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.
Dr John Chaplin is currently returning from Kaohsiung Taiwan where he attended the 3rd meeting of the APTS. The meeting was was supported by the Taiwanese Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Society. 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. The APTS is now affiliated with the American Head and Neck Surgery Society (AHNS) Endocrine Surgery Group and this has given great endorsement to the APTS.
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
Auckland City Hospital
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
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 and his colleague David Vokes performed two more cases of TORS on September 7 2017 at southern Cross North Harbour, the only Head and neck surgery centre in Auckland with a de Vinci Robot. Both patients had neck dissections prior to the TORS and both are recovering well.
John along with his Colleague David Vokes performed 3 Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) resections for HPV related Tonsil Squamous Cell Cancer at Southern Cross North Harbour Yesterday using the deVinci Xi Robot.
All cases went well and patients are recovering well this morning.
Back in The USA for the 3rd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer in Boston at the Westin Waterfront Boston
Looking forward to a great meeting
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.