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AHNS/AAOHNS Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Course for Residents & Fellows

Saturday, July 16, 2016 Р7:45 am to 12:00 pm РWashington State Convention Center

This course will update residents and fellows on the newest evidence based data in the management of thyroid and parathyroid disease and emphasize surgical technique that will optimize outcomes. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand the new ATA Guidelines and molecular markers as they apply to extent of surgery for thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
  • Be able to identify the difficult maneuvers in thyroid surgery and techniques to optimize outcomes
  • Understand differences in neck dissection for thyroid cancer
  • Be able to confidently work-up the patient with an elevated serum calcium
  • Understand and use pre- and intra-operative adjuncts to perform successful parathyroid surgery

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Transoral Surgery for Head and Neck Pathology Course with Hands on Robotic and Laser Sessions

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 12:30pm am to 7:00 pm – Washington State Convention Center

Course Director: Dr. Umamaheswar Duvvuri
Co-Director: Dr. Vikas Mehta
Local Organizer: Dr. Eddie Mendez

Transoral Surgery for Head and Neck Pathology is a course designed to give Otolaryngologists, Head and Neck Surgeons, Radiation oncologists, and Head and Neck Oncologists a focused educational experience in transoral endoscopic techniques for resecting primary head and neck tumors and a better understanding of its role within the multidisciplinary treatment paradigm. The course will uniquely focus on three different Transoral surgical techniques and discuss advantages and limitations for each in various clinical scenarios. Transoral laser microsurgery and two different robotic surgical systems (DaVinci and MedRobotics) will be featured in didactic lectures and case-based, panel discussion. Renowned faculty will emphasize fundamental transoral anatomy, microsurgical and robotic dissection techniques, and surgical exposure. Additionally, there will be a hands-on session with the MedRobotics system.

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