American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS236
Title: Controversies in the Surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 24: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: The surgical management of differentiated thyroid carcinoma remains controversial, particularly for small thyroid cancers. This panel session will review the current literature and guidelines and through case scenarios discuss: 1) indications and options for the extent of initial thyroid surgery (observation, lobectomy, total thyroidectomy), and 2) indications, pros and cons for prophylactic central neck dissection.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
General Surgery (GEN), Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OTO)
Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements:
Sponsored By:
Advisory Council for General Surgery, Advisory Council for Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Program Participants:
Sareh Parangi, MD, FACS
Ralph P. Tufano, MD, MBA, FACS
Speaker Introduction of the Panel
Sareh Parangi, MD, FACS
Speaker Introduction of the Topics: Importance of These Topics to Surgeons Today
Ralph P. Tufano, MD, MBA, FACS
Speaker Molecular Markers: What is the Value Proposition?
Julie A. Sosa, MD, FACS
Speaker Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Are Active Surveillance and Thyroid Lobectomy Practical Management Options in the Real World?
Catherine F. Sinclair, MD, FRACS
Speaker The Path Report Says Non-invasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features (NIFTP): What Do I Do Now?
Kepal N. Patel, MD, FACS
Speaker Outpatient Thyroidectomy: Is it Really Safe? How Do I Make it Work for My Practice?
Michael Wynn Yeh, MD FACS
Speaker MTC: To Perform or Not Perform Elective Lateral Neck Dissection? 
Mark E. Zafereo, MD FACS
Question and Answer Session from Panel