Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe

October 17-18 | Milan, IT

Thyroid thermal ablation

October 17-18 | Milan, IT

Thyroid thermal ablation

October 17-18 | Milan, IT

Thyroid thermal ablation

October 17-18 | Milan, IT

October 17-18 | Milan, IT

OnsiteESIR coursesThyroid thermal ablation, Milan/IT, October 17-18, 2024

Thyroid thermal ablation, Milan/IT, October 17-18, 2024

Thyroid nodules are very common in the general population. Usually, they are asymptomatic, benign at cytology, and can be followed by observation alone in the majority of cases. Infrequently, nodules can grow and cause symptoms, thus requiring treatment. Nowadays, minimally invasive image-guided treatments such as thermal ablation with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), percutaneous laser ablation (LA) or percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) have been prove to be an effective and safe treatment method, and represent a valid alternative to surgery.

This course will discuss thyroid general anatomy, pathophysiology of benign thyroid nodule formation, and review the most widely adopted minimally invasive treatments, including indications and techniques. Extensive hands-on workshops on various modalities, including laser, radiofrequency, and microwave, will provide delegates with the opportunity to handle current devices and learn about the most advanced technologies in thyroid ablation.

Who should attend?

Organised and led by renowned experts, this ESIR course on thyroid ablation gives experienced interventional radiologists the opportunity to fine-tune their practical skills and learn more about current treatment options for this difficult disease.

Preliminary programme

Thursday, October 17, 2024

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Introduction

09:15-10:15 Thyorid nodules

Thyroid nodules in Europe: the endocrinologist perspective
Guidelines on TA in benign and malignant thyroid diseases
The surgeon perspective in the management of BTN

10:15-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:30 Thyroid ablations: setup and techniques

Preprocedural work-up and procedural setting
Laser ablation: technique and results
Radiofrequency ablation: technique and results
Microwave ablation: technique and results

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-14:45 Hands-on workshops

Laser ablation
Radiofrequency ablation I
Radiofrequency ablation II
Radiofrequency ablation III
Microwave ablation I
Microwave ablation II
Microwave ablation III

14:45-15:15 Coffee break

15:15 -17:30 Hands-on workshops (continuation)

Laser ablation
Radiofrequency ablation I
Radiofrequency ablation II
Radiofrequency ablation III
Microwave ablation I
Microwave ablation II
Microwave ablation III

Friday, October 18, 2024

9:30-10:00 Recorded case I: Laser ablation of a benign thyroid nodule

Case introduction
Interactive discussion

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-10:45 Recorded case II: ablation of a thyroid microcarcinoma

Case introduction
Interactive discussion

10:45-11:15 Recorded case III: RFA ablation of a benign thyroid nodule II

Case introduction
Interactive discussion

11:15-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:00 Complications, management and follow-up

12:00-12:30 Summary, discussion, and quiz

Local host

Giovanni Mauri
Giovanni Mauri
Franco Orsi
Franco Orsi


B. Cekic (Antalya/TR)
P. A. Deak (Budapest/HU)
E. Ghanassia (Paris/FR)
E. Grosso (Milan/IT)
D. Maiettini (Milan/IT)
L. Monfardini (Milan/IT)
E. Papini (Milan/IT)
E. C. Vallejo (Madrid/ES)
G. Varano (Milan/IT)
P. D. Vigna (Milan/IT)


Europe Institute of Oncology (IEO)
Via Ripamonti 435
20141 Milan


Please note that this course is open only to interventional radiologists who have completed their radiology training. To further multidisciplinary team building, endocrinologists may attend this course together with an interventional radiologist from the same hospital under the registration type “Team Fee.”

The registration fees are as follows:

Early Fee
(until August 22, 2024)
Regular Fee
(as of August 23, 2024)
Course registration (CIRSE Member*)€ 590€ 690
Course registration€ 690€ 890
Course registration (CIRSE Member*) - team**€ 800€ 990
Course registration – team**€ 1100€ 1400
Nurse/radiographer€ 690€ 890

Reduced registration fees are only available for members of CIRSE in good standing.

Interventional radiologists attending the course may bring with them an endocrinology colleague from the same hospital with whom they work together in a multidisciplinary team. These two physicians will then be able to attend the ESIR course under the “team fee”. A copy of a medical license/certificate listing the endocrinology specialty of the teammate will be required and need to be uploaded. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

These fees include:

  • Course attendance
  • Teaching material for the course
  • Lunch and coffee breaks

General Information

  • Please note that this course is limited to 40 participants and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To attend the ESIR courses as a member, CIRSE membership fee for the year of the course must be settled.
  • Please note that your registration becomes valid only after receipt of payment and after confirmation by the CIRSE Central Office.
  • When making your flight bookings, please make sure that you will be able to stay for the entire course.

Invoices will be issued by the CIRSE Foundation, Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

CIRSE Foundation
Neutorgasse 9
1010 Vienna

Phone: 0043 1 904 2003
Email: [email protected]

Cancellation of course registration

The CIRSE Foundation offers all participants the possibility of purchasing insurance with our partner, “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. Thus, the CIRSE Foundation itself will not refund any amount after a cancellation of registration. All requests have to be issued to the “Europäische Reiseversicherung” directly. Refunds will be given within the terms and conditions of the “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. Name changes will be handled as a cancellation and new registration.

Please note that CIRSE offers just a platform to effect a policy between you and “Europäische Reiseversicherung”.


Below is a list of recommended hotels within the vicinity of the course venue. To proceed with booking your rooms for the course duration, please get in touch with the hotels directly. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and course delegates shall bear all costs in this context themselves.

Quark Hotel Milano
4*, 5 min. car drive from the venue
Free bus shuttle to the IEO
Via Lampedusa 11/A
20141 Milan
Phone: +39 02 847391
E-mail: [email protected]

Upon booking your room, please inform the hotel that you are attending an event at IEO (European Institute of Oncology) to secure special booking rates.

Grand Visconti Palace Hotel
4*, 13 min. drive from the venue
Viale Isonzo 14
20135 Milan
Phone: +39 02 54 03 41
E-mail: [email protected]

Best Western Hotel Major
4*, 12 min. drive from the venue
Viale Isonzo 2
20135 Milan
Phone: +39 02 55188335
E-mail: [email protected]

Golf Hotel Milano
4*, 10 min. drive from the venue
Via Abruzzo
20090 Opera (Milan)
Phone: +39 02 530 0561
Email: [email protected]

Hotel Rex Milano
3*, 8 min. drive from the venue
Via Marco D’Agrate 34
20139 Milan
Phone: +39 02 533715
Email: [email protected]

Hotel Palladio
1*, 12 min. drive from the venue
Via A. Palladio 8
20135, Milano
Phone: +39 02 58306900
Email: [email protected]