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 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 20-21th June 2024!
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 20th June
08.30-09.00 Registration and coffee
09.10-09.30 US physics
09.30-10.00 Head and Neck US Anatomy
10.00-10.30 Knobology and systematic US exam - Live demonstration
12.00-12.45 LUNCH at the cafeteria ground floor
12:45-13:15 Submental and larynx
13.15-14.00 Thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound
14.00-14.30 COFFEE BREAK
14:30-15.00 Lymph nodes
15.00-15.30 Salivary glands
15.30-16.00 Lumps and bumps
19.00 COURSE DINNER at BÆST
(Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N)
Friday 21th June
08.00-08.25 Coffee and croissant
08.25-08.40 Vascular malformation
08.40-09.10 Advanced US technologies and AI
09.10-09.30 Transoral Ultrasound
09.30-09.50 COFFEE BREAK
09.50-10.20 Pre-and perioperative US
10.20-11.00 US-guided interventions incl RFA
12.30-13.00 LUNCH at 15th-floor
14.15-14.30 US in Private Practice
14.30-14.45 US in Global Health
15.15-15.25 Quiz winners and goodbye
Venue: Maersk Tower, Panum, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen
Thanks to our collaborators
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N
Including two days hands-on course including
coffee, lunch and course dinner Thursday
Accommodation costs are not included in registration.
Please write to email@example.com if you have questions about the course.
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