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Stefano Spiezia

Thyroid and endocrine surgery
Curriculum studiorum

Mother-tongue: Italian

Other language: English

Curriculum studiorum:

1975 Scientific high school diploma.
1981 Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples, cum laude and academic acclaim.
1981 Postgraduate internship Hosp Cardarelli Naples
1986 Specialisation Diploma in Emergency Surgery, University of Naples, cum laude.
1993 Six-month Specialisation Course in Minimally Invasive Surgery Academic Year 1993-94, II Università degli studi di Napoli (Presidential Decree No. 162 10.3.82 Art 16-17).
1996 Managerial Course with Final evaluation: “The Management of HealthcareOrganizations: a new professional role among the health and managerial skills.” Napoli 5-6-7-8 February 1996.
1997 Course: Accreditation “D.L. 517 “Standard of product and service of ultrasound units, Bologna January 18th 2007 Achievement of the II level Master’s Degree in Endocrine Surgery issued by theSeconda Università degli studi di Napoli, May 7th 2007. N° 60 course credits.ROLES HELD:1991 Ospedale Incurabili USL 46 Naples Winner of the competition for full-time assistantsurgeon USL 46 Osp. Incurabili Napoli Div. Emergency Surgery and P.S.1994 Executive Level I Div. Emergency Surgery and P.S. Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum1995 Entrustment Functional operating Unit of ultrasound-guided surgery responsibility,Prot ASL NA1 No. 1760 October 25th, 1995.
2007 Conseguimento del Master Universitario di II livello in Endocrinochirurgia rilasciato dalla Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli 7 maggio 2007. N°60 crediti formativi.

ROLES HELD:

1991 Ospedale Incurabili USL 46 Naples Winner of the competition for full-time assistantsurgeon USL 46 Osp. Incurabili Napoli Div. Emergency Surgery and P.S.
1994 Executive Level I Div. Emergency Surgery and P.S. Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum1995 Entrustment Functional operating Unit of ultrasound-guided surgery responsibility,Prot ASL NA1 No. 1760 October 25th, 1995.
1995 Entrustment Functional operating Unit of ultrasound-guided surgery responsibility,Prot ASL NA1 No. 1760 October 25th, 1995.
1998 Entrustment Responsibility of outpatient, ultrasound interventional and Day Hospitalactivities of the functional units of ultrasound-guided surgery in the Surgical Operating Unitat P.O. Incurabili ASL Napoli 1, prot. No. 1066 of September 23th 1998.
2000 Appointed Responsible for the day surgery of ultrasound guided, videoscopic andneck diseases surgery, regulation of the General Director of the ASL NA1 prot No. 3162 of03/04/2000.Entrustment managerial and organizational role of the ultrasound-guided surgery unit ofP.O. Incurabili, communication of the II liv manager of U.O. of Surgery Prof M. Siciliani,No. prot. 1328 of 06/05/2000.
2006 Member of the Corporate Network for hepatology ASL NA1 for the minimally invasiveapproach of liver cancers.
2007 ad oggi Direttore della Unità Operativa S.D. di Chirurgia Ecoguidata e delle Patologie del Collo nel Dip. Chirurgico Osp S.M.d.P. Incurabili ASL NA1 dal 2 maggio 2007, ultimo contratto di rinnovo Delibera 1176 del 17 luglio 2014, ASL NA 1 CENTRO.
2010 Director F.F. UOC General Surgery at P.O. Incurabili ASLNA1 Centro with effectfrom 8 November 2010, proper service order CS Dr. Coppola No. 298, prof. No. 73656 ofNovember 5th, 2010 and subsequent integration No. 74902/2010 dated 12/11/2010. Member of the corporate endocrine and metabolic Network business ASL NA 1 Centro forendocrine surgery as a consultant in the field of ultrasound interventistic diagnostics andtherapy. Aimed project ratification prot. 50073/2010 CS-SUB.CS NA1Centro.
2011 to this day Hub Node responsible of the endocrine surgical network ASL NA1Centro, prot. ASLNA1Centro 36062/2011 CS and Integration No. prot36419 of July 18th 2011. Responsible for the company’s project of Welfare Protocol PostDischarge of UOC General Surgery. No. prot. DS 1322 May 6th, 2011.

2012 to this day Director F.F. UOC General Surgery PO San Gennaro, the proper serviceorder CS Dr. Scoppa No. 357 of 07.30.2012 and subsequent integration DG Dr. Esposito No. 371, 31/8/2012, temporary transfer in the PO San Gennaro ASLNA1 Centro withresponsibility of “Head of UOC General Surgery and surgical activities coordinator toagree the structural and formative interventions in preparation for the transfer to PO SanGennaro of the activities of the UOSSD of ultrasound-guided surgery and neckpathologies” of which he is still the head.

PARTECIPATION IN RESEARCH, UPDATE, INTERNSHIP AND TRAINING

1993 Appointed member of the Examining Board of Naples 3 of the Contest for admissionto the two-year training course in Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum general medicine for theyears 93-94.P.G.R. No. 2280 of 2 March, 93 Regional Council of Campania.
1994 Appointed member of the Examining Board of Naples 1 of the contest for theadmission to the two-year training course in general medical practice for the years 94-95D.P.G.R. No. 2050 of 28 February, 94 Regional Council of Campania.
1996 Appointment as “trainer” for the training course for the health emergency D.P.G.R.No. 13168 of August 7 96 Regional Council of Campania. Appointment as member of theExamining Board of Naples 3 of the Contest for the admission to the two-year course ofspecific training in general medicine D.M. 18.01.1996.
1999 Member of the multidisciplinary study group for the minimally invasive approach ofliver tumors Iof the P.O. Incurabili. Prot. No. 1090 of 14/12/99. examination board memberfor the final exam of the SAUT course, year 1996 (15/12/99).
2011 Central Department of hospital medicine hospital programming East Naples: proposer and coordinator of post discharge care paths on specific clinical settings at earlyor deferred needs; protocol number 1338 of DCMO of 6 May 2011. Project ratification aimed at creating integrated care activities between hospital and territory, in endocrine and metabolic field, through the creation of a dedicated network. Consultant in diagnostic and therapeutic field. ASLNA1Centro prot. No. 50073/2010 of 28.06.2010. Partnership accession concerning the participation in the regionalannouncement for the presentation of special projects for the improvement of the quality of health care, year 2011, involvement in the project as Director of UOC General Surgery POIncurabili. Executive Decree 215 of October 14th, 2011 DGRN No. 493 of 4 October 2011. Prot ASLNA1Centro 52288 of November 23th, 2011.
2013 Conversion Project of the UOC General Surgery PO San Gennaro in UOC ofendocrine and metabolic surgery and mini-invasive week-surgery, prot. ASLNA1Centro25154/2013 DAO

2014 Proponent and scientific and technical representative for the ECM course of the AslNapoli1 centro accredited with seven credits: Ultrasound-guided approach to theperipheral venous access 18 February 2014 Protocol 655 of the FAP. Proposer and technical scientific representative for the ECM course of the Asl Napoli1centro accredited with 34 credits: diagnostic and therapeutic pathways of patients undergoing surgical treatment for endocrine pathology. June 23, 2014 No. 2453 FAP Protocol.

ORGANISATIONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

Nationally and internationally recognised expert in diagnostic and ultrasound interventionof endocrine disorders; internationally recognised expert in minimally invasive surgicaltechnique of thermal ablation of the thyroid.He has participated and directed scientific events at local and national level, member ofthe boards of directors of the SIUMB soc. and the Club of UEC developed intercompanyrelations and promoted company’s study groups.He coordinates the training schools in ultrasound on national territory on behalf of SIUMB Coordinator and Manager of the endocrine surgery network ASL NA1 Centro, he promoted scientific meetings and training courses on behalf of ASLNa1 Center, with emphasis onthe hospital post discharge paths, PDTA of the thyroid nodule.He promoted, under a mandate from DG ASLNA1 centro, training courses of the staff ofthe Division General Surgery PO San Gennaro, both medical and nursing, with emphasison the care pathways of the patient with thyroid pathologies, of prehospitalisationpathways and with monitoring and mentoring activities of the surgical technique in theoperating room with the team of surgeons until reaching an operating autonomy of the same executives on average complexity interventions also in oncology.As a direct result of his activities in the surgical field, in response to the objectives set bythe mandate at his subsequent transfer to the PO San Gennaro (indicators: total admissions, Surgical DRG, % Surgical DRG, Surgical Case Mix DRG for hospitalisation activities) he produced a significant percentage, compared with the total number of produced surgical DRGs, of endocrine surgery on the thyroid gland of 62% respectively of surgical DRG for 2013 and 63% for 2014, right note PROT. 44899 / DAO of 01/10/14.Director of the Division of General Surgery of San Gennaro PO he caused an increase inthe trend% of Surgical DRG in ordinary admissions compared with the reference periodsof the previous management of the UOC.

ADJUNCT UNIVERSITY LECTURESHIPS

1998 Resolution of the Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, prot. 66/99: faculty boardappointment of the post-graduate specialisation course in prevention of nephropathies forthe teaching position in renal ultrasonography A.Y. 98-99.
2000 Resolution of the Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli: faculty board appointmentof teachers of the postgraduate specialisation course in prevention of nephropathies forthe teaching position in renal ultrasonography A.Y. 2000-2001.
2001 Appointment of Technical ultrasound Teaching at the Postgraduate School inNephrology of the Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, academic year 2001-2002.
2003 Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, May 21st, 2003 prot No. 52849/03 Entrustment theoretical-practical didactic activities in the teaching of clinical nephrology atthe Postgraduate School in Nephrology.
2010 Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, Endocrine Surgery teaching position in theSchool of specialities of General Surgery Dir Prof Cennamo ac.year 2010-2011.
2011 Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, Endocrine Surgery teaching position at theschool of specialities of General Surgery Dir Prof Cennamo ac.year 2011-2012.Università degli studi di Torino medicine surgery department, appointment of teaching asadjunct professor in the university master’s degree of II level in teaching interventionaldiagnostic ultrasound of the neck, academic year 2011-2012, Torino February 10th, 2012.
2012 Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, Endocrine Surgery teaching position at theschool of specialities of General Surgery Dir Prof Parmeggiani ac. year 2012-2013.Professional Master programme of second level: Interventional diagnostics of the neck,lectureship in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound of the neck, academic year 2011-2012 Università degli studi di Torino.
2014 Università degli studi di Torino, adjunct Professor Master’s Degree of II level indiagnostic and interventional ultrasound of the neck a.a. 2014/2015 for the discipline Mod3 ETG interventional and pathology of the salivary glands, radiofrequency.

PARTICIPATION AND CONSULTANCIES FOR SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

1983 to this day Member of the Italian Society for Ultrasound Internistics then appointedSIUMB (Italian soc. for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) and of the EuropeanFederation of Societies of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
1994 Certification of expertise in vascular doppler (with final exam passed) Eurosonschool. Republic of San Marino, September 18th.
1995 National Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound SIUMB, January 9th.
1999 Member of the Italian Society of Oncological surgery.
2000 Honorary Consultant of the Italian Association study centre in Auxology, Endocrinology, Diabetes of Childhood and adolescence. Naples, Coordinator of the SIUMB Specialist School of nephrological ultrasoundheadquartered in P.O. Incurabili and of SIUMB Specialist School of ultrasound of thethyroid, parathyroid and related pathologies with offices in Naples and Turin. Member ofthe Club of Endocrine Surgery Units since 2000.
2001 Vice-President of ACCE (associazione campana chirurghi endocrini), 2000-2001.
2004 to this day Member of AME (Endocrinologists Doctors Association)
2005 Member of the SIUMB board of directors in office from November 2005 to 2009.
2006 Membership to the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
2007 Regional representative since 2007 of the Club of the Endocrine Surgery Units.
2009 Member of the board of directors of the club of the Endocrine Surgery Units 2009-2011 editorial director of the SIUMB corporate scientific periodical “Journal of Ultrasound”.
2011 Editorial Board member of the “Journal of nephrological and dialysis techniques.
2012 Editorial Director of the SIUMB corporate periodical “The Journal of Ultrasound”.
2014 Coordinator of the Study Groups of SIUMB Appointment of teaching in the nationalreference school in endocrine surgery of the Italian Society of Surgery, April 9th.
2015 Appointment of Scientific Coordinator of the II National Conference of EndocrineSurgery Unit, held in Naples from 4 to 6 June 2015.

DIRECTOR / ORGANISER OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS:

1998 Scientific Session in the International Symposium on Telematics and Informatic sCybernetics in surgery, Capri 28 to 30 September.
1999 Scientific Day ospedale Incurabili: modern outlook in advanced ultrasounddiagnostics and therapy of thyroid nodule, Napoli June 2nd 1999.2000 X Monothematic SICO Day: Diagnostic and Operative Ultrasound in Oncological Surgery, Naples Holiday Inn Hotel 1 – 2 June 2000.
2000 X Monothematic SICO Day: Diagnostic and Operative Ultrasound in OncologicalSurgery, Naples Holiday Inn Hotel 1 – 2 June 2000.
2002 Theoretical and practical refresher course in ultrasound diagnostics and ultrasoundin surgical interventions of Thyroid at the Unit of Internal Medicine at P.O. Castrovillari(CS) May 4th.
2003 Residential seminar in diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound in surgical interventionsworkshop: thyroid and parathyroid Villa Matilde Cellule(EC) 6-8 June 2003.
2004 Course in diagnostic and operative ultrasound of the kidney, twenty-eight credits, Naples March 5th. Residential seminar in diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound in surgical interventionsworkshop: thyroid and parathyroid Villa Matilde Cellule (EC) 2-4 June 2004 Residential course in diagnostic and operational ultrasound of the kidney, twenty-fourcredits, Naples June 15th. SIUMB Advanced School of interventional and intra operating ultrasound, travellingseminar on the neck diseases. Matera on 25-26 June 2004
2005 Residential monothematic course of diagnostic and interventional ultrasound of thethyroid 9 to 12 May 2006 Osp. Incurabili Naples.II Residential course of diagnostic ultrasound and nephrological ultrasound intervention, 5to 10 June
2006 Conference Centre Hotel del Campo Matera Course Director: StefanoSpiezia – ECM – Basic Course Credits: No. 11, Reference: 6180-242609 and AdvancedCourse Credits: No. 11, reference: 6180-243397. II clinical diagnostic Meeting of Campania: Theoretical and practical Residential seminar ofdiagnostic and interventional ultrasound of breast and integrated imaging. 23 to 24 October 2006 – Park Hotel Montespina- Naples, ECM – Credits: No. 12, Event No. 12459-258505.Monothematic residential course: ultrasound in the vascular accesses in chronic uraemicpatient. first course 2-3-4 November 2006 – II course 14-15-16 December 2006 ECM -Credits: No. 20, Event No. 12459-255902 ospedale Incurabili, Naples. I clinical diagnostic Meeting of Campania: Residential seminar of diagnostic andinterventional ultrasound of the neck 17 to 19 November 2006 – Park Hotel Montespina -ECM – Credits: No. 16, Event No. 12459-262912.Integrated practical residential course of ultrasound and renal colour Doppler ultrasoundfor nephrologists .. 5-6-7 October – 30 November -1-2 December 2006 – ECM – Credits:No. 49, Event No. 12459-253410.
2007 III diagnostic clinical meeting of Campania: the management of chronic uremicpatient, impact of new therapies and diagnostic ultrasound.Conference Centre Hotel Montespina – Naples May 11th to 13th – ECM – Event No. 12459-276526 – number of credits: 16.
2008 Workshop of SIUMB study sections of endocrinology and breast, Fiuggi May 16th2008. Ultrasound clinical workshop in nephrology Naples on September 26th.Residential follow-up seminar of the School of nephrological ultrasound Montespina ParkHotel Naples November 7th.Course for the approach to ultrosound diagnostics, auditorium dell’ordine dei medici ofNaples on December 12th.
2009 First SIUMB regional theoretical and practical refresher course Molise treatment ofthyroid nodules: up to date Isernia February 28th. Theoretical and practical residential course in diagnostic and operational ultrasound ofthyroid and parathyroid Ramada Hotel on May 12-13th Naples.Second joint conference of SIUMB study sections in the neck pathologies: an experiencedand multidisciplinary approach, Naples June 26th. Symposium and Theoretical and practical course new care nursing models ininterventional ultrasound and neck surgery June 27th.Monothematic practical course of ultrasound monitoring techniques of vascular access forhemodialysis Naples on September 29th. The sound guide of the peripheral central vascular access: theoretical and practical coursefor physicians in the emergency department and those working in the urgency, ospedale Cardarelli Campobasso October 16th.
2010 Advanced residential Course of interventional ultrasound of the neckmarch 12th December 10th Ramada Hotel Naples.News in interventional ultrasound, Benevento April 9th.Course of renal ultrasonography Cava dei Tirreni 11 to 12 June.ultrasound in the vascular access in chronic uremic patients, Sicilì di Morigerati 18 – 20June. The endocrine neck. The basics of ultrasound diagnostics, ultrasound intervention,guidelines and protocols, Congress Hall Tenuta la Forcuta Sicilì di Morigerati Salerno 15 to17 October.Siumb advanced School annual course of ultrasound of the thyroid, parathyroid glandsand neck pathologies, March 22nd to June 11th Naples. Advanced School ofNephrological ultrasound annual course, March 5th to December 17th Naples.
2011 SIUMB Advanced School SIUMB annual course of ultrasound of the thyroid,parathyroid glands and neck pathologies, 13 January to 21 December Naples.Advanced School of Nephrological ultrasound annual course, February 7th to December20th Naples.ultrasound in the vascular access, June 24th to 25th Naples.III course: the endocrine neck, the basics of ultrasound diagnosis, the ultrasoundintervention guidelines and protocols, Naples November 10th to 12th
2012 SIUMB Advanced School Annual Course of ultrasound of thyroid, parathyroid andneck pathologies, March 6th to December 19th Naples and Turin.Advanced School of Nephrological Ultrasound annual course, June 15th to December 17th Naples.
2013 SIUMB Advanced School SIUMB annual course of ultrasound parathyroid thyroidand neck pathologies, Naples. Annual Course of Advanced School of Nephrological ultrasound, Naples. Advanced residential course of interventional ultrasound of the thyroid, October 28th to 31st Naples. Practical monothematic course of tecnique and ultrasound monitoring of vascular accessfor hemodialysis, 9 – 10 December Naples.
2014 SIUMB Advanced School annual course of ultrasound of parathyroid thyroid andneck pathologies, mr 31st-December 19th Naples and Turin. Advanced School of Nephrological ultrasound annual course, May 5th to November 19th Naples. advanced residential course of interventional ultrasound of the thyroid, October 28th to 31st Naples.

COURSES and lectureships

LECTURESHIPS

Professor in the I itinerant course of ultrasound in endocrinology, Naples November 18th, 1998 Professor In ultrasound Diagnostic and ultrasound intervention of the specialisation course in “prevention of nephropathies” Director Prof. Giuseppe Conte- Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli Nephrology Research Department September 22nd, 1998 and October 6th, 1998 Resolution of the Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, prot. 66/99: faculty board appointment of the post-graduate course of in preventing kidney disease for the teaching position in renal ultrasonography A.Y. 1998-1999 Resolution of the Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli: faculty board appointment of the post-graduate course of in preventing kidney disease for the teaching position in renal ultrasonography A.Y. 2000-2001 Appointment of teaching ultrasound techniques at the Graduate School of Nephrology of the Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, academic year 2001-2002 Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, May 21st, 2003 prot No. 52849/03 Entrustment theoretical-practical didactic teaching of clinical nephrology in the Graduate School of Nephrology Appointment of endocrine surgery Teaching at the School of Specialisation in General Surgery of the Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli of, A.Y.2010-2011

CONSULTING

Since 1983 member of the Italian Society of internal ultrasonology later appointed SIUMB and of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Certification of expertise in vascular doppler (with final exam passed) Euroson school. Republic of San Marino, September 18th, 1994. National Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound SIUMB, January 9th, 1995. Since 1999 member of the Italian Society of Oncological Surgery. Vice-President of ACCE (endocrine surgeons Association of Campania), 2000-2001. Honorary Consultant Italian Association centre of Auxology Studies, Endocrinology, Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence. Naples, October 2000. Member of the AME since 2004. Member of the Club of the Endocrine Surgery Unit since 2000, regional representative since 2007. Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology in office from November 2005 to 2009. Constituent of the Society Club of the Endocrine Surgery Unit in office since 2009. Editorial Director of the SIUMB corporate periodical “The Journal of Ultrasound”.

COURSES
Conference: news on prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis – Rome 03/06/81 Emergencies in Medicine and Surgery, department of medicine and surgery Naples March – June 1982 Sirm course of internal ultrasonography, Anacapri 4-5-6 June 1983 International Symposium on endoscopic ultrasonography, Bologna November 1983 Three-month Course of internal ultrasonology of the Università degli studi di Napoli, Naples 20/08/84 26/11/84 (with final exam) III National Refresher Course in Operative Ultrasound Hospital of Piacenza 20-21 March 1986 XI National Refresher Course in Operative Ultrasound, Salsomaggiore 17-18 March 1994 Post-graduate course in Doppler Vascular Euroson School, Republic of San Marino 16 -18
September 1994 with final diploma Training Course in Ultrasound SIUMB with final exam passed, Riccione 17-20 September 1994 VII SIUMB National Congress, Riccione 19-20 September 1994 Six-month post-graduate Course in Minimally Invasive Surgery Academic Year 1993-94, II Università degli studi di Napoli (Presidential Decree No. 162 03/10/82 Article 16-17) III theoretical and practical course of Ultrasound Doppler in urology USL2, Lucca 17-18 February 1995 XII national refresher course in operative ultrasound, Salsomaggiore 23-24 March 1995 Conference on “Experiences on the therapeutic use of the Growth Hormone”, Naples May 12th, 1995 XV National Conference of the Italian Medical Surgical Society of Pathology of the Digestive Tract, Florence, 5-7 September 1995 VIII SIUMB National Conference, XI international days of ultrasonography, Sorrento 23-27 September 1995 Theoretical and Practical course”New developments in Endoscopic Surgery”, Department of Surgical Endoscopy University Hospital of Hamburg, 6-7 October 1995 Conference on: Antiprotease and acute biliary pancreatitis. Div. General Surgery Hospital SMDP Incurabili ASL NA1, November 17th, 1995 International Symposium GH deficiency in Adults: present status and future perspectives. Università degli Studi Federico II Naples 14-16 December 1995 Conference: “Current events on the subject of operative ultrasound”. San Giovanni Rotondo (FG) 12 April 96 1st National multidisciplinary refresher course, Napoli 11 May 96 X Conference of the American College of Surgeons. MIlan, 29 -31 May, 1996. Conference “contrast agents in ultrasound: technical, methodological and application problems”; Pisa 16 November 1996. Annual Course: advanced diagnostics in clinical practice, Naples September 13, 96 – 21 February 97 XIV Italian Days of thyroid, Perugia 5 to 7 December 96 XXVII National Conference of the Italian Society of Endocrinology. Sorrento 4 to 7 June 1997. Ultrasound in oncology “a word from the expert” six-month course with a final exam, National Institute of tumors , Naples- April-November 1997 Diagnosis and treatment of hepato-biliary-pancreatic emergencies radiological clinical meeting, Caserta November 5th, 1998 International Symposium on Telematics, Informatics and Cybernetics in surgery, Capri 28 – 30 September 1998 XI SIUMB National Conference, Salsomaggiore Terme 24-27 October 1998
XXIII SICO National Convention, Perugia 16-18 Sept. 1999. 2nd Hands-on Course in Endoscopic Endocrine Surgery. University of Pisa, 24-25 Sept. 1999. 11th Euroson Congress. Berlin 26 -29 Sept. 1999. 17th Italian days of thyroid, Ferrara, 9 to 11 December 1999. Meeting “Up to date in urgency-emergency Napoli 21 December 1999 AORN Cardarelli. Participation as a reporter II sonographers meeting of Campania, A.O. Cotugno Napoli 24/02/00. Participation as a moderator. X ACOI National Conference of Videosurgery, Livigno 2000, 11 – 18 March 2000. Presentation of videotape: The syndrome of neocholecyst. XXIII endocrinological days in Pisa, Pisa 28 – 30 June 2000. Monothematic focus and theoretical and practical course: Ultrasound in Hepato-Biliary Surgery. A.O. Monaldi, Naples, 6-7 November 2000. Participation as a reporter. Symposium medicine tomorrow 2001: News in ovary, adrenal and thyroid endrocrine surgery. Naples, Agnano 30 November 2001. Participation as invited expert. 3rd Meeting of Auxo-Endocrinology “Meet the Professor”: Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: from developmental age to maturity. Naples March 2nd 2002. Participation as an invited expert. The diagnostic approach in small breast lesions, radiological clinical comparison. National Cancer Institute Naples 8 March 2002. Participation as invited expert. Advanced course of ultrasound and integrated imaging “What’s new”. SIRM, sesto Pusteria, March 15th, 2002. The diagnostic approach in small breast lesions 2002. National Institute for the study and treatment of cancer, Fondazione Pascale, Naples 15 June 2002. Participation as a reporter. (2 ECM) Ultrasound: What’s new 3 Moso (Bz) 16-22march 2003 Participation 35 ECM II Italian Meeting Key Opinion Leaders RITA Medical Systems Viareggio 17-18 October 2003 5th Refresher Course of ultrasound and ultrasound doppler in nephrology. Forte dei Marmi 29-30 September 2003
“Endocrine Surgery”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Policlino Gemelli-Rome 6-9 June 2004. “90th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting RSNA”, McCormick Place, Chicago-Illinois, 28 November-3 December 2004. “Ultrasound and Imaging Integrated advanced course” What’s new? Bad Moos-Sesto Pusteria 12-19 March 2005. Master’s Degree in Endocrine Surgery, Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, 2006.

Printed books

1. Trattato di ecografia clinica Busilacchi Rapaccini Editore Idelson Gnocchi.
2. Ecografia clinica nelle urgenze ed emergenze Scuderi Edizioni Minerva Medica.
3. Diagnostica per immagini ecografia Lentini Editore Piccin.
4. Trattato italiano di endocrino chirurgia Lodovico Rosato Club delle UEC GS Editrice.
5. L’immagine della donna: ecografia clinica in ginecologia Roberto Farina editore Idelson Gnocchi.
6. L’ecografia diagnostica ed operativa in chirurgia oncologica Spiezia Editore Giuseppe de Nicola.
7. Il chirurgo di urgenza oggi, tra chirurgia generale chirurgia specialistica Antonio MartinEditore Giuseppe de Nicola.

Indexed articles - PUBMED extracted

1: Iannaci G, Luise R, Sapere P, Coluccino V, Ronchi A, Faggiano A, Marotta V, Colao A, Spiezia S. Fibrous Variant of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as a Diagnostic Pitfall in Thyroid Pathology. Case Rep Endocrinol. 2013; 2013:308908. doi: 10.1155/2013/308908. Epub 2013 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 24381770; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3870128.26

2: Faggiano A, Ramundo V, Assanti AP, Fonderico F, Macchia PE, Misso C, Marciello F, Marotta V, Del Prete M, Papini E, Lombardi G, Colao A, Spiezia S. Thyroid nodules treated with percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation: a
comparative study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Dec;97(12):4439-45. doi: 10.1210/jc.2012-2251. Epub 2012 Sep 27. PubMed PMID: 23019349.26

3: Spiezia S, Garberoglio R, Milone F, Ramundo V, Caiazzo C, Assanti AP, Deandrea M, Limone PP, Macchia PE, Lombardi G, Colao A, Faggiano A. Thyroid nodules and related symptoms are stably controlled two years after radiofrequency
thermal ablation. Thyroid. 2009 Mar;19(3):219-25. doi: 10.1089/thy. 2008.0202. PubMed PMID: 19265492.26

4: Colao A, Di Somma C, Spiezia S, Savastano S, Rota F, Savanelli MC, Lombardi G. Growth hormone treatment on atherosclerosis: results of a 5-year open, prospective, controlled study in male patients with severe growth hormone deficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Sep;93(9):3416-24. doi: 10.1210/jc.2007-2810. Epub 2008 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 18593773.28

5: Deandrea M, Limone P, Basso E, Mormile A, Ragazzoni F, Gamarra E, Spiezia S, Faggiano A, Colao A, Molinari F, Garberoglio R. US-guided percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation for the treatment of solid benign hyperfunctioning or compressive thyroid nodules. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2008 May;34(5):784-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2007.10.018. Epub 2008 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 18207307.26

6: Colao A, Spiezia S, Di Somma C, Pivonello R, Marzullo P, Rota F, Musella T, Auriemma RS, De Martino MC, Lombardi G. Circulating insulin-like growth factor-I levels are correlated with the atherosclerotic profile in healthy subjects
independently of age. J Endocrinol Invest. 2005 May;28(5):440-8. PubMed PMID:16075928.28

7: Colao A, Di Somma C, Cuocolo A, Spinelli L, Acampa W, Spiezia S, Rota F, Savanelli MC, Lombardi G. Does a gender-related effect of growth hormone (GH) replacement exist on cardiovascular risk factors, cardiac morphology, and
performance and atherosclerosis? Results of a two-year open, prospective study in young adult men and women with severe GH deficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Sep;90(9):5146-55. Epub 2005 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 15985481.28

8: Colao A, Vitale G, Di Sarno A, Spiezia S, Guerra E, Ciccarelli A, Lombardi G. Prolactin and prostate hypertrophy: a pilot observational, prospective, case-control study in men with prolactinoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jun;89(6):2770-5. PubMed PMID: 15181056.26

9: Faggiano A, Pivonello R, Spiezia S, De Martino MC, Filippella M, Di Somma C, Lombardi G, Colao A. Cardiovascular risk factors and common carotid artery caliber and stiffness in patients with Cushing’s disease during active disease
and 1 year after disease remission. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Jun;88(6): 2527-33. PubMed PMID: 12788849.26

10: Spiezia S, Salvio A, Di Somma C, Scelzi C, Assanti AP, Giannattasio F, Varriale M, Visconti M. The efficacy of liver biopsy under ultrasonographic guidance on an outpatient basis. Eur J Ultrasound. 2002 Oct;15(3):127-31.
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22: Colao A, Di Somma C, Spiezia S, Rota F, Pivonello R, Savastano S, Lombardi G. The natural history of partial growth hormone deficiency in adults: a prospective study on the cardiovascular risk and atherosclerosis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Jun;91(6):2191-200. Epub 2006 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 16537686.28

23: Colao A, Di Somma C, Rota F, Di Maio S, Salerno M, Klain A, Spiezia S, Lombardi G. Common carotid intima-media thickness in growth hormone (GH)-deficient adolescents: a prospective study after GH withdrawal and restarting GH replacement. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 May;90(5):2659-65. Epub 2005 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 15713715.28

24: Colao A, Di Somma C, Rota F, Pivonello R, Savanelli MC, Spiezia S, Lombardi G. Short-term effects of growth hormone (GH) treatment or deprivation on cardiovascular risk parameters and intima-media thickness at carotid arteries in patients with severe GH deficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Apr;90(4):2056-62. Epub 2005 Jan 25. PubMed PMID: 15671089.28

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29: Spiezia S, Farina R, Cerbone G, Assanti AP, Iovino V, Siciliani M, Lombardi G, Colao A. Analysis of color Doppler signal intensity variation after levovist injection: a new approach to the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. J Ultrasound
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34: Colao A, Marzullo P, Ferone D, Spiezia S, Cerbone G, Marinò V, Di Sarno A, Merola B, Lombardi G. Prostatic hyperplasia: an unknown feature of acromegaly. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1998 Mar;83(3):775-9. PubMed PMID: 9506725.28

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