Past APTS Congress

3rd Congress of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery
(APTS 2018)

Date: December 7~9, 2018
Venue: 85 Sky Tower Hotel, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Theme: Thyroid Surgery, Splendid, Safe and Sound
President: Feng-Yu Chiang, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


Symposium 1
Papillary microcarcinoma
Chair: Akira Miyauch
Kyung Tae
Sen-Tien Tsai
Active surveillance of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. Where are we standing now? Young Kee Shong
Progress in studies on active surveillance of papillary microcarcinoma. Yasuhiro Ito (Japan)
Management of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas - What are the Issues? Christopher Goh (Singapore)
Strategy of surgical treatment of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma Ming-Hua Ge (China)
Symposium 2
Current trends of thyroidectomy
Chair: Subramania Iyer
Phil Sang Chung
Bor-Hwang Kang
Hemithyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancers- perceptions among patients and health professionals and analysis of adverse histopathological features Subramania Iyer (India)
How to decide treatment plan for T1 PTC. Phil Sang Chung (Korea)
Outcome of Thyroid cancer in developing world Pankaj Chaturvedi (India)
Management of differentiated thyroid carcinoma according to current guidelines Ahmet Omer Ikiz (Turkey)
Lobectomy versus total thyroidectomy for micropapillary thyroid cancer Guleser Saylam (Turkey)
Lobectomy in papillary thyroid carcinoma Soon Hyun Ahn (Korea)
Symposium 3
Parathyroid 1
Chair: Brendan C. Stack
Kang Dae Lee
Wan-Fu Su
Parathyroids: Collateral Damage in Thyroid Cancer Surgery Brendan C. Stack (USA)
Parathyroid gland mapping with near-infrared autofluorescence in thyroid and parathyroid surgery Kang Dae Lee (Korea)
The history and evolution of parathyroid surgery. Julie Miller (Australia)
Post Operative Hypoparathyriodism & management, our perspective Dewan Mahmud Hasan (Bangladesh)
Postoperative hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy Naoki Otsuki (Japan)
Extracervical location of parathyroid adenoma: our experience from more than 3000 cases Ilya V. Sleptsov (Russia)
Symposium 4
Endoscopic and robotic surgery 1
Chair: Gregory W. Randolph
Quan-Yang Duh
The current status of gasless trans-axillary robotic thyroidectomy & the initial experience of trans-oral robotic thyroidectomy. Woong Youn Chung (Korea)
Anticipation for Changing Paradigm of Remote Access Thyroid Surgery in the era of 4th Industrial Revolution Yoon Woo Koh (Korea)
Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy (TORT) Hoon Yub Kim (Korea)
Precision medicine in endoscopic and robotic surgery of thyroid and parathyroid diseases: Patient-tailored and tumor-targeted approaches Tsung-Lin Yang (Taiwan)
Symposium 5
Management of benign thyroid tumors
Chair: Kenji Okami
Pankaj Chaturvedi
Tzer-Zen Hwang
Thyroidectomy, to do or not to do? Chun-Hung Hua (Taiwan)
Thyroid nodule evaluation and extent of surgery Joseph Scharpf (USA)
When you need sternotomy in retrosternal goiter Eddy Wong (Hong Kong)
Retrosternal Goitre - Surgical Experience Belayat Hossain Siddiquee (Bangladesh)
Surgical approach for retrosternal goitre Rohaizak Muhammad (Malaysia)
Symposium 6
Management of advanced thyroid cancer
Chair: Mikio Suzuki
Chen-Chi Wang
Surgical and medical treatment of locally advanced thyroid cancer Mikio Suzuki (Japan)
Advanced Carcinoma Thyroid Our Experience Kamrul Hassan Tarafder (Bangladesh)
The Management of Invasive Thyroid Carcinoma Scott Coman (Australia)
Management of locally invasive WDTC Il-Seok Park (Korea)
New modalities for the treatment of advanced and refractory thyroid cancers Hang-Seok Chang (Korea)
Treatment of locally advanced/metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Zhuming Guo (China)
Symposium 7
Airway reconstruction after thyroidectomy
Chair: Mu-Kuan Chen
Hiroya Kitano
Luiz P. Kowalski
Management and function preservation surgery for the locally advanced thyroid cancer Min-Sik Kim (Korea)
Surgical management for thyroid cancer invading trachea, results and complications Cheerasook Chongkolwatana (Thailand)
