Program


For cliniciansCommonFor cytopathologists




Day 1

TIMEULTRASOUND SESSIONPLENARY LECTURESMICROSCOPE SESSION
10:00
Welcome
10:10
Epidemiology of nodular thyroid disease
10:40
The role of ultrasound in the evaluation of nodular goiter
11:10
The role of cytology in the evaluation of thyroid nodules 
11:40
Thyroid pathology - current trends, classification
12:10LUNCH
14:00
Introduction of the participants
14:30
Impact of goiter on quality of life and how to improve this  
15:00
The 2018 Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology: new proposal and clinical impact 
15:30COFFEE BREAK
16:00
The role of nuclear medicine in the evaluation of nodular goiterCytology of benign  thyroid diseases - presentation
16:30
Ultrasonography – technical details, reporting system, quality controlMicroscopic presentation of case studies day 1
17:00
The current role of molecular biology in the diagnosis and for the prognosis of thyroid disorders
17:30
Case studies 1
19:00DINNER




Day 2

TIMEULTRASOUND SESSION
PLENARY LECTURES
MICROSCOPE SESSION
08:00Ultrasound lecture for cytopathologists
Ultrasound outside the thyroid  - lymph nodes, the parathyroid - GROUP 1Microscopic practice for cl/rad
GROUP-2
08:30Ultrasound outside the thyroid  - lymph nodes, the parathyroid - GROUP-2Microscopic practice for cl/rad
GROUP-1
09:00Live patient  and preparing a smear
GROUP-1
Basics of thyroid cytology 
GROUP-2
Cytology of benign  thyroid diseases - microscopy
09:30Low dose radioiodine therapy 
GROUP-2
The grey zone in thyroid cytopathology and the role of molecular tools
10:20COFFEE BREAK
10:40Live patient  and preparing a smear
GROUP-2
Basics of thyroid cytology 
GROUP-1
Cytology of malignant thyroid diseases - presentation 
11:20Low dose radioiodine therapy GROUP-1Cytology of malignant  thyroid diseases - microscopy
12:00LUNCH
14:00
Difficult-to-interpret follicular tumors and non-invasive follicular neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features 
14:30
The potential role of teamwork in the everyday practice 
15:00
Expectations and the reality: when the indication for thyroid surgery is questionable Slide seminar 
15:30
(Macroscopic) pathology as the basis of thyroid ultrasonography Ultrasound - the second best friend of thyroid cytopathologist 
16:00COFFEE BREAK
16:30
Post-surgical ultrasound of the thyroid Microscopic practice
17:00
Case studies 2
19:00-DINNER 





Day 3

TIMEULTRASOUND SESSION
PLENARY LECTURES
MICROSCOPE SESSION
08:00

Ethanol for benign and malignant thyroid nodules 
Differential diagnostic problems in thyroid cytology 
08:30

Laser and emerging techniques for benign and malignant nodules (RFA, HIFU, Microwave) 
Slide seminar 
09:15

Cases illustrating which non-surgical methods to use 
Microscopic practice
10:00
COFFEE BREAK
10:30

Surgery for benign thyroid lesions 

11:00

Case studies 3

11:45

Evaluation of the Meeting and Farewell





Case presentation: those participants who wish to present their interesting cases in the form of a 5-minute Power Point presentation, please prepare a short abstract by 31 January. Six cases will be selected for the case reports section.