John has just returned from the ASOHNS ASM in Brisbane where he was involved as an invited speaker. John spoke in a plenary session on the use of energy devices in thyroid surgery. The talk included a review of a personal series of thyroidectomies. John has performed over 50 thyroidectomy procedures per year since 2002 and over 100 per year since 2004 with a total number of over 1800. John then presented some complex thyroid cancer cases to a panel of experts. The meeting was a great success with over 500 registrants and a high quality program.