Past APTS Congress

1st Congress of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery (APTS 2015)
Date: November 18-20, 2015
Venue: Millennium Seoul Hilton, Seoul, Korea
Theme: Multidisciplinary Progress in Thyroid Cancer Research and Treatment for Contemporary Thyroid Surgeons
Congress President; Kang-Dae Lee (Korea)
Chair of Scientific Committee; Kwang Yoon Jung (Korea)

19(Thu) 10:10-11:40 Symposium 1.
Diagnostic and Treatment Pearls For the Thyroid Surgeon/ How to Avoid Unnecessary Surgery
Chair: Joon-hyung Lee, Korea
Mikio Suzuki, Japan
10:10-10:25 New Categorization of Thyroid Nodules Dong Gyu Na, Korea
10:25-10:40 What Is the Role of Core-Needle Biopsy in Thyroid Nodules? So Lyung Jung, Korea
10:40-10:55 Molecular Markers: What Do They Mean and How Does This Influence Clinical Decision-Making in Thyroid Surgery? Chwee Ming LIM, Singapore
10:55-11:10 What Are the Role of US and CT In Primary Tumor Staging? Marlinda Adham Indonesia
11:10-11:25 What Are the Pre-operative Diagnostic Pearls for Metastatic Lymph Nodes? Dauren Adilbay, Kazakhstan
11:25-11:40 Radiofrequency and Ethanol Ablation of Thyroid Lesions Jung Hwan Baek, Korea
19(Thu) 13:00-14:30 Symposium 2.
Surgery for Metastatic Lymph Nodes
Chair: Kunihiko Nagahara, Japan
Min-Sik Kim, Korea
13:00-13:15 Clinical Implications of Sentinel Lymph Node Sampling and Skip Metastases Sergey Shevchenko, Russia
13:15-13:30 Prophylactic CND; is This Standard of Care? Young-Ik Son, Korea
13:30-13:45 What Are the Extents and Technical Challenges of Lateral Neck Dissection? Madan Kapre, India
13:45-14:00 Implications of Nodal Ratio, Tumor Focus Size, Extracapsular Spread After Central or
Lateral Neck Dissection
Carmelo Barbaccia, UAE
14:00-14:15 When and How Do We Manage Recurrent Central or Lateral Neck Disease? Andrey Karpenko, Russia
14:15-14:30 Management of Retropharyngeal Lymph Nod Metastasis Ken-ichi Nibu, Japan
19(Thu) 13:00-14:30 Symposium 3.
Open Thyroid Surgery from Conventional to Cutting Edge Techniques
Chair: Jung Han Yoon, Korea
Chung Hwan Baek, Korea
13:00-13:15 How to Minimize RLN/SLN Injury Siu Kwan NG, Hong Kong
13:15-13:30 Carbon Nanoparticles for Identification of Lymph Nodes and Protection of Parathyroid Glands Zhuming Guo, China
13:30-13:45 How to Prevent and Manage Postoperative Bleeding and Seroma Including Usefulness of Energy Devices; Harmonic Scalpel®, Ligasure® and Other Devices? Huang Xin Yong, Singapore
13:45-14:00 Fundamental Approach to Superior Thyroid Pole Dissection Ozer Makay, Turkey
14:00-14:15 Same Day Discharge for Thyroid Surgery Brendan C. Stack, USA
14:15-14:30 How to Minimize and Manage the Disfirguring Scar Soon Young Kwon, Korea
19(Thu) 15:00-16:30 Symposium 4.
New Approaches Emerging in Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery
Chair: Brendan C. Stack, USA
Woong Youn Chung, Korea
15:00-15:15 Overview of Remote Access Thyroidectomies In the World Alfredo Pontejos Jr, Philippines
15:15-15:30 Transaxillary Thyroidectomy (Robotic vs Endoscopic) Kyung Tae, Korea
15:30-15:45 BABA Thyroidectomy (Robotic vs Endoscopic) Kyu Eun Lee, Korea
15:45-16:00 Retroauricular Thyroidectomy (Robotic vs Endoscopic) Kwang Yoon Jung, Korea
16:00-16:15 Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy (MIVAT) David J Terris, USA
16:15-16:30 Technical Challenges of Robotic/Endoscopic Neck Dissection Combined with Thyroidectomy Yoon Woo Koh, Korea
19(Thu) 15:00-16:30 Symposium 5.
