Professional Development

Free GP Webinar ‘Thyroid nodules and hyperparathyroidism – Challenges in primary care; a clinical update’.

Free GP Webinar ‘Thyroid nodules and hyperparathyroidism – Challenges in primary care; a clinical update’.

Join the NT PHN and our presenter Dr Rajinikanth Janakiraman, Senior Specialist Surgeon with the Department of Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgery at Royal Darwin Hospital.


Dr Rajinikanth Janakiraman has been practicing head and neck surgery, including facial trauma, in Darwin since 2019. He is a senior surgeon with the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery unit at Royal Darwin Hospital, practices at the Darwin Private Hospital and serves as an adjunct lecturer in Flinders University, SA.

Dr Rajini’s areas of expertise includes cancers of the mouth, salivary glands, and skin cancers (SCC and BCC), including advanced reconstruction of cancer defects. He also specializes in management of facial trauma and TMJ related disorders. In addition, he provides care in the management of pre-cancerous lesions of the mouth and thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
He has over 30 peer reviewed publications in the field of head and neck surgery including reconstruction.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the workup of incidentally detected goiter and thyroid cancer
  2. Review the terminologies used in USG and FNAC for thyroid and understand when to refer
  3. Update on the role of molecular testing in thyroid
  4. Post-op management of thyroid cancer – thyroxine and calcium supplementation
  5. Describe the diagnostic workup and management of primary hyperparathyroidism


Northern Territory HealthPathways offers clinicians clear guidance for assessing and managing a particular symptoms or condition during the point of care. Pathways include information for referrers and requests to services in the local health system.

For supplementary learnings to this event,  NT HealthPathways are pleased to share pathways:

  • Thyroid Nodules
    • Please note that this pathway has not been localised, however the clinical content is correct.

Contact the team today on for your logon.

NB: Not all pathways on the HealthPathways site have been localised. Unlocalised pathways (highlighted with a banner) contain relevant clinical content, however, local services are defaulted to New Zealand.

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*One hour of self-reported CPD.
*As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.


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