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MEET THE ATTENDEES OF
MEDTECH ASIA 2024

Dr. Akira Miyauchi

Dr. Akira Miyauchi

Kuma Hospital
Japan 🇯🇵

Keynote speaker

Dr. Miyauchi is President and COO of Kuma Hospital, Center for Excellence in Thyroid Care, Kobe, Japan. He is an endocrine surgeon, especially interested in thyroid and parathyroid diseases. He earned his MD and PhD at Osaka University Medical School. He was Associate Professor of Department of Surgery, Kagawa Medical University. He is currently serving as President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Immediate-past Chairman of the Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Dr. Stefano Spiezia

Dr. Stefano Spiezia

Aslnapoli1centro Ospedale del Mare
Italy 🇮🇹

TRAINER

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 🇧🇷

TRAINER

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 🇹🇷

TRAINER

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 🇪🇬

TRAINER

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

ITECC
Ecuador 🇪🇨

TRAINER

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 🇨🇴

TRAINER

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 🇹🇭

SPEAKER

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 🇹🇭

SPEAKER

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 🇨🇳

TRAINER

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 🇦🇷

TRAINER

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 🇨🇳

TRAINER

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 🇮🇳

SPEAKER

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. Karthikeyan Damodharan

Dr. Karthikeyan Damodharan

MIOT Hospitals International
India 🇮🇳

SPEAKER

Dr. Karthik is the Director of Vascular & Interventional Radiology at MIOT Hospitals International in Chennai, India. He earned his medical degree from Madras Medical College, completed postgraduate training in the UK, and obtained memberships and fellowships from prestigious medical organizations. He has extensive experience, including a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, UK consultancy, and work in Singapore. Dr. Karthik played a key role in establishing interventional radiology services at Sengkang General Hospital in Singapore. He has published over 25 research articles and spoken at international conferences. Currently, he leads interventional radiology services at MIOT Hospitals International, a large quaternary care hospital.

Dr. Alvin Soon

Dr. Alvin Soon

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Singapore 🇸🇬

SPEAKER

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 🇯🇵

SPEAKER

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.

Meet Your
Elite Peers

Discover a world of collaboration with professionals from various backgrounds – researchers, clinicians, and tech innovators. It’s your chance to engage with those who are shaping the landscape of thyroid disease treatment.

Leading
the Future

Get inspired by industry leaders and visionaries. Our event features talks and panel discussions with experts leading the charge in thyroid ablation technology.

Networking
Opportunities

Explore our schedule to find networking events tailored to your interests. From casual meet-ups to structured panel discussions, there’s something for everyone.

Networking at MedTech Asia 2024

At MedTech Asia 2024, we bring together the brightest minds in thyroid ablation. Here, in our dedicated networking hub, you’ll find opportunities to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the future of medical technology.

Who You Will Run Into?

At MedTech Asia 2024, you’ll have the unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with a specialized group of professionals, all dedicated to advancing the field of thyroid ablation. Discover the diverse expertise you’ll encounter.

Pioneering Doctors in Thyroid Ablation

Network with top medical professionals from various countries, gaining insights into diverse treatment approaches and patient care strategies in thyroid ablation.

Renowned Thyroid Researchers

Connect with researchers from around the world, sharing groundbreaking findings and exploring new frontiers in thyroid disease research.

Medical Device Manufacturers

Engage with global manufacturers of medical devices, learning about technological innovations and advancements from different parts of the world.

Distinguished Medical Educators and Mentors

Connect with esteemed educators and mentors in the field of thyroid ablation, who are nurturing the next generation of medical professionals and setting


Introduction to MedTech Asia

Why MedTech Asia? More than just a thyroid ablation congress, MedTech Asia stands out by showcasing the world’s top thyroid ablation experts from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Its highlight is the treatment of 20 Thai patients, who lack the means for such care, serving as a live demonstration platform for thyroid ablation techniques to conference attendees.