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
Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation
Thyroid Laser Ablation
Thyroid HIFU Ablation
5:10-5: 30 pm
Thyroid Microwave Ablation
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.