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SFE Basic Thyroid Ultrasound Workshop

A new one-day programme combining knowledge and hands-on experience of thyroid ultrasound. This course is aimed at all endocrine specialists from registrar level through to experienced consultants. The fundamental knowledge about the use of ultrasound and diagnostic features of various thyroid pathologies will be initially delivered using a lecture format. This will be followed by a practical hands-on workshop in small group teaching which will consolidate the knowledge from the morning sessions. A variety of clinical cases will be discussed throughout the course allowing time for group discussion with our expert panel. This course will improve your clinical practice and provide the initial step for those willing to pursue their thyroid ultrasound skills further.




08:45 - 09:10 Welcome and Coffee

09:10 - 09:20 Introduction
Dr Anand Velusamy & Dr Samantha Anandappa

09: 20 - 10:00 Physics behind ultrasound and normal thyroid ultrasound anatomy
Dr Philip Touska

10:00 - 10:40 USG classification of thyroid nodules
Dr Neshe Sriskandan

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 - 11:50 Cytological classification of thyroid nodules
Dr Ashish Chandra

11:50 - 12:30 Benign thyroid disease / other neck lesions /lymph node assessment
Dr Rose Ngu

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and interaction with the USG reps

13:30 - 14:15 Thyroid USG picture quiz/ Case based discussion
Dr Anand Velusamy & Dr Samantha Anandappa

14:15 - 15:45 Hands on workshop (USG demonstration/ Performing FNA / Slide fixation technique)

15:45 - 16:00 Q & A and session close



Dr Anand Velusamy 1 & Dr Samantha Anandappa 1
Dr Philip Touska 2
Dr Neshe Sriskandan2
Dr Rose Ngu2
Dr Ashish Chandra3

Department of Endocrinology1, Department of Radiology2, Department of Histopathology3 - Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London