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International School of Thyroid Ultrasonography and Ultrasound-Assisted Procedures

The incidence of thyroid nodules, and that of nodular goiter, has steadily increased over the last decades. The present workshop is aimed to provide an overview of current evidence concerning the diagnostic and therapeutic use of US for thyroid nodular disease together with a real hands-on experience and the discussion of clinical cases with experts in the field.

International School of Thyroid Ultrasonography and Ultrasound-Assisted Procedures

Focus on US-guided diagnostic procedures and laser treatment of thyroid lesions

Albano Laziale (Rome), Italy | 21-22 April 2016, 29-30 September 2016

Background and aims of the course

The incidence of thyroid nodules, and that of nodular goiter, has steadily increased over the last decades. In most cases these lesions are harmless and asymptomatic and warrant no treatment but a reliable diagnosis is mandatory for planning their management and for the treatment of the minority of them that cause local symptoms or are at risk of cancer.

Familial and personal history and physical examinations are still cornerstones in the detection and clinical management of thyroid nodular disease. However, ultrasound (US) imaging is now an indispensable tool in the categorization of the risk of malignancy in thyroid nodules. Moreover, when US features cannot reliably rule out thyroid malignancy US imaging also provides accurate guidance for biopsy procedures. Finally, US is increasingly employed for minimally invasive treatment of benign symptomatic lesions.

The present workshop is aimed to provide an overview of current evidence concerning the diagnostic and therapeutic use of US for thyroid nodular disease together with a real hands-on experience and the discussion of clinical cases with experts in the field.

Learning objectives

Esaote and Elesta are collaborating with Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Regina Apostolorum Hospital, Albano Laziale (Rome), Italy in organizing an advanced course on thyroid ultrasonography focusing on new modalities for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules that will be exploring the practical aspects of US-guided diagnostic and laser therapy in the management of thyroid nodules. The main objectives of this live educational course are to review the latest news in thyroid ultrasound diagnostic criteria and applications in presence of thyroid nodules and to teach tools for use in daily clinical practice regarding the execution of diagnostic and laser treatment for benign nodules.

After attending this live educational course, learners will have up-to-date knowledge on thyroid ultrasonography and on its novel applications such as laser treatment for benign nodule, thus being able to:

  • Recognize US patterns of thyroid nodules suggestive of malignancy
  • Refine the execution methods for fine needle aspiration biopsy on thyroid nodules
  • Apply novel alternative interventional approaches to treat benign thyroid nodules and selected thyroid malignancies

Target audience

The 2016 scientific programme guarantees the continuity of the focused activity performed in 2015, well appreciated by all the Students coming from several Chinese and European Countries: Endocrinologists, Physicians, Medical Doctors. In both training course sessions the Echolaser’ users focused on learning Interventional and Therapy procedures on Thyroid diseases will enjoy reserved places.

Accreditation

The School is fully dedicated to the Ultrasound-Assisted Procedure and Minimally Invasive Therapy to the Thyroid Nodules. The School centre and relevant programme are associated to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists - AACE (www.aace.com/publications/guidelines) providing state-of-the-art educational opportunities for healthcare professionals.

Scientific organizer

Dr. Giancarlo Bizzarri
Chief of Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology
Ospedale Regina Apostolorum
Albano Laziale (Rome), Italy

Prof. Enrico Papini
Chief of Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Ospedale Regina Apostolorum
Albano Laziale (Rome), Italy

Scientific organizing secretariat

Dr. Irene Misischi
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Ospedale Regina Apostolorum
Albano Laziale (Rome), Italy
E-mail: internationalschoolalbano(at)gmail.com

The course is FREE OF CHARGE and is designed for a limited number of participants. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please refer to the Scientific Organizing Secretariat for course registrations.

Organizing secretariat (Registration & Hotel Accomodation)

E-mail: internationalschoolalbano(at)gmail.com

General Information

Venue:

These live educational courses will take place at the:

Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology & Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Regina Apostolorum Hospital
Via San Francesco d’Assisi 50 - 00041 Albano Laziale (Rome), Italy
More info at: www.reginapostolorum.com/come_raggiungerci
e-mail: info(at)reginaapostolorum.it

Language:

The official language of the live educational course will be English.

The course is limited to eight participants with special interest in thyroid disease.

Scientific Program

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THYROID ULTRASONOGRAPHY AND ULTRASOUND-ASSISTED PROCEDURES

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International School of Thyroid Ultrasonography

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