2015 Advanced Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop (CEU)

Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop

The advanced workshop focuses on the use of ultrasound for examination of the cervical lymph nodes and parathyroid adenomas. More recent advances in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules will be reviewed. Ultrasound findings will be demonstrated through real-time imaging of patient volunteers, followed by a hands-on session where participants will be guided through advanced ultrasound techniques. The registration fee includes a buffet dinner.

PREREQUISITE: The advanced workshop is for physicians already performing thyroid ultrasound in their practice, or those who have participated in the Introductory Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop at ENDO 2015 or in a previous year.

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 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
Systems-based Practice
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: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.00 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Intercontinental Miami Hotel
Miami, FL
United States

Course Director
Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH, Univ of Pennsylvania, Perelman Sch of Med

Stephanie A. Fish, MD; Mem Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr
Susan J. Mandel, MD; MPH, Univ of Pennsylvania, Perelman Sch of Med
Nicole A. Massoll, MD; Univ of Arkansas for Med Sci
Jennifer A. Sipos, MD; Ohio State Univ

Hands-on Preceptors
David S. Cooper, MD; Johns Hopkins Univ
Stephanie A. Fish, MD; Mem Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr
Nicole A. Massoll, MD; Univ of Arkansas for Med Sci
Jennifer L. Odle, BS, CT(ASCP); Univ of Arkansas for Med Sci
Jennifer A. Sipos MD; Ohio State Univ
Leonard M. Thaler, MD; Aventura Endocrine Assoc

Disclosure Policy

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:

Nicole A. Massoll, MD: Advisory Board Member, Rosetta Genomics

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships: David S. Cooper, MD; Stephanie A. Fish, MD; Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH; Nicole A. Massoll, MD; Jennifer L. Odle, BS, CT(ASCP); Jennifer A. Sipos, MD; Leonard M. Thaler, MD               

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

Available Credit

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