Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound - California Universities
This ACS Ultrasound course, titled Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound Course, was developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, with expertise of the National Ultrasound Faculty, and is intended for use only by the registered course participant.
- Course Materials
- Video Presentations
- Practicing physicians
- Surgical residents
- Explain the ACS Ultrasound Education Program
- Identify techniques and differentiate challenges associated with surgeon performed ultrasound
- Illustrate the possibilities and limitations of ultrasound in clinical applications
- Locate resources for getting started in Surgeon Performed Ultrasound
- Develop enabling strategies to improve surgeon ultrasound skills
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 financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.
The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.
Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.
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 the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.
Speaker and Moderator Disclosures
David Hoyt, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Ellen Hagopian, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Scott A. Dulchavsky, MD, PhD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
William R. Fry, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Lawrence Marshall Gillman, MD - Nothing to disclose
Mark A. Gittleman, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Jay Kenneth Harness, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Junji Machi, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Amy Catherine Sisley, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
R. Stephen Smith, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Pat Winston Whitworth, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Eugene Zierler, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for this course. This activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.
To receive the Certificate of Completion, participants will need to complete the following:
- Review all course materials, including pre-/posttest requirements
- Course evaluation
- 1.00 Certificate of Completion
- 7.75 Self Assessment Credit
You may enroll in the course free of charge.
You will be asked to register for the course and provide information to complete the registration process.
Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to you with the confirmation and course login information.