Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Esophageal Cancer

November 28-30, 2018

Details

November 28-30, 2018

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Room S-120

This three-day conference includes:

  • Porcine Hands-On Surgical Lab Including
    -Minimally invasive anastomosis, pyloroplasty, and conduit creation
    -PhotoDynamic therapy 
    -Endoscopic mucosal resection
    -BarrX™ radiofrequency ablation
    -Esophageal stenting
    -Navigational bronchoscopy
    -Da Vinci® XI Robotic System
  • Debates in surgical management of esophageal cancer
  • Exploration of multimodal therapy for the treatment of esophageal cancer
  • Complex Case Discussion
  • Technical Pearls
  • Technology