Molecular Diagnostics: A New Era in the Management of Thyroid Nodules

Event Information

Meeting Type: Physical
Meeting Website: http://www.nyhni.org/endosymposium
Dates: March 29, 2014
Location: New York, NY , United States
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Sponsor: New York Head & Neck Institute
Purpose: Education
Number of CME Credits Offered: 8.75

Topics: Thyroid

Description:

We enthusiastically invite you to attend our first Head & Neck Endocrine symposium on “Molecular Diagnostics for the Management of Thyroid Nodules: A New Era.” This CME event will occur on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at Lenox Hill Hospital. The New York Head & Neck Institute and its faculty are honored to host three keynote speakers: Yuri Nikiforov, MD University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Bryan McIver, MD Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Florida; James A. Fagin, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

Nearly 30% of biopsies for thyroid nodules result in an “indeterminate” diagnosis and create diagnostic and treatment dilemmas. Patients undergoing a diagnostic lobectomy for indeterminate nodules are unnecessarily subjected to the risk of surgical complications and life-long thyroid hormone for benign disease; others require completion thyroidectomy. Molecular diagnostics will have a major impact on treatment planning for thyroid nodules eliminating nearly 50% of diagnostic thyroidectomies and completions. The predictive value, reliability, and cost of these tests have generated much excitement, confusion and debate. This event is intended to provide state-of-the art knowledge and practical expertise in this rapidly evolving field.

The CME-accredited session will offer 8.75 Category 1 Credits to attendees.


Event Contact

Name: Sumon Saha
Email: ssaha@nshs.edu
Phone: 212-434-4547
Fax: 212-434-4597