Introductory Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop 2017

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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 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))
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: 
Event starts: 
03/31/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
03/31/2018 - 1:00pm
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
United States

Course Directors

Jennifer A. Sipos, MD, Ohio State Univ
Joshua P. Klopper, MD, Colorado Permanente Med Group


Joshua P. Klopper, MD, Colorado Permanente Med Group
Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD, Boston Med Ctr
Mark A. Lupo, MD; Thyroid & Endocrine Ctr of Florida
Jennifer A. Sipos, MD, Ohio State Univ

Hands-on Preceptors

Erik K. Alexander, MD, Brigham and Women's Hosp
Giuseppe Barbesino, MD, Massachusetts Gen Hosp
Victor J. Bernet, MD, Mayo Clin (Jacksonville, FL)
Stephanie Fish, MD, Mem Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr
Jason L. Gaglia, MD, MMSc, Joslin Diab Ctr
James V. Hennessey, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
Jacqueline T. Kung, MD, Tufts Med Ctr
Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD, Boston Med Ctr
Nicole A. Massoll, MD, Univ of Arkansas for Med Sci
Carolyn E. Maxwell, MD, Stony Brook Univ Sch of Med

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

Erik K. Alexander, MD: Consultant, Veracyte, Inc.

Nicole A. Massoll, MD: Consultant, Arkansas Urology, Rosetta Genomics Ltd.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships:

Giuseppe Barbesino, MD; Victor J. Bernet, MD; Jason L. Gaglia, MD, MMSc; James V. Hennessey, MD; Joshua P. Klopper, MD; Jacqueline T. Kung, MD; Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD; Mark A. Lupo, MD; Carolyn Maxwell, 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

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