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5th Copenhagen International 
Head & Neck Ultrasound Course


Head and Neck Ultrasound is increasingly used in office-based and surgical settings globally and more than 150 medical doctors from more than 30 different countries and 5 continents have participated in this international course. The course introduces head and neck ultrasound and ultrasound-guided intervention skills to specialists and registrars in Otolaryngology-Head and


Neck Surgery. 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. 

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 or phantoms for ultrasound-guided interventions (including fine-needle aspiration biopsies, core needle biopsies, and radiofrequency ablation). This course is endorsed by The European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) and corresponds to the theoretical part of the EFSUMB Level 1 curriculum. 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 19-20th June 2025!                     

Tobias Todsen, MD, PhD

Course director

Tobias  Todsen, MD, Ph.D.

Consultant and 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 19th 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 and image                                        artifacts 

10.00-10.30                Knobology and systematic US exam

                                   - Live demonstration 


10.30-12.00                HANDS-ON (A)


12.00-12.45                LUNCH 


12:45-13:15                Oral cavity, oropharynx and larynx 

13.15-13.45                Thyroid ultrasound 

13.45-14.00                Parathyroid  


14.00-14.15                COFFEE BREAK 


14:15-14.45                Lymph nodes  

14.45-15.05                Salivary glands  

15.05-15.25                Lumps and bumps 


15.30-18.00                HANDS-ON (B) 

19.00                          COURSE DINNER at BÆST             


Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N 


Friday 20th June

07.30-08.00                   Coffee and croissant 

08.00-08.20                   MCQ-test (Volunteer)

08.20-08.30                   Review of MCQ answers

08.30-09.00                   Pre-and perioperative US

09.00-09.15                   Vascular malformation

09.15-09.45                   Advanced US technologies and AI               

09.45-10.00 COFFEE BREAK 


10.00-10.30                   Fine needle and core needle biopsies

10.30-11.00                   RFA and minimal invasive treatments

11.00-12.30                   HANDS-ON (C)

12.30-13.00 LUNCH 


13.00-14.30                    HANDS-ON (D)


14.30-14.45                 Transoral Ultrasound

14.45-15.00                 US in Global Health 

15.00-15.15                 Quiz winners and goodbye 

Venue: Maersk Tower, Panum, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen

             Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen



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Thanks to our collaborators



Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N

panum tower


Not open for registration
Nyhavn Copenhagen Denmark
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or if you have questions about the course.
University of copenhagen
Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation

Webdesign by Tobias Todsen, MD, PhD 

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