This course aims to introduce 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, the use of minimally invasive treatments, such as, e.g., radiofrequency ablation and ethanol injections for thyroid pathology, requires sufficient
ultrasound skills. This course is both for experienced practitioners who aim to improve their ultrasound skills and trainees who are interested in staring incorporating ultrasound into their clinical practice. The course is also relevant to other specialties performing head and neck ultrasound as endocrinologists, pediatricians, radiologists, etc.
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 minimally invasive treatments) on special-made fantoms and fresh-frozen cadavers 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 ressource-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 23-24th June 2022!
Tobias Todsen, MD, PhD, Associate professor.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery & Audiology, Rigshospitalet
Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen
Thursday 23th June
08.45-09.10 Introduction and presentation of industry
09.10-09.30 Ultrasound physics and image artifacts
09.30-10.00 Anatomy and systematic head & neck US
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-11.00 Submental and larynx
11:00-11:30 Thyroid ultrasound
11:30-11.50 Parathyroid ultrasound
12.30-13.00 Salivary glands
13.00-13.30 Lymph nodes
13.30-13.50 Lumps and bumps
13.50-14.00 Recap - systematic head & neck US
14.00-18.00 HANDS-ON SESSION
(including coffee break)
19.00 COURSE DINNER
2200 Copenhagen N
Friday 24th June
08.45-09.30 US-guided interventions incl RFA
09.30-09.50 US for airway management
09.50-10.05 Elastography (Merry E. Sebelik)
10.15-12.15 HANDS-ON SESSION A
13.00-15 HANDS-ON SESSION B
15-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-15.50 Pediatric US and Vascular Malformations
15.50-16.10 Pre- and perioperative ultrasound
16.10-16.30 Active surveillance principles
16.30-16.45 Quiz winners and goodbye
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N
Accommodation costs are not included in registration but there are some nearby hotels we can recommend, see more.
We will follow the COVID-19 safety recommendation from the Danish Health Authority's, and course payments will be refunded if it unexpectedly will be canceled due to change in the pandemic.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or interested to be included on the waiting list to the course.
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