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Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Esophageal Cancer
Under Conference Directors, James Luketich, MD, Jon D’Cunha, MD, Katie Nason, MD, and Ryan Levy, MD, this two-day course will consist of a series of lectures, as well as live case demonstrations highlighting the surgical management of esophageal cancer, including the role of esophageal surgeons in the use of endoscopic therapies. With world-renowned guest speakers and our own experts, we will cover the full spectrum of topics, including surgery, induction therapy,endoscopic therapy, and the importance of lymph node dissection. Experts on the subject will present technical aspects of various esophageal procedures, along with risks, benefits,and outcomes. Because of our expertise with minimally invasive esophagectomy, we will be highlighting the indications, outcomes, and technical aspects of that operation.