Advanced Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop 2016

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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 indications for an ultrasound examination of cervical lymph nodes in thyroid cancer patients
  • Demonstrate the imaging procedure and identify characteristics of benign and malignant lymph nodes
  • Discuss and illustrate the imaging characteristics of parathyroid adenomas
  • Practice specimen slide preparation and cytology interpretation

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Clinical 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: 
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: 
Boston, MA
United States

Course Director

Susan J Mandel, MD, MPH; Univ of Pennsylvania, Perelman Sch of Med

Kevin T Brumund, MD, Univ of California San Diego Moores Cancer Ctr
Andrea Frasoldati, MD, Santa Maria Nuova Hosp, Florence, Italy
Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD, Boston Med Ctr
Robert A Levine, MD, Thyroid Ctr of New Hampshire
Susan J Mandel, MD, MPH, Univ of Pennsylvania, Perelman Sch of Med
Enrico Papini, MD, Regina Apostolorum Hosp, Rome, Italy
Jennifer A Sipos, MD, Ohio State Univ

Hands-on Preceptors
Giuseppe Barbesino, MD, Massachusetts Gen Hosp
Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD, Boston Med Ctr
Robert A Levine, MD, Thyroid Ctr of New Hampshire
Nicole A Massoll, MD, Univ of Arkansas for Med Sci
Susan J Mandel, MD, MPH, Univ of Pennsylvania, Perelman Sch of Med
Jennifer A Sipos, MD, Ohio State Univ
Jennifer L Tulgetske, BS, CT(ASCP)CM, Univ of Arkansas for Med Sci

Special thanks to Ellie (Hawkinson) O'Brien and the Center for Education in Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine for the development of the neck/thyroid models used in the practicum session. For more information, visit


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 no relevant financial relationships: Giuseppe Barbesino, MD; Kevin Brumund, MD; Andrea Frasoldati, MD; Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD; Robert Levine, MD; Susan Mandel, MD, MPH; Nicole Massoll, MD; Enrico Papini, MD; Jennifer Sipos, MD; Jennifer Tulgetske, BS, CT(ASCP)CM

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

Available Credit

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