AACE/ACE Principles of Endocrine Neck Sonography Course

Atlanta, GA US
November 4, 2017 to November 5, 2017

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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the anatomy of the neck and identify the important landmarks.
  2. Understand the facial planes of neck and the identification of landmarks used for defining surgical levels.
  3. To review the various ultrasound patterns seen in autoimmune thyroiditis
  4. Recognize the ultrasound appearance of common pathologic thyroid abnormalities
  5. Understand the properties of sound and its relevance to neck imaging.
  6. To provide a brief overview of relevant parameters and definitions used in neck sonograms.
  7. Review the use of color Doppler and power Doppler in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules and metastatic lymph-nodes.
  8. Review the limited utility of Doppler interrogation in the evaluation of hyperthyroidism and Amiodarone thyrotoxicosis.
  9. Learn to identify and measure thyroid nodules.
  10. Recognize ultrasound characteristics of benign and malignant nodules that have predictive value in deciding treatment.
  11. Understand the current guidelines for biopsy of nodules.
  12. Highlight the importance of pre-operative ultrasound to determine extent of surgery.
  13. Understand the use of neck ultrasound in the follow up of patients with thyroid carcinoma.
  14. Learn to identify characteristics of benign and malignant lymph nodes
  15. Recognize the ultrasound appearance and features of parathyroid adenomas.
  16. To review the anatomical variations in the location of parathyroid glands.
  17. Discuss how to perform US guided parathyroid FNA biopsies.
  18. Specimen processing protocol used for PTH estimation in syringe aspirates.
  19. Perform a proper thyroid ultrasound exam according to standardized AIUM/AACE Protocol.
  20. How to optimize images and adjust different setting for quality neck sonograms.
  21. Recognize normal anatomic architecture of the neck from suspected pathologic findings.
  22. Identify the components of a high quality ultrasound exam.
  23. Review the indications for UGFNA Biopsy.
  24. Understand the variety of techniques of performing the procedure.
  25. Recognize the importance of good slide preparation techniques for cytological analysis.
  26. Recognize imaging features of diffuse thyroid disease, benign nodules and malignant thyroid nodules.
  27. Discuss real life case scenarios and management decision making.
  28. How to develop ‘on the spot’ FNA decision making skills.
  29. Understand the various codes used to bill for thyroid ultrasound and biopsy, as well as the appropriate use of modifiers.
  30. Recognize the elements needed for a comprehensive ultrasound report.
  31. Be able to design an appropriate informed consent document for thyroid biopsy.
  32. To review real life patient histories, images and treatment planning
  33. Faculty discussion to highlight important management pathways in patients with thyroid nodules and cancers
  34. Audience participation in the discussion to enhance learning process
  35. Learn how to prepare the transducer for biopsy (aseptic vs. sterile technique).
  36. To understand the spatial relationship of needle tip and it’s orientation to the azimuthal plane for optimal needle visualization.
  37. Supervised instructions will be provided for the practice of ‘free hand’ parallel and perpendicular biopsy techniques.
Additional information
Available for MOC Points?: 
No
Practice Area: 
Diabetes
Hypoglycemia
Obesity
General Endo
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA
  • 15.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/05/2017
Course expires: 
11/04/2018
Event starts: 
11/04/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Program Agenda

* Please click the program's title to view each presentation.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

7:00 - 7:30 AMRegistration/ Breakfast and Exhibits 
7:30 - 8:30 AMDefining the Anatomy of the Neck and Ultrasound Pathology 
Debra Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. Learn the anatomy of the neck and identify the important landmarks.
  2. Understand the facial planes of neck and the identification of landmarks used for defining surgical levels.
  3. To review the various ultrasound patterns seen in autoimmune thyroiditis
  4. Recognize the ultrasound appearance of common pathologic thyroid abnormalities
8:30 - 9:30 AMThe Principles of Ultrasound and Application of Doppler Interrogation for the Practicing Endocrinologist 
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. Understand the properties of sound and its relevance to neck imaging.
  2. To provide a brief overview of relevant parameters and definitions used in neck sonograms.
  3. Review the use of color Doppler and power Doppler in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules and metastatic lymph-nodes.
  4. Review the limited utility of Doppler interrogation in the evaluation of hyperthyroidism and Amiodarone thyrotoxicosis.
9:30 - 10:00 AMBreak and Exhibits 
10:00 - 10:50 AMUltrasound Evaluation and Analysis of Thyroid Nodules 
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. Learn to identify and measure thyroid nodules.
  2. Recognize ultrasound characteristics of benign and malignant nodules that have predictive value in deciding treatment.
  3. Understand the current guidelines for biopsy of nodules.
10:50 – 11:40 AMUse of Ultrasound in the Surveillance of Thyroid Cancer 
Alex Tessnow, MD, FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. Highlight the importance of pre-operative ultrasound to determine extent of surgery.
  2. Understand the use of neck ultrasound in the follow up of patients with thyroid carcinoma.
  3. Learn to identify characteristics of benign and malignant lymph nodes
11:40 AM – 12:30 PMHow to Perform Parathyroid Sonograms
and when to conduct FNA 

Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. Recognize the ultrasound appearance and features of parathyroid adenomas.
  2. To review the anatomical variations in the location of parathyroid glands.
  3. Discuss how to perform US guided parathyroid FNA biopsies.
  4. Specimen processing protocol used for PTH estimation in syringe aspirates.
12:30 - 1:30 PMLunch 
1:30 - 5:30 PMLaboratory 1 
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU
Debra Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU
Alex Tessnow, MD, FACE, ECNU
Jana Hansen, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
L. Jackie Kaddatz, RDMS
Kevin R. Rooker, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Emily Smith, BS, RDMS, RVT 

Objectives:
  1. Perform a proper thyroid ultrasound exam according to standardized AIUM/AACE Protocol.
  2. How to optimize images and adjust different setting for quality neck sonograms.
  3. Recognize normal anatomic architecture of the neck from suspected pathologic findings.
  4. Identify the components of a high quality ultrasound exam.
5:30 PMAdjourn for the day 

Sunday November 5, 2017

7:00 - 7:30 AMContinental Breakfast 
7:30 - 8:30 AMUltrasound Guided FNA Biopsy 
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. Review the indications for UGFNA Biopsy.
  2. Understand the variety of techniques of performing the procedure.
  3. Recognize the importance of good slide preparation techniques for cytological analysis.
8:30 - 9:30 AMThyroid Nodules and Cancers: On the spot decision making using (audience response system) ARS 
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU
Alex Tessnow, MD, FACE, ECNU 

Objectives:
  1. Recognize imaging features of diffuse thyroid disease, benign nodules and malignant thyroid nodules.
  2. Discuss real life case scenarios and management decision making.
  3. How to develop ‘on the spot’ FNA decision making skills.
9:30 - 10:00 AMBreak and exhibits 
10:00 – 11:00 AMInformed Consent, Report and Coding 
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU 
Objectives:
  1. Understand the various codes used to bill for thyroid ultrasound and biopsy, as well as the appropriate use of modifiers.
  2. Recognize the elements needed for a comprehensive ultrasound report.
  3. Be able to design an appropriate informed consent document for thyroid biopsy.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMCase Study / Panel Discussion: Audience Participation 
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU
Alex Tessnow, MD, FACE, ECNU 

Objectives:
  1. To review real life patient histories, images and treatment planning
  2. Faculty discussion to highlight important management pathways in patients with thyroid nodules and cancers
  3. Audience participation in the discussion to enhance learning process
12:00 - 12:30 PMLunch 
12:30 - 3:00 PMLaboratory II 
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU
Debra Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU
Alex Tessnow, MD, FACE, ECNU
Jana Hansen, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
L. Jackie Kaddatz, RDMS
Kevin R. Rooker, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Emily Smith, BS, RDMS, RVT 

Objectives:
  1. Learn how to prepare the transducer for biopsy (aseptic vs. sterile technique).
  2. To understand the spatial relationship of needle tip and it’s orientation to the azimuthal plane for optimal needle visualization.
  3. Supervised instructions will be provided for the practice of ‘free hand’ parallel and perpendicular biopsy techniques.
3:00 PMAdjourn 
Westin Atlanta Airport
4736 Best Road
Atlanta, GA 30337
United States

Faculty

*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

Debra Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU
Summit Medical Group
Morristown, NJ

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

Alex Tessnow, MD, MBA, FACE, ECNU
Associate 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, RT(R), 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 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA
  • 15.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/05/2017
Course expires: 
11/04/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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