The fate of the chronically compressed trachea after thyroidectomy. Siu Kwan NG (Hong Kong)
Operative Management and Functional Reconstruction of Locally Advanced Thyroid Cancer. Chao Li (China)
Symposium 8
Surgical technique of thyroidectomy
Chair: Dan M. Fliss
Khoon Leong Ng
Eddy Wong
The quest for a reliable surgical landmark of external laryngeal branch of superior laryngeal nerve in thyroid surgery Siu Kwan NG (Hong Kong)
Therapeutic ipsilateral level VI Neck for WDTC Is contralateral elective Neck Dissection indicated Dan M. Fliss (Israel)
Sonography also helps the surgeon to do a better job (thyroid surgery) Cheng-Ping Wang (Taiwan)
Traveling characteristics of non-recurrent laryngeal nerves. Ki Hwan Hong (Korea)
Comparison of 2 different types of surface electrodes during monitored total thyroidectomy with different anesthesiologists Hsin-An Chen (Taiwan)
Symposium 9
Recent advance in IONM
Chair: Feng-Yu Chiang
Jenq-Yuh Ko
Yih-Huei Uen
Using of continuous IONM in transoral thyroidectomy Yih-Huei Uen (Taiwan)
IONM with different types of electrodes (needle vs. tube) and probes (monopolar vs. bipolar) Ozer Makay (Turkey)
Development of novel IONM system with detachable nerve stimulator and surface pressure bio-sensor Byung Joo Lee (Korea)
IONM in endoscopic thyroidectomy- How I do it? Daqi Zhang (China)
Symposium 10
Recurrent and metastatic thyroid Ca
Chair: Ching-Ping Wang
Shih-Horng Huang
Joseph Scharpf
Paratracheal recurrence patterns following total thyroidectomy with therapeutic level II - IV Neck Dissection. Dan M. Fliss (Israel)
Natural History of Contralateral Nodules after Lobectomy in Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Gideon Bachar (Israel)
Safe Thyroidectomy - Revised Anatomy for Thyroid Surgeons. Madan Kapre (India)
Recurrent thyroid disease management Joseph Scharpf (USA)
The treatment of bone metastases from differentiated thyroid carcinoma Yorihisa Orita (Japan)
Management of Thyroid Cancer Cervical Lymph Node Metastases: Why are we not improving outcomes? Ralph Tufano (USA)
Symposium 11
Thyroidectomy-state of the art technique
Chair: Stella, Chin-Shaw Tsai
Khee Chee Soo
Shyh-Kuan Tai
Application of energy-based devices in thyroidectomy Shyh-Kuan Tai (Taiwan)
Use of energy devices in thyroid surgeries Huang Xinyong (Singapore)
Management of thyroid cancer with de novo distant metastasis: My personal experience Hwa-Tsung Chen (Taiwan)
Energy Devices in Thyroid Surgery- Controlled Retrospective Series John Chaplin (New Zealand)
Thyroid surgery through the ages Rajeev Parameswaran (Singapore)
Symposium 12
Trends of thyroid diseases
Chair: Brendan C. Stack
Eun Chang Choi
Development of novel therapeutics in intractable thyroid cancer by modulation of anti-death receptor Chul-Ho Kim (Korea)
Childhood and adolescent thyroid cancer occurrence in Fukushima prefecture after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident Shinichi Suzuki (Japan)
Management of advanced thyroid cancer to the aerodigestive tract Amy Chen (USA)
Trends of thyroid diseases Pankaj Chaturvedi (India)
Screening Breast Cancer Patients for Thyroid Cancer, Is it a good idea? Brendan C. Stack (USA)
Symposium 13
Endoscopic and Robotic Surgery 2
Chair: Luiz P. Kowalski
Angkoon Anuwong
Se Heon Kim
Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA): Recent Clinical Update Angkoon Anuwong (Thailand)
Remote Access Thyroid Surgery in the United States: Different than in Asia. Quan-Yang Duh (USA
Minimally Invasive Video Assisted Thyroidectomy (MIVAT): University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Experience Arsenio C. Cabungcal (Philippines)
Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy Ming-Hsun Wu (Taiwan)
Endoscopic total thyroidectomy with neck dissection in early thyroid carcinoma treatment, technique and results. Tran Ngoc Luong (Vietnam)
Remote access thyroid surgery. The transfer of the Asian experience to Europe Jose Granell (Spain)
Symposium 14
Prognostic factors of thyroid cancer
Chair: Yoon Woo Koh
Peir-Rong Chen
Tsung-Te Chung
Preoperative clinically low risk WDTC: The incidence of post operative clinically significant high risk features Dan M. Fliss (Israel)
RLN invasion in thyroid cancer Gregory W. Randolph (USA)
Molecular genetic systems in the differential diagnosis of nodular thyroid pathology Sergey Shevchenko, Japan
Prognostic factor in the evaluation of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. Donatella Casiglia (UAE)
Residual thyroid volume and risk of postoperative hypoparathyroidism Rodney B. Dofitas (Philippines)
The Bethesda System for reporting thyroid cytopathology: focus on AUS/FLUS Su-Jin Shin (Korea)
Symposium 15
ATA guideline & categorization
Chair: Ralph Tufano
Woong Youn Chung
Yasuhiro Ito, Japan
Prognosis of PTC based on TNM staging system (recently, 8th edition was published). Yasuhiro Ito (Japan)
Ajcc Staging In Well Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: What's New? Devendra Chaukar (India)
Symposium 16
Endoscopic and robotic surgery 3
Chair: Hurng-Sheng Wu
Kwang Yoon Jung
Retroauricular thyroidectomy Kwang Yoon Jung (Korea)
Per-oral endoscopic thyroidectomy : 100 cases preliminary results Hurng-Sheng Wu (Taiwan)
Endoscopic Thyroidectomy via Retro-auricular approach Seung-Kuk Baek (Korea)
Remote Access Thyroidectomy - options and selection Constance Teo (Singapore)
Two years experience of transoral endoscopic thyroid surgery: lessons from trial and error Jun Ook Park (Korea)
Tips of scarless in the neck endoscopic thyroidectomy Ping Wang (China)
Symposium 17
Genetic dx of thyroid cancer
Chair: Kai-Ping Chang
Chwee Ming Lim
Dauren Adilbay
Determining the tactics of thyroid cancer treatment on the basis of molecular genetic status Sergey Shevchenko (Russia)
Risk stratification systems in thyroid cancer, prognosis, genetics of thyroid cancer Dauren Adilbay (Kazakhstan)
Genomic landscape of thyroid cancer Shih-Ping Cheng (Taiwan)
Prevalence of mutant BRAFV600E in the papillary thyroid carcinoma with clinical-morphological characteristics correlation in patients from Kazakhstan Tlegenov Askar Shindalievich (Kazakhstan)
Mutational landscape and moleculAr markers in thyroid cancer Chwee Ming Lim (Singapore)
VEGFR2 blockade ameliorates thyroid goitrogenesis Jeon Yeob Jang (Korea)
Symposium 18
Ultrasound and associated procedures
Chair: Anil Ahuja
Tsung-Lin Yang
Shinichi Suzuki
Ultrasound-guided tissue sampling for thyroid diseases Chun-Nan Chen (Taiwan)
The relevance of preoperative ultrasound cervical mapping in patients with thyroid cancer. Arturo Madrid Moyano (Chile)
An update on the Value of SONO-Elastography in the Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules Soe Tin (Myanmar)
Application of high intensity focused ultrasound ablation in the treatment of benign thyroid diseases Brian Lang (Hong Kong)
Symposium 19
Parathyroid 2
Chair: Han Su Kim
Fong-Fu Chou
Che-Wei Wu
Changes of serum FGF23 and Klotho levels and cacificcation scores of abdominal aorta after parathyroidectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism Fong-Fu Chou (Taiwan)
Parathyroid preservation during thyroid surgery Guk Haeng Lee (Korea)
Parathyroid gland; the protagonist in the thyroid operative theatre Han Su Kim (Korea)
Tips of preserving the parathyroid glands in thyroid surgery Ashraful Islam, Bangladesh Postoperative hypoparathyroidism Rogerio Dedivitis (Brazil)
A prospective cohort study of novel functional types of parathyroid glands in thyroidectomy: In situ preservation or auto- transplantation? Gaosong Wu (China)
Symposium 20
Management of Neck & Mediastinum 1
Chair: Michael J. Odell
Seiichi Yoshimoto
Young Soo Rho
Right posterior paratracheal lymph nodes metastasis Jin-Choon Lee (Korea)
Management of the neck Sefik Hosal (Turkey)
Central neck dissection in PTC Mohammed Al Abdulaziz Shanbari (Saudi Arabia)
Mediastinal node dissection for thyroid cancer Young Soo Rho (Korea)
Extent of lateral neck dissection in differentiated thyroid carcinoma - Whether level II and/or Vb should be included or not? Soon Young Kwon (Korea)
Tracheomalacia: Myth or reality. Experience of 40 cases Amit Agarwal (India)
Symposium 21
Management of surgical complications
Chair: Pen-Yuan Chu
Hurng-Sheng Wu
Ming-Lang Shih
Management of Serum Calcium after total Thyroidectomy James Y Suen (USA)
What causes recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy at thyroidectomy and how to avoid it Jonathan Serpell (Australia)
