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. 


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 23-24th June 2022!                     

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 23th June

08.30-09.00                Registration and coffee


09.00-09.10                Introduction

09.10-09.30                US physics and image artifacts

09.30-09.50                Head and Neck US Anatomy

09.50-10.20                Knobology and systematic US exam

                                    Live demonstration


10.30-12.00                HANDS-ON SESSION


12.00-12.45                LUNCH


12:45-13:15                Thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound

13.15-14.00                Submental and larynx 


14.00-14.30                COFFEE BREAK


14:30-15.00                Salivary glands

​15.00-15.30                Lymph nodes 


15.30-18.30                HANDS-ON SESSION 

19.00                          COURSE DINNER


                                   Guldbergsgade 29

                                   2200 Copenhagen N


Friday 24th June

08.00-08.30                 Coffee and croissant


08.30-09.00                 Posttreatment changes

09.00-09.30                 Lumbs and bumbs

09.30-09.50                 Perioperative ultrasound


09.50-10.20                 COFFEE BREAK


10.20-10.50                US-guided interventions

10.50-11.10                Radiofrequency ablation & ethanol injektion

11.10-11.30                US for airway management


11.30-12.40                 HANDS-ON


12.40-13.10                 LUNCH


13.10-14.30                 HANDS-ON


14.30-15.00                 COFFEE BREAK


15.00-15.20                 US in Global Health

15.20-15.30                 Quiz winners and goodbye





Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N



Price: 500 euro

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

Nyhavn Copenhagen Denmark

Fully booked

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if you want to be on the waiting list

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 questions or interested to be included on the waiting list to the course.
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