2nd International Meeting on Ultrasound-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies
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2nd International Meeting on Ultrasound-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies

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tntassociation 2nd TNT MEETING

2nd International Meeting on
Ultrasound-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies

Fri-Sat 23-24 June, 2023

Reggio Emilia, Italy

First-class experts and hand-on practice

After the success of the 1st TNT (Thyroid Nodule Therapies) Meeting, a new event with International speakers and the possibility to try thermal ablation devices


Minimally invasive, ultrasound (US)-guided thyroid treatment modalities are effective and safe alternatives to surgery in patients with benign thyroid cysts, solid non- functioning benign thyroid nodules, and in solid hyper-functioning nodules. In addition, they may also have a role in the management of primary micro-papillary tumors or recurrent thyroid cancers.

These procedures include the use of chemical agents such as Ethanol Ablation (EA), or thermal thyroid tissue destruction through Laser Ablation (LA), Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Microwave Ablation (MWA) and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).

During the 2nd TNT Meeting, that follows the success of the 1st TNT Meeting, first- class experts will chair outstanding speakers who will present the state-of-the-art of all ultrasound-guided thyroid minimally invasive procedures, and new horizons in the treatment of thyroid nodules.

Hands-on practice will also be available for those participants who want to try thermal ablation devices on their own.




Abraham, Devaprabu – Endocrinologist, Salt Lake City, UT, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Aljammal, Jules Interventional Endocrinologist, Salt Lake City, UT, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Baek, Jung Hwan Interventional Radiologist, RFA Specialist, Seoul, Republic of Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Baldwin, Chelsey Endocrinologist, New York City, NY, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bhaseen, Ashok – TFI International, Montreal, QC, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Ceresini, Graziano Endocrinologist, Parma, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Colao, Annamaria Endocrinologist & Molecular Oncologist, Naples, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Evranos OฤŸmen, Berna Endocrinologist, Ankara, Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Fawzy, Mohamed Radiologist, Il Cairo, Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Frasoldati, Andrea Endocrinologist, Reggio Emilia, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Fukunari, Nobuhiro Head & Neck Surgeon, Yokohama, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
Giannitto, Caterina Radiologist, Milan, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Gharib, Hossein Endocrinologist, Rochester, MN, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Guttler, Richard Interventional Endocrinologist, Santa Monica, CA, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Hodak, Steven Endocrinologist, New York City, NY, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
James, Philip Medical journalist, San Francisco, CA, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Mauri, Giovanni Interventional Radiologist, Milan, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Mercante, Giuseppe Head & Neck Surgeon, Milan, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Negro, Roberto Endocrinologist, Lecce, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Nikiforov, Yuri Thyroid Molecular Biologist, Pittsburgh, PA, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Novizio, Roberto Endocrinologist, Reggio Emilia, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Papi, Giampaolo Endocrinologist, Carpi, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Passandi, Fateme Endocrinologist, Teheran, Iran
Pontecorvi, Alfredo Endocrinologist, Rome, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Portioli, Italo Endocrinologist & Internist, Dean, Reggio Emilia, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Randolph, Gregory Head & Neck Surgeon, Boston, MA, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Rosselet, Patrick Olivier Endocrinologist, Lausanne, Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Russ, Gilles Interventional Radiologist, Paris, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Serres-Crรฉixams, Xavier Interventional Radiologist, Barcelona, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sinclair, Catherine Head & Neck Surgeon, Malvern, VIC, Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
Squarcia, Mattia – Interventional Radiologist, Barcelona, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Turtulici, Giovanni – Interventional Radiologist, Genoa, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Stan, Marius Endocrinologist, Rochester, MN, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Vidili, Gianpaolo Internist & Ultrasound Interventional Oncologist, Sassari, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Valcavi, Roberto Interventional Endocrinologist, Reggio Emilia, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Volpi, Erivelto Head & Neck Surgeon, Sรฃo Paulo, Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท


During this 2-days Meeting many experts from all around the world will share their studies and knowledge. The last day is dedicated to hands-on practice with Radiofrequency and Microwave devices.


