The Head & Neck Ultrasound Course

January 12th–13th 2024
Zealand University Hospital, Køge

A two-day intermediate-level course endorsed by the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) including lectures, demonstrations and supervised hands-on training on models and patients.

At the end of the course, participants will:

  • Know the principles of ultrasound and how to apply ultrasound in clinical use
  • Know about functionalities of the ultrasound machines and how to optimise ultrasound pictures
  • Be able to utilise ultrasound to assess pathology of the head and neck
  • Be able to perform fine needle aspiration
  • Know about ultrasound guided radiofrequency therapies

Language of instruction: English 
Location: Main auditorium, Zealand University Hospital, Køge, Denmark


Course leader 
Prof. Preben Homøe, Ph.D., DMSci., Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon

International Faculty 
Simon Morley, MA, BM ChM, MRCP, FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, London, UK 
Joachim Quetz, MD, DMSci., Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon, Kiel, Germany
Antonia Timmis, FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, London, UK

Danish Faculty 
Prof Steen Bonnema, Ph.D., DMSci., Consultant Endocrinologist, Odense Universitetshospital 
Jacob Melchiors, Ph.D., Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon, Rigshospitalet 
John Jakobsen, Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon, Odense Universitetshospital 
Mette Bay, Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon, Odense Universitetshospital 
Gitte Bjørn Hvilsom, Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon, Zealand University Hospital Køge 
Mikkel Kaltoft, Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon, Rigshospitalet
Kåre Håkansson, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Charlottenlund Privathospital
Tobias Todsen, Ph.D., Head & Neck Surgeon, Rigshospitalet
Kira Lundin, Head & Neck Surgeon, Rigshospitalet
Jonas Møller, Head & Neck Surgeon, Zealand University Hospital Køge
Natalie Lassen Frid, Head & Neck Surgeon, Zealand University Hospital Køge
Tobias Todsen, Head & Neck Surgeon, Rigshospitalet


Day 1 | January 12th

08.00–08.45Registration, coffee & pastry
08.45–09.00Introduction and competency
certification information
09.00-09.30Physics & knobologyMorley
09.30–10.00Neck scan: Ergonometry & 7 sweepsQuetz
10.00–10.45Skill station: Knobology/self neck scan
10.45–11.00Coffee break
11.00–11.30Thyroid nodule evaluationBonnema
11.30–12.00Parathyroid DiseaseBay
12.00–12.30Malignant neck diseaseJakobsen
12.30–13.00Lunch break
13.00–13.30Upper Airway & Perioperative ultrasoundMelchiors
13.30–15.00Skill station: Patient ultrasound
15.00–15.20Coffee break
15.20–16.30Skill station continued: Patient ultrasound
16.30–17.00US-guided FNA, tru-cut and abscess drainageTodsen
17.00Course photo
Comwell Køge Strand Hotel
Strandvejen 111, 4600 Køge

Day 2 | January 13th

08.30–09.00Coffee & pastry
09.00–09.30EFSUMB CertificationTodsen
09.30–10.00Salivary gland disease – benign and malignantQuetz
10.00–10.30Radiofrequency and laser nodule ablationMorley
10.30–10.45Coffee break
Skill station: Practice FNA on models
Radiofrequency demonstration
12.30–13.15Lunch break
13.15–13.45Thyroid pathology and ultrasound: A
surgeon’s perspective
13.45–14.15Paediatrics: Vascular malformations,
cystic hygroma, etc.
14.15–14.45PET-positive nodules/scintigraphyMorley
14.45–15.00Coffee break
15.00–15.30Intraoral ultrasoundKaltoft
15.30–16.00Future perspectives in ultrasoundTimmis
16.00–16.30Recap: A systematic approach to head
& neck ultrasound
16.30–17.00Case discussionsMorley
17.00Course evaluation, certification and closurePapesch


Course fee

2.700 DKK (including MOMS/VAT)
The price includes lunch, refreshments and course dinner on the 12th of January. Danish residents will receive an invoice generated from their CPR number.


Accomodation is not included in the course fee.
The course dinner will be held at Hotel Comwell Køge Strand, which also offers excellent rooms.

For booking at the special conference rate, please use booking code: 8258561.
Phone: (+45) 56 65 36 90

Registration & enquiries

If you have questions or want to sign up, please contact:

Mike Papesch, FRACS, Consultant
Dept. of Ear, Nose, Throat and Maxillofacial Surgery
Zealand University Hospital, Køge, Denmark
Mob: +45 93959769

Thanks to our sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors, without which the symposium would not be possible: