The 37th Symposium – Thyroid 2015
Practical Solutions to Complex Clinical Problems

Event ID 32292

Peter A. Singer, MD, Course Director
CME Released: 3/23/16; Valid for credit through 4/01/17

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Target Audience

This activity was developed for endocrinologists, primary care providers, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of thyroid diseases and treatment options in order to select the optimal management for their patients.


The prevalence of thyroid abnormalities in the United States appears to be increasing, as screening methods and diagnostic techniques are becoming more sophisticated, and are used more frequently. It is estimated that more than thirty million Americans have thyroid dysfunction, ranging from abnormal thyroid function, to thyroid nodules and neoplasms. Published guidelines for thyroid disorders are being continually revised and updated, because of gaps in physician’s knowledge base regarding ever-changing clinical scenarios.

Of note, concepts regarding management of hyperthyroidism, including during pregnancy have changed, as has the recent occurrence of newer forms of drug-induced thyrotoxicosis.

The American Thyroid Association has published guidelines for evaluation and management of thyroid nodules and cancer within the past few months. Evidence based information will be presented pertaining to imaging, management of benign goiter, and extent of surgery, will be presented. Additionally, a new and novel approach to management of postoperative hypocalcemia will be presented.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Review the biochemical and clinical evaluation, and treatment of hyperthyroidism, including review of published guidelines;
  • Review current guidelines describing the evaluation and management of thyroid nodules and goiter;
  • Present new information regarding thyroid imaging and indications;
  • Describe recent advances in the management of hypocalcemia.

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty during the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, The 37th Symposium: THYROID 2015 Practical Solutions to Complex Clinical Problems on June 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Physicians – maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ per module.
You will be issued a Letter of Completion for this activity.

Accreditation Statement

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit DesignationThe Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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