ATA Spring Satellite Symposium The Spectrum of Thyroid Cancer from Surveillance to Systemic Therapy

Event Information

Meeting Type: Physical
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Dates: March 16, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL , United States
Intended Audience:
Sponsor: American Thyroid Association
Purpose: Education, Scientific
Number of CME Credits Offered: 4

Topics: Thyroid

Description: The management of differentiated thyroid cancer is becoming increasingly complex as clinicians and patients strive to develop individualized management plans designed to achieve excellent outcomes without subjecting the patients to excessive therapy or testing. The dramatic increase in the incidence of low risk papillary thyroid cancers has caused us to re-evaluate our traditional therapeutic approaches such that many low risk patients may be more than adequately treated with thyroid lobectomy (and even without immediate surgical intervention in selected patients). On the opposite end of the spectrum, advances in our understanding of the molecular biology of thyroid cancer and the success of several systemic therapy trials has opened up new avenues of therapy for high risk patients with advanced disease. Through a combination of lectures, panel discussions, and case-based presentations, we will examine the most important, and often controversial, management issues faced by clinicians across the full spectrum of differentiated thyroid cancer.

The 2018 Spring Satellite symposium is open to the community of endocrinologists, internists, surgeons, oncologists, basic scientists, nuclear medicine scientists, pathologists, trainees, nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals who wish to broaden and update their knowledge of the thyroid gland and thyroid cancer.

Event Contact

Name: Adonia Calhoun Coates, CMP