We are living in strange times. With the current pandemic, our lives have changed immensely since we were together at AsAES a few short weeks ago.
Referrals and elective surgery have decreased and many of us have more time on our hands.
Joll's thyroid retractor Thyroid surgeons from last century were at the forefront of developing surgical instruments to facilitate safe and effective thyroid surgery. Such instruments remain in widespread use in all forms of surgery today. In this current era of sutureless thyroidectomy, where almost the entire procedure can be performed with a small, hand-held, disposable vessel sealin
Thyroid fine needle biopsy is now accepted as the definitive diagnostic procedure in the investigation of thyroid nodules. It was developed at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, and many decades passed before the technique was accepted worldwide.
The IAES owes its origins to Peter Heimann, Professor of Surgery, Bergen, Norway. He was a general surgeon with a particular interest in the thyroid gland, and it was his ambition to polarize the activities of those general surgeons interested in the endocrine system into a special group within the Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC).
The Alfred General Surgery Meeting 2019 1 - 2 November 2019 Pullman Melbourne on the Park 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria Early registration closure: 29 September 2019 For more information and to register please visit the meeting website. (https://surgeons.eventsair.com/alfred2019/alfred19)