Multidisciplinary Thyroid Cancer Symposium: Clinical Updates in Management of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer

November 14, 2020

This course is designed to cover the most recent advances in thyroid cancer therapy including methods of detection, treatment and research. Upon completion of this activity, learners from several disciplinesshould be able to discuss current strategies and updates in diagnosisand management of thyroid nodules and cancer, based on the latest guidelines and newest technology.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of Endocrinology, Surgical, Medical, and Radiation Oncology, Pathology, General Surgery, and Otolaryngology.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 8.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/14/2020 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
11/14/2020 - 6:00pm

Virtual Meeting Schedule ~ Saturday, November 14, 2020

7:30 am Registration and Sponsorship / Vendor E-visits

7:50 am Welcome

Course Directors

8:00 am Updates in Thyroid US-ACR TIRADS

Biatta Sholosh, MD

8:20 am Updates in Thyroid Cytology

N. Paul Ohori, MD

8:40 am Updates in Thyroid Pathology and NIFTP

Raja Seethala, MD

9:00 am Guest Speaker: R. Michael Tuttle, MD

Risk Stratification in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer:From Pre-diagnosis to Final Follow-up

10:00 am Break / E-Visit with Vendors

10:10 am Guest Speaker: Kepal N. Patel, MD

(title to come)

11:10 am Panel Discussion: Moderator: Pooja Manroa, MD

Management of Patients with Novel Mutations

R. Michael Tuttle, MD; Kelly L. McCoy, MD. FACS;Esra Karslioglu-French MD; Marina Nikiforov, MD

Noon Lunch Break / Vendor E-visits

12:20 pm Updates in Thyroid Molecular Testing

Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD

1:00 pm Papillary Thyroid Cancer Trail

Linwah Yip, MD

1:15 pm SPORE Observational Trial

Umamaheswar Duvuuri, MD, PhD

1:30 pm RAI and Cancer Mortality in Hyperthyroidism: Journal Club

Shyam M. Srinivas, MD, PhD

1:50 pm Break / E-Visit with Vendors

2:00 pm Systemic Therapy for Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Daniel Paul Zandberg, MD

2:20 pm Clinical Utility Study for Molecular Testing

Sally E. Carty, MD, FACS

2:40 pm RAI for Thyroid Disease and Salivary Gland Complications

Barry M. Schaitkin, MD

3:00 pm Familial Hyperparathyroidism

Helena Levitt, MD

3:20 pm Updates in Management of Thyroid Eye Disease

Jenny Yu, MD, FACS; Esra Karslioglu-French MD

3:40 pm Panel Discussion: Moderator: Kelly McCoy, MD

Management of Challenging Thyroid Cases

Kepal N. Patel, MD, FACS; Elena Morariu, MD;Ashok Muthukrishanan, MD, MS; Linwah Yip, MD

4:30 pm Conference Adjournment

This Conference is a Virtual Webinar:

Pooja Manroa, MD, ECNU
Kelly L. McCoy, MD, FACS
Elena Morariu, MD, ECNU
Ersa Karslioglu-French, MD

R. Michael Tuttle, MD
Acting Chief, Endocrinology Service • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Kepal N. Patel, MD
Director, Endocrine Surgery • NYU Langone Health
New York, New York

Sally E. Carty, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery, Director, Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Program,Co-Director, UPMC/UPCI Multidisciplinary Thyroid Center
Co-Director, UPMC EndocrineGenetics Clinic

Umamaheswar Duvuuri, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Medical Director, Pittsburgh Creates
Director of Robotic Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
Program Director, Advanced Training Fellowship Program in Head andNeck Oncology

Ersa Karslioglu-French, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Helena Levitt, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Co-Director, UPMC EndocrineGenetics Clinic

Pooja Manroa, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

Kelly L. McCoy, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Endocrine Surgery at the University Pittsburgh School of Medicine,Assistant Vice President and Acting Chief Surgeon at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Elena Morariu, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Director of Endocrine Thyroid Unit

Ashok Muthukrishnan MD, MS
Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine
Director of Theranostics, Radiology

Yuri E. Nikiforov, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Vice-Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Molecular and Genomic Pathology

Marina N. Nikiforova, MD
Professor of Pathology
Director, Molecular & Genomic Pathology Laboratory
Director, Molecular Oncology Services, Division of Molecular & Genomic Pathology

N. Paul Ohori, MD
Professor of Pathology, Medical Director of Cytopathology,Division of Anatomic Pathology

Barry M. Schaitkin, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology,Program Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program

Raja Seethala, MD
Professor of Pathology and Otolaryngology, Section Director, Head and Neck Pathology

Biatta Sholosh, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging, Program Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Shyam M. Srinvas, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Director of Molecular Imaging Research

Linwah Yip, MD
Chief, Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Program Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program, UPMC, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Jenny Yu, MD, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Opthalmology Oculoplastic,Orbital, Reconstructive andAesthetics Surgery

Daniel Paul Zandberg, MD
Director, Head and Neck Thyroid Cancer Disease Sections, Medical Oncology Co-Leader of the UPMC Head and Neck Cancer Program

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certification of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 8.00 Attendance


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All cancellations must be sent via email, to   Cancellations received before November 1, 2020,  will be refunded in full.  After November 1, 2020, a $35.00,  fee will be assessed, and no refunds will be made after November 14, 2020..”