Copenhagen International 
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 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

Course director

Tobias  Todsen, MD, PhD                 Senior registrar, Asst. Prof.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery & Audiology

University of Copenhagen 

Professor christian von buchwald

Course director

Christian von Buchwald, MD, DMSc Consultant, Professor

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery & Audiology

University of Copenhagen 


Thursday 10th June

08.15-08.45                Registration

08.45-09.10                Introduction and presentation of industry 

                                    (Tobias Todsen & Christian von Buchwald)

09.10-09.30                Ultrasound physics and image artifacts 

                                    (Fatemeh Makouei)

09.30-10.00                Anatomy and systematic head & neck US                                       (Lisa A. Orloff)


10.00-10.30                Coffee break

10.30-11.00                Submental and larynx 

                                    (Merry E. Sebelik)

11:00-11:30                Thyroid ultrasound 

                                    (Finn Noe Bennedbæk)

11:30-11.50                Parathyroid ultrasound 

                                    (Christoffer Holst Hahn)

11.50-12.30                LUNCH

12.30-13.00                Salivary glands

                                     (Jacob Melchiors)

13.00-13.30                Lymph nodes

                                    (Anders Rørbæk Madsen)

13.30-13.50                Lumps and bumps

                                    (Merry E. Sebelik)

13.50-14.00                Recap - systematic head & neck US                                                 (Lisa A. Orloff)


14.00-18.00                HANDS-ON SESSION

                                   (including coffee break) 

19.00                          COURSE DINNER


                                   Guldbergsgade 29

                                   2200 Copenhagen N


Friday 11th June

08.15-08.45                Coffee

08.45-09.30                US-guided interventions incl RFA 

                                    (Lisa A. Orloff)

09.30-09.50                US for airway management

                                    (Michael S. Kristensen)

09.50-10.05                Elastography (Merry E. Sebelik)

10.15-12.15                HANDS-ON SESSION A

12.15-13.00                LUNCH

13.00-15                     HANDS-ON SESSION B

15-15.30                     Coffee break


15.30-15.50                Pediatric US and Vascular Malformations

                                    (Lisa A. Orloff)

15.50-16.10                Pre- and perioperative ultrasound

                                    (Jacob Melchiors)

16.10-16.30                Active surveillance principles

                                    (Merry E. Sebelik)

16.30-16.45                Quiz winners and goodbye





Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N


Price: 400 euro

Including two days hands-on course with coffee, lunch and course dinner Friday

Nyhavn Copenhagen Denmark
The course is fully booked
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 if you have any questions regarding the course.
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