Current Medical and Surgical Management of Thyroid Disease

Saturday, May 14, 2016
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912

Program Description:

Thyroid disease contributes to a significant amount of primary care office visits annually. Thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, symptomatic goiters, and thyroid cancers are conditions seen daily in a busy primary care practice. In addition, many thyroid problems are picked up incidentally on physical exam, unrelated imaging, or routine blood work. Work up, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions, once identified, can be complex. Improving the thyroid knowledge base of practitioners will facilitate the successful identification and management of these conditions.

This CME Thyroid Course will focus on six major topics: 1) workup of a thyroid nodule, 2) thyroid imaging and needle biopsy, 3) pathologic interpretation of biopsy results, 4) management of hyperthyroidism, 5) indications and use of radioiodine therapy, and 6) surgical indications and procedures for benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid. Subspecialists from the Department of Surgery at Brown University and its allied departments of Endocrinology, Pathology, and Radiology will address these topics in a format comprised of short presentations, panel discussions, and question and answer sessions.

Target Audience:

Physicians specializing in adult primary care, internal medicine, surgery, or women’s health. Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses are also welcome.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe the appropriate workup of a thyroid nodule(history, exam, imaging, and biopsy)
    2. Identify the basics of thyroid imaging
    3. Recognize the basics of thyroid biopsy (indiciations,technique, and interpretation)
    4. Identify the surgical indications and procedures forbenign and malignant thyroid disease
    5. Describe postoperative thyroid cancer therapy andsurveillance
      CME Accreditation

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and University Surgical Associates. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Credit Designation

      Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participantswill receive a Certificate of Attendance stating thisprogram is designated for 4.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

      Jointly Provided by:

      The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and University Surgical Associates.

      Registration Fee $75.00
      Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks, lunch, and access to an online syllabus.
      Register online 

      Cancellation Policy
      Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than April 28, 2016. A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.