2023 Medical College of Wisconsin Endocrine Surgery Symposium

Wauwatosa, WI US
March 31, 2023 to April 1, 2023

Target Audience

  • Endocrine Surgeons
  • General Surgeons
  • Endocrinologists
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Surgical Oncologists
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Fellows, Residents, and Students
  • Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Describe the multidisciplinary management, evaluation, and treatment of patients with kidney-related hyperparathyroidism
  • Recognize the symptoms and complications of primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT)
  • Describe indications for surgery in patients with pHPT
  • Understand molecular testing results and pathology reporting for thyroid nodules
  • Describe the diagnosis and indications for surgery for patient with hypercortisolism
  • Participate in discussion of management of patients with advanced surgical endocrine disease, including advanced thyroid cancer and neuroendocrine tumors
Additional information


Margret Lausten
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-3045
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 10.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/31/2023 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/01/2023 - 4:30pm CDT

The Endocrine Surgery and Neuroendocrine Tumor Symposium will be held on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2023.

Please see below for the program schedule. PDF icon View the agenda as a PDF here.

Friday, March 31 - Parathyroid & Thyroid Sessions




7:15 AMRegistration and breakfast 
8:00 AMDiagnosis and Management of Primary HyperparathyroidismJoseph L. Shaker, MD
8:20 AMGenetic Evaluation for Primary HyperparathyroidismAmy E. Donahue, MLIS, MGCS, CGC
8:40 AMOutcomes after parathyroidectomy for Primary HyperparathyroidismTina W. F. Yen, MD, MS
9:05 AMSurgical Approaches for Primary HyperparathyroidismPatrick T. Hangge, MD
9:30 AMCase Discussions

Moderators: Camen C. Solórzano, MD & Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH

Panelists: Amy E. Donahue, MLIS, MGCS, CGCPatrick T. Hangge, MD; Joseph L. Shaker, MD; Tina Yen, MD, MS; Linwah Yip, MD

10:15 AM Break 
10:30 AM Initial Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules Utilizing Molecular TestingGilbert G. Fareau, MD
10:50 AMThyroid Disease in the Pediatric PopulationSamuel P. Engle, DO
11:10 AMUpdate on WHO Terminology of Thyroid TumorsTamara Giorgadze, MD, PhD
11:30 AMLunch 
12:30 PM

Management of Benign Thyroid Tumors: The Role of Radiofrequency Ablation and Surgery

Sophie Y. Dream, MD
12:55 PMManagement of Low-Risk Differentiated Thyroid CancersLinwah Yip, MD
1:30 PMManagement of Locoregionally Advanced CancersDouglas B. Evans, MD
1:50 PMAdvances in Parathyroid Autofluorescence DetectionCarmen C. Solórzano, MD
2:15 PMManagement of the Voice During Cervical SurgeryJoel H. Blumin, MD
2:35 PMPrecision Approach to Differentiated Thyroid CancerAditya Shreenivas, MD, MS
2:55 PMBreak 
3:00 PMCase Discussions

Moderators: Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH & Tina W. F. Yen, MD, MS

Panelists: Sophie Y. Dream, MD; Samuel P. Engle, DO; Douglas B. Evans, MD; Gilbert G. Fareau, MD; Aditya Shreenivas, MD; Carmen C. Solórzano, MD; Linwah Yip, MD

4:00 PMCocktail Hour & Social Mixer 
5:00 PMAdjournment 


Saturday, April 1 - Adrenal and Pituitary Neuroendocrine Tumor Session




7:15 AMRegistration and breakfast 
8:00 AMEvaluation of Adrenal NodulesTy Carroll, MD
8:25 AMEvaluation of the HPA-AxisJames W. Findling, MD
8:50 AMLong-Term Outcomes of Mild Adrenal Cortisol ExcessCatherine Zhang, MD
9:15 AM

Management of ACTH - Dependent Hypercortisolism (Primary and Recurrence)  

Adriana G. Ioachimescu, MD, PhD
9:40 AMBreak


10:00 AM Inferior Petrosal Sinus SamplingMarc A. Lazzaro, MD
10:30 AM  Pituitary SurgeryNathan Zwagerman, MD
10:50 AM Surgical Approaches to AdrenalectomyTracy S. Wang, MD, MPH
11:10 AM Update on WHO Terminology of Thyroid TumorsTamara Giorgadze, MD, PhD
11:30 AM Case Discussions

Moderators: Sophie Y. Dream, MD & Douglas B. Evans, MD

Panelists: Ty Carroll, MD; James W. Findling, MD; Adriana G. Ioachimescu, MD; Mark A. Lazzaro, MD; Carmen C. Solórzano, MD; Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH; Linwah Yip, MD; Catherine Zhang, MD; Nathan Zwagerman, MD

12:00 PM 


Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel
2300 N Mayfair Road
Revel Ballroom, 3rd floor
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
United States

Parking: Complimentary parking is available onsite.

Lodging: You may book a room at a rate of $139/night as part of the Endocrine Surgery Symposium room block. Use the link below to book directly or contact Chantal Boncher at 414-867-9158 for assistance.
Book your group rate for MCW 2023 Endocrine Symposium

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest mitigation process and addressed.


The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity a maximum of  10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of heir participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 10.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

  • 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 10.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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Complimentary registration is available for fellows, residents, and students. Please contact surgeryevents@mcw.edu to register.

Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations postmarked March 15 or earlier will be fully refunded. No refunds are available for cancellations postmarked after March 15.


2 Day Registration
Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1

Single Day Registration
Friday, March 31

Single Day Registration
Saturday, April 1





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