AHNS at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) 2024
Join all 9 Societies in Chicago, IL!
May 15-16, 2024
President: Robert Ferris, MD, PhD
Program Chair: Patrick Ha, MD
Co-Chair: Sidharth Puram, MD, PhD
Co-Chair: Nicole Schmitt, MD, FACS
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Call for AbstractsAbstract submissions for the AHNS 2024 Annual Meeting held during the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) are now open. More information available here.
Future AHNS Meetings
AHNS Annual Meeting at COSM 2025
April 9-13, 2025 | Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound Course preceding the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 30, 2023,
7:00 am to 4:35 pm
The American College of Surgeons wishes to recognize and thank the following company for their in-kind commercial support: RGS Healthcare.
We hope you will join us for this exciting program that can ultimately result in better outcomes and quality of life for many of your patients.
Location: Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee -Ballroom C1 on the Meeting Level 4
7.75 CME credit hours, Verification Level II
Target audience: Practicing physicians, Residents, & Fellows
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 of normal from malignant lymphadenopathy is emphasized with a demonstration of the comprehensive examination of lymph node basins in cervical zones I-VI. The process of ultrasound guided FNA of thyroid nodules and enlarged lymph nodes is demonstrated in didactic lecture format. In addition, skill sessions allow the surgeon to learn varied techniques of FNA of lesions in phantom models.
The use of patient volunteers with thyroid and parathyroid pathology and lymphadenopathy will allow supervised hands-on experience with transverse and longitudinal ultrasound methods. Participants will be instructed in the practical details and hurdles in developing office-based ultrasound.
Course Directors: Russell Smith, MD & Lisa Orloff, MD
7:00 am – 7:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 am – 7:40 am Course Introduction
7:40 am – 8:10 am Principles and Physics of Ultrasonography – Joe Sniezek, MD
8:10 am – 8:30 am Scanning Techniques for Head and Neck Ultrasonography – Arjun Joshi, MD
8:30 am – 9:10 am Ultrasonography of Normal Neck Anatomy – Marika Russell, MD
9:10 am – 9:25 am Break
9:25 am – 9:40 am Instructor Demonstration – Russell Smith, MD
9:40 am – 10:10 am Thyroid Ultrasonography – William B. Armstrong, MD
10:10 am – 10:35 am Parathyroid Ultrasonography – Russell Smith, MD
10:35 am – 10:50 am Break
10:50 am – 11:30 am Neck Ultrasonography – David Shonka, MD
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Interventional Ultrasonography – Lisa Orloff, MD
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Lunch Break (Box Lunch to be provided)
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Integrating Office Based Ultrasonography into Practice – Merry Sebelik, MD
12:45 pm – 12:50 pm Lab Introduction
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm Break for Transition to Lab Session
Lab instructors: Arjun Joshi, MD, Joe Sniezek, MD, Marika Russell, MD , Russell Smith, MD, William B. Armstrong, MD, David Shonka, MD, Lisa Orloff, MD, Merry Sebelik, MD, Kelly (Groom) Anderson, MD, Mirabelle Sajisevi, MD, Jag Dhingra, MD, Chris Fundakowski, MD.
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Instructors Meet Volunteers and Support Staff for US Equipment
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Module 1: Basic Technical Issues
11:45 pm – 2:15 pm Module 2: Central Neck Anatomy
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Module 3: Lateral Neck Anatomy
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Module 4: Lymph Node Evaluation
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Module 5: Performance Exam
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Module 6: Ultrasound Guided FNA
4:30 pm – 4:35 pm Concluding Remarks
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