PAPILLON COURSE on THYROID ULTRASOUND

Announcement

Summary

 

In this page we give a summary of the curriculum, of the Courses announced, of the possible participants with the recommended course and the registration.

CURRICULUM and COURSES ANNOUNCED

1. BASIC COURSE from September 15 2022 to November 30 2022 - final program

Themes

Estimated
learning
time (hours)

Core on the
web site 1

Type 1 Webinar
- live discussion of cases2

Type 2 Webinar
- live presentation3

Introduction
2-4
   

Course arrangement

September 15, 2022
   

How to find the thyroid on ultrasound?

Yes
   
1 Basics of nodular goiter
2
   

The epidemiology of thyroid diseases

September 22, 2022 E.V.Nagy

Physics of ultrasound

E.Csajbok

2 Nodule' composition and cystic degeneration

3-6
Yes
October 6, 2022
   

3 Nodule' echogenicity

4-8
Yes
   

4 Intranodular echogenic figures

5-10
Yes
October 20, 2022
   

5 Borders of thyroid nodules

4-8
Yes
November 3, 2022
   

6 Shape of the nodules

2-4
Yes
   

7 Ultrasound assessment of extrathyroidal spread

3-6
Yes
November 17, 2022
   

8 Halo sign and nodule' vascularity

2-4
Yes
   
9 The European TIRADS
4-8
Yes
  6 p.m. Nov 24, 2022 G. Russ
   
6.45 p.m. Nov. 24 2022
   

1 There will be a learning material on the web during the entire course related to Themes 3 to 9 discussing nodule' characteristic. These include a short, prerecorded lecture, a voice narrated video lecture presenting several ultrasound videos, 10 to 25 case studies in each chapters.

2 Type 1 Webinar structure: Short summary of the topic (15 min) and discussion of 6 to 10 case studies which were made accessible to the Course Participants in advance (75 min). The edited version of the discussion will be presented on the web till the end of the course for those who could not participate at the meeting. These events will be mentored by T.Solymosi.

3 Type 2 Webinar structure: A 90-minute event split into 2 blocks. Each block is consisted of a 30-min live presentation followed by a 15-min discussion. The recorded presentations will be available on the web for the 4 subsequent weeks (pending speaker approval).

 

2. ADVANCED COURSE from December 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023

2.1 Online and webinars - preliminary program

Themes

Core on the web 1

Type 1 Webinar -
Live Case discussion2

Type 2 Webinar - Live presentation3

Introductory courses

A1 Course arrangement and teaching goals

P

December 1 , 2022

 

 

The nodular goiter

A2 The role of thyroid ultrasound in the evaluation of thyroid patients

P

 

 

 

A3 The composition of a thyroid nodule; cystic and solid nodules

P,M,D,V

December 15, 2022

 

 

A4 Echogenicity of the nodule

P,M,D,V,E

 

 

A5 Intranodular hyperechogenic figures

P,M,D,V,E

January 5, 2023

 

 

A6 The borders of the nodule

P,M,D,V,E

January 19, 2023

 

 

A7 The shape of the nodule

P,M,D,V

 

 

A8 Extrathyroidal spread

P,M,D,V

February 2, 2023

 

 

A9 The halo sign and the vascularization of the nodule

P,M,D,V

 

 

A10 The European TIRADS

V,E

 

Febr. 16, 2023

G. Russ

A11 TIRADS - Benefits and concerns

 

 

C.Durante

Non-nodular thyroid diseases

A12 Lymphocytic thyroiditis

P,M,D,V

March 2, 2023

A13 Graves' disease

P,M,D,V

A14 Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis

P,M,D,V

Non-thyroidal elements in the anterior neck region

A15 The ultrasound of the parathyroid

M,D,V

 

March 9, 2023

A.Frasoldati

A16 Lymph nodes in the neck

M,D,V

 

A.Toth

A17 The neck compartments and their importance

 

 

March 16, 2023

L.Leenhardt

A18 Other structures in the neck

 V

 

R.Ngu

Ultrasound-guided maneuvers

A19 Ultrasound guided aspiration and ethanol sclerotherapy

P,M,V

 

 

 

A20 The role of non-surgical techniques in the treatment of nodular goiter

 

 

March 23, 2023

S.Bonnema

A21 Thermal ablation techniques for thyroid lesions

 

