MedTech Asia – 2024

MedTech Asia 2024
Thyroid Ablation – Beyond Surgery
Preserving Quality of Life Quality and Improving Patient Outcomes
APRIL 19 – 21, 2024
Bangkok, Thailand


Dr. Giovanni Mauri

Dr. Giovanni Mauri

IEO – Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
Italy 🇮🇹

Keynote speaker

Recognized among the world’s top 2% scientists by Stanford University, Dr. Giovanni Mauri, a renowned Italian radiologist, graduated from the University of Milan School of Medicine and is board-certified in Radiology. His expertise in interventional radiology has led to impactful work at prestigious institutions like St George’s Hospital, University of London, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Currently at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Dr. Mauri specializes in minimally invasive cancer treatments and has made significant academic contributions, including authoring numerous peer-reviewed papers and presenting at various national and international forums

Dr. Stefano Spiezia

Dr. Stefano Spiezia

Aslnapoli1centro Ospedale del Mare
Italy 🇮🇹


Dr. Stefano Spiezia leads Endocrine Surgery at Naples’ “Sea Hospital” and teaches at the University of Turin. A European pioneer in thyroid nodule thermal ablation, he’s renowned for minimally invasive techniques. As a key figure in SIUMB, he champions ultrasound advancements. He’s also active in the Tirnet network, promoting personalized thyroid cancer surgery. Dr. Spiezia frequently collaborates on international clinical endeavors.

Dr. Erivelto Volpi

Dr. Erivelto Volpi

Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz
Brazil 🇧🇷


Dr. Erivelto Volpi is a Head and Neck Surgeon specializing in thyroid and parathyroid diseases. He trained at the Hospital das Clínicas of the University of São Paulo, dedicating 30 years to both practice and education. He’s a pioneer in Brazil for Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy, having trained at the University of Pisa. In 2018, he mastered Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in Seoul with Prof. Baek. Now, Dr. Volpi is a leading expert in RFA in Latin America, treating patients across the continent and offering training to other medical professionals.

Dr. Bülent Çekiç

Dr. Bülent Çekiç

Antalya Training and Research Hospital
Turkey 🇹🇷


Dr. Bülent Çekiç, a renowned expert in thyroid thermal ablation, has treated 3500+ cases using microwave and radiofrequency ablation since 2013. He’s published 8 articles on Pubmed about it. Beyond clinical work, he’s organized 21 workshops on the subject, training 110+ doctors globally. He’s presented at international congresses like CCMA, CIRSE, and PAIRS. Recently, he introduced thyroid artery embolization for Plonjuan and diffuse goiter, treating 70 cases. Chief at Antalya Research and Training Hospital, he’s an Interventional Radiology specialist from Ataturk University. Speaks Turkish, German, and English.

Dr. Hossam Arafa Ghazi

Dr. Hossam Arafa Ghazi

Internal Medicine Mansoura Faculty
Egypt 🇪🇬


Dr. Hossam Ghazi, Ph.D., serves as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Mansoura Faculty in Egypt. He holds the esteemed position of a Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes. Dr. Ghazi has furthered his education and expertise with a Postgraduate Diploma in Endocrinology from South Wales University, UK, and another Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes from Cardiff University, UK. His professional interests lie in the use of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Laser, and Microwave ablation techniques for the treatment of benign thyroid nodules and parathyroid adenoma.

Dr. Cristhian García

Dr. Cristhian García

Ecuador 🇪🇨


Dr. Cristhian García’s experience is rooted in a strong educational foundation. He is a specialist in Head and Neck Surgery from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Furthering his expertise, Dr. García pursued a Master’s in Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation from Asan Hospital in South Korea and holds a Medical Degree from the Central University of Ecuador.

Dr. Juan Pablo Dueñas

Dr. Juan Pablo Dueñas

Instituto de Cancerología las Américas
Colombia 🇨🇴


Dr. Juan Pablo Dueñas is a dedicated medical professional with a focus on providing personalized, high-quality care to his patients. He specializes in improving the quality of life for individuals with endocrine pathologies requiring surgical intervention. With a commitment to excellence, he offers specialized care, backed by advanced technology and a dedicated team. As one of only three subspecialists in Endocrine Surgery in Colombia, Dr. Dueñas has exclusive training in surgical treatments for endocrine gland diseases.

Dr. Angkoon Anuwong

Dr. Angkoon Anuwong

Bumrungrad International Hospital
Thailand 🇹🇭


Dr. Angkoon Anuwong is a General Surgeon fluent in Thai and English. He graduated from Chiang Mai University in 2004 and trained at Rajavithi Hospital. In 2011, he earned the Thai Board of Surgery Diploma. He specialized in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in 2009. In 2014, he trained in Endoscopic Thyroidectomy in China. His expertise includes Laparoscopic Surgery, Transvaginal Cholecystectomy, and Endocrine Surgery.

Dr. Thanyawat Sasanakietkul

Dr. Thanyawat Sasanakietkul

Police General Hospital
Thailand 🇹🇭


Dr. Thanyawat Sasanakietkul is a specialist at the Thyroid and Thyroid Surgery Center in Praram 9 Hospital. He’s an expert in head, neck, breast, and endocrine gland surgeries. His education spans from Srinakharinwirot University’s Faculty of Medicine in 2008 to advanced training in endocrine surgery at Yale School of Medicine, USA, in 2017. He also specialized at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, in 2015.

Dr. Shuhang Xu

Dr. Shuhang Xu

Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
China 🇨🇳


Shuhang Xu holds a Doctorate degree and serves as an Associate Professor at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. With a passion for advancing the field of Chinese medicine, Dr. Xu has dedicated years of research and teaching, contributing significantly to the academic community in Nanjing and beyond.

Dr. Lorena Savluk

Dr. Lorena Savluk

Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Argentina 🇦🇷


Dra. Lorena Savluk is a staff physician at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (HIBA), specializing in Diagnostic Imaging. A trained Interventional Radiologist, she earned her medical degree from the University of Medical Sciences (UNLP) and her specialization from SAR and UBA. Her expertise is further enriched by overseas training in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy. She is a member of the Argentine Society for Diagnostic Imaging and the Argentine College of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (CARVI).

Dr. Yu Ming-An

Dr. Yu Ming-An

China-Japan Friendship Hospital
China 🇨🇳


Dr. Ming-An Yu received the Ph.D. degree in imaging and nuclear medicine with People‘s Liberation Army Medical College, Beijing, China, in 2011. He completed postdoctoral work with the Cancer Center of Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, in 2013. He is a Physician Associate Professor with the Department of Interventional Ultrasound Medicine, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing. His research interests include minimally invasive ablation and imaging diagnosis.

Dr. Gaurav Gangwani

Dr. Gaurav Gangwani

Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre
India 🇮🇳


Dr. Gaurav Gangwani is an Interventional Radiologist (a vascular specialist) based in Mumbai who treats multiple diseases or conditions without any invasive surgery. He travels to multiple hospitals across Mumbai like Saifee Hospital, Surana group of hospitals, Namaha Hospital, ACE hospital and centers like Unity, Excel and Quantum chain of diagnostics. He is one of the few doctors who offers ablation-based treatment for thyroid nodules, breast fibroadenomas, uterine fibroids, liver metastasis and many more. He also offers angiography-based embolization treatment for high grade varicocele, enlarged prostates (BPH) and uterine fibroids. He does a lot of interventions for dialysis patients from permcath insertions to salvaging fistulas that don’t work optimally and also inserts chemoports for cancer patients

Dr. Alvin Soon

Dr. Alvin Soon

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Singapore 🇸🇬


Dr. Alvin Soon, a Head and Neck Radiologist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and a graduate of the National University of Singapore, specializes in Head & Neck Imaging. He holds an MBBS from Singapore, an FRCR from the UK, and a Master’s in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Soon is known for his expertise in minimally invasive thyroid interventions and his work in integrating Artificial Intelligence into medical imaging.

Dr. Nobuhiro Fukunari

Dr. Nobuhiro Fukunari

Showa University, Yokohama Northern Hospital
Japan 🇯🇵


Dr. Fukunari is a Japanese Endocrine Surgeon and also an expert in thyroid ultrasound and interventions. The number of my thyroid surgery has been over 4500 cases and the number of thyroid interventions (PEI, RFA) was over 5000 cases. He used to work for Ito Hospital (Tokyo, JPN) with Dr. Ito and Dr. Hiroshi Takami for about 10 years. At present, he has been working for Showa Univ. Hospital as the professor of Surgery and facing thyroid surgery, imaging diagnosis, and intervention.



MedTech Asia 2024 presents an intensive hands-on training session on thyroid ablation techniques. This training is tailored for medical professionals aiming to deepen their expertise in the latest ablation methods.

