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Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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Friday, November 15, 2024 to Saturday, November 16, 2024
Category: Courses

Number of CME Credits Offered: 14

The field of thyroid and parathyroid surgery has recently undergone significant changes; thyroid cancer incidence has increased dramatically over the last several decades, technologic advances have been achieved in molecular analysis and development of targeted therapy, and thermal ablation of thyroid nodules has emerged as a promising treatment strategy. The American Thyroid Association is soon to publish a new set of medical and surgical thyroid nodule and thyroid cancer guidelines. There is a tremendous new data set that is important to convey to medical endocrinologists and thyroid and parathyroid surgeons. This course is a 2-day course about surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, which has been offered since 1996. Preoperative evaluation, management and surveillance of low-risk thyroid cancer will be reviewed. Contemporary management of advanced thyroid cancer will be covered, with topics ranging from neoadjuvant targeted therapy to surgical management of the invaded recurrent laryngeal nerve. Updates in the management of oncocytic carcinoma will be discussed. A debate will be held on thyroid ablation technology. The new Adult Complex Thyroid Surgery Focused Practice Designation will be reviewed. A range of topics in parathyroid disease will be covered, from preoperative localization to intraoperative use of autofluorescence to advances in long-acting PTH treatment for hypoparathyroidism. Panel discussions and a tumor board will highlight management options and challenges for thyroid and parathyroid conditions.


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