Advanced Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop

Program: Pre-Conference Events
Clinical Session
Wednesday, March 4, 2015: 7:00 AM-5:30 PM
**This session is eligible for CME credit**

Registration is required for this session:

Advanced Hands-on Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

7:30 AM–5:30 PM
7:00 AM–7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

San Diego Convention Center
Room 25BC

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 in a previous year. Registration for both workshops the same day is not permitted.

For over ten years, the Endocrine Society has provided the latest advancements in thyroid imaging with a practical, hands-on approach. The advanced workshop allows practitioners who have current experience in performing thyroid ultrasound to focus on the use of ultrasound for examination of the cervical lymph nodes and parathyroid adenomas. In addition, more recent advances in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules will be reviewed. Ultrasound findings of metastatic lymph nodes and parathyroid adenomas will be demonstrated by doing real-time imaging of patient volunteers, followed by a hands-on session where participants will be guided through advanced ultrasound techniques.


7:30–7:40 AM Welcome and Introduction

7:40–8:10 AM Optimization of Ultrasound Imaging; Jill Langer, MD

8:10–8:50 AM Ultrasound of Thyroid Nodules; Jill Langer, MD

8:50–9:30 AM 2014 ATA Guidelines for Thyroid Nodule Fine-Needle Aspiration; Susan Mandel, MD

9:30–9:45 AM BREAK

9:45–10:15 AM Ultrasound of Diffuse Thyroid Disorders; Stephanie Lee, MD

10:15–11:00 AM Case Discussion/Q&A/Panel Discussion

11:00–11:30 AM Scintigraphy and Ultrasound; Susan Mandel, MD

11:30–11:45 AM Q&A/Panel Discussion

11:45 AM–12:30 PM Lunch

12:30–1:00 PM Thyroid Cancer: Use of Ultrasound in Thyroid Surgery; Mira Milas, MD

1:00–1:40 PM Thyroid Cancer: Ultrasound of Lymph Nodes; Jennifer Sipos, MD

1:40–2:10 PM Parathyroid Ultrasound; Stephanie Fish, MD

2:10–2:30 PM Q&A/Panel Discussion

2:30–5:30 PM Demonstration


  • Ultrasound Identification of Lymph Nodes
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration
  • Cytology Preparation and Interpretation

Guiseppe Barbesion, MD
Jason Gaglia, MD
Joshua Klopper, MD
Nicole Massoll, MD
Sarah Mayson, MD

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