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Dr. Pushpa Viswanathan provides an update on pediatric thyroid cancer, reviews the ATA pediatric guidelines on the management of thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancers in children, and shares the collaborative efforts and multidisciplinary approaches to the care of children with pediatric thyroid diseases.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the malignancy risk of pediatric thyroid nodules
  • Recognize the molecular genetic markers in pediatric-differentiated thyroid cancer
  • Improve the diagnostic skill in identifying papillary thyroid cancer in certain genetic syndromes

Reading Resources:

  1. Management Guidelines for Children with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Gary L. Francis et al. Thyroid July 2015.
  2. Pathogenesis diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules in children. Nied-Ziela et al. Endocr-related cancer (2006)
  3. How can one apply the new A7A treatment guidelines for children with thyroid cancer to improve patient management


Dr. Viswanathan and Monaco have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 10/5/2017 | Last Modified On: 10/5/2017 | Expires: 10/5/2018

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