Controversies in Thyroidology Virtual Program
ATA Controversies in Thyroidology Welcome Remarks
The optimal management of thyroid disorders, nodules, and cancer is becoming increasingly more controversial with the emergence of newer, less invasive technologies, enhanced molecular diagnostics and improved, more accurate quality of life tools. To achieve the best clinical outcomes, clinicians need to be aware of these rapidly evolving areas and strive to develop individualized diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The goal of the Controversies in Thyroidology virtual program is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the controversies surrounding many of these strategies and provide the appropriate tools to make the best, individualized treatment plan. Areas of focus will include management of patients with Graves’ disease, ordering the appropriate laboratory studies, managing hypothyroidism and thyroid hormone replacement strategies. The role for percutaneous management of thyroid nodules or recurrent thyroid cancer and application of new technologies will be debated. The utility of molecular diagnostics and characterization of tumors to allow for limited surgeries and active surveillance strategies versus the traditional recommendation of surgical management of thyroid cancer will be thoroughly discussed. Through a combination of virtual lectures and case-based presentations, we will examine the most important, controversial, management issues faced by clinicians across the full spectrum of thyroid disorders.
As a result of COVID-19, this program has been transitioned from a live, in-person program that was scheduled for May 2020 into virtual learning. The Controversies in Thyroidology activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the American Thyroid Association®. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ATA would like to thank the Program Committee co-chaired by Whitney S. Golder, MD and Kepal Patel, MD for their efforts to create this program.
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