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Dr John Chaplin is currently returning from Kaohsiung Taiwan where he attended the 3rd meeting of the APTS. there were over 700 participants from all over the world and John presented an invited lecture on the use of Harmonic scalpel in thyroid surgery. The talks covered all aspects of thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, goitre  surgery and included multidisciplinary management of locally advanced, poorly differentiated and anaplastic thyroid cancer and also  management of papillary micro carcinoma. It was culturally interesting with surgeons and specialists from a diverse range of regional and international nations in attendance.

Dr John Chaplin helped convene a thyroid cancer workshop at Auckland City Hospital on 22 Nov this year. Dr Bryan McIver, Endocrine Oncologist, from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida USA was guest speaker. The meeting was attended by thyroid surgeons and endocrinologists from around the North Island. The first part of the meeting involved case presentations to Dr McIver who discussed the various scenarios and the treatment recommendations based on the latest ATA guidelines with input and questions from the audience. Dr McIver then spoke on risk assessment of thyroid cancer, the use of radio iodine in differentiated thyroid cancer and poorly differentiated and anaplastic thyroid cancer. There were also talks on thyroid surgery, bleeding, IONM, vocal fold rehabilitation and  medullary thyroid cancer. An academic dinner followed the meeting where Dr McIver then spoke on assessment of thyroid nodules particularly with respect to Molecular testing of FNA biopsy samples. He attended the thyroid cancer endocrine MDM on Friday where further thyroid malignancy case discussions were followed by a talk on the use of external beam radiation therapy in thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Cancer One Day Meeting

 Wed 21st November 2018

Clinical Education Centre

Level 5

Auckland City Hospital

Academic programme

 Morning session  – Thyroid Cancer MDM   8am – 12.45pm

0800  registration/ meet & greet

 0815        Multidisciplinary Case discussions with Dr Bryan McIver

10.15       Morning tea

10.45       Multidisciplinary Case discussions with Dr Bryan McIver

12.45 -1.15  lunch

 Afternoon session  – Scientific Programme   1.15pm -17.30pm

 13.15       Prevalence of thyroid cancer in NZ              Dr Geoff Braatvedt

13.30     Risk stratification of thyroid nodules

– with audience polling                                 Dr Bruno Carvalho

14.00       Shorter operative times, less bleeding           Dr John Chaplin

14.15       Avoiding hypoparathyroidism                           Dr Nick McIvor

14.30       Nerve monitoring                                             Dr John Chaplin     

14.45       Risk stratification for recurrence… ?RAI         Dr Bryan McIver

 

15.15       Afternoon tea

 

15.45       Management of laryngeal nerve injury             Dr David Vokes

16.00       Management of RAI-refractory thyroid ca Dr Bryan McIver

16.30       Anaplastic carcinoma                                             Dr Nick McIvor

16.45       Management of Medullary Thyroid Cancer in NZ   Dr Joey Siu

 

17.00       General discussion with comments by Dr Bryan McIver

17.30       Close

 

Our customer Doug has shared his unique story about undergoing one of the first Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) procedures in New Zealand. We are proud to have been there for Doug, providing peace of mind that the cost of the new technology procedure was taken care of so that he and his family could focus on what matters most, getting Doug well again.

Our customer Doug has shared his unique story about undergoing one of the first Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) procedures in New Zealand. We are proud to have been there for Doug, providing peace of mind that the cost of the new technology procedure was taken care of so that he and his family could focus […]

John has just returned from Hawaii where he was involved with the head and neck surgery section of the meeting. His presentations included office based thyroid and neck ultrasound, nerve preservation in thyroid surgery, new published guidelines in the management of thyroid nodules and cancer and transoral surgery in throat cancer. John also chaired a session on salivary gland surgery and a debate on the role of immunisation in the prevention of HPV related throat cancer.

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