Online CME Opportunities: Parathyroid


These online CME activities focus on parathyroid biopsies, advances in surgery, and insights into gene expression.

Biopsying the Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Cervical Lymph Nodes: How to Do It

Credits: 1.50

Fee: $95.00 (member); $190.00 (non-member)

Expiration Date: December 31, 2013


This program from the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine “discusses the number of fine-needle aspirations that are optimal versus the size of the needle used as well as other controversies in the technique, with an emphasis on complications and pitfalls to avoid.” Purchase of the activity comes with five test and evaluation forms, “allow[ing] you and up to 4 colleagues to earn CME credit at no addition charge.”

Advances in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Credits: 5.75

Fee: $35.00

Expiration Date: September 20, 2012

Multimedia: Video/Slides

This activity comprises five presentations: ATA Guidelines for Workup of Thyroid Nodule; FNA Cytopathology — Bethesda System for Reporting; Preoperative Considerations for Thyroid Surgery; Avoiding Surgical Complications in Thyroid Surgery; and Reoperative Thyroid Surgery for Malignancy. Each addresses specific controversies regarding “recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment” of thyroid and parathyroid tumors that have arisen due to advances “in diagnostic modalities and treatment options for thyroid cancer.”

Parathyroid Carcinoma: Current Understanding and New Insights into Gene Expression and Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Kinetics

Credits: 1.00

Fee: None

Expiration Date: January 29, 2012

Multimedia: None

After reading the article from which this activity derives its name, participants will take a nine-question quiz to obtain credit for this activity.

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