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Dear colleagues,

I would like to cordially invite you to the Advent Symposium Thyroid/Parathyroid on 29.11. and 30.11.2019 in Hamm and Münster.

The thyroid courses in Hamm have a long tradition. Starting in 2004 our course was the first event on the subject of thyroid gland in the ENT in Germany and already included live surgery at that time. Unfortunately, a continuation was not possible due to legal proceedings on the role of the ENT in thyroid surgery what has been clarified in the last years.

In addition to ENT physicians, colleagues from anatomy, pathology, nephrology and visceral surgery are invited as speakers and surgeons.

This year’s course focuses on the surgery of benign thyroid and parathyroid diseases with live surgery as well as anatomical preparation in one of the most modern anatomies in Germany. The event (Part II) is to be understood as a continuation of the course on thyroid and parathyroid gland (Part I) offered by the German Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (Deutsche Akademie für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie), in which the theoretical principles of diagnosis and therapy of thyroid and parathyroid diseases were explained. The courses can be booked independently and do not build on each other.

On the 1st day of the course you will have the opportunity to watch endocrine ENT surgeons during live surgeries and listen to interesting lectures between the surgeries.

The 2nd day of the course is first dedicated to the anatomy of the thyroid gland and parathyroid gland. You will have the opportunity to explore the area of the thyroid gland and parathyroid gland through your own preparations. In the afternoon we will deal with interesting news of pathology and  basics of parathyroid surgery.

The event is supported scientifically by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Speicheldrüse/Schilddrüse of the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Following the 1st day of the course, we have planned a social evening giving room for an exchange of opinions. After the 2nd course day you have the opportunity to visit the pre-Christmas Münster with its famous Christmas markets.

We welcome you to our conference and look forward to seeing you there.


Jürgen Abrams


Course days


1st day (St. Barbara Klinik Hamm)


start 8 a.m.

-thyroid surgery with benign indication

-short lectures

-discussions after the OP program

end of the OP day around 17 o’clock

social evening



2nd day (Prosektur der Anatomie der  WWU Münster)

start 9 a.m.

-lectures Anatomy and Preparations


.parathyroid gland

End around 4 p.m.




Dr. Dr. J Abrams

Prof. Dr. J Lautermann




Dr. Dr. J. Abrams Hamm

PD. Dr. B. Al-Kadah Plauen

Dr. J. Betka PHD Prague (Cz)

Prof. Dr. E. Gehrking Augsburg

Dr. H. Graefe Hamburg

PD. Dr. K. Mantsopoulos Erlangen

Dr. T. Novosel Bad Salzungen

Prof. Dr. G. Psychogios Ionnina (Gr)

Prof. Dr. A. Sesterhenn Solingen

Dr. S. Zacher Halle/ Saale



Dr. Dr. J. Abrams Hamm

PD. Dr. B. Al-Kadah Plauen

Prof. Dr. M. Barenbrock Hamm

Dr. J. Betka Prague PHD (Cz)

Prof. Dr. E. Gehrking Augsburg

L. Klein, Tübingen

Prof. Dr. W. Knabe Münster

Dr. H. Graefe Hamburg

Prof. Dr. P. Lamesch Leipzig

Prof. Dr. J. Lautermann Halle/Saale

PD. Dr. K. Mantsopoulos Erlangen

Dr. T. Novosel Bad Salzungen

Marek Plášek, M.D. Ostrava (Cz)

Prof. Dr. G. Psychogios Ionnina (Gr)

D. Reuter Norderstedt

Prof. Dr. K.W. Schmid Essen

Prof. Dr. A. Sesterhenn Solingen

Dr. S. Zacher Halle/ Saale

Dr. S. Washausen Münster


Scientific management


Dr. Dr. J. Abrams Hamm

Prof. Dr. J Lautermann Halle

Prof. Dr. O. Guntinas-Lichius Jena

Course flow


Friday, 29.11.2019 (Hamm, St. Barbara Klinik , conference room)

lectures (20 minutes) and live surgery in 2 rooms, 8a.m.- 5p.m.

The surgical procedure for benign goitre

TSH, sonography and scintigraphy for surgery. Is that enough?

Thermofusion is also nothing other than the bipolar forceps?

Cutting and coagulation with ultrasound?

Cosmetics and radicalism-big surgeons, big cuts?

Neuromonitoring: no signal! What to do?

Graves’ disease -nothing special for the thyroid surgeon?

Struma nodosa -must every knot come out?

The recurrence of goitre – Surgery ? And how?

Differentiated malignant disease of the thyroid gland – is there anything new?

Thyroid Surgery in Czech republic- an example for Germany ?

Postoperative hypoparathyroidism -an unavoidable risk?

What to do in postoperative vocal fold paralysis?.

After the operation, before the aftercare – the care after the operation of the thyroid and parathyroid gland

Round table: tips and tricks, important instruments, how I do it…


7 p.m.  social evening “Altes Fährhaus Hamm”


Saturday, 30.11.2019 Münster (anatomy, seminar room 3+4, preparation room)


Anatomical preparation and lectures, 9a.m.- 4 p.m.


9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Anatomy of the thyroid gland as  basis for safe thyroid/parathyroid gland surgery


Guided tour through the anatomy

13-14 break

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

What’s new in thyroid pathology

Frozen sections oft he thyroid and parathyroid – possibilities and limitations. The pathologist’s view

Primary, secondary, tertiary -what does hyperparathyroidism mean?

Give only calcium and vitamin D -when the parathyroid gland stops working.

Surgical therapy of hyperparathyroidism

Congress secretariat


Mrs. Jennifer Matjan

Mrs. Istel

Tel. 02381/34051, 02381/498724 (morning)

E-Mail: istel@hno-hamm.de

Registration form


The closing date for registration is 30 October 2019.

Online registration is strongly recommended.


Registration form


    Personal data


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    Conference fee (including meals, social evening and anatomical preparations)

    450 Euro until 31 July 2019

    390 Euro

    Please note: Due to the limited number of participants for the anatomical preparations, we recommend early registration. Places will be allocated after receipt of registrations. Advance bookings have already been made.

    Transfer the money within 14 days after registration to the following account:

    IBAN DE98 4416 0014 1206 0027 03, BIC GENODEM1DOR Volksbank Dortmund.

    Please note that the written confirmation of participation can only be sent via e-mail after payment has been received.

    Please note that all bank charges must be paid in full by the participant.

    The following cancellation fees apply:

    10% (before 15 September 2019)
    20% (15 September-15 October 2019)
    100% (after 15 October 2019)
    of the total amount.

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    1st course day

    St. Barbara-Klinik Hamm
    Konferenzraum 1
    Am Heessener Wald 1
    59073 Hamm


    2nd course day

    Prosektur Anatomie
    Betriebseinheit der Medizinischen Fakultät
    der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität
    Seminarraum 3 und 4
    Präpariersaal R90.105
    Vesaliusweg 2-4
    48149 Münster

    Scientific support / Certification


    The event is organized with the scientific support of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Speicheldrüse/Schilddrüse der deutschen Gesellschaft für HNO-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Halschirurgie (ASSE) (workgroup salivary gland /thyroid gland oft the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery).

    Furthermore the course is certified by the presedium oft he German ENT Academy  as decentralized course for continuing education

    The event is credited with 18 points as part of the continuing medical education of the Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe.



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