Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Esophageal Cancer

December 11-13, 2019

Details

December 11 – 13, 2019

Day 1: Simulation Lab
Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER)
4 – 7 p.m.

Day 2: Didactic Sessions
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Day 3: Broadcast of Live Surgery
Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Course Dinner
Fox Chapel Golf Club
6 – 10 p.m.

This Three-Day Medical Education Course Includes:

- Porcine simulation lab with stations for:
- Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
- Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (RAMIE)
- Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
- Barrx™ Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
- Esophageal Stenting
- Didactic sessions featuring master esophageal surgeons and pro/con debates
- Broadcast of live surgery including MIE and RAMIE

Intent and Objectives

The UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery presents its annual MIE Conference, offering CME to clinicians interested in learning about surgical management of esophageal cancer, especially through minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). This three-day program will consist of a series of didactic lectures as well as a hands-on lab highlighting surgical management of esophageal cancer. Experts will present technical aspects of various procedures to treat malignant esophageal conditions, along with the related risks, benefits and outcomes.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for general and thoracic surgeons, gastroenterologists, allied health professionals, minimally invasive team members (MD, DO, RN, PA, NP), and any interested medical, radiation, or surgical oncology specialists.

Course Directors

James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS
Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs
Director, Thoracic Robotic Surgery
Co-Director, Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ryan M. Levy, MD
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Passavant
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Omar Awais, DO
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Mercy
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Course Coordinator

Angela Kinnunen, MPA
Project Coordinator, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, C-903
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
+412-770-4949
kinnunenae@upmc.edu