UCSF CME: American College of Surgeons Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound

February 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to February 17, 2020 - 11:30am
Moana Surfrider Hotel - Waikiki Beach - Honolulu

Course Number #MMH20010


Jolie L. Chang, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Chief of Sleep Surgery,
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery,
University of California, San Francisco

Marika D. Russell, MD, FACS
Associate Professor,
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery,
University of California, San Francisco
Chief of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center


The objective of this course is to introduce the practicing surgeon to office based ultrasound examination of the thyroid, parathyroid, and neck for commonly encountered diseases. The distinction of normal from malignant lymphadenopathy is emphasized with a demonstration of the comprehensive examination of lymph node basins in cervical levels I- VI. The technique of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules and lymph nodes are addressed in didactic lecture format. In addition, hands-on skill sessions allow the surgeon to develop techniques to perform diagnostic neck ultrasound. The use of standardized patients allows supervised hands on experience with transverse and longitudinal ultrasound methods. The techniques of FNA of lesions will be performed using phantom models. Attendees will be instructed in the practical detail and hurdles in developing office based ultrasound.

Registrants must have completed the UltraSound Essentials for Surgeons (USES) Online Course. To purchase the prerequisite, please copy and paste this URL to your browser:


Once you complete the pre-requisite, please email a copy of your certificate to [email protected]

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