Currently there is a practice variation in terms of managing advanced (metastatic) thyroid cancer patients. The desired practice is to establish standard work-up and protocol for patients with advanced thyroid cancer.

Target Audience:

  • Endocrinology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Nuclear Medicine

Learning Objectives: As a result of this activity, participants should better be able to:

  1. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various treatment options for advanced Thyroid cancer.

  2. Discuss utilization of radioactive iodine, whole body scans versus PET CT scans, for disease activity.

Planning Committee:

  • Jennifer Park-Sigal, MD, Department of Endocrinology
  • Lisa Gilliam, MD, PhD, Department of Endocrinology
  • Jie Zheng, MD, Chief of Medical Education
  • Tenisha Jones, MLIS, Library Services
  • Agnes Lau, Sr. Quality Specialist

Cultural and Linguistic Competency:

Non-english speaking patients have a more difficult time understanding their treatment options and possible complications.


Bilezikian JP, Brandi ML, Eastell R, et al. Guidelines for the management of asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism: summary statement from the Fourth International Workshop. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014; 99:3561.
ATA 2016 Thyroid Cancer Update
PLUS: he Updated AJCC/TNM Staging System for Differentiated and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
(8th edition): What changed and why? Published in Thyroid 2017


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Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:

The Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses may report up to a maximum total of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ towards the Continuing Medical Education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

Other credits have been planned on a session by session basis by this planning committee in the categories of Geriatric Medicine (1.0), Pain Management and/or End-of-Life Care (1.0 per session), and Radiologic Technology (1.0 per session).


Session date: 
03/09/2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm PDT
Kaiser Permanente
1200 El Camino Real
3rd Floor, Administration Conference Room
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Radiologic Technology
    x-ray use or diagnosis

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