RACS 2019 - Endocrine Surgery



RACS 2019 - Endocrine Surgery

19-Feb-2019

ENDOCRINE SURGERY

 

                                    Co-Conveners: Simon Harper and Rajesh Patel

                                                 

 

                                    Professor Deepak Abraham

                                    Vellore, India

                                    Professor Deepak Abraham is the current Professor and Head of the Department of Endocrine Surgery at the Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated in Medicine from the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala, completed surgical residency in Oddanchatram with postgraduate surgical training in Vellore. He earned his PhD at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney in 2010. Professor Abraham's clinical practice involves a wide range of endocrine surgery procedures with particular interest in medullary thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumours, differentiated thyroid cancer, parathyroid and adrenal gland disorders and surgery for endocrine pancreatic tumours. Heis a member of many Endocrine Surgery societies including the Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the Australia and New Zealand Association of Endocrine Surgeons. The variety of his surgical training is notable having worked and trained at endocrine surgery units of international renown, contrastingly in a rural mission hospital setting and now as head, since 2011, of one of India's foremost Endocrine Surgery units.

 

                                    Professor Sally Carty

                                    Pittsburgh, USA

                                    Professor Sally E. Carty, is chief of the Division of Endocrine Surgery, a professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, co-director of the UPMC/UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Thyroid Center, co-director of the UPMC Endocrine Genetics Clinic, and director of the Endocrine Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  She received a medical degree at Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, and completed a residency at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, both in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Professor Carty is widely published and a contributor to international guidelines on the management of thyroid cancer and parathyroid disease.Her current research interests are minimally invasive techniques for parathyroid and thyroid surgery, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes and Immunohistochemical, allelic, and molecular predictors of endocrine malignancy. Dr. Carty is a past-President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and a member of many professional groups and organizations, including the American Surgical Association, American Thyroid Association, Association of Woman Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

 

                                    Dr Lawrence Shirley

                                    Columbus, USA

                                    Lawrence Andrew "Drew" Shirley MD, MS is the Ward Family Professor of the Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and is the Program Director of their Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship. Dr Shirley received his BA in English/Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt University and MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He went on to complete his General Surgery Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, as well as a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at The Ohio State University.  His clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases.  His laboratory investigates novel biomarkers and treatment targets in the microenvironment of non-medullary thyroid cancers, and his research is funded via an NIH K award, a thyroid cancer research grant from the American Thyroid Association, and a research grant from ThyCa/American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.(In association with the Section of Academic Surgery)

 

 

 

MONDAY 6 MAY

 

5:00pm - 6:30pm       CONVOCATION CEREMONY AND SYME ORATION (TICKETED EVENT)

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre A2

 

 

 

 

6:30pm - 7:30pm       WELCOME RECEPTION (TICKETED EVENT)

                                                  Pre-function Area (L22)

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 7 MAY

 

8:30am - 10:00am     OPENING PLENARY SESSION

GENERALISM

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre A2

 

 

 

10:00am - 10:30am    MORNING TEA - TUESDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

10:30am - 12noon     THYROID DISEASE I

                                                  (Combined with: Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery)

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chairs:   Navin Niles (Sydney) and Christine O'Neill (Newcastle)

 

 

10:30am                 Is It Time To Consider Papillary Thyroid Microcancer a Benign Entity?

                                                Deepak Abraham (Vellore, India)

 

10:50am                 Refining the Predictive Power of Thyroid FNAC

                                                Sally Carty (Pittsburgh, USA)

 

11:10am                 Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer: Future Treatment Options

                                                Anthony Glover (Sydney)

 

11:30am                 Surgery in Advanced Thyroid Cancer

                                                Nick McIvor (Auckland)

 

 

12noon - 12:30pm     KEYNOTE LECTURE

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chair:     Win Meyer-Rochow (Hamilton)

 

 

                           Endocrine surgery in a resource constrained environment

                                                Professor Deepak Abraham (Vellore, India)

 

 

12:30pm - 1:00pm     ANZ THYROID CANCER REGISTRY MEETING

                                                  Lotus Suite 8

                                                  Chair:     Jonathan Serpell (Melbourne)

 

 

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm     LUNCH - TUESDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

1:30pm - 2:00pm       KEYNOTE LECTURE

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chair:     Jonathan Serpell (Melbourne)

 

 

                           Development and highlights of the AAES Parathyroidectomy Guidelines and the AAES Thyroidectomy Guidelines

                                                Professor Sally Carty (Pittsburgh, USA)

 

 

2:00pm - 3:30pm       PARATHYROID DISEASE

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

 

 

2:00pm                  Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Primary HPT. How do we know that surgery is helpful?

                                                Laura Chin-Lenn (Melbourne)

 

2:20pm                  Secondary Hyperparathyroidism: What is the right operation?

                                                Philippa Mercer (Christchurch)

 

2:40pm                  Intra-operative PTH: is it necessary?

                                                Justin Gundara (Brisbane)

 

3:00pm                  Fluorescence in Parathyroid surgery

                                                Lawrence "Drew" Shirley (Columbus, USA)

 

3:20pm                  Discussion

                                                 

 

 

3:30pm - 4:00pm       AFTERNOON TEA - TUESDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

4:00pm - 5:30pm       TOM REEVE PAPER SESSION I

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chairs:   Justin Gundara (Brisbane) and Christine Lai (Adelaide)

 

 

 

5:30pm - 6:00pm       ENDOCRINE SURGERY SECTION EXECUTIVE MEETING

                                                  Lotus Suite 8

                                                  Chair:     Julie Miller (Melbourne)

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 8 MAY

 

7:00am - 8:20am       MASTERCLASS (MC05): INTRAOPERATIVE CHALLENGES IN ENDOCRINE SURGERY (TICKETED EVENT)

                                                  Lotus Suite 10

                                                  Chair:     Mark Sywak (Sydney)

 

                           Intraoperative challenges in endocrine surgery: Dealing with the unexpected

                                                Sally Carty (Pittsburgh, USA), Deepak Abraham (Vellore, India) and Jonathan Serpell

 

 

8:30am - 10:00am     THYROID DISEASE II

                                                  (Combined with: General Surgery, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery)

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chair:     Janne Bingham (Adelaide)

 

 

8:30am                  The retrosternal goitre

                                                Win Meyer-Rochow (Hamilton)

 

8:50am                  TOETVA (for larger goitres)

                                                Angkoon Anuwong (Bangkok)

 

9:10am                  Medullary Thyroid Cancer - choosing the right operation

                                                Deepak Abraham (Vellore, India)

 

9:30am                  Non-surgical ablative therapy for nodular thyroid nodular disease

                                                Sally Carty (Pittsburgh, USA)

 

9:50am                  Discussion

                                                 

 

 

10:00am - 10:30am    MORNING TEA - WEDNESDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

10:30am - 12noon     PLENARY SESSION

GLOBAL HEALTH

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre A2

 

 

 

 

12noon - 12:30pm     KEYNOTE LECTURE

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chair:     Stan Sidhu (Sydney)

 

                                    ANZES President's Lecture

 

                           The De-Escalation of Cancer Care

                                                Julie Miller (Melbourne)

 

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm     LUNCH - WEDNESDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

1:30pm - 2:00pm       DEBATE: THAT ROUTINE INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROMONITORING IS ESSENTIAL FOR SAFE/EFFECTIVE THYROID SURGERY

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Moderator:            Chris Pyke (Brisbane)

 

                                   

                           That routine intraoperative neuromonitoring is essential for safe/effective thyroid surgery

                                                Christine Lai (Adelaide) vs. Jonathan Serpell (Melbourne)

 

 

 

2:00pm - 3:30pm       TOM REEVE PAPER SESSION II

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chair:     Anthony Glover (Sydney)

 

 

 

3:30pm - 4:00pm       AFTERNOON TEA - WEDNESDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

4:00pm - 5:30pm       ADRENAL SURGERY

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

 

 

4:00pm                  Adrenal Incidentaloma Management for the Rural/General Surgeon

                                                Christine O’Neill (Newcastle)

 

4:20pm                  Inherited PPGL syndromes: who to operate on and when

                                                Stan Sidhu (Sydney)

 

4:40pm                  The evolution of surgery for the adrenal gland

                                                James Lee (Melbourne)

 

5:00pm                  Robotic Adrenal Surgery

                                                Lawrence "Drew" Shirley (Columbus, USA)

 

5:20pm                  Discussion

                                                 

 

5:30pm - 6:30pm       ENDOCRINE SURGERY SECTION ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chair:     Julie Miller (Melbourne)

 

 

 

7:00pm - 10:30pm     SECTION DINNER (TICKETED EVENT)

                                                  (Combined with: Breast Surgery)

 

 

 

THURSDAY 9 MAY

 

8:30am - 10:00am     ENDOCRINE OPERATIONS: LESSONS FROM THE LEARNING CURVE

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chair:     Emily Davenport (Hastings)

 

 

8:30am                  How I do a Thyroidectomy for (large) Multinodular Goitres

                                                Deepak Abraham (Vellore, India)

 

8:50am                  How I do a Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

                                                Sally Carty (Pittsburgh, USA)

 

9:10am                  How I do a Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy

                                                Stephen Farrell (Melbourne)

 

9:30am                  How I do a lateral neck dissection

                                                Rob Tasevski (Melbourne)

 

9:50am                  Discussion

                                                 

 

 

10:00am - 10:30am    MORNING TEA - THURSDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

10:30am - 12noon     PLENARY SESSION

DIVERSITY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre A2

 

 

 

12noon - 12:30pm     THE PRESIDENT'S LECTURE

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre A2

 

 

 

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm     LUNCH - THURSDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm     ASAES ORGANISING COMMITTEE MEETING

                                                  Lotus Suite 8

                                                  Chair:     Julie Miller (Melbourne)

 

 

 

1:30pm - 2:00pm       KEYNOTE LECTURE

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chair:     Mark Sywak (Sydney)

 

 

                           Thyroid cancer: The world outside the tumour cell

                                                Dr Lawrence "Drew" Shirley (Columbus, USA)

 

 

2:00pm - 3:30pm       CONTROVERSIES AND THE FUTURE IN ENDOCRINE SURGERY

                                                  Lotus Suite 11

                                                  Chairs:   Philippa Mercer (Christchurch) and Win Meyer-Rochow (Hamilton)

 

 

2:00pm                  Should all endocrine surgery procedures be done by a high volume surgeon in Australia and New Zealand?

                                                Emily Davenport (Hastings)

 

2:20pm                  ACR-TiRADS/ATA/etc. Which US classification system for thyroid nodules is the best?

                                                Lawrence "Drew" Shirley (Columbus, USA)

 

2:30pm                  Is it appropriate to offer surgery for all 4cm+ thyroid nodules?

                                                Anita Scandarajah (Melbourne)

 

2:40pm                  What should an endocrine surgery fellowship training program look like?

                                                Navin Niles (Sydney)

 

2:50pm                  Discussion

                                                 

 

 

3:30pm - 4:00pm       AFTERNOON TEA - THURSDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

5:30pm - 6:30pm       RACS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

                                                  World Ballroom B

 

 

 

7:00pm - 11:30pm     CONGRESS DINNER (TICKETED EVENT)

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre A2

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 10 MAY

 

8:30am - 10:00am     REGISTRIES ROUND TABLE

                                                  (Combined with: Quality & Safety / Surgical Directors, Bariatric Surgery, Breast Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, HPB Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery)

                                                  Lotus Suite 7

 

 

8:30am                  Designing the Perfect Registry

                                                Amir Ghaferi (Ann Arbor, USA)

 

 

 

10:00am - 10:30am    MORNING TEA - FRIDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 

 

 

10:30am - 12noon     PLENARY SESSION

FUTURE HORIZON

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre A2

 

 

 

12noon - 12:30pm     THE PRESIDENT'S TOWN HALL

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre A2

 

 

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm     LUNCH - FRIDAY

                                                  Bangkok Convention Centre B2

 



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