Past APTS Congress

2nd Congress of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery (APTS 2017)
Date: November 1~3, 2017
Venue: Loisir Hotel Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Theme: New Frontiers of Thyroid Surgery
President; Mikio Suzuki (University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan)
Honorary President: Hiroya Kitano, Tottori University, Yonago, Japan


(Thu) 10:10-11:40 Symposium 1
Surgical Strategy for Locally Advanced Cancer
Chair: Young Soo Rho
Kenichi Nibu
Management of Locally Advanced Thyroid Cancer Alfredo Y. Pontejos Jr.
The management of invasion of recurrent laryngeal nerve Kwang Yoon Jung (Korea)
Window resection for intraluminal invasion by papillary thyroid carcinoma Sueyoshi Moritani (Japan)
Reconstruction using artificial trachea for tracheal invasion of thyroid cancer Morimasa Kitamura (Japan)
Guidelines in the management of locally advanced cancers Devendra Chaukar (India)
Aerodigestive tract involvement in well differentiated thyroid cancer (WDC) – preoperative course, imaging sensitivity, recurrence and overall prognosis Dan M. Fliss (Israel)
2(Thu) 10:10-11:40 Symposium 2
Genetics and Molecular Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer
Chair: Hidenori Inohara
Ashok Shenoy
The Prudent and Appropriate Use of Molecular Markers for Thyroid Nodules Thyroid Cancer in 2017 Ralph P. Tufano (USA)
The role of estrogen receptors (ERa & ERb) in the regulation of cell proliferation and growth in thyroid cancer was determine in this study. Eddy Wong (Hong Kong)
A pragmatic approach to molecular profiling in a resource limited setting Murad Lala (India)
DNA methylation in thyroid cancer Takeharu Kanazawa (Japan)
Integrating Cytology and Molecular Markers in Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules Rodney B. Dofitas
Therapeutic Molecular Marker in aspect of Molecular-Targeted Therapy in Advanced Thyroid Cancer
Chul-Ho Kim (Korea)
2(Thu) 10:10-11:40 Symposium 3
Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer/Challenge to Refractory Cancer
Chair: Tran ngoc Luong
Katsuhisa Ikeda
Anaplastic thyroid cancer. Experience of a public hospital. Andrei Karpenko (Russia)
Role of surgery in the management of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma Seung-Kuk Baek (Korea)
A novel treatment strategy for anaplastic thyroid carcinoma using urokinase-type plasminogen activator-dependent oncolytic recombinant Sendai virus
Taku Yamashita (Japan)
Molecular targeted drugs for anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) Makoto Tahara (Japan)
Anaplastic Carcinoma Thyroid - The Tata Memorial Centre Experience Prathamesh Pai (India)
2(Thu) 11:40-12:40 Symposium 4
Pediatric Thyroid Cancer
Chair: Ken Kazahaya
Rogerio Dedivitis
Considerations in the evaluation and surgical management of thyroid cancer in children. Ken Kazahaya (USA)
Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma in Children and Adolescent: Long-term Follow-up and Clinical Characteristics Kiminori Sugino (Japan)
Management of Children and Adolescents’ Thyroid Cancer, in Light of 2015 American Thyroid Association Guidelines Dan M. Fliss (Israeli)
Genetic testing directed thyroidectomy in an Indian cohort of RET mutation Anuja Deshmukh (India)
2(Thu) 14:00-15:00 Symposium 5
Papillary Thyroid Microcancer
Chair: Subramania Iyer
Nobuhiko Oridate
Epidemiology and Management of Papillary Microcarcinoma Mark Zafereo (USA)
Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma Yasuhiro Ito (Japan)
Review of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma ; Outcomes& management Mohammed Abdul-Aziz Alshanbari
(Saudi Arabia)
Updates on the surgical management of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma Brian Lang (Hong Kong)
2(Thu) 14:00-15:00 Symposium 6
Surgery for Hyperthyroidism and Goiter
Chair: Kiminori Sugino
Tan Hiang Khoon
Surgical management for uncontrolled Graves' disease Shinichi Ohba (Japan)
Surgery for hyperthyroidism – what are the issues?
