Day 1: March 14
1. Introduction and Background
Overview of Thyroid Diseases: Brief recapitulation of various thyroid disorders.
History of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in Thyroid Treatment: Understanding its evolution.
2. Basics of Radiofrequency Ablation
Physics and Principles: Introduction to the physics behind RFA and how it works.
Equipment and Tools: A hands-on introduction to the various devices used.
3. Patient Selection and Preparation
Criteria for Selecting Patients: Who is the right candidate for RFA?
Pre-ablation Assessment: Role of ultrasound and other diagnostic tools.
Preparing the Patient: Discuss patient counseling, informed consent, and anesthesia considerations.
4. Practical Session: Simulator Training
Getting a feel of the equipment on a simulator and practicing the initial steps.
Day 2: March 15
1. Techniques and Procedures
Standard RFA Protocol: Step-by-step guide to performing thyroid RFA.
Managing Complications: Recognizing and addressing common and rare complications.
Post-ablation Care: Discussing immediate and long-term post-procedure care.
2. Advanced Techniques and Recent Advancements
Innovations in RFA: An overview of the latest advancements and findings.
Role of RFA in Malignant Thyroid Lesions: Exploring potential applications beyond benign nodules.
3. Case Studies and Discussion
Review of Actual Cases: Analyzing various patient profiles, challenges faced, and outcomes achieved.
Group Discussion: Opportunities to discuss cases, share experiences, and ask questions.
4. Practical Session: Hands-on Training with Supervision
Live Demonstrations: Observe experienced professionals perform RFA.
Hands-on Practice: Participants get a chance to perform RFA under supervision.
5. Conclusion and Certification
Key Takeaways: Summarize the main points of the training.
Certification Distribution: Hand out completion certificates to participants.
Feedback and Suggestions: For continual improvement of the training program.
Note: Throughout the two days, there will be scheduled breaks and opportunities for questions and answers to ensure a comprehensive understanding.
The provided course description for the Thyroid Ablation (RFA) Training Course is intended for informational purposes only. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, details may be subject to change based on organizational requirements, availability of resources, or other unforeseen circumstances. Attendees and interested parties are encouraged to check for updates or confirm specific details with the organizing committee or the designated contact person closer to the event date.