RFA

26-27 October / 7-8 December, 2023

RFA PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSE

Venue: The Endocrine & Thyroid Clinic, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Viale Martiri di Piazza Tien an Men 2/U

Roberto Valcavi, MD
Interventional Thyroidologist
President of the Thyroid Nodule Therapies TNT Association

MEMBERSHIP OF THE TNT ASSOCIATION IS A TERM TO BE ADMITTED TO RFA PROFESSIONAL COURSES

MISSION OF THE TNT ASSOCIATION IS PROVIDE EDUCATION TO THYROID ULTRASOUND-GUIDED THERMAL ABLATIVE TECHNIQUES

RATIONALE AND AIMS

This is an overview course that will summarize and introduce radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for use in the management of Thyroid Benign and Malignant Nodules.

This two-day course includes both theoretical and practical sessions where participants will be able to test the technology using a phantom model in between live case observations. 

Course Objectives

  • Review thyroid ultrasonography, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC), Core Needle Biopsy (CNB)
  • Understand the principles of thermal ablation and RFA
  • Identify current indications of thermal ablation and RFA
  • Know and prevent thermal ablation side effects
  • Describe the procedure setup
  • Employ the proper ablation technique on a phantom
  • Closely observe RFA procedure model
  • Explore new indications of thermal ablation and RFA

This is course is reserved to TNT Association members: TNT Association membership is required for attending the course

Registration Rate € 2,850,00 (VAT not included – No VAT is chargeable for this educational activity of the TNT no-profit Association)

Secretariat: Benedetta Ricci Valcavi, benedetta.valcavi@gmail.com

Phone/WhatsApp + 39 388 811 6645

The registration rate includes:

  • Participation in the professional RFA training course
  • Educational material
  • Meals and social dinner

The registration rates does not include
Travel and overnight stays
Transports to/from airports; to/from raiway stations
Application for TNT association

Participants: maximum 4
A participation certificate will be issued after completion of the course

Cancellation Policies
For cancellations within 60 days of the event, no fee will be charged; for cancellations within 30 days before the event, 50% of the amount will be withheld; from 20 days before the event, no refund will be provided.

PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE

LECTURES

  • ULTRASOUND EVALUATION OF THYROID NODULES
  • FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY (FNAC) AND CORE NEEDLE BIOPSY (CNB)
  • THYROID ABLATION: THE STATE-OF-THE-ART
  • ETHANOL AND THERMAL ABLATION
  • SIDE EFFECTS OF THERMAL ABLATION PROCEDURES
  • THYROID MICROCARCINOMA ABLATION

OBSERVATION & HANDS-ON PRACTICE

  • THYROID FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATE CYTOLOGY (FNAC); CORE NEEDLE BIOPSY (CNB) – CLOSE VISION
  • HANDS-ON PRACTICE: FNAB AND CNB EXERCISES ON PHANTOM
  • RFA PROCEDURES: CLOSE VISION
  • HANDS-ON PRACTICE: RFA EXERCISES ON PHANTOM

Tutor: Dr. Roberto Valcavi.
Operating Room Nurse: Gianluca Croci

PROGRAM OF THE COURSE

9:00 -10:30 am – Lectures – Roberto Valcavi

9:00 am 

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroid FNAC and CNB

10:30 am Break

Diagnostic Procedures – Roberto Valcavi & Gianluca Croci

10:45 – 1:30

  • Thyroid FNAC & CNB – Close Vision

1:30 – 2:45 pm: Lunch

2:45 – 4:30 pm: Hands-on Practice – Roberto Valcavi & Gianluca Croci

  • FNAC and CNB: Exercises on Phantom

4:30 pm Break

4:45 – 5:30 Lecture – Roberto Valcavi

  • Thyroid Ablation: The State-Of-The-Art

End of Day 1

9:00 am – 1:30 pm: Thyroid RFA Procedures – Close Vision – Roberto Valcavi & Gianluca Croci

11:00 am – Lecture– Roberto Valcavi

  • Ethanol and thermal ablation

1:30 pm: Lunch

2:45 – 4:30 pm: Hands-on Practice – RFA Exercises on Phantom

4:45 Lectures – Roberto Valcavi

  • Side effects of thermal ablation procedures
  • Thyroid microcarcinoma ablation
  • End of course

8:00 pm: Social Dinner

This is course is reserved to TNT Association members:
TNT Association membership is required for attending the course
When your registration is verified by our team, a link will be sent to your email to register for the course.
The link will only be sent if you have checked “Yes” in the form at the prompt “Are you interested in Training Courses?”