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Thyroid Surgery in the Elderly
Presenter: Brendan C. Stack, Jr., MD, FACS, FACE
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on Thyroid Surgery in the Elderly. 

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about Thyroid Surgery in the Elderly and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
3/26/2018 -3/26/2021



  1. Discuss Thyroid nodular disease in the Elderly.
  2. Discuss Thyroid Surgery in the elderly.
  3. Discuss outpatient surgery for the elderly.


  1. Boucai L, Bernet V, Shaha A, Shindo M, Stack Jr. BC, Tuttle RM for the American Thyroid Association Surgical Affairs Committee Writing Task Force. American Thyroid Association Statement on Surgical Considerations for Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017; epub May 17.
  2. Agrawal N, Evasovich MR, Kandil E, Noureldine SI, Felger EA, Tufano RP, Kraus DH, Orloff LA, Grogan R, Angelos P, Stack BC Jr, McIver B, Randolph GW. Indications and extent of central neck dissection for papillary thyroid cancer: An American Head and Neck Society Consensus Statement. Head Neck. 2017 Apr 27.doi: 10.1002/hed.24715. PubMed PMID: 28449244.:
  3. Stack BC Jr, Angelos P. The Ethics of Disclosure and Counseling of Patients with Thyroid Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Nov 1;141(11):957-8. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2419. PubMed PMID: 26540457.



Biographical Info

Brendan C. Stack, Jr., MD, FACS, FACE

Brendan Stack, Jr., MD, FACS, FACE, is a professor and the James Y. Suen, MD Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Dr. Stack earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. His research interests include minimally invasive endocrine surgery, radioguided endocrine surgery, early detection of head and neck cancer, novel therapies for head and neck cancer, and medical device development for head and neck cancer.

Dr. Stack has authored over 150 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and Internet articles. He has presented at more than 200 meetings regionally, nationally, and internationally. He collaborates on grants from the NIH, NSF, and other public and private organizations.

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Priya Mendiratta, MD
Paula Podrazik, MD
Gohar Azhar, MD
Susan Smithwick, MD

Brendan C. Stack, Jr., MD, FACS, FACE

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

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