Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound Course 2024- Stanford University

The 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. The course will take place June 2024. 

Course Outline

  • Course Materials 
  • Video Presentations

Target Audience

  • Practicing physicians
  • Surgical residents

Learning Objectives

  • 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


  • If you have any questions about this course, please contact Luciana Miller 312-202-5266 or email:
  • For technical assistance, please contact
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

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 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.

Ineligible company

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.

Financial Relationships

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. 

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. 

Faculty Disclosures

Lisa Orloff, MD, FACS -nothing to disclose. 
Kevin Brumund, MD, FACS -nothing to disclose. 
Joli Chang, MD, FACS -Inspire Medical Systems: Consultant/Salary & Nixon: Consultant/ Salary, Reimbursement 
William B. Armstrong, MD, FACS -nothing to disclose. 
Julie Noel, MD, FACS -Pulse Biosciences: Consultant/Consultant Fees & Medtronic: Consultant/Consultant Fees 
Marika Russell, MD, FACS - nothing to disclose. 


Planning Committee Disclosure

Ellen J. Hagopian, MD, MHPE, FACS, FSSO – Nothing to Disclose
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, FCCM, MAMSE – Nothing to Disclose
Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP – Nothing to Disclose
Russell B. Smith, MD, FACS –  Mendaera -Stipend, Advisor 
Anthony Anagnostou, MD, FACS – Nothing to Disclose
Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS   – Nothing to Disclose
Lawrence T. Kim, MD, FACS, FACE – Nothing to Disclose
Laura S. Johnson, MD, FACS – Nothing to Disclose
Barbra Miller, MD, FACS – Nothing to Disclose
Lisa A. Orloff, M.D., FACS, FACE – Ascendis -Honorarium, Advisor 
R. Eugene Zierler, MD RPVI, FACS – Nothing to Disclose
Nicholas J. Zyromski, 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.


Course Completion

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE EVALUATION in order to claim a Certificate of Completion. The course evaluation will appear once you take and complete this course. The following requirements will need to be completed:

  • Review all course materials
  • Course evaluation



Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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