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3rd Copenhagen International 
Head & Neck Ultrasound Course


This course introduces head and neck ultrasound and ultrasound-guided intervention skills to specialists and registrars in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Surgeon-performed ultrasound is increasingly used in office-based and surgical settings to improve the diagnostic work-up and surgical results. Further, minimally invasive treatments, e.g. radiofrequency ablation

and ethanol injections for thyroid pathology, require sufficient ultrasound skills. This course is both for experienced practitioners who aim to improve their ultrasound skills and trainees interested in starting to perform ultrasound in their clinical practice. The course is also relevant to other specialities performing head and neck ultrasound as endocrinologists, paediatricians, radiologists, etc. 

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An international multispeciality faculty will teach thyroid, parathyroid, and neck ultrasound, and the lectures will be combined with quizzes to improve interactivity and learning. About half of the time is planned for hands-on training on volunteer patients with a teacher-to-participant ratio of 1:3. Further, the participants will also practice ultrasound-guided interventions (including fine-needle aspiration biopsies, core needle biopsies, and radiofrequency ablation) on specially-made fantoms at the Panum Institute, Faculty of Health Science, Copenhagen University. This course is endorsed by The European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) and corresponds to the curriculum of the theoretical part of EFSUMB Level 1.  ​ It is a non-profit course, and a possible surplus will be used to develop surgeon-performed ultrasound in resource-limited countries in collaboration with the African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS), please read more about the global outreach project.

We hope to see you in wonderfull Copenhagen from 22-23th June 2023!                     

Tobias Todsen, MD, PhD

Course director

Tobias  Todsen, MD, PhD, Associate professor

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery & Audiology, Rigshospitalet

Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation

Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen 


Thursday 22th June

08.30-09.00                Registration and coffee at “Holst auditoriet” 


09.00-09.10                Introduction

09.10-09.30                US physics  

09.30-10.00                Head and Neck US Anatomy 

10.00-10.30                Knobology and systematic US exam


10.30-12.00                    HANDS-ON at 15th floor  


12.00-12.45                LUNCH 


12:45-13:15                Submental and larynx 

13.15-14.00                Thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound


14.00-14.30                    COFFEE BREAK 


14:30-15.00                Salivary glands 

​15.00-15.30                Lymph nodes 


15.30-18.30                HANDS-ON at 15th floor

19.00                          COURSE DINNER at BÆST

(Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N


Friday 23th June

08.00-08.30                 Coffee and croissant 


08.30-09.00                 Posttreatment changes 

09.00-09.30                 Lumps and bumps  


09.30-09.50             COFFEE BREAK 


09.50-10.20                 US-guided interventions  

10.20-10.40                 Radiofrequency ablation 

10.40-11.00                 US for airway management 


11.00-12.30              HANDS-ON at 15th floor

12.30-13.00              LUNCH 


13.00-14.30              HANDS-ON at 15th floor

14.30-14.40              Pre-and perioperative US


14.40-14.50              Surgeon-performed US in the diagnostic                                           workup of H&N cancer  


14.50-15.00              US in Global Health


15.00-15.25              Plenary discussion about how to integrate                                        head and neck ultrasound in clinical practice  


15.25-15.30              Quiz winners and goodbye 

Venue: Maersk Tower, “Holst auditoriet” Panum, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen

             Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen



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Thanks to our collaborators

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Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N



Nyhavn Copenhagen Denmark
Price: 550 euro

Including two days hands-on course with coffee,

lunch and course dinner Thursday

Unfortunately, the course is fully booked with participants from +20 different countries.

Please write to to be added to the waiting list for the 2023 course.

Accommodation costs are not included in registration but there are some nearby hotels we can recommend, see more

Please write to if you have questions about the course.
University of copenhagen
Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation

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