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 22-23th June 2023!
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 22th June
08.30-09.00 Registration and coffee at “Holst auditoriet”
09.10-09.30 US physics
09.30-10.00 Head and Neck US Anatomy
10.00-10.30 Knobology and systematic US exam
10.30-12.00 HANDS-ON at 15th 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 Salivary glands
15.00-15.30 Lymph nodes
15.30-18.30 HANDS-ON at 15th floor
19.00 COURSE DINNER at BÆST
(Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N
Friday 23th June
08.00-08.30 Coffee and croissant
08.30-09.00 Posttreatment changes
09.00-09.30 Lumps and bumps
09.30-09.50 COFFEE BREAK
09.50-10.20 US-guided interventions
10.20-10.40 Radiofrequency ablation
10.40-11.00 US for airway management
11.00-12.30 HANDS-ON at 15th floor
13.00-14.30 HANDS-ON at 15th floor
14.30-14.40 Pre-and perioperative US
14.40-14.50 Surgeon-performed US in the diagnostic workup of H&N cancer
14.50-15.00 US in Global Health
15.00-15.25 Plenary discussion about how to integrate head and neck ultrasound in clinical practice
15.25-15.30 Quiz winners and goodbye
Venue: Maersk Tower, “Holst auditoriet” Panum, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen
Thanks to our collaborators
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N
Price: 550 euro
Including two days hands-on course with coffee,
lunch and course dinner Thursday
Unfortunately, the course is fully booked with participants from +20 different countries.
Please write to email@example.com to be added to the waiting list for the 2023 course.
Accommodation costs are not included in registration but there are some nearby hotels we can recommend, see more.
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