Thyroid Nodule Therapies Association TNT

Thyroid Nodule Therapies Association TNT

2nd International Meeting on Thyroid Ultrasound

Guided, Minimally Invasive Therapies

January, Fri-Sat 21-22, 2022 – Barcelona, Spain

First-class experts will chair outstanding speakers who will present the state-of-the-art of all ultrasound-guided thyroid therapies.

President: Roberto Valcavi


Local Organizer: Xavier Serres I Créixams

Scientific Committee: Jung Hwan Baek, Nobuhiro Fukunari, Steven Hodak, Giuseppe

Mercante, Roberto Novizio, Xavier Serres I Créixams, Mattia Squarcia, Roberto Valcavi


Minimally invasive, ultrasound (US)-guided thyroid treatment modalities are effective and safe

alternatives to surgery in patients with benign thyroid cysts, solid non-functioning benign thyroid

nodules, and in solid hyper-functioning nodules. In addition, they may also have a role in the

management of primary micro-papillary tumors or recurrent thyroid cancers.

These procedures include the use of chemical agents such as Ethanol Ablation (EA), or thermal thyroid

tissue destruction through Laser Ablation (LA), Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Microwave Ablation

(MWA) and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).

Moreover, new selecting tools, such as radiomics and molecular genetics, are becoming always more

feasible and reliable helping physicians to choose the “good candidate” for ablative therapies.

During the 2 nd TNT Meeting, that follows the success of the 1st TNT Meeting, first-class experts will

chair outstanding speakers who will present the state-of-the-art of all ultrasound-guided thyroid

minimally invasive procedures, and new horizons in the treatment of thyroid nodules.

Hands-on practice will also be available for those participants who want to try thermal ablation

devices on their own.

I will be a Chair person for the Session on benign nodules along with Dr.Gilles Russ of France.

SESSION 4 – Benign Thyroid Nodule Ablation

Chairmen: Richard Guttler – Gilles Russ

4:10-4:30 pm

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation

Roberto Valcavi


4:30-4:50 pm

Thyroid Laser Ablation

Gerardo Amabile

4:50-5:10 pm

Thyroid HIFU Ablation

Mohammed Fawzy

5:10-5: 30 pm

Thyroid Microwave Ablation

Mattia Squarcia

5:30-5:50 p

Dr.Guttler will also be presenting one of his interesting cases with a micro-papillary cancer on the wall of a thyroid cyst in a patient who is high risk for surgery and not  a candidate for ethanol ablation. Also he will be a proctor during the workshop on day 2.

Endocrinologists interested in ablation therapy options should plan to come to Barcelona.


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