AACE /ACE Principles of Endocrine Neck Sonography Course™

May 18, 2019 to May 19, 2019

This course is designed to review new knowledge and technology that is generally not available in most formal training programs for endocrinologists.

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.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 Attendance
  • 15.00 ABIM MOC II
Course opens: 
05/17/2019
Course expires: 
05/25/2020
Event starts: 
05/18/2019 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
05/19/2019 - 5:03pm
Cost:
$0.00
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AACE /ACE Principles of Endocrine Neck Sonography Course™

 

May 18- 19, 2019

Orlando World Center Marriott

8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019

MODERATORS: Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU and Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU

Schedule and Sessions
Time
Event
Supporting Files
7:00- 7:30 a.m.  Registration/ Breakfast and Exhibits    
7:30- 7:55 a.m. 

Defining the Anatomy of the Neck

J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the anatomy of the neck and identify the important landmarks.
  2. Review the fascial planes of neck and the identification of landmarks used for defining surgical levels.
VIEW PRESENTATION
8:00- 8:30 a.m.

Diffuse Thyroid Disease and Non-Thyroidal Findings Encountered During Neck Ultrasound                       

R. Mack Harrell, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the various ultrasound patterns seen in autoimmune thyroiditis.
  2. Recognize the ultrasound appearance of common pathologic thyroid  abnormalities.
VIEW PRESENTATION
8:30- 9:05 a.m. 

The Principles of Ultrasound and Physics Relevant for Endocrinologists

Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the properties of sound and its relevance to neck imaging.
  2. Review the relevant parameters and definitions used in neck sonograms.
VIEW PRESENTATION
9:05- 9:30 a.m.

Application of Doppler Interrogation in Neck Ultrasound

Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU

Learning Objectives:

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

Break and Exhibits : Miami Room

 
10:00- 10:50 a.m.

Ultrasound Evaluation and Analysis of Thyroid Nodules

Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and measure thyroid nodules.
  2. Recognize ultrasound characteristics of benign and malignant nodules that have predictive value in deciding treatment.
  3. Discuss the current guidelines for biopsy of nodules.
VIEW PRESENTATION
10:50-11:40 a.m.

How to Perform Parathyroid Sonograms and When to Conduct Fine Needle Aspiration

Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review the anatomical variations in the location of parathyroid glands.
  2. Recognize the ultrasound appearance and features of parathyroid adenomas.
  3. Perform US guided parathyroid FNA biopsies and process specimen.
VIEW PRESENTATION
11:40 a.m.- 12:40 p.m.

Case Study: The Use of Molecular Markers in Practice

Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU; Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU;  

R. Mack Harrell, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU                                            

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review real life patient histories, images and treatment planning using molecular markers.
  2. Discuss important management pathways in patients with thyroid nodules and cancers.
VIEW PRESENTATION
12:40- 1:30 p.m.Lunch and exhibits: Miami Room 
1:30- 5:30 p.m.  

Laboratory 1 – New York/New Orleans Room

                                            All Faculty

Sonographers:
Jana Hansen, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Kevin T. Rooker, RDMS, RVT

 

                                             Learning Objectives:

  1. Perform a proper thyroid ultrasound exam according to standardized AIUM/AACE Protocol.
  2. Identify when 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 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Reception in the Miami Room                   

SUNDAY, May 19, 2019

MODERATORS:  J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU and R. Mack Harrell, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU

Schedule and Sessions
Time
Event
Supporting Files
7:00- 7:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast: Miami Room       
General Session:Los Angeles Room   
7:30- 8:30 a.m. 

Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU

                                             Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the indications for UGFNA Biopsy.
  2. Discuss the variety of techniques of performing the procedure.
  3. Recognize the importance of good slide preparation techniques for cytological analysis.

VIEW PRESENTATION

 

8:30– 9:00 a.m.

Use of Ultrasound in the Pre-Surgical Planning of Thyroid Cancer

R. Mack Harrell, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU

Learning 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
VIEW PRESENTATION
9:00- 9:35 a.m.

Application of US in the Post-Operative Management and Surveillance

Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU

                                             Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the use of neck ultrasound in the follow up of patients with thyroid carcinoma.
  2. Identify the characteristics of benign and malignant lymph nodes.
  3. Review best practices for management of residual small-scale disease in the neck.
VIEW PRESENTATION
9:35- 9:50 a.m.  Break and exhibits: Miami Room        
9:50– 10:30 a.m. 

Informed Consent, Reporting and Coding

J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify 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. Design an appropriate informed consent document for thyroid biopsy.
VIEW PRESENTATION
10:30- 11:45 a.m.

Thyroid Nodules and Cancers: On the Spot Decision Making Using ARS

J. Woody Sistrunk, MD, FACE, ECNU; Mark A. Lupo, MD, FACE, ECNU; Dev Abraham, MD, MRCP, FACE, ECNU

Learning 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. Develop ‘on the spot’ FNA decision making skills.
VIEW PRESENTATION
11:45 a.m. – NoonQuestions 
Noon- 1:00 p.m.   Lunch and exhibits: Miami Room 
1:00- 3:30 p.m. 

Laboratory II: New York/New Orleans Room

                                             All Faculty

Sonographers:
Jana Hansen, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
Kevin T. Rooker, RDMS, RVT

 

                                             Learning Objectives:

  1. Prepare the transducer for biopsy (aseptic vs. sterile technique).
  2. Discuss the spatial relationship of needle tip and its orientation to the azimuthal plane for optimal needle visualization.
  3. Review the practice of ‘free hand’ parallel and perpendicular biopsy techniques.
VIEW GELATIN HANDOUT
3:30 p.m.                     Adjourn 

Statement of Need

This course is designed to review new knowledge and technology that is generally not available in most formal training programs for endocrinologists.

 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the indications and limitations of thyroid ultrasound and how it integrates with other thyroid tests to improve the diagnosis and management of thyroid disease.
  • Identify the indications for FNA biopsy.
  • Successfully perform thyroid ultrasound/FNA biopsy.

Target Audience

This program is intended for clinical endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, ENT/head and neck surgeons, pathologists and radiologists and their physician extenders. Those who may be currently performing neck ultrasound and/or FNA, but are not trained at the level of ECNU certification may also participate.

 

Disclaimer

The information provided at this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

 

Declaration of Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of AACE to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with AACE to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the CME Subcommittee to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. AACE educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all AACE accredited activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.

 

Faculty Member

 

Commercial Interest

 

Relationship

Mark Lupo

Interpace Diagnostics 

Research Support

Kevin Rooker

CIVCO Medical Solutions

Salary

Woody Sistrunk

Interpace Diagnostics 

Consulting Fees, Research Support

 

All other faculty, planners and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

 

Accreditation and Designation Statements

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 15 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points. 

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 Attendance
  • 15.00 ABIM MOC II

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/17/2019
Course expires: 
05/25/2020

Price

Cost:
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