Additional Educational Sessions

Sunday Lunch Session (optional)
In partnership with the American Thyroid Association, "The changing face of thyroid cancer management for surgeons: real-life applications of the new ATA guidelines”

*Sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme
JB Duke Hotel
Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Included in Annual Meeting registration fee; Lunch will be provided. Space is limited

This session will discuss a case-based approach to educate attendees about important changes in the American Thyroid Association (ATA) Guidelines and how they are pertinent to surgeons in their everyday practice.
Learning Objectives: 
1. Understand changes in the 2015 ATA guidelines in the initial surgical treatment of patients with thyroid cancer 
2. Understand the role of active surveillance as a realistic option in thyroid cancer 
3.  Understand what role pathology reports and molecular analysis can play in surgical decision making 
4. Understand how thyroglobulin and stimulated thyroglobulin testing can be effective tools for therapeutic decisions

Antonia Stephen, Massachusetts General Hospital 
David T. Hughes, University of Michigan Health System 

Bryan Haugen, University of Colorado 
Libby Grubbs, MD Anderson 
Julie Ann Sosa, Duke University 
Peter Sadow, Massachusetts General Hospital
Gary Bloom, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.


Monday Lunch Session (optional)
“The Business of Endocrine Surgery”

Washington Duke Inn
Monday, May 7, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Included in Annual Meeting registration fee  

The Business of Endocrine Surgery session will focus on coding and billing in endocrine surgery.   The session will be useful to surgeons across the spectrum of work experience.  It will present the basics of coding and billing, how a surgeon gets paid for any work that they do.  The billing cycle will be presented, the process that occurs after one chooses their codes.  Speakers will delve into the more intricate parts of office-based coding and how to get the most from E&M coding.  Finally, difficult scenarios in operative coding will be discussed and including how to code to best represent the work that is done without overstating what was done.

Michael Starks, Penobscot Surgical Care, PA
Kimberly Vanderveen, Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery, P.C.

Kimberly Vanderveen, Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery, P.C.
Tom Connally, Norman Regional Hospital
Denise Carneiro-Pla, Medical University of South Carolina
Allan Siperstein, Cleveland Clinic


Tuesday Breakfast Session (optional)
“Transoral Endoscopic Endocrine Surgery in the U.S.: Lessons, Tips, and Future Directions”

*Sponsored by Medtronic
Washington Duke Inn
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Included in Annual Meeting registration fee 

Learning Objectives:
• Provide an overview, history, and technical details of transoral endoscopic thyroid and parathyroid surgery
• Discuss the purported advantages and disadvantages, as well as the evolving indications and contraindications, of the transoral approach
• Provide an update on the initial experiences in North America, including the unique issues and challenges in this patient population
• Discuss the role of devices and technological adjuncts in the transoral technique
• Discuss the logistical and ethical implications of starting a transoral program at an individual institution as well as broadening dissemination nationally

Tobian Carling, Yale University
Raymon H. Grogan, University of Chicago
Insoo Suh, University of California San Francisco