Introductory Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop 2019

New Orleans, LA US
March 22, 2019

The Introductory Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop is designed to introduce participants to the use of ultrasound in diagnosing thyroid nodules and performing ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirations. After multiple presentations, participants move to a hands-on session where faculty will guide them through ultrasound techniques on simulated nodules.

Target Audience

This program should be of substantial interest to endocrinologists and other healthcare providers involved in the management of thyroid-related disorders.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:

    • Review the technology of ultrasound imaging
    • Recognize the imaging characteristics of thyroid nodules and diffuse thyroid disorders
    • Perform diagnostic thyroid ultrasound imaging and identify normal neck anatomy
    • Perform ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies using a simulated model
    • Practice specimen slide preparation and cytology interpretation

    Additional Information

    Target Audience: 
    Clinical researcher
    Scientific researcher
    Nurse/Nurse practitioner
    Physician assistant
    Allied health professional
    Competency Area: 
    Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    Medical Knowledge
    Practice-based Learning and Improvement
    Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    Topic Area: 
    Quality Improvement and Healthcare Delivery
    Thyroid/HPT Axis
    Level of Outcomes: 
    Level 1 (Participation)
    Level 2 (Satisfaction)
    Level 3A (Learning: Declarative Knowledge (Knows))
    Level 3B (Learning: Procedural Knowledge (Knows How))
    Level 4 (Learning: Competence (Shows How))
    Activity summary
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    03/22/2019 - 7:00am
    Event ends: 
    03/22/2019 - 1:00pm

    7:00 - 7:30 AM               Registration and Breakfast

    7:30 - 7:40 AM               Welcome and Introductions

    7:40 - 8:10 AM               Physics of Ultrasound 
                                             Mark Lupo, MD

    8:10 - 8:40 AM               Ultrasound of Diffuse Thyroid Disorders
                                             Victor Bernet, MD

    8:40 - 9:30 AM               Ultrasound of Thyroid Nodules
                                              Stephanie Fish, MD

    9:30 - 10:00 AM              Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration 
                                               Joshua Klopper, MD

    10:00 - 10:35 AM             Q&A / Panel Discussion 

    10:35 - 10:45 AM             Break

    10:45 AM - 1:00 PM        Practicum: Diagnostic Ultrasound and Fine-Needle Aspiration

    New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    900 Convention Center Blvd.
    Room 279
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    United States


    Course Directors 
    Stephanie Fish, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Joshua Klopper, MD, Colorado Permanente Medical Group

    Victor Bernet, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Stephanie Fish, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Joshua Klopper, MD, Colorado Permanente Medical Group
    Mark Lupo, MD, Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida 

    Victor Bernet, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Mayumi Endo, MD, Ohio State University 
    Andrew Gianoukakis, MD, Harbour-UCLA Medical Center
    Jacqueline Kung, MD, Tufts Medical Center
    Mark Lupo, MD, Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida 
    Carolyn Maxwell, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital

    Cytology Preceptors
    Nicole Massoll, MD, FNAPath
    Jennifer Tulgetske, BS, CT(ASCP), FNAPath



    The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion.

    The Endocrine Society has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

    The following faculty reported the following relevant relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:

    Nicole A. Massoll, MD has served as an Advisory Board Member to InterPace Diagnostic. 

    The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationship: 

    Victor Bernet, MD; Mayumi Endo, MD; Stephanie Fish, MD; Andrew Gianoukakis, MD; Joshua P. Klopper, MD; Jacqueline T. Kung, MD; Mark A. Lupo, MD; Carolyn E. Maxwell, MD; and Jennifer Tulgetske, BS, CT(ASCP)

    The Endocrine Society staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

    The workshop is eligible for up to 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 5.75 ABIM MOC credits, and 5.75 Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) credits.

    Available Credit

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