Head & Neck Ultrasound Course
This course aims to introduce head and neck ultrasound and ultrasound-guided interventions 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 improve 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 10-11th June 2021!
Tobias Todsen, MD, PhD Senior registrar, Asst. Prof.
The Dept. of ORL and H&N Surgery and
Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation
Christian von Buchwald, MD, DMSc Consultant, Professor
The Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Rigshospitalet
Thursday 10th June
09.00-09.30 Ultrasound physics and image artifacts
09.30-10.00 Anatomy and systematic head and neck ultrasound
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-11.00 Thyroid ultrasound
11:00-11:20 Parathyroid ultrasound
11:20-11.50 Lymph nodes
12.30-13.00 Salivary glands
13.00-13.30 Neck ultrasound
13.30-14.00 US-guided FNA/core needle biopsy
14.00-18.00 HANDS-ON SESSION
(including coffee break)
19.00 COURSE DINNER
2200 Copenhagen N
Friday 11th June
09.00-09.30 Larynx and base of the tongue
09.30-10.00 Pediatric US and Vascular Malformations
10.00-10.30 Vascular ultrasound
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.30 Ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules / ethanol injection
11.30-11.50 US for airway management
11.50-12.10 Pre- and perioperative ultrasound
12.10-12.30 Elastography and contrast-enhanced US
13.00-17.00 HANDS-ON SESSION
(including coffee break)
17.00-17.15 Course evaluation and goodbye
NB: Please have in mind that this is a preliminary program
which may be changed
Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen East, Denmark
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 email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the course.
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