1st T.N.T. MEETING

REGGIO EMILIA 2019, NOVEMBER 15-16

RATIONALE

Minimally invasive, ultrasound (US)-guided thyroid treatment modalities are becoming effective and safe alternatives to surgery in patients with benign thyroid cysts, solid nonfunctioning benign thyroid nodules that grow or become symptomatic, and in solid hyper-functioning nodules. In addition, they may also have an effective complementary role in the management of primary micropapillary tumors or recurrent thyroid cancers. These procedures include the use of chemical agents such as Ethanol Ablation (EA), or thermal thyroid tissue destruction through Laser Ablation (LA), Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Microwave Ablation (MWA) and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Current claims are that EA, RFA, MWA and HIFU show comparable results. However this item is still debated, and different minimally invasive approaches may have distinct indications and outcomes. At this meeting, the first session will give a framework of thyroid nodule issues, whereas in the following sessions first-class experts will chair outstanding speakers who will present the state- of-the-art of all ultrasound-guided thyroid minimally invasive procedures. Hands-on practice will also be available on Saturday afternoon, November 16, 2019, for those participants who want to try thermal ablation devices on their own.


Join T.N.T. Meeting… from your desk! All meeting speeches have been recorded! 1st T.N.T. Meeting, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 15-16 November 2019 has been a real astonishing event! About 180 participants from all around the word, everybody in Reggio Emilia to know something more about thyroid interventional procedure. All lectures have been professionally recorded, and they are completely available!

SESSION 1

Thyroid Ultrasound & FNAB Techniques (Massimiliano Andrioli)

Thyroid Cytopathology (Giorgio Gardini)

Nuclear Medicine in Thyroid Nodule Diagnosis (Fabio Monari, Elisa Lodi Rizzini)

SESSION 2

Tailored Thyroid Surgery: when and why Remote Access? (Micaela Piccoli)

Thyroid Nodule Guidelines (Paolo Vitti)

Thyroxine Treatment of Benign Thyroid Nodules. Is it still Valid? (Graziano Ceresini)

SESSION 3

The 2019 European Survey on Minimally Invasive Techniques for Thyroid Nodules (Enrico Papini)

Learning Curve of Thyroid Ablative Procedures (Gilles Russ)

Ethanol and Thermal Ablation of Thyroid Cystic Lesions (Roberto Valcavi)

Thyroid Laser Ablation (Teresa Rago)

SESSION 4

HIFU Thyroid Ablation (Daniele Barbaro)

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation: Technical Principles (Alberto Mormile)

Surgical and Pathological Changes after Thyroid RFA (Nobuhiro Fukunari)

SESSION 5

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation of Benign Nodules (Roberto Valcavi)

Mayo Clinic Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation Experience (Marius Stan)

Thermal Ablation Autonomously Functioning Nodules (Roberto Negro)

SESSION 6

Thyroid Nodule Profiling and Risk Stratification Using NGS and ThyroSeq (Steven Hodak)

Thyroid Laser Ablation of Micropapillary Tumors (Roberto Novizio)

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation of Malignant Tumors (Jung Hwan Baek)

Management of Locally Advanced Thyroid Cancer (Giuseppe Spriano)