John was invited to speak at the new Zealand Endocrine Society in Queenstown in mid July. He spoke on the use of Energy Devices in thyroid surgery and discussed the reduced rate of post op bleeding, the use of significantly less drains post operatively and also the increased speed of surgery. He also sat on a panel discussing interesting thyroid and parathyroid cases.
A week later John went to New York where he was invited to speak on lateral Neck dissection in thyroid cancer. The talk was combined with case presentations and there was significant interesting discussion.