The taskforce wishes to thank Ms. Bobbi Smith, Executive Director, American Thyroid Association, and Ms. Sheri Slaughter, Assistant to the Taskforce, for their constant help and support. We also wish to thank Sally Carty, M.D., Quan-Yang Duh, M.D., Gregory Randolph, M.D., David Steward, M.D., David Terris, M.D., Ralph Tufano, M.D., and Robert Udelsman, M.D., for their help in developing recommendations related to central neck dissection.