6th Symposium
on Parathyroid Fluorescence

March 14-16, 2024

Vanderbilt University Campus, Nashville, TN

Call For Abstracts

We will soon announce the Call for Abstracts/Science! The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2024.


Registration will open soon! Click here for rates.

SPF 2024 Program

We are finalizing the program for SPF 2024. Our theme will be "New Technologies for Endocrine Surgery." Don't miss this opportunity to connect with global leaders in this field.

International Society of Innovative Technologies for Endocrine Surgery

There is currently no gold standard on how to detect and preserve parathyroid glands and their vascularization during thyroidectomy.

New optical-based techniques, without radiation, have been developed to help detect parathyroid glands (in particular autofluorescence) and confirm their vascularization (in particular ICG angiography). This has opened a new, exciting area of research for surgeons and scientists. Some of these devices are now approved by the FDA to help in “real-time location of parathyroid tissue during procedures such as thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy.”

In this context, we are pleased to invite you to participate March 14 - 16 in Nashville, Tennessee, US. for this 6th International Symposium on Parathyroid Identification and Parathyroid angiography with fluorescence and other techniques. We are eager to gather people interested in this new area of research to help increase the safety of thyroid and parathyroid surgeries.

We look forward to an exciting and friendly exchange of ideas and to help move the field forward.


Conference Chairs
 Mahadevan-Jansen, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Frédéric Triponez, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
Quan-Yang Duh, UCSF, San Francisco, USA

Conference Co-Chairs
 Cha, Children’s National Hospital, Washington, USA
Kerstin Lorenz, Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Saba Balasubramanian, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK

Local Organizing Committee
 Mahadevan-Jansen, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Justin Baba, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Carmen Solórzano, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
Sarah Rohde, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
Eben Rosenthal, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA