Introduction

Peter A. Singer, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chief, Clinical Endocrinology
Director, USC Thyroid Diagnostic Center
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Declares No Financial Relationship with a Commercial Interest

 

1. Appropriate Selection of Tests for Evaluation of Hyperthyroidism

Jonathan S. Lopresti, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, USC Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Declares No Financial Relationship with a Commercial Interest

Objectives

  1. Describe the role of tests to assess thyroid status
  2. Describe the role of thyroid tests to assess etiology of hyperthyroidism
 

2. The Epidemiology and Management of Thyrotoxic Graves’ Disease

Michael McDermott, MD
Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Director, Endocrinology and Diabetes Practice
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO
Declares No Financial Relationship with a Commercial Interest

Objectives

  1. Understand the differential diagnosis of hyperthyroidism
  2. Discuss the unique clinical features of hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease
  3. Explain the treatment options for an individualized Graves’ disease management plan
 

3. Subclinical Hyperthyroidism: Just a Low TSH or Something More?

Irwin Klein, MD
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology
NYU School of Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Declares No Financial Relationship with a Commercial Interest

Objectives

  1. Understand the effect of Thyroid Hormone of the Heart
  2. Review proper use of Thyroid Function Testing
  3. Review management guidelines for Subclinical Hyperthyroidism
 

4. Management of Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy

Jorge H. Mestman, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine and OB/GYN
Director, USC Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Declares No Financial Relationship with a Commercial Interest

 

5. Other Causes for Thyrotoxicosis

Peter A. Singer, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chief, Clinical Endocrinology
Director, USC Thyroid Diagnostic Center
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Declares No Financial Relationship with a Commercial Interest

Objectives

  1. Present the differential diagnosis of hyperthyroidism
  2. Discuss treatment options for other causes of hyperthyroidism

 

6. Hypoparathyroidism – A New, Simpler and Better Form of Management

Charles F. Sharp, Jr., MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Section of Endocrinology, KSOM
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Declares No Financial Relationship with a Commercial Interest

 

7. The Latest in Imaging of Lumps and Bumps – Will it Replace Fine Needle Aspiration?

Edward Grant, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Radiology
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Declares No Financial Relationship with a Commercial Interest

Objectives

  1.  Distinguish features of thyroid nodules with regard to their association with cancer or benignity
  2. Integrate sonographic features with need for follow up and intervention

 

8. So Many Nodules But So Few Clinical Cancers – Are We Over-reacting?

Jerome M. Hershman, MD
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Declares No Financial Relationship with a Commercial Interest

Objectives

  1. Understand the epidemiology of thyroid cancer worldwide
  2. Learn the criteria for selection of nodules that harbor clinically significant thyroid cancers
  3. Learn the basis for the controversy about over diagnosis of thyroid cancer