Thyroid Cancer: Who Really Needs Surgery? (C)
This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Cancer.
The surgical management of differentiated thyroid carcinoma remains controversial, particularly for small thyroid cancers. This Panel Session will review the current literature and guidelines and, through case scenarios, discuss: (1) indications and options for the extent of initial thyroid surgery (active surveillance, lobectomy, total thyroidectomy); (2) indications, pros and cons, for prophylactic central neck dissection; and (3) management of recurrent/ persistent cervical neck disease.
- Indications and Options for the Extent of Initial Thyroid Surgery (Active Surveillance, Lobectomy, Total Thyroidectomy) - Pro
Luc G. T. Morris, MD, FACS, New York, NY
- Indications and Options for the Extent of Initial Thyroid Surgery (Active Surveillance, Lobectomy, Total Thyroidectomy) - Con
Janice L. Pasieka, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Calgary, Alberta
- Indications, Pros and Cons for Prophylactic Central Neck Dissection - Con
Rebecca S. Sippel, MD, FACS, Madison, WI
- Management of Recurrent/Persistent Cervical Neck Disease - Pro Intervention
Jessica E. Gosnell, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA
- Management of Recurrent/Persistent Cervical Neck Disease - Con Intervention
Richard J. Wong, MD, FACS, New York, NY
- Practicing surgeons
- 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
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Faculty and Disclosures
Luc G. T. Morris, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Janice L. Pasieka, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Calgary, Alberta - No Disclosures
Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS, Atlanta, GA - No Disclosures
Rebecca S. Sippel, MD, FACS, Madison, WI - No Disclosures
Jessica E. Gosnell, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
Richard J. Wong, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Continuing Medical Education Credit Information
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.
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit