Thyroid Disease: Diagnosis, Management and Surgical Intervention

General Practitioners are invited to attend our upcoming RACGP accredited GP education event with speakers Dr Shadi Faraj and Dr Michael Reeves on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 6.00pm.

Hawkesbury District Health ServiceTwo-hour dinner meeting presentation on thyroid disease including diagnosis, management and surgicial intervention.

 With a significant increase in thyroid cancer over the last 20 years, diagnosis and management of thyroid disease is an important component for the general practitioner.

Initially for the general practitioner obtaining an accurate and thorough family history is paramount, which should include diet, medication and personal factors.

Following this, diagnosis rests on pathology screening to ascertain the level of thyroid stimulating hormone via a thyroid function test. A positive thyroid function test may lead to further investigations including ultrasound, fine needle aspiration and surgical intervention.

Accurate diagnosis and management of thyroid disease relies on several components which will be covered in this event, including:

  1. Obtaining a thorough personal and family history
  2. Ordering and interpreting pathology and imaging
  3. Identifying when patients require referral to an endocorine surgeon

Learning outcomes

  1. Obtain appropriate personal and family history from patient
  2. Interpret appropriate imaging and pathology results in relation to thyroid disease
  3. Identify patients for referral to endocrine or surgical specialist


Dr Shadi Faraj MBBS FRACS Surgical Oncologist, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon, General and Laproscopic Surgeon

Dr Shadi Faraj has an interest in thyroid/parathyroid surgery, breast surgery, soft tissue tumours and skin cancer. Dr Faraj also performs laparoscopic surgery (gallbladder, hernia) and is GESA
accredited to performroutine endoscopic diagnosis procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopy). Dr Faraj was a surgical trainee at Westmead hospital and is currently a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of Surgeons. Dr Faraj undertook further subspecialty training in surgical oncology (thyroid/soft tissue and tumours), and breast surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital. Dr Faraj operates at Hawkesbury District Health Service.

Dr Michael Reeves, Senior Radiologist, Castereagh Imaging Windsor

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Registration: 6.00pm

Dinner and Program: 6.30pm sharp

Where: Education Room, Hawkesbury District Health Service

Category 2 event worth 4 CPD Points

RSVP: Thursday 2 November 2017


Phone: (02) 4560 5694 Marketing & Public Relations Officer


Please register to attend by completing the form below.