Thyroid and parathyroid surgery has become very safe during the last century. However, hypoparathyroidism remains a current concern, with significant, 1-30% rates of post-thyroidectomy hypoparathyroidism. There is currently no gold standard on how to detect and preserve parathyroid glands and their vascularization during thyroidectomy. New optical-based techniques, without radiation, have been developed to help detect parathyroid glands (in particular autofluorescence) and confirm their vascularization (in particular ICG angiography). This has opened a new, exciting area of research for surgeons and scientists. Some of these devices are now approved by the FDA to help in real-time identification of parathyroid tissue during thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy.

After the success of the 2019 and 2020 symposiums, we decided to proceed with the 3rd SPF symposium despite the COVID crisis. This third symposium will be virtual, which would allow more people to have access to the latest clinical and scientific knowledges regarding these promising techniques.

25 February 2021 — 26 February 2021
2:40 pm

Online Geneva

Link to the conference