Educational Objectives: By the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Utilize current best practice guidelines from national organizations to provide care for patient with surgical thyroid/parathyroid disease.
  2. Improve care coordination.
  3. Discuss Cultural and Linguistic Competence and Implicit Bias in patient care.

Target Audience: Physician Focus: Physicians specialist in HNS, Endocrine, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology

Other non-physicians: Physician assistants

Planners (varies):  

  • TBD

CME Staff:  Alvin Ting, MD, COE and Julia Carranza, CME Coordinator

Speakers (Varies): 

  • TBD


  • American Thyroid Association,
  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • John P. Bilezikian, Maria Luisa Brandi, Richard Eastell, Shonni J. Silverberg, Robert Udelsman, Claudio Marcocci, John T. Potts, Jr, Guidelines for the Management of Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Summary Statement from the Fourth International Workshop, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 99, Issue 10, 1 October 2014, Pages 3561–3569,
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competency / Implicit Bias: Non-whites patients (specifically black patients) have been shown to potentially have lower diagnosis rates and lesser utilization of surgery in management of thyroid/parathyroid disease. Race is not typically asked as a risk factor for these disease states (thyroid and parathyroid disease) as they are perhaps not as well known to have as strong an influence in disease incidence as other conditions (e.g. in head and neck cancer it is well known that Asians have a higher incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer).

Disclosure Statement: 

None of the planners, faculty, committee members or reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patient.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City takes responsibility for the content , quality and scientific integrity of this CME Activity .

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand -name products.

Accreditation Statement:
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session date: 
12/14/2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm PST
Kaiser Permanente
Via Teams
Redwood City, CA 94063
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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