 

E.Papini

Advanced courses

A22 Ectopic thyroid

D,V

March 30, 2023

 

 

A23 Difficult-to-examine patients and substernal spread

D,V

 

 

A24 The operated thyroid (benign histopathology)

P,D,V

 

 

A25 The relation between discrete lesions and pathological nodules

P,M,D,V,E

 April 13, 2023

 

 

A26 Teamwork

P,M,D,V

 

 

A27 Ultrasound presentation of thyroid cancers

M,D,V

 

 

A28 Ultrasound follow-up of patient operated on thyroid cancer

April 20, 2023 6 p.m

M.F. Erdogan

April 20, 2023 6.45 p.m

 

Miscellaneous        

A29 Alternative imaging techniques (CT, MR, PET-CT, nuclear)

 

 

April 27, 2023

E.Mezősi

A30 The aspect of the surgeon

 

 

F.Menegaux

A31 Fine-needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid

M,V

 

May 4, 2023

F. Schmitt

A32 The Bethesda system

 

 

P.Vielh

A33 The technique of core biopsy

 

 

G.Russ

A34 When and how should molecular diagnostics be integrated in the malignancy risk stratification of thyroid nodules?

 

 

May 11, 2023

 

R.Paschke

A35Thyroid pathology

 

 

E.Toth

A36 Quality control and improving our diagnostic skills

V

 

 

 

A37 A personal half century tour down US memory lane. From ignorance to implementation and abuse?

 

May 25, 2023

 

L. Hegedűs

A38 The importance of first impression

 

T. Solymosi

This is the preliminary program pending on speakers approval.

1 P=prerecorded video presentation, M= manual, D = differential diagnostic tables V = case studies with voice over video E = exam

2 Type 1 Webinar structure: Short summary of the topic (15 min) and discussion of 7 to 10 case studies which were made accessible to the Course Participants in advance (75 min). The edited version of the discussion will be presented on the web until the end of the course for those who could not participate at the conference. These events will be mentored by T.Solymosi.

3 Type 2 Webinar structure: A 90-minute event split into 2 blocks. Each block is consisted of a 30-min live presentation followed by a 15-min discussion. The recorded presentations will be available on the web for the 4 subsequent weeks (pending speaker approval). Names marked in black who accepted the invitation. With red, whose response we are still waiting for.

 

2.2 Case of the Month item

For an example, see here the past Papillon Course.

2.3 Exam

Exam for practice and for Course completion and Grade (see here). Five exams (see 'E' in the Table) related to major topics (see above).

There is a 6th exam which will also contain the questions of the speakers. Material for this 6th exam will be uploaded by May 10th, 2022. 75% correct answers are required in each to pass, with unlimited trial attempts. The deadline for completing the 6 exams is May 31, 2022.

 

3 TWO-DAY IN-PERSON TRAINING on May 19-20, 2023

This event will be held on May 19-20, 2023, in Budapest. During this 14-hour meeting live-patient examinations will be performed and we commonly analyse ultrasound videos. The number of participants is limited to 30 on first come first served basis.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COLLEAGUES

Basically, we try to fulfill the need of three different group of colleagues with the corresponding need and interest.

Colleagues who want to perform thyroid ultrasound by themselves but have minimal if any ultrasound practice (BEGINNERS).

Colleagues who are experienced in performing thyroid ultrasound but need to refresh their knowledge (EXPERIENCED).

Endocrinologists who do not wish to perform ultrasound themselves but use it in their everyday practice and want to get deeper knowledge for increasing their diagnostic skills (ULTRASOUND REPORT UTILIZERS).

 

TYPE OF COURSES

INTERESTED COLLEAGUE

BASIC
ADVANCED
2-DAY IN-PERSON TRAINING
BEGINNERS
Recommended
Recommended
Recommended
EXPERIENCED
-
Recommended
May also benefit
ULTRASOUND REPORT UTILIZERS
Recommended
Recommended
-

 

 

REGISISTRATION FEE *

Individual courses

Registration fee

Basic course

150 Euro

Advanced course

300 Euro

2-day in person training

300 Euro

Combination of individual courses

Basic + Advanced course

400 Euro

Either of the courses + 2-day in-person training

+ 300 Euro

* A 50% discount is offered for the members of the European Thyroid Association.

 

 

 

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