Severe Hypocalcemia after total parathyroidectomy plus autotransplantation for secondary hyperparathyroidism- risk factors and management Fong-Fu Chou (Taiwan)
Complications of thyroid surgery Jan Klozar (Czech Republic)
Symposium 22
Management of Neck & Mediastinum 2
Chair: Sau-Tung Chu
Shigeru Hirano
Appropriateness of subadventitial resection for invasion the carotid artery by papillary thyroid Sueyoshi Moritani (Japan)
Mediastinal dissection for thyroid cancer Shigeru Hirano (Japan)
Extent of central neck dissection in well differentiated thyroid cancer H. Hakan Coskun (Turkey)
Controversies on Central Neck Dissection in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Jin Ho Sohn (Korea)
Advanced staged thyroid cancers Hakan Mehmet Korkmaz (Turkey)
Surgical technique for mediastinal metastasis Seiichi Yoshimoto (Japan)
Symposium 23
Treatment of thyroid cancer I
Chair: Young Kee Shong
Jih-Chin Lee
Soe Tin
The fruits from Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma Research Consortium of Japan Iwao Sugitani (Japan)
Anaplastic thyroid cancer Andrey Karpenko (Russia)
Poorly differentiated and anaplastic thyroid cancer Nick McIvor (New Zealand)
Symposium 24
Functional recovery after thyroidectomy
Chair: Mao-Chang Su
Hsin-Ching Lin
Tuan-Jen Fang
Function of outer banch of superior laryngeal nerve and protection during operation. Jugao Fang (China)
Minimal invasive vocal fold injection for unilateral vocal fold paralysis Chen-Chi Wang (Taiwan)
Voice changes after thyroidectomy Soon Yuhl Nam, Korea
Voice or swallowing problems after thyroid cancer surgery Young Hak Park (Korea)
Current changing in the management of thyroidectomy related unilateral vocal fold paralysis Tuan-Jen Fang (Taiwan)
How to manage the vocal palsy after thyroid surgery by a laryngologist Cheng-Ming Hsu (Taiwan)
Symposium 25
Thyroid imaging other than Sono
Chair: Hidenori Inohara
Pa-Chun Wang
Kuen-Yuan Chen
Thyroid imaging other than Sono Wen-Sheng Huang (Taiwan)
Diagnostic Imaging Hidenori Inohara (Japan)
Clinical significance of PET-CT in recurrent papillary thyroid cancer Byung Joo Lee (Korea)
Initial experience of Pre-Operative Prediction of Cervical Nodal Metastasis in Papillary Thyroid Cancer by 99mTc-MIBI SPECT/CT Napadon Tangjaturonrasme (Thailand)
The image diagnosis for primary hyperparathyroidism Kuen-Yuan Chen (Taiwan)
Symposium 26
Future Cooperation
Chair: Dan M. Fliss
Devendra Arvind Chaukar
Tsung-Lin Yang
APTS-AHNS Endocrine Section Future Cooperation Gregory W. Randolph (USA)
Using the Communities of Practice Business Model to Improve Thyroid Cancer Care in an Academic Health Sciences Centre Michael J. Odell (Canada)
The EAFO-EASHNO-ECRC experience in promoting training and collaborative research  Somasundaram Subramanian (Russia)
Symposium 27
Treatment of thyroid Ca (non-PTC)
Chair: Gideon Bachar
Hui-Ching Chuang
Ku-Hao Fang
Surgery for follicular neoplasm: how extensive should it be done. Carmelo Barbaccia (UAE)
Comparisons of surgical results after robot assisted transoral thyroidectomy versus robot assisted bilateral axillo-breast approach thyroidectomy: initial experiences of single institute Cheng-Ming Peng (Taiwan)
Dilemmas in the treatment of Medullary Cancer Thyroid Alok Thakar (India)
Lymph Node Ratio as a Prognostic Factor in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma patients: A multi-center study Prof. Gideon Bachar (Israel)
Management and outcome of non-PTC thyroid cancer in Taiwan--Results from Taiwan Cancer Registry Database Li-Jen Liao (Taiwan)
Symposium 28
Management of Neck & Mediastinum 2
Chair: Wan-Nien Yu
Jeong Pyo Bong
Anand Mishra
Management of Benign Thyroid Nodules with Radiofrequency Ablation Maung Maung Khaing (Myanmar)
Tall cell variant papillary carcinoma in Indonesia patients , A clinicopathological and survival analysis Erwin D Julian (Indonesia)
Poorly differentiated thyroid cancer Deepa Nair (India)
Robotic thyroidectomy; Transoral vs. Transaxillary approach. Sang Wook Kang (Korea)
Use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in RAI-refractory DTCs with original diagnosis of non- classical papillary thyroid cancer: small serial case reports Daniel, Hueng-Yuan Shen (Taiwan)