CC2019: Highlights of the Multidisciplinary 2018 AAES Thyroidectomy Guidelines: An Expert Panel Discussion (C)

This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Cancer. Learn more about ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements.

Session Description

Developed by American College of Surgeons surgeons after significant recent changes in the field, the multidisciplinary 2018 American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) Thyroidectomy Guidelines recommend best practices in topical areas for both benign and malignant thyroid disorders, including: the indications, extent, and conduct of thyroid surgery; the uses of imaging, adjuncts, and molecular testing; the applications of laryngology, nodal dissection, and reoperation; and the special management of hyperthyroidism, familial disease, goiter, and concurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. In an interactive, case-based format, a panel of guidelines authors will present the findings, discuss the challenges, and answer audience questions about this novel aid to the practicing surgeon.

Moderator: Christopher R. McHenry, MD, FACS, Cleveland, OH

Co-Moderator: David L. Steward, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH

Presentations

Introduction: AAES Thyroidectomy Guidelines
Christopher R. McHenry, MD, FACS, Cleveland, OH

Introduction of Panelists
David L. Steward, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH

Initial Evaluation of a Thyroid Nodule
Carrie C. Lubitz, MD, FACS, Boston, MA

The Role of Molecular Testing for Evaluation of a Thyroid Nodule and an Indeterminate Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Linwah Yip, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA

The Extent of Thyroidectomy for Low Risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Kepal N. Patel, MD, FACS, New York, NY

Case Discussions Highlighting Recommendations from the AAES Thyroidectomy Guidelines
Christopher R. McHenry, MD, FACS, Cleveland, OH

David L. Steward, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH

Sponsored by the Advisory Council for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Advisory Council for General Surgery

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Contact

For questions about the course, please contact elearning@facs.org.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
11/15/2019
Course expires: 
01/05/2021

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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Faculty and Disclosures

Carrie C. Lubitz MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Christopher R. McHenry MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
David L. Steward, MD, FACS - Exelis: Clinical trial research support:
Kepal N. Patel, MD, FACS - Veracyte: Educational activity
Linwah Yip MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Sally E. Carty, MD, FACS - Jaypee Brothers: Royalties: Book Editor; UpToDate, Inc: Royalties: Section Editor, Endocrine Surgery

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure

Members

David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure

Ex-Officios

Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure

Consultants

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

American College of Surgeons and ACGME Logos

Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/15/2019
Course expires: 
01/05/2021
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