Introductory Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop 2020

San Francisco, CA US

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
    Available credit: 
    • 5.25 ABIM MOC
    • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 5.25 CME Certificate of Participation
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 


    7:00 - 7:30 AM               Registration and Breakfast

    7:30 - 7:40 AM               Welcome and Introductions

    7:40 - 8:10 AM               Physics of Ultrasound 
                                             Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD

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

    8:40 - 9:30 AM               Ultrasound of Thyroid Nodules
                                             Jacqueline T. Kung, 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

    Moscone Center
    900 Convention Center Blvd.
    747 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    United States


    Course Director
    Joshua Klopper, MD, Colorado Permanente Medical Group

    Victor J. Bernet, MD, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
    Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD, Boston Medical Center 
    Joshua Klopper, MD, Colorado Permanente Medical Group
    Jacqueline T. Kung, MD, Tufts Medical Center 

    Marina Basina, MD, Stanford University 
    Victor J. Bernet, MD, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville 
    Mayumi Endo, MD, University of Washington
    Jason L. Gaglia, MD, Joslin Diabetes Center 
    Jacqueline T. Kung, MD, Tufts Medical Center
    Carolyn Maxwell, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital
    Sarah E. Mayson, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine 

    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:

    Jason L. Gaglia, MD has served as an investigator for Janssen Research and Development and an employee of Semma Therapeutics. 
    Nicole A. Massoll, MD has served as a consultant to InterPace Diagnostic. 

    The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationship: 

    Marina Basina, MD; Victor Bernet, MD; Ryan J. Campbell. MD; Mayumi Endo, MD; Joshua P. Klopper, MD; Jacqueline T. Kung, MD; Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD; Carolyn E. Maxwell, MD; and Sarah E. Mayson, MD

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



    The information presented in this activity represents the opinion of the faculty and is not necessarily the official position of the Endocrine Society.

    Use of professional judgment: 
    The educational content in this activity relates to basic principles of diagnosis and therapy and does not substitute for individual patient assessment based on the health care provider’s examination of the patient and consideration of laboratory data and other factors unique to the patient. Standards in medicine change as new data become available.

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

    The Endocrine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Endocrine Society has achieved Accreditation with Commendation. The Endocrine Society designates this activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.25 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.


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    Available Credit

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