auxiliary Techniques and procedures
09:30 – 09:50 Question and discussion
09:50 – 10:20 Guidelines and patient selection
10:20 – 10:30 Questions and debates
10:30 – 11:00 Coffe break
11:00 – 11:20 Technique: preparation and setting
11:20 – 11:40 Question and debates
11:40 – 12:00 Avoiding complications and result
12:00 – 12:20 Questions and discussion
12:20 – 12:40 Future perspectives – PMC and Parathyroid
14:30 – 18:00 RFA Hands-on wuth phantoms
08:00 – 14:00 RFA Hands-on wuth Live Patients at UERJ
14:00 – 16:00 Graduation Lunch and Awarding of Certificates
We hope you will join us for this exciting program that can ultimately result in better outcomes and quality of life for many of your patients.
Location: Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee -Ballroom C1 on the Meeting Level 4
7.75 CME credit hours, Verification Level II Target audience: Practicing physicians, Residents, & Fellows
The objective of this course is to introduce the practicing surgeon to office-based ultrasound examination of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and related pathology. The distinction of normal from malignant lymphadenopathy is emphasized with a demonstration of the comprehensive examination of lymph node basins in cervical zones I-VI. The process of ultrasound guided FNA of thyroid nodules and enlarged lymph nodes is demonstrated in didactic lecture format. In addition, skill sessions allow the surgeon to learn varied techniques of FNA of lesions in phantom models.
The use of patient volunteers with thyroid and parathyroid pathology and lymphadenopathy will allow supervised hands-on experience with transverse and longitudinal ultrasound methods. Participants will be instructed in the practical details and hurdles in developing office-based ultrasound.
Course Directors: Russell Smith, MD & Lisa Orloff, MD
Lab instructors : Arjun Joshi, MD, Joe Sniezek, MD, Marika Russell, MD , Russell Smith, MD, William B. Armstrong, MD, David Shonka, MD, Lisa Orloff, MD, Merry Sebelik, MD, Kelly (Groom) Anderson, MD, Mirabelle Sajisevi, MD, Jag Dhingra, MD, Chris Fundakowski, MD.
American Head and Neck Society
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We invite you to join us at Penn State Health for a Thyroid RFA Hands-On Training Course on June 2-3, 2023.
This two-day course will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the application of RFA in the management of thyroid nodules. It will include relevant lectures on the technology and its implementation, structured hands-on instruction using ultrasound guided RFA on cadavers and phantoms, as well as a certificate of completion.
In order to afford attendees a personalized experience, limited spots are available.
This course is expected to fill up quickly, and we will maintain a waitlist once all spots are taken.
Please follow this link for more information and to complete the required registration form.