Introductory Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop 2018

Chicago, IL US

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Review Profile

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: 
  • 5.75 ABIM MOC
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.75 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
McCormick Place West
2301 S Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

Course Directors

Stephanie Fish, MD, Memerorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr
Joshua P. Klopper, MD, Colorado Permanente Med Group


Mark A. Lupo, MD, Thyroid & Endocrine Ctr of Florida
Erik Alexander, MD, Brigham and Women's Hosp
Stephanie Fish, MD, PhD, Memerorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr
Joshua P. Klopper, MD, Colorado Permanente Med Group

Hands-on Preceptors

Erik Alexander, MD, Brigham and Women's Hosp
Giuseppe Barbesino, MD, Massachusetts Gen Hosp
Victor J. Bernet, MD, Mayo Clin (Jacksonville, FL)
Jason L. Gaglia, MD, MMSc, Joslin Diab Ctr
Jacqueline T. Kung, MD, Tufts Med Ctr
Carolyn E. Maxwell, MD, Stony Brook Univ Sch of Med
Nicole A. Massoll, MD, 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:

Mark A. Lupo, MD; Erik Alexander, MD; Stephanie Fish, MD; Joshua P. Klopper, MD; Giuseppe Barbesino, MD; Victor J. Bernet, MD; Jason L. Gaglia, MD, MMSc; Jacqueline T. Kung, MD; Carolyn Maxwell, MD; Nicole A. Massoll, MD

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

Accreditation Statement

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 enduring material for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.75 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.

Available Credit

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