Advanced Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop 2020

San Francisco, CA US
March 27, 2020

Designed for practitioners experienced in performing thyroid ultrasonography, the comprehensive workshop will focus on recent advances in diagnosing thyroid nodules and the use of ultrasound in examining cervical lymph nodes and parathyroid adenomas. Real-time ultrasound findings of metastatic lymph nodes and parathyroid adenomas will be demonstrated on patient volunteers.

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​​​​​​s
  • 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
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 ABIM MOC
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 8.50 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/27/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
03/27/2020 - 5:30pm


7:00 - 7:30 AM               Registration and Breakfast

7:30 - 7:40 AM               Welcome and Introductions

7:40 - 8:10 AM               Ultrasound Principles: Optimizing Image Acquisition with Physics
                                         Jennifer Sipos, MD

8:10 - 8:50 AM               Normal Head and Neck Ultrasound Anatomy/Ultrasound Interpretation on Non-Thyroid Neck Pathology
                                         Kevin Brumund, MD

8:50 - 9:20 AM               Ultrasonography for Parathyroid Localization  
                                         Poorani Goudan, MBBS

9:20 - 9:50 AM               Q&A / Panel Discussion 

9:50 - 10:05 AM             Break

10:05 - 10:45 AM           Subtleties in Sonographic Assessment and Classification of Thyroid Nodules 
                                         Susan Mandel, MD, MPH

10:45 - 11:15 AM           Sonographic Assessment of Cervical Lymph Nodules 
                                         Maisie L. Shindo, MD

11:15 - 11:45 AM            Diffuse Thyroid Disorders  
                                         Stephanie Lee, MD

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM     Q&A / Panel Discussion 

12:15 - 1:20 PM              Lunch

1:20 - 3:20 PM                Case-Based Audience Questions  
                                         Lymph Nodes/Parathyroid
Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD
                                         Goiters and ATA Risk Category
Angela M. Leung, MD, MSc

1:20 - 3:20 PM                Practicum: Diagnostic Ultrasound and Fine-Needle Aspiration

3:20 - 3:30 PM                Break

3:30 - 5:30 PM                Groups Rotate

5:30 PM                          Course Adjourns

Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States


Course Directors 
Kevin Brumund, MD, UCSD Moores Cancer Center 
Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD, Boston Medical Center
Jennifer Sipos, MD, Ohio State University 

Kevin Brumund, MD, UCSD Moores Cancer Center 
Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
Poorani Goundan, MBBS, Boston Medical Center
Angela Leung, MD, MSc, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD, Boston Medical Center
Susan Mandel, MD, MPH, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania  
Maisie L. Shindo, MD, Oregon Health and Science University 
Jennifer Sipos, MD, Ohio State University 

Practicum Preceptors
Sara Ahmadi, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital 
Marina Basina, MD, Stanford University
Poorani Goundan, MBBS, Boston Medical Center
Chienying Liu, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Marika D. Russell, MD, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
William D. Ryan, MD, University of California, San Francisco Health
Tracy Tylee, MD, University of Washington  

Cytology Preceptors
Nicole Massoll, MD, University of Arkansas/FNAPath
Ryan J. Campbell, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences



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 a consultant to InterPace Biosciences.
William R. Ryan, MD has served as an advisory board member for Medtronic and Olympus.  

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationship: 

Sara Ahmadi, MD; Marina Basina, MD; Kevin T. Brumund, MD; Ryan J. Campbell, MD; Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD; Poorani N. Goundan, MBBS; Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD; Angela M. Leung, MD, MSc; Chienying Liu, MD; Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH; Marika Russell, MD; Maisie Shindo, MD; Jennifer A. Sipos, MD; and Tracy Tylee, MD

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



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This educational activity is supported by in-kind support from the following supporters: Esaote North America; FNApath; RGS Healthcare. 

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Available Credit

  • 8.50 ABIM MOC
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 8.50 CME Certificate of Participation