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ADVANCE HANDS-ON RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION TRAINING FOR TYROID NODULES

COURSE OBJECTIVE

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

COURSE INFO

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.

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AGENDA DAY 1

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

AGENDA DAY 2

08:00 – 14:00 RFA Hands-on wuth Live Patients at UERJ 

14:00 – 16:00 Graduation Lunch and Awarding of Certificates

IX Brazilian Thyroid RFA Hands-On Course
December 15 - 16th 2023 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound Course preceding
the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Saturday, September 30, 2023,
7:00 AM to 4:35 PM

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 AGENDA

Course Directors: Russell Smith, MD & Lisa Orloff, MD

Didactic Session

7:00 am to 7:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:30 am to 7:40 am

Course Introduction

7:40 am to 8:10 am

Principles and Physics of Ultrasonography – Joe Sniezek, MD

8:10 am to 8:30 am

canning Techniques for Head and Neck Ultrasonography – Arjun Joshi, MD

8:30 am to 9:10 am

Ultrasonography of Normal Neck Anatomy – Marika Russell, MD

9:10 am to 9:25 am

Break

9:25 am to 9:40 am

Instructor Demonstration – Russell Smith, MD

9:40 am to 10:10 am

Thyroid Ultrasonography – William B. Armstrong, MD

10:10 am to 10:35 am

Parathyroid Ultrasonography – Russell Smith, MD

10:35 am – 10:50 am

Break

10:50 am to 11:30 am

Neck Ultrasonography – David Shonka, MD

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Interventional Ultrasonography – Lisa Orloff, MD

12:00 pm to 12:15 pm

Lunch Break (Box Lunch to be provided)

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm

Integrating Office Based Ultrasonography into Practice – Merry Sebelik, MD

12:45 pm to 12:50 pm

Lab Introduction

12:50 pm to 1:00 pm

Break for Transition to Lab Session

Lab Session

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.

1:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Instructors Meet Volunteers and Support Staff for US Equipment

1:15 pm to 1:45 pm

Module 1: Basic Technical Issues

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Module 2: Central Neck Anatomy

2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

Module 3: Lateral Neck Anatomy

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Module 4: Lymph Node Evaluation

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Module 5: Performance Exam

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Module 6: Ultrasound Guided FNA

4:30 pm to 4:35 pm

Concluding Remarks

American Head and Neck Society

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SAving Thyroids Through RFA
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

REGISTRATION OPEN: THYROID RFA HANDS-ON TRAINING COURSE

REGISTRATION OPEN:
THYROID RFA
HANDS-ON TRAINING COURSE
JUNE 2-3, 2023

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.

Ablation of the thyroid nodule disease