The session will provide participants with hands-on experience in both Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Microwave Ablation (MWA). With the expertise of leading professionals in the field, attendees will practice these techniques, delve into their applications, and engage in discussions on best practices. This is a valuable opportunity for those looking to stay updated with the latest in thyroid ablation techniques.


25 Patients to Receive Thyroid Ablation
at MedTech Asia — Observed by Attendees

MedTech Asia is committed to advancing medical technology and practices by focusing on real-world scenarios. By emphasizing real cases and real patients, the event aims to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.

This approach ensures that medical professionals are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to address actual challenges faced in the field. MedTech Asia stands by the medical community, offering support, resources, and training to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.


World’s Premier Conference for Thyroid Ablation
APRIL 19 – 21, 2024
Location: Bangkok


Friday: April 19, 2024

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration and Breakfast Networking Session (Common Area)

9:00 am – 9:10 am – Welcome Address and Opening Remarks (Common Area)

Bangkok Room 1: Foundations and Innovations
Bangkok Room 2: Enhancing Practice and Patient Outcomes

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Bangkok Room 1: The Evolution of Thyroid Ablation: Where We Started and Where We’re Headed (Keynote)
Bangkok Room 2: Thyroid Preservation: A Journey of Enhanced Quality of Life (Keynote)

9:50 am – 10:20 am

Bangkok Room 1: Anatomy of the Thyroid and Its Significance in Ablation Procedures
Bangkok Room 2: Incorporating Ablation into Traditional Thyroid Practices: Challenges and Triumphs

10:20 am – 10:35 am – Coffee Break (Common Area)

10:40 am – 11:10 am

Bangkok Room 1: Panel Discussion: Deciphering the Indications: When to Choose Ablation Over Surgery
Bangkok Room 2: Advancements in Imaging for Thyroid Ablation: Ultrasound, CT, and Beyond

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Bangkok Room 1: Thyroid Ablation Techniques: RFA, MWA, and Beyond
Bangkok Room 2: Panel Discussion: Patient Testimonials: Life Before and After Thyroid Ablation

11:50 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch Break (Common Area)

12:35 pm – 1:05 pm

Bangkok Room 1: Patient Selection and Counseling for Thyroid Ablation: Setting Realistic Expectations
Bangkok Room 2: Integrating Multidisciplinary Teams for Optimal Ablation Outcomes

1:10 pm – 1:40 pm

Bangkok Room 1: Safety and Efficacy: Reviewing the Latest Research and Outcomes in Ablation
Bangkok Room 2: Training and Certifications: Elevating the Global Standards in Thyroid Ablation

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Bangkok Room 1: Live Demonstration: A Step-by-Step Thyroid Ablation Procedure Bangkok Room 2: Post-Ablation Care: Monitoring and Ensuring Long-Term Success

2:20 pm – 2:35 pm – Coffee Break (Common Area)

2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

Bangkok Room 1: Avoiding and Managing Complications in Thyroid Ablation Bangkok Room 2: Innovations on the Horizon: What’s Next in Thyroid Ablation Technology?

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Bangkok Room 1: Ethics in Ablation: Ensuring Patient-Centered Decision Making Bangkok Room 2: Closing Remarks and Presentation of Certificates

3:50 pm – 5:30 pm – Evening Networking and Farewell Dinner (Common Area)


Saturday: April 20, 2024

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration for Hands-On Training Participants and Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:10 am
Welcome and Overview of the Day’s Objectives

9:10 am – 10:00 am
Thyroid Ablation Fundamentals: A Recap of Microwave and Radiofrequency Ablation

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Demonstration: Setup and Calibration of Modern Ablation equipment

10:45 am – 11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Microwave Ablation (MWA) Session:

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Introduction to MWA Technique and Latest Advancements

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Live Demonstration of MWA

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Hands-On MWA Training for Participants with Supervision

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Session:

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Introduction to RFA Technique and Its Nuances

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Live Demonstration of RFA

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Hands-On RFA Training for Participants with Supervision

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Exploring the Latest Technology & Equipment in Thyroid Ablation: A showcase and brief training on emerging and updated tools in the industry.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Best Practices in Ablation: Ensuring Patient Safety and Maximizing Efficacy

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Post-Procedure Care and Monitoring: Tips and Techniques for Best Outcomes

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Feedback Session: Sharing Experiences, Addressing Queries, and Gleaning Insights from the Hands-On Session

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Closing Remarks, Certificate Distribution for Hands-On Training, and Farewell Networking Session

This agenda ensures that attendees have ample opportunities not just to observe but also to practice the procedures under guidance. Participants must leave with the confidence to incorporate the knowledge gained into their practices.


