AACE/ACE Advanced Neck Ultrasound Training Course, September 9-10, 2017, Dallas, TX

September 9, 2017 to September 10, 2017

Whereas ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disorders encompasses new knowledge and technology that was not available in most formal training programs for endocrinologists, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has undertaken responsibility of training and certifying endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, otolaryngologists / head and neck surgeons, pathologists and radiologists in these new procedures. Many candidates for ECNU certification need further instruction in performance of comprehensive ultrasound examination, preparation of written reports, biopsy technique and slide preparation. The target audience for this course is clinical endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, ENT / head and neck surgeons, pathologists and radiologists and their physician extenders.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is clinical endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, ENT / head and neck surgeons, pathologists and radiologists and their physician extenders with prior experience in thyroid ultrasound.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, one will understand the indications and limitations of thyroid ultrasound and how it integrates with other thyroid tests (FNAB, and Tg) to improve the diagnosis and management of thyroid disease. "Hands-on" ultrasound and ultrasound guided FNA biopsy will be demonstrated and practiced by the attendees using phantoms. Participants will understand the components of a complete neck ultrasound and be able to compose a comprehensive report.

Additional information
Available for MOC Points?: 
No
Practice Area: 
Diabetes
Hypoglycemia
Obesity
General Endo
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.75 AMA
  • 15.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/09/2017
Course expires: 
09/10/2018
Event starts: 
09/09/2017 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
09/10/2017 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$0.00

Saturday, September 9, 2017

7:00 - 7:25 AMContinental Breakfast and Registration 
7:25 - 7:30 AMWelcome and Introductions 
7:30 - 8:00 AMAdvanced Anatomy of the Neck 
J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU
Objectives:
  1. Learn the anatomy of the neck; identify the important landmarks (trachea, muscles, thyroid, and blood vessels.
  2. Understand the defined surgical compartments of the neck.
  3. Review the anatomy of the submandibular and mediastinal spaces and implications for ultrasound study.
  4. Describe the appearance and size limits of the normal thyroid.
8:00 - 8:30 AMKey Physics and Doppler Principles 
Devaprabu Abraham. MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU
Objectives:
  1. Review essential neck ultrasound physics concepts and artifacts
  2. Demonstrate Doppler principles used in neck ultrasound
8:30 - 9:00 AMDiffuse Thyroid Disease & Thyroiditis 
Alex Tessnow, MD, FACE, ECNU
Objectives:
  1. Describe the sonographic appearance of autoimmune thyroid disease.
  2. Avoid interpretative errors when analyzing heterogeneous thyroid
  3. Review the potential utility of Doppler in the evaluation of thyrotoxicosis
9:00 - 10:00 AMThyroid Nodules 
Mark A Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU
Objectives:
  1. Recognize ultrasound characteristics of benign and malignant nodules.
  2. Understand the predictive value of ultrasound characteristics and how they relate to probability of malignancy.
  3. Review pattern recognition in thyroid nodule evaluation
  4. Recognize the impact of these characteristics in the evaluation of multinodular goiter.
10:00 - 10:15 AMBreak 
10:15 - 11:15 AMUltrasound of Lymph Nodes: Preoperative Assessment and Postoperative Surveillance 
Alex Tessnow, MD, FACE, ECNU
Objectives:
  1. Learn to identify characteristics of benign and malignant lymph nodes.
  2. Understand the role of cervical ultrasound in the pre-operative management of thyroid cancer.
  3. Understand the role of ultrasound in the long-term surveillance for recurrence in thyroid cancer.
11:15 - 12:00 PMLymph Node Mapping with Case Examples 
Mark A Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU and J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU
Objectives:
  1. Understand the role of formal lymph node mapping prior to surgery
  2. Provide templates for lymph node mapping.
  3. Review the surgical compartments of the neck
12:00 - 12:45 PMParathyroid Ultrasound 
Devaprabu Abraham. MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU
Objectives:
  1. Recognize the ultrasound appearances and features of parathyroid adenomas.
  2. Understand the anatomical variations in the location of parathyroid glands.
  3. Define the role and review the technique of US guided FNA biopsies with PTH estimation in syringe aspirates in the localization of parathyroid adenomas.
12:45 - 1:30 PMLunch 
1:30 - 5:30 PMLab 1 – Performance of Ultrasound Exam 
All Faculty
Objectives:
  1. Observe complete ultrasound examinations on model patients.
  2. Correctly identify and characterize pathology on model patients
  3. Describe the content of an ultrasound report on model Patients.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 AMNeck U/S Imaging: Nodule and Lymph Node Images 
Devaprabu Abraham. MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU
Mark A Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU
Alex Tessnow, MD, FACE, ECNU 

Objectives:
  1. Display images of nodules and lymph nodes to highlight clinical decision making
  2. Utilize ARS to promote interactivity
8:15 - 9:15 AMUltrasound Guided FNA Biopsy 
Mark A Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. Understand the ATA and AACE guidelines for biopsy
  2. Recognize the various approaches to biopsy (parallel and perpendicular, linear and convex transducers, suction and suctionless) and how to modify the technique to match the clinical situation.
  3. Learn to prepare quality microscopic slides.
9:15 - 9:30 AMBreak 
9:30 - 10:15 AMPercutaneous Ethanol Injection 
Devaprabu Abraham. MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. A review of agents available for percutaneous ablation.
  2. Review the indications for PEI.
  3. Effectiveness and limitations of PEI.
  4. An overview of the procedure of PEI.
10:00 - 11:00 AMUltrasound Report Preparation: Certifying Agency Standards 
J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. Understand the components a complete ultrasound exam according to AACE/AIUM protocol.
  2. Learn to describe tissue characteristics sonographically.
  3. Prepare comprehensive ultrasound reports according to AIUM/AACE protocol and ECNU requirements.
11:00 - 12:00 PMCase based panel discussion: 
Devaprabu Abraham. MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU
Mark A Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU
J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU
Alex Tessnow, MD, FACE, ECNU 

Objectives:
  1. To demonstrate real life patient images and decision making.
  2. Review of images to decide on whether biopsy is needed or not.
  3. 5 cases from the audience for panel to discuss management.
12:00 - 1:00 PMLunch 
1:00 - 3:00 PMLab 2: Ultrasound Guided Biopsy and Slide Preparation 
All Faculty 
Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate how to prepare probe for biopsy using probe cover and describe elements of aseptic technique.
  2. Demonstrate methods of biopsy technique including parallel and perpendicular approach.
  3. Perform FNAB on phantom including aspiration of material.
  4. Demonstrate slide preparation using aspirated material.
Dallas, TX
United States

*Devaprabu Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU
Professor of Medicine (Clinical), Surgery and Pathology
Division of Endocrinology and ENT
Department of Medicine
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

*Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU
Assistant Clinical Professor
Florida State University College of Medicine
Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida
Sarasota, FL

J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU
Jackson Thyroid and Endocrine Clinic, PLLC
Jackson, MS

Alex Tessnow, MD, MBA, FACE, ECNU
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Immediate Past President, Texas Chapter of AACE
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Jana Hansen, RDMS, RVT
Mankato, MN

L. Jackie Kaddatz, RDMS
Carmel, NY

Kevin R. Rooker, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Pooleville, TX

Emily Smith, BS, RDMS, RVT
Rochester, MN

*Indicates individual is also a member of the program committee

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.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 15.75 AMA
  • 15.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/09/2017
Course expires: 
09/10/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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