2015 Introductory Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop (ENDO)

San Diego, CA US

An introductory workshop designed for participants looking to begin using ultrasound in diagnosing thyroid nodules and performing ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirations. After a series of presentations, participants move to a hands-on session where faculty will guide them through ultrasound and cytological techniques on simulated nodules.

Target Audience

This continuing medical education activity 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
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))
Level 5 (Performance (Does))
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.75 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Course Directors
Jennifer A Sipos, MD, Ohio State Univ
Joshua P Klopper, MD, Univ of Colorado Sch of Med

Stephanie Fish, MD, Mem Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr
Joshua P Klopper, MD, Univ of Colorado Sch of Med
Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD, Boston Med Ctr
Jennifer A Sipos, MD, Ohio State Univ

Hands-on Preceptors
Devaprabu Abraham, MD, Utah Diabetes Center
Erik K Alexander, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hosp
Giuseppe Barbesino, MD, Massachusetts Gen Hosp
Victor Bernet, MD, Mayo Clin (Jacksonville, FL)
Diana Dean, MD, Mayo Clin (Rochester, MN)
Stephanie Fish, MD, Mem Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr
Jason Gaglia, MD, MMSc, Joslin Diab Ctr
Megan R Haymart, MD, Univ of Michigan
James V Hennessey, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD, Boston Med Ctr
Nicole A Massoll, MD, Univ of Arkansas for Med Sci
Sarah Mayson, MD, Brown Univ, Alpert Med Sch


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 financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:

Erik K Alexander, MD: Consultant, NPS, Veracyte; Scientific Board Member, Asuragen

Joshua P Klopper, MD: Consultant, Veracyte

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships:

Devaprabu Abraham, MD; Giuseppe Barbesino, MD; Victor Bernet, MD; Diana Dean, MD; Stephanie Fish, MD; Jason Gaglia, MD, MMSc; Megan R Haymart, MD; James V Hennessey, MD; Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD; Nicole A Massoll, MD; Sarah Mayson, MD; Jennifer A Sipos, MD

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

Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.75 CME Certificate of Participation