Pre-Conference

  • Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

     

    The ACS Thyroid/Parathyroid Ultrasound Certification Course

    A pre-meeting American College of Surgeons (ACS) exported thyroid and parathyroid certification ultrasound course will take place on Wednesday July 10, 2013 with well known and very experienced leaders in thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound techniques and applications. The course includes the principles and physics of ultrasound, the anatomy of the neck, ultrasound evaluation of thyroid and parathyroid disease and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy techniques. Practical hands on skills sessions will compliment the didactic learning.  Space is limited so book early.

    • Fee: $1500 (Course maximum of 50 people)
    • Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto – Essex (Lecture) and Windsor – Mezzanine level
    • Time: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    ADVANCED Thyroid Ultrasound Course

    The ADVANCED Thyroid Ultrasound Course is for clinicians who already have experience with examination of thyroid disease and want to go to the next level. The nuances between a variety of thyroid pathologies examined by ultrasound will be covered as well as practical issues related to cytopathology and molecular testing of thyroid nodules. The course will include lateral neck and central neck lymph node assessment. Participants will learn thyroid cancer surveillance with ultrasound as well as treatment intervention (e.g. alcohol ablation) and innovation (e.g. elastography and HIFU laser ablation). Practical hands on skills sessions will complement the didactic learning. Leaders in thyroid ultrasound will provide interactive lectures as well as practical demonstrations and tips during the hands-on component.  Space is limited so book early.

    • Fee: $1500 (Course maximum of 50 people)
    • Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto – Conference BC (Lecture) and Conference DE – Mezzanine Level
    • Time:  7:00 am – 5:00 pm
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    Surgical Skills Course

    This course focuses on minimally invasive surgery / harmonic & nerve monitor.

    This half day Head & Neck course provides skilled surgeons with MIVAT and open technique-oriented didactic with hands-on lab learning. In addition, patient selection, OR teamwork, efficient surgical planning and healthcare economics will be discussed. The hands–on lab will emphasize the safe and effective use of Harmonic Energy, Nerve Monitor in minimally invasive surgery.

    • Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Locations:
      Registration & Lunch – 12:00 – 1:00 pmHotel Pantages – 200 Victoria Street – Rehearsal Ballroom
      Didactic – 1:00 pm – Hotel Pantages – 200 Victoria Street – Rehearsal Ballroom (directly across from Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute)
      Concurrents – 2:30 pm – Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute: Transition across the street
    • Fee: $350 for both or $100 didactic only.

     

    Program Details Register Online

     

    Latin America Symposium

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Time: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
    • Place: Hotel Pantages – 200 Victoria Street – Rehearsal Room

     

    This symposium sponsored by Johnson & Johnson is mainly directed to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking community. The program has been divided in 2 sections. In the first section, there will be 2 debates in English where experts, using the existing evidence, will try to set the current position of 2 technological advancements in Thyroid Surgery: the Harmonic Scalpel and Intraoperative Nerve Monitoring. In the second section there will be four case presentations where Latin American authorities will discuss in Spanish / Portuguese, relevant and controversial aspects of Thyroid Cancer Management

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