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Continuing Medical Education

5th Annual Pacific Northwest Head & Neck Cancer Symposium: Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease—A Practical Approach

Friday, April 10, 2015
Location: Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill, Seattle, WA

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease - A Practical Approach is co-sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Swedish Cancer Institute and UW Medicine. This symposium has been designed to bring up-to-date scientific information to clinicians involved in the care of patients with thyroid cancer and parathyroid disease. A multidisciplinary panel of experts will discuss the most recent clinical innovations in their respective fields and expose attendees to new concepts and management protocols indicated in a variety of thyroid cancers and parathyroid disease. 

Sessions will cover the topics below and more:
•    Common surgical challenges
•    Proper use of diagnostic techniques
•    New strategies for managing recurrent and advanced thyroid cancer 
•    Integration of head & neck ultrasound into office practice through a live, practical demonstration

This symposium will enable participants to apply the newly acquired knowledge, new diagnostic modalities and optimized treatment strategies in order to maximize benefits to patients with thyroid cancer and parathyroid disease.

Learn more and register online: 

National Speakers
In addition to hearing from local faculty experts, attendees will have the opportunity to see presentations by two national thyroid and parathyroid disease experts:

Robert A. Sofferman, MD
Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
University of Vermont Medical Center

R. Michael Tuttle, MD
Professor of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 Download the  symposium brochure, which includes a complete program schedule and registration form.

2015 Thoracic Oncology Symposium

Friday, May 1, 2014
Location: UW Medicine, Orin Smith Auditorium, Seattle, WA
Save the date for this  for this exciting symposium that will share the latest up-to-date scientifi­c information to clinicians involved in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies, including non-small cell lung cancer, thymoma and thymic carcinomas, mesothelioma, and esophageal cancer. More information will be available soon.

Past Events:

5th Annual Comprehensive Oncology Review Course

Saturday, September 27 through Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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