SESSION 1 – Thyroid Anatomy and Ultrasonology Chairmen: Fateme Passandi – Patrick Olivier Rosselet
8:00 – 9:00 amRegistration
9:00 – 9:10 amPresidentโ€™s Welcome
Roberto Valcavi
9:10 – 9:20 amIntroduction
Italo Portioli
9:20 – 9:40 amUltrasound Normal Anatomy of the Neck and MRI & CT Scan Features
Caterina Giannitto
9:40 – 10:00 amSurgical Anatomy of the Neck and Structures at Risk During Ablative Therapies
Erivelto Volpil
10:00 – 10:20 amTIRADS & Scan Assistant Softwares and Artificial Intelligence
Giovanni Turtulici
10:20 – 10:40 amThyroid Nodular Pathology: an Overview
Marius Stan
10:40 – 11:00 amPanel Discussion
11:00 – 11:30 amCoffee Break
SESSION 2 – Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules Chairmen: Annamaria Colao – Hossein Gharib
11:30 – 11:50 amFine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) & Core Needle Biopsy (CNB). How to Manage with Hypervigilant Patients
Andrea Frasoldati
11:50 – 12:10 pmThyroid Nodule Profiling using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and ThyroSeq
Steven Hodak
12:10 – 12:30 pmContrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Thyroid Interventional Procedures
Xavier Serres-Crรฉixams
12:30 – 12:50 pmThe Importance of a Stable Procedural Workflow for Thyroid Ablative Procedures
Chelsey Baldwin
12:50 – 1:10 pmPanel Discussion
1:10 – 2:00 pmLight lunch
SESSION 3 – Minimally Invasive Thyroid Therapies Chairmen: Marius Stan – Giampaolo Vidili
2:00 – 2:20 pmThyroid US-Guided Minimally-Invasive Therapies. Ambulatory or Operating Room Setting?
Roberto Valcavi vs Steven Hodak
2:20 – 2:40 pmHow to Select a Nodule for Success and to Protect Vital Structures
Catherine Sinclair
2:40 – 3:00 pmLearning Curve of Thyroid Ablative Procedures
Gilles Russ
3:00 – 3:20 pmEthanol Ablation: Indication and Outcomes
Devaprabu Abraham
3:20 – 3:40 pmPanel Discussion
3:40 – 4:10 pmCoffee Break
SESSION 4 – Benign Thyroid Nodule Ablation Chairmen: Jung Hwan Baek – Alfredo Pontecorvi
4:10 – 4:30 pmThyroid Radiofrequency Ablation
Roberto Valcavi
4:30 – 4:50 pmHyperfunctioning Thyroid Nodule Ablation
Jules Aljammal
4:50 – 5:10 pmThyroid Laser Ablation
Roberto Negro
5:10 – 5:30 pmThyroid HIFU Ablation
Mohamed Fawzy
5:30 – 5:50 pmThyroid Microwave Ablation
Mattia Squarcia
5:50 – 6:10 pmPanel Discussion
8:00 – 9:00 pmDinner Symposium – Molecular Testing of Thyroid Nodules
Yuri Nikiforov
9:00 pmGala Dinner
SESSION 5 -Malignant Thyroid Tumors Management Chairmen: Graziano Ceresini – Catherine Sinclair
9:00 – 9:20 amActive Surveillance in Micropapillary Cancer (MicroPTC)
Hossein Gharib
9:20 – 9:40 amThyroid Ablation of MicroPTC
Roberto Novizio
9:40 – 10:00 amThyroid Microwave Ablation of Malignant Tumors
Giovanni Mauri
10:00 – 10:20 amThyroid Radiofrequency Ablation of Inoperable Malignant Tumors
Jung Hwan Baek
10:20 – 10:40 amWhat is the Future of Thyroid Ablation?
Gregory Randolph
10:40 – 11:00 amPanel Discussion
11:00 – 11:30 amCoffee Break
SESSION 6 – Beyond Thyroid Ablation Chairmen: Berna Evranos OฤŸmen – Richard Guttler
11:30 – 11:50 amSurgical and Pathological Changes after Thyroid Ablation
Nobuhiro Fukunari
11:50 – 12:10 pmClinical Cases Discussion
Giampaolo Papi
12:10 – 12:30 pmPatient Advocacy: a Patientโ€™ Point of View
Ashok Bhaseen
SESSION 7 – Lectio Magistralis Chairmen: Gregory Randolph – Erivelto Volpi
12:30 – 1:10 pmTo Resect or not to Resect: this is the Question
Giuseppe Mercante

1:10 – 1:20 pmNew Perspectives for the T.N.T. Association
Roberto Valcavi
1:20 – 2:20 pmLight lunch
SESSION 8 – Round Table
02:30 – 3:00 pmShould doctors use social media?
Philip James, Juan Pablo Dueรฑas, Erivelto Volpi, Mihai Creteanu, Cristhian Garcรญa

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Registration to the meeting is available on www.thyroidnoduletherapiesassociation.com

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