Sunday: April 21, 2024

On the third day of the World’s Premier Conference for Thyroid Ablation, we pivot our focus towards a noble cause: providing quality healthcare to those in need.

Recognizing the transformative potential of thyroid ablation, we are committed to offering this life-changing procedure to 25 patients who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

This charitable initiative not only embodies our collective dedication to public health but also serves as an unparalleled educational experience — as 10 of the world’s top thyroid ablation specialists conduct the procedures, attendees will have the unique opportunity to observe and learn from real-life cases.

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Breakfast and Overview of the Day’s Mission

8:30 am – 8:45 am
Welcome Address: The Power of Medical Philanthropy and the Importance of Giving Back

8:45 am – 9:15 am
Patient Briefing: Understanding the Profiles and Needs of Today’s Beneficiaries

9:15 am – 9:30 am
Coffee Break

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Morning Ablation Procedures:

  • Five parallel sessions with two doctors in each session room, catering to 20 patients. Observers rotate as per their preference.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch Break and Informal Discussions on Morning Observations

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Afternoon Ablation Procedures:
– Another set of five parallel sessions, following the morning’s format, to complete the next 25 procedures.

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Coffee Break

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Reflections on the Day: A panel of the participating doctors sharing insights, challenges, and success stories from the day’s procedures.

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Patient Feedback: A few beneficiaries share their experiences, hopes, and gratitude.

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
The Way Forward: Discussing the Importance of Medical Philanthropy in Modern Medicine and How Other Institutions Can Follow Suit

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 Appreciation Dinner and Networking

By integrating this charitable initiative into the conference, attendees not only witness the tangible impact of their field on individual lives but also gain invaluable live procedural insights from esteemed experts. This day embodies the very essence of medical practice – compassion, service, and continuous learning.


Limited to 150 attendees
Congress Fee
(in US dollars)
Early Registration
Discount until February 20, 2024
Regular Registration
February 21, 2024 – March 31, 2024
At-the-Door Payment
From April 1, 2024 – April 19, 2024
Single Day Conference: Understanding and Advancing Thyroid Ablation (April 19)USD 480USD 600USD 720
Hands-On Session 
(April 20 – 21, Includes Third Day Charitable Procedures for 20 Patients)
USD 480USD 700USD 864

Special Notes

  • Hands-On is available only to registrants of “Theory and Research”
  • Early registration discount is applicable if registered by specific dates as noted above
  • At-the-door payment rates apply to registrations made on the day of the event or respective session.
  • The third day (April 21) is automatically included in the Hands-On Session fee and unavailable separately.

Attendees are advised to stay updated on the venue details and ensure timely registration to avail of the early bird discount. It’s also recommended to be aware of the event’s refund or registration transfer policies, if applicable.

❚ Benefits conference participants

  • Professional Directory Listing
  • LinkedIn Visibility Kit
  • Admission to academic sessions and exhibition hall
  • Swag bag
  • Concessions
  • Massage stations

❚ Payment Method

Online Payment with Credit Card

Early Registration

April 19

Theory and Research

Early Price
$480 USD
Regular Price
$600 USD
At-the-Door Payment (plus 20%): $720
Professional Directory Listing
LinkedIn Visibility Kit
One-Day Session
Hands-On Session
Third Day Charitable Procedures for 20 Patients
Early Registration

April 20 – 21


Early Price
$480 USD
Regular Price
$700 USD
At-the-Door Payment (plus 20%): $864
Hands-On Session is  available only to registrants of “Theory and Research”
Professional Directory Listing
LinkedIn Visibility Kit
Three-Day Session
Hands-On Session
Third Day Charitable Procedures for 20 Patients
Special Notes:
  • Hands-On is available only to registrants of “Theory and Research”
  • Early registration discount is applicable if registered by specific dates as noted above
  • At-the-door payment rates apply to registrations made on the day of the event or respective session.
  • The third day (April 21) is automatically included in the Hands-On Session fee and unavailable separately.

Attendees are advised to stay updated on the venue details and ensure timely registration to avail of the early bird discount. It’s also recommended to be aware of the event’s refund or registration transfer policies, if applicable.


Praram 9 Hospital, 99 Rama IX Rd, Bang Kapi,
Huai Khwang, Bangkok, Thailand 10310

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