AACE/ACE Principles of Endocrine Neck Sonography Course, Boston, MA

May 14, 2018 to May 15, 2018

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. 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.

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.

Additional information
Available for MOC Points?: 
No
Practice Area: 
Thyroid
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA
  • 15.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/14/2018
Course expires: 
05/15/2019
Event starts: 
05/14/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
05/15/2018 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$0.00

Monday May 14, 2018

7:00 - 7:30am

Registration/ Breakfast and Exhibits
Moderator: Debra Margulies MD

7:30 - 8:30am

Defining 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 fascial 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 - 9:30amThe Principles of Ultrasound Physics and Application of Doppler Interrogation for the Practicing Endocrinologist.
J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, 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 potential utility of Doppler interrogation in the evaluation of hyperthyroidism and Amiodarone thyrotoxicosis.
9:30 - 10:00amBreak and Exhibits
10:00 - 10:50amUltrasound 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.
10:50am - 11:40amHow to Perform Parathyroid Sonograms and when to conduct FNA
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU
Objectives
  1. To review the anatomical variations in the location of parathyroid glands.
  2. Recognize the ultrasound appearance and features of parathyroid adenomas.
  3. How to perform US guided parathyroid FNA biopsies and process specimen.
11:40am - 12:40am

 Case StudyDev Abraham, MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU; Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU    
Panel:  
James Hennessey, MD, FACP, ECNU; Debra Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU; J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU
Audience Participation
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
12:40 - 1:30amLunch and exhibits
1:30 - 5:30pm

Laboratory 1 
James Hennessey, MD, FACP, ECNU
 Debra Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU
 J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU
Jana Hansen, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
L. Jackie Kaddatz, RDMS
Kevin R. Rooker, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Kate Ryan, 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. 
5:30pmAdjourn for the day

Tuesday May 15, 2018

7:00 - 7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Moderator: Dr. Woody Sistrunk MD

7:30 - 8:30amUltrasound Guided FNA Biopsy
Debra Margulies, 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.
  4.  
8:30 - 9:30am

Use of Ultrasound in the Surveillance of Thyroid Cancer 
James Hennessey , MD, FACP, 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
9:30 - 10:00amBreak and exhibits
10:00 - 11:00am Informed Consent, Report and Coding
 J. Woody Sistrunk, 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 - 12:00pmThyroid Nodules and Cancers: On the spot decision making using ARS

James Hennessey, MD, FACP, ECNU; Debra Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU; 
J. Woody Sistrunk, 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.
12:00 - 12:30pmLunch and exhibits
12:30 - 3:00pm

Laboratory II 
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP (UK), FACE, ECNU 
James Hennessey, MD, FACE, ECNU
Debra Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU
Jana Hansen, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
L. Jackie Kaddatz, RDMS
Kevin R. Rooker, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Kate Ryan, 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.
 
3:00pmADJOURN
Boston, MA
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

James Hennessey, MD, FACP, ECNU
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Clinical Endocrinology
Beth Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

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

Debra Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU
Summit Medical Group
New Jersey Chapter of AACE, Board of Directors
Morristown, NJ

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

Jana Hansen, RDMS, RVT
Mankato, MN

L. Jackie Kaddatz, RDMS
Carmel, NY

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

Kate Ryan, RDMS, RVT
Oronoco, MN

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: 
05/14/2018
Course expires: 
05/15/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
Please login or register to take this course.