Christopher Goh (Singapore)
Video-assisted total thyroidectomy for Graves` disease
Ryusuke Hayashi (Japan)
Retrosternal goiter - Surgical experience Belayat H. Siddiquee
2(Thu) 14:00-15:00 Symposium 7
Therapeutic Role of Radioactive Iodine
Chair: Jin Ho Sohn
Yasushi Noguchi
Radioactive iodine therapy for differentiated thyroid cancer; Current status in Japan.
Eui Hyo Hwang (Japan)
Recommendations of Postoperative RAI therapy, Korean Thyroid Association, 2016 Soon Young Kwon (Korea)
Tumor features, extent of surgery, RAI and strategy of follow-up as predictors of the outcome: long-term results Ilya V. Sleptsov (Russia)
Intermediate and long term adverse effect of radioactive iodine ablation for differentiated thyroid cancer ? Putthiporn Yenbutra (Thailand)
2(Thu) 15:00-16:00 Symposium 8
Energy device/Tips for using New Device
Chair: Muneyuki Masuda
Jeong Pyo Bong
Overview of energy devices for thyroid surgery
Siu Kwan NG (Hong Kong)
Thyroidectomy Using Energy Device Se-Heon Kim (Korea)
How to combine the new and old energies in thyroid surgery?
Rodrigo Montes Forno (Chile)
Use of energy device in thyroidectomy- why, when and how. Chwee Ming Lim (Singapore)
2(Thu) 15:00-16:00 Symposium 9
Pathology of Thyroid Cancer (Including NIFPT, Bethesda)
Chair: Hideyuki Kawauchi
Eddy Wong
Bethesda System and Final Histopathology Correlation, and the Impact of NIFTP on Risk of Thyroid Cancer Alfredo Y. Pontejos, Jr.
MicroRNA and Somatic Mutations in the Preoperative Diagnostic of Thyroid Nodules Sergey P. Shevchenko (Russia)
Reappraisal of cyst fluid only on thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa (Japan)
How to handle borderline/precursor thyroid tumors. NIFTP (Non-Invasive Follicular Thyroid neoplasm with Papillary-like nuclear features) in Asian practice. Kennichi Kakudo (Japan)
2(Thu) 16:00-17:00 Symposium 10
Ultrasonography I
Chair: Li-Jen Liao
Yuichiro Sato
What else does sonography tell the thyroid surgeon besides differential diagnosis of the thyroid nodules? Cheng-Ping Wang (Taiwan)
Examination of selective low-pressure fine needle aspiration cytology under ultrasound guidance Yuzo Shimode (Japan)
How to Make Plan for Ultrasonography(US)-guided Intervention of Thyroid Nodule
Woojin Cho (Korea)
Advantages of ultrasound-guided core biopsy in thyroid malignant tumors with extra-thyroid origins Chun-Nan Chen (Taiwan)
2(Thu) 17:00-17:45 Symposium 11
Tips for avoiding and managing complications
Chair: Tuan-Jen Fang
Kazuto Matsuura
How to manage recurrent thyroid abscess Kwang Hyun Kim (Korea)
Detection and preservation of parathyroid glands in total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer Naoki Otsuki (Japan)
Strategies and Tricks to Minimize RLN and Parathyroid Gland Morbidities During Thyroid Surgery Hadi Afandi Al-Hakami
(Saudi Arabia)
Complications of Thyroidectomy Jeremy L. Freeman (Canada)
2(Thu) 17:00-18:30 Symposium 12
Ultrasonography II
Chair: Madoka Furukawa
Tsung-Lin Yang
US-Risk Stratification and the Korean Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System Jeong-Seon Park (Korea)
Challenging Cases in Thyroid Ultrasonography: thyroidal vs. non-thyroidal, benign vs. malignant Dongbin Ahn (Korea)
Elastography for differentiating thyroid nodules Takahiro Fukuhara (Japan)
Ultrasonography-based assessment for the cervical node metastasis Jeong Kyu Kim (Korea)
Sonographic Neck Surveillance Following Surgery For Thyroid Papillary Cancer Anli Ahuja (Hong Kong)
Surgeon performed Ultrasound - current global status and EBM Moshe Yehuda (Israel)
2(Thu) 17:00-18:30 Symposium 13
Functional Reconstruction: Phonosurgery for Thyroid Cancer
Chair: Somasundaram Subramanian
Shigeru Hirano
None-neurogenic voice problems after thyroidectomy Ki Hwan Hong (Korea)
Evaluation of phonosurgery for unilateral vocal cord palsy by functional MRI Asanori Kiyuna (Japan)
Early minimal invasive treatment and prognosis prediction for unilateral vocal fold paralysis after thyroidectomy Chen-Chi Wang (Taiwan)
Comparison of vocal outcome following two different procedures for immediate RLN reconstruction. Yoshihiko Kumai (Japan)
Management of Unilateral Laryngeal Nerve Palsy in thyroid carcinoma
New Strategy of Phonosurgery for thyroid cancer A tissue engineering approach for regeneration of the trachea/cricoid and/or recurrent laryngeal nerve
Shinnichi Kanemaru (Japan)
3(Fri) 10:10-11:40 Symposium 14
Neck Dissection/Control of the Regional Metastasis
Chair: Phakdee Sannikorn
Kwang Hyun Kim
Optimal control of regional neck metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma Phil Sang Chung (Korea)
Dilemmas and aids in managing recurrent nodal disease in differentiated thyroid cancers Subramania Iyer (India)
Safety management of retropharyngeal node metastasis from papillary thyroid carcinoma Yasushi Fujimoto (Japan)
Difficult neck management and further operative procedures Nobuhiro Hanai (Japan)
Management of Neck in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Sefik Hosal (Turkey)
3(Fri) 11:40-12:40 Symposium 15
Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Chair: Brendan C. Stack
Noor Hisham Abdullah
The Diagnosis of Medullary Thyroid Cancer Kuen-Yuan Chen (Taiwan)
Quantification of preoperative risk factors in medullary thyroid carcinoma, when we can reduce the volume of the operation? Natalia Timofeeva (Russia)
Neck management in Medullary thyroid carcinoma Soon-Hyun Ahn (Korea)
Medullay Thyro Cancer: Surgery and Beyond Mark Zafereo
3(Fri) 11:40-12:40 Symposium 16
"Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for Non-resectable Disease"
Chair: Naomi Kiyota
Hiroyuki Iwasaki
Our experience of sorafenib use for non resectable differentiated thyroid carcinoma Koichi Kuninaka (Japan)
Treatment of advanced thyroid cancer with targeted therapies Satoshi Toh (Japan)
Timing of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment in stage IV-C differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) Hiroyuki Iwasaki (Japan)
Molecular targeted treatment for thyroid cancer Naomi Kiyota (Japan)
3(Fri) 15:00-16:30 Symposium 17
Chair: Kazuhiko Shoji
Mark Zafereo
Usefulness of 4D computed tomography for localization study in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism Shinya Sato (Japan)
Quick PTH test in a surgery of primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism Ilya V. Sleptsov (Russia)
Primary Hyperparathyroidism with negative imaging Özer MAKAY (Turkey)
Reoperations for primary hyperparathyroidism Rumen Pandev (Bulgaria)
Surgery for renal hyperparathyroidism Kyung Tae (Korea)
Near- Infrared Autofluorescence Image-Guided Parathyroid Gland Mapping in Thyroidectomy Kang-Dae Lee (Korea)
3(Fri) 16:30-18:00 Symposium 18
Recent Advances in IONM
Chair: Ozer Makay
Young Hak Park
Intraoperative neuromonitoring Why do we need more than routine nerve identification?
Chisato Tomoda (Japan)
Intraoperative neural monitoring in thyroid surgery: Current role and future expectations Ahmet Omer Ikiz (Turkey)
Intraoperative neural monitoring in thyroid and parathyroid surgery: lessons learned from animal models Che-Wei Wu (Taiwan)
Intermittent and continuous intraoperative neural monitoring of laryngeal nerves in adults and pediatric thyroid surgery Viktor Makarin (Russia)
Development of novel attachable nerve stimulator for IONM Byung-joo Lee (Korea)