Masters Course in Endocrine Surgery

The 2014 Durham Masters Course in Endocrine Surgery is a two-day lecture series that will be held at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. The course faculty includes local specialists and guest faculty from outside the region who are considered world-experts in the field of endocrine surgery and related disciplines. The course is ACCME accredited and will include an intensive review of key topics in endocrine surgery and endocrine oncology as well as a unit on surgical ultrasound. The course is open to physicians and allied health professionals interested in surgical endocrinology or endocrine oncology. It will have the greatest appeal to endocrine surgeons, endocrinologists, general surgeons, otolaryngologists, medical and surgical oncologists, and their resident and fellow trainees, as well as internists and primary care physicians. Debate sessions and panel discussions will cover controversial and novel topics. The sessions will also cover inherited endocrine disorders, protocols for advanced disease, and videos that highlight cutting edge technology and techniques. A multidisciplinary tumor board will round out the agenda. In addition to didactic lectures on thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pancreatic disease, there will be an optional Ultrasound Workshop. Offered as concurrent learning with an additional registration fee, the Ultrasound Workshop will offer participants a hands-on learning experience.