We cordially invite you to the PAPILLON COURSE on Thyroid Ultrasound. which starts on September 15, 2022 with a Basic Course followed by an Advanced Course starting on December 1, 2022. This online course is announced for the second time and is endorsed by the European Thyroid Association. 104 students from 4 continents took part in 1st Papillon Course.


The learning material is stratified according to different needs. Colleagues who wish to learn how to perform thyroid ultrasound but have no or minimal experience (BEGINNERS), as well as, experienced ultrasonographer (EXPERIENCED COLLEAGUES ) and even clinicians who do not want to perform ultrasound by themselves but use the results of it in their everyday practice (ULTRASOUND REPORT UTILIZERS) can find learning material which meets their expectations.

1. The Basic Papillon Course - running from September 15, 2022 to 30 November, 2022

Goals of the Course

  • Being able to identify the thyroid gland by ultrasound
  • Becoming familiar with the different elements of a thyroid ultrasound pattern, health and disease
  • Becoming able to recognize the typical presentations of the single characteristics

Who is the Basic Course for?

  • For BEGINNERS; colleagues who want to perform ultrasound themselves but have minimal if any experience
  • For UTILIZERS; physicians who do not want to perform ultrasound themselves but use thyroid ultrasound results in their everyday practice

2. The Advanced Course - running from December 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023

Essence of the Course

  • Presenting a full curriculum on thyroid ultrasound and related topics (including the thyroid, parathyroid, neck lymph nodes and discussion of differential diagnostic issues)
  • Requires a significant time investment from the participants, approximately 6 to 10 hours weekly depending on the level of their pre-course knowledge

Who is the Advanced Course for?

  • For BEGINNERS, i.e. colleagues who successfully completed the Basic Course and want to perform ultrasound themselves.
  • For EXPERIENCED ultrasonographers
  • For UTILIZERS, i.e., physicians who do not want to perform ultrasound themselves but use thyroid ultrasound results during clinical decision making. For them who do not want to perform ultrasound themselves but use thyroid ultrasound in their everyday practice, we suggest to choose the Advanced Course without Type 1 Webinars.

3. Individual courses of the Advanced Course

Essence of this opportunity

  • 16 live webinars are announced which are all included in the Advanced Course.
    • Joint analysis of ultrasound videos. In these 7 events, a short summary of the topic is followed by common discussion of 10 to 20 cases.
    • Lectures. In 15 lectures at 7 occasions renowned international experts of the topic will held a 30-minute presentation which is followed by a 15-minute discussion.
    • In 2 webinars, a 30-minute lecture will be followed by common discussion of ultrasound videos.
  • The recorded version of the webinars will be available for a month after the event. This provides the opportunity either to review the event or to view the webinar for those who could not attend the event at the given time.

Who is the opportunity for?

  • On the one hand, this is for colleagues who are only interested in one or another topic.
  • Colleagues who have attended previous courses may also be interested in the opportunity.

4. 2-day in-person training

Essence of the Course

  • 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.

Who is the advanced course for?

  • For BEGINNERS who have completed both the Basic and the Advanced Courses or participated in the previous Papillon Course.
  • For EXPERIENCED ultrasonographers may also benefit from the participation.

Please be aware that this Course requires that you spend significant time with directed but individually performed learning. Please check menu to the left. These items will help you to select the type of learning you are interested in. But  first, it's definitely worth watching the 8-minute video above which gives an overview of the courses.