Translational Research
Chair: June-Key Chung, Korea
Young Mo Kim, Korea
15:00-15:15 Expression of Plasma-Derived Mi-RNA in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Byung Joo Lee, Korea
15:15-15:30 Epigenetics of Thyroid Cancer and Novel Therapeutic Targets Bon Seok Koo, Korea
15:30-15:45 Impact of Fibrotic Tissue on Shear Wave Velocity in Thyroid: An Ex Vivo Study with Fresh Thyroid Specimens Takahiro Fukuhara, Japan
15:45-16:00 Molecular Analysis of Locally Advanced Thyroid Cancer Umamaheswar Duvvuri, USA
16:00-16:15 Molecular Targeted Strategies in Thyroid Cacner Chul-Ho Kim, Korea
16:15-16:30 Metabolism in Thyroid Cancer Min Ho Shong, Korea
20(Fri) 08:30-09:30 Symposium 6.
Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) of RLN/SLN Injury in Thyroid Surgery
Chair: Young Hak Park, Korea
Xiangqian Zheng, China
08:30-08:45 IONM in Guidelines for Thyroid Surgery Hoon Yub Kim, Korea
08:45-09:00 Standardized Procedures for IONM of RLN and EBSLN, Continuous IONM Feng-Yu Chiang, Taiwan
09:00-09:15 Interpretation of IONM Signals and Problem-Solving Algorithm Ahmet Omer Ikiz, Turkey
09:15-09:30 Animal Model for IONM Research Che-Wei Wu,Taiwan
20(Fri) 10:30-12:00 Symposium 7.
What Should We Know about the Postoperative Management of Thyroid Cancer?
Chair: Jaetae Lee, Korea
Zhengkun Yu, China
10:30-10:45 Fundamentals of Post-Operative Risk Adaptive Management Sun Wook Kim, Korea
10:45-11:00 Role of Postoperative Radioiodine Therapy in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Jaetae Lee, Korea
11:00-11:15 Postoperative Follow Up: US, CT, and FNA-Tg Dong Yeob Shin, Korea
11:15-11:30 Role of Serum Thyroglobulin and Thyroid Hormonal Therapy Alok Thakar, India
11:30-11:45 External Beam Radiation Therapy in Advanced Thyroid Cancer Dae Sik Yang, Korea
11:45-12:00 Systemic Therapy in Radioactive Iodine-Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Umamaheswar Duvvuri, USA
20(Fri) 13:30-14:30 Symposium 8.
Voice Optimization after Thyroid Surgery
Chair: Kwang Moon Kim, Korea
Arun Pattatheyil, India
13:30-13:45 Voice Changes and Evaluations Young-Ik SON, Korea
13:45-14:00 Injection Laryngoplasty Chen-Chi Wang, Taiwan
14:00-14:15 Laryngeal Framework Surgery Sung Min Jin, Korea
14:15-14:30 Reconstruction of the Superior and Inferior Laryngeal Nerve Kunihiko Nagahara, Japan
20(Fri) 13:30-14:30 Symposium 9.
Follicular Neoplasm: What is the Dilemma of Diagnosis and Treatment?
Chair: Eun Chang Choi, Korea
SoonWon Hong, Korea
13:30-13:45 Molecular Diagnostic Testing of Follicular Neoplasm: Decision Making for the Clinician Chan Kwon Jung, Korea
13:45-14:00 Controversies in Pathology: Follicular-Patterned Lesions So Yeon Park, Korea
14:00-14:15 Optimal extent of thyroidectomy in Follicular Neoplasm Jun Sun Ryu, Korea
14:15-14:30 Important aspects of Follow Up in Follicular Carcinoma Do Joon Park, Korea
20(Fri) 15:00-16:00 Symposium 10.
Current Update of Management of MTC
Chair: Ki Hwan Hong, Korea
Uma Duvvuri, USA
15:00-15:15 Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: Genetic and Clinicopathologic Feature Bo Hyun Kim, Korea
15:15-15:30 Surgical Strategy in MTC Jeong Ju Jeong, Korea
15:30-15:45 Conventional and Molecular Targeted Therapy in MTC Sin-Gon Kim, Korea
15:45-16:00 Screening and Follow up Protocol in MTC > Highlights of ATA-Guideline:
Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Soon-Hyun Ahn, Korea
20(Fri) 15:00-16:00 Symposium 11.
Parathyroid Disease
Chair: Alok Thakar, India
Alfredo Pontejos Jr, Philippines
15:00-15:15 Recent Advance in Genetics - Diagnosis of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Adel K El-Naggar, USA
15:15-15:30 Current Guideline for Treating Primary Hyperparathyroidism Yu Mie Rhee, Korea
15:30-15:45 Updates in localization of Parathyroid Disease Jung Hyun Yoon, Korea
15:45-16:00 Primary and Re-Operative Parathyroid Surgery Brendan C. Stack, USA