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American College of Surgeons Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Skills-Oriented Course

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 1:45-5:45PM and Sunday, February 19, 2017: 1:45-5:45PM

On-site registration for this course is not allowed. Registration is limited. Deadline to register is February 1, 2017.

Registration rates: ACS Member: $1380, ACS non-member: $1590, Resident ACS member: $690, Resident ACS non-member: $790. The course registration charges are set by the American College of Surgeons.


Overview and Objectives:

The objective of this course is to introduce the practicing surgeon to office-based ultrasound examination of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and related pathology. The distinction between normal and malignant lymphadenopathy will be emphasized with a demonstration of the comprehensive examination of lymph node basins in cervical levels I-VI. The process of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules and enlarged lymph nodes will be demonstrated in didactic lecture format. In addition, the hands-on skill sessions allow the surgeon to learn varied techniques of FNA of lesions in phantom models. Patient volunteers will participate in the skill sessions. Credentialing and coding issues will also be discussed. CME Credit: The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim the only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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