Thyroid Conference

Overview:

The 2nd Middle East Thyroid Cancer Conference will feature some of the world's most renown surgeons in the field who will share their experiences and exchange ideas on the latest international guidelines, new genetic markers, the continuous evolving of new surgery technologies to the new concept of target therapy and a vision on the future treatment.

Key Topics:

  • Management of thyroid nodules 
  • Update on molecular markers
  • Management of malignant conditions
  • Non-surgical ablative therapy
  • Radio-iodine ablation and follow up 

Benefits of attending:

  • Apply novel tools and techniques to improve the overall health and quality of life for people treated by Otolaryngologists
  • Improve the standard of care in by gaining a critical toolkit of current research and advances in otolaryngology
  • Achieve competence in performing diagnostics and treatment measures to deliver better quality service to otolaryngology patients
  • Review current indications of newly developed products and devices and integrate these advances correctly to clinical practice
  • Access research backed medical practices that will shorten the patient’s hospital stay, recovery time and associated costs

Call us on +971 (0) 4 336 7334 for more information or email me-oto@informa.com

DAY 1: Sunday, 1st April 2018

09:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks - Carmelo Barbaccia

Mini-seminar: Thyroid Nodule Management
Moderator:
David Viola, Donatella Casiglia

09:10

Epidemiology of Thyroid Cancer in GCC - Fatheya Al Awadi

09:35

Risk stratification of thyroid nodules on ultrasonography - Franco Grimaldi

10:00

State-of-the-art of molecular testing - Ali Alzahrani

10:25

Toxic thyroid nodules and the risk of thyroid cancer - Ali Khalil

10:50

Discussion

11:00

Coffee Break

Mini-seminar: Recent Advances in Thyroid Surgery
Moderator:
Giuseppe Spriano ,Mohammad Al Falasi

11:30

Transoral thyroidectomy: Patient and surgeon candidacy - Gianlorenzo Dionigi

11:50

Cervical accesses vs. extracervical accesses: State-of-the-art of endoscopic thyroidectomy - Paolo Miccoli

12:10

Experience of endoscopic assisted neck dissection - Weige Yang

12:30

Robot Assisted Transaxillary Thyroidectomy (RATT): Results of a large series from a single western center - Paolo Miccoli

12:50

Discussion

13:00

Lunch Break

Mini-seminar: Management of Advanced Thyroid Cancer
Moderator: Paolo Miccoli, Carmelo Barbaccia

14:00

Management of tracheal compression in thyroid surgery - Shaik Irfan Basha

14:25

Treatment of local advanced thyroid cancer - Giuseppe Spriano

14:55

Case study: Advanced thyroid cancer, Tawam Hospital experience - Mohammad Al Falasi

15:25

Tracheal reconstruction for thyroid cancer invasion - Cesare Piazza

15:50

Discussion

16:00

Coffee Break

Mini-seminar: Non-surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer
Moderator: Ali Alzahrani ,Franco grimaldi

16:30

Non-invasive ablation of thyroid disease, personal experience with High Intensity Focus Ultrasound (HIFU) - Brian HH Lang

16:50

Management of thyroglobulin and thyroglobulin antibodies - Hubert Penninckx

17:10

Treatment of hypothyroidism with L-T4 liquid formulations - Paolo Miccoli

17:30

The benefit and the dilemma of I-131 ablation therapy in the Middle East - Hua Carolyn Yang

17:50

Discussion

18:00

End of Conference

DAY 2: Monday, 2nd April 2018

Mini-Seminar: Refractory Thyroid Cancer
Moderator:
Franco Grimaldi , Ali Khalil

09:00

Management of thyroid cancer recurrence - Eiman Mohamed Al Seddeeqi

09:20

Update on Role of the External Beam Radiation Therapy in Thyroid Cancer - Tarek Dufan

09:50

Radioiodine Refractory thyroid cancer - David Viola

10:10

Panel Discussion: Controversy in Thyroid Cancer
Moderator: Carmelo Barbaccia
Panellists: David Viola, Franco Grimaldi, Eiman Mohamed Al Seddeeqi, Ali Alzharani, Giuseppe Spriano , Paolo Miccoli

11:00

Coffee Break

Mini-Seminar: Paediatric Thyroid cancer
Moderator:
Eiman Mohamed Al Seddeeqi, David Viola

11:30

Paediatric thyroid cancer management and treatment - Hanaa Zidan

12:00

Surgical management of Papillary Thyroid Cancer in childhood and adolescence - Paolo Miccoli

12:30

Epithelioid angiosarcoma of the thyroid gland - Natalia Pizzi

12:50

Discussion

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

 Instructional course:
Advances in the Diagnosis, Follow up and Treatment of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma -
David Viola

Mini-seminar: Nerve monitoring in thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Moderator:
Paolo Miccoli, Yogesh More

15:00

IONM in endoscopic thyroidectomy - Gianlorenzo Dionigi

15:20

IONM troubleshooting algorithms - Manjiri Ashok Gupte

15:40

Pro and cons of intermittent RLN monitoring by bipolar probe - Arturo Poletti

16:00

Coffee Break

Mini-Seminar: Management of hoarseness and State of Art Session: Parathyroid management
Moderator:
Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Manjiri Ashok Gupte

16:30

Management of hoarseness and VFP in thyroid surgery patients - Michael Benninger

17:25

Primary hyperparathyroidism - Yogesh More

17:45

MIVAPT, Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Para Thyroidectomy - Paolo Miccoli

18:00

End of Conference