Leading Edge of Practical Thyroidology

Austin, TX US
May 3, 2017

If you attended the Leading Edge of Practical Thyroidology session held Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the AACE Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, please proceed to attempt this assessment for ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit. To begin, select the red 'Take Course' tab. You must be logged in to access the assessment.

  • AACE Members: login with the same username/password used for the AACE website.
  • Non-AACE Members: login using the non-member portal if you have an existing non-member account OR create an account if you are new to the AACE Education website.

Once logged in, you will be prompted to enter the access code you received onsite (found on page 7 of the Schedule-at-a-Glance). If you need assistance, please contact cme@aace.com.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Only those who receive a passing score will be eligible for MOC credit. Please allow two weeks for MOC points to appear within your account on the ABIM website.

Participation information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss non-specific symptoms that may occur in thyroid disease and non-thyroid diseases
  • Review what we know and don't know about thyroid physiology and testing
  • Develop a practical approach to the management of patients who attribute their symptoms to their thyroid disease when this may or may not be the case
  • Review and discuss highlights of 2016 AACE Thyroid Nodule Guidelines
  • Compare recommendations with 2015 ATA Thyroid Nodule/Cancer Guidelines
  • Discuss results of 2016 Practice Survey vis-à-vis guideline recommendations
  • Recognize the major changes in thyroid cancer guidance from ATA 2015
  • Understand how to implement the new I-131 recommendations
  • Understand controversies in molecular genetic testing
  • Understand the use of antithyroid drugs in hyperthyroidism
  • Understand the use of radioiodine in hyperthyroidism
  • Understand the use of surgery in hyperthyroidism
  • Understand the various codes used to bill thyroid ultrasound and FNA biopsy as well as the appropriate use of modifiers
  • Highlight the importance of ECNU certification and AIUM accreditation for both quality assurance and reimbursement
  • Increase the awareness of MACRA/MIPS as it pertains to thyroid practice
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Course summary
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  • 4.00 MOC
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Event starts: 
05/03/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/03/2017 - 12:00pm
AACE Annual Meeting
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Mark A. Lupo, MD; Michael McDermott, MD; Hossein Gharib, MD; Brian Kim, MD; Douglas S. Ross, MD

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 MOC

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