Leading Edge of Practical Thyroidology

This online enduring material is a reproduction of the live session that was held at the 2017 AACE Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

Target Audience

All physicians and allied health professionals interested in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine-related diseases.

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 AMA
  • 4.00 Attendance
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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 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Date of Original Release: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA
  • 4.00 Attendance

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