Non-surgical techniques for reducing the size of thyroid nodules are widely applied outside the United States. American endocrinologists and Endocrine Surgeons employ these techniques less often. Participants will hear and discuss the Mayo Clinic experience in this field. Similarly, non-percutaneous approaches to thyroid surgery have been developed only recently. The state of the art in this field will be presented in the meeting. In addition, we will learn the latest on the controversy on thyroid hormone replacement with different preparations.

Target Audience:

Specialty physicians, Physician assistants, Nurse practitioners, and Nurses interested in endocrinology and thyroid pathology and surgery. Please spread this info to fellows and interested resident in your center, who may not be on our mailing list. 

Course Directors:

Giuseppe Barbesino, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Nikolaos Stathatos, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

BUSM Course Director:
Stephanie L. Lee, PhD, MD, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
Boston University School of Medicine



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and the Endocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital.  Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Case presentations by fellows are welcome. Please submit a brief case summary to gbarbesino@mgh.harvard.edu on before March 21st, 2020. Approved presentations will enjoy free registration for the presenting fellow and the senior author.