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

Keynote Lectures

1(Wed) 17:30-18:00 Keynote Lecture 1 Chair: Sheng-Po Hao
Management of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer: Why Less is More in 2017 Jeremy L. Freeman (Canada)
1(Wed) 18:00-18:30 Keynote Lecture 2 Chair: Mikio Suzuki
From the proposal to the outcomes: Active surveillance of low-risk papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid Akira Miyauchi (Japan)
2(Thu) 9:00-9:30 Keynote Lecture 3 Chair: Dan M. Fliss
Optimizing outcomes in thyroid surgery: 5 critical principles David J. Terris (USA)
2(Thu) 9:30-10:00 Keynote Lecture 4 Chair: Ralph P. Tufano
Advances in Robotic/Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery Kyung Tae (Korea)
3(Fri) 9:00-9:30 Keynote Lecture 5 Chair: Hiroshi Takami
Treatment of childhood and adolescent thyroid cancer after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
Shinichi Suzuki (Japan)
3(Fri) 9:30-10:00 Keynote Lecture 6 Chair: Eun Chang Choi
The incidence and etiology of primary hyperparathyroidism Brendan C. Stack (USA)
3(Fri) 14:00-14:30 Keynote Lecture 7 Chair: Sefik Hosal
The mechanism and avoidance of RLN injury in thyroid surgery - the evidence from intraoperative neuromonitoring Feng-Yu Chiang (Taiwan)
3(Fri) 14:30-15:00 Keynote Lecture 8 Chair: Hiroya Kitano
Assessment and management of mediastinal metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer Kunihiko NagaharaNagahara (Japan)