AACE/ACE Principles of Endocrine Neck Sonography Course - Dallas, TX

Fort Worth, TX US
November 10, 2018 to November 11, 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?: 
Yes
Practice Area: 
Thyroid
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.25 AMA
  • 15.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/10/2018
Course expires: 
11/10/2019
Event starts: 
11/10/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
11/11/2018 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$0.00

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Moderator: Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU

7:00 – 7:30 AM

Registration / Breakfast and Exhibits

7:30 – 7:55 AM

Defining the Anatomy of the Neck
Debbie 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.
8:00 – 8:30 AM

Diffuse thyroid disease and Non-Thyroidal Findings Encountered During Neck US
J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU
Objectives

  1. To review the various ultrasound patterns seen in autoimmune thyroiditis.
  2. Recognize the ultrasound appearance of common pathologic thyroid abnormalities.
8:30 – 9:05 AM

The Principles of Ultrasound and Physics relevant for Endocrinologists.
Alex Tessnow, MD, MBA, 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.
9:05 – 9:30 AM

Application of Doppler Interrogation in Neck US
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU
Objectives

  1. Review the use of color Doppler and power Doppler in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules and metastatic lymph-nodes.
  2. Review the potential utility of Doppler interrogation in the evaluation of hyperthyroidism and Amiodarone thyrotoxicosis.
9:30 – 10:00 AM

Break and Exhibits

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Ultrasound 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 AM

How to Perform Parathyroid Sonograms and when to conduct FNA
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, 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.
11:40 AM – 12:40 PM

Case Study – The Use of Molecular Markers in Practice 
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU

Objectives

  1. To review real life patient histories, images and treatment planning using MM
  2. Faculty discussion to highlight important management pathways in patients with thyroid nodules and cancers – the use of molecular markers
  3. Audience participation in the discussion to enhance learning process
12:40 – 1:30 PM

Lunch and exhibits

1:30 – 5:30 PM

Laboratory 1 
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU;
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU;
Debbie Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU;
J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU;
Alex Tessnow, MD, MBA, FACE, ECNU;
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 PM

Adjourn for the day

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Moderator: Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU

7:00 – 7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Ultrasound 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 – 9:00 AM

Use of Ultrasound in the Pre-surgical planning of Thyroid Cancer 
Debbie Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU
Objectives

  1. Highlight the importance of pre-operative ultrasound to determine extent of surgery
  2. Practical application of pre surgical lymph node mapping
  3. Assessment of contralateral neck and decision making regarding total vs lobectomy
9:00 – 9:35 AM

Application of US in the Post-Operative Management and Surveillance. 
Alex Tessnow, MD, MBA, FACE, ECNU
Objectives

  1. Understand the use of neck ultrasound in the follow up of patients with thyroid carcinoma.
  2. Learn to identify characteristics of benign and malignant lymph nodes.
  3. Management of residual small scale disease in the neck: what can we learn from ATA guidelines?
9:35 – 9:50 AM

Break and exhibits

9:50 – 10:30 AM

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.
10:30 – 11:45 AM

Thyroid Nodules and Cancers: On the spot decision making using ARS 
Debbie Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU;
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU;
Alex Tessnow, MD, MBA, 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.
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

MOC Questions administration: Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Lunch and exhibits

12:30 – 3:00 PM

Laboratory II 
Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU;
Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU;
Debbie Margulies, MD, FACE, ECNU;
J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU;
Alex Tessnow, MD, MBA, FACE, ECNU;
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 PM

Adjourn

DFW Airport Marriott South
4151 Centreport Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76155
United States

Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU
Professor of Medicine (Clinical),
Adjunct Professor of Surgery and Pathology
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Medicine
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

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

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

L. Jackie Kaddatz, RDMS
Carmel, NY

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

Emily Smith, BS, RDMS, RVT
Rochester, MN

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


https://education.aace.com/sites/default/files/CME-MOC_badge.jpgSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15.25 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.

Available Credit

  • 15.25 AMA
  • 15.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/10/2018
Course expires: 
11/10/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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