UPMC Lung and Mediastinal Oncology Course

April 3-5, 2019

Learning Objectives

This three-day conference aims to expand clinical knowledge and technical skill regarding management of cancers of the lung and mediastinum. Didactic sessions will be designed to feature world-renowned experts in lively pro/con debates and reveal their best technical pearls in “How I Do It” sessions. Important topics such as uni-portal vs. multi-portal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, the role of robotics in lung and mediastinal surgery, treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer, and node dissection will be explored in depth. The third day of the course will feature a broadcast of live surgery, including robotic lobectomy, uni-portal lobectomy, and segmentectomy.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for attending thoracic and general surgeons, attending radiation and medical oncologists, medical and surgical residents and fellows, nurses and advanced practice providers, medical students, oncology administrators, and basic science researchers.

Course Directors

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

Rodney J. Landreneau, MD, FACS
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Altoona
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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

Invited Faculty

Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD, FECTS
Coruña University Hospital, Coruña, Spain
Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Shanghai, China

Richard S. Lazzaro, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Chief, Division of General Thoracic Surgery
Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Angela Kinnunen at kinnunenae@upmc.edu or +1-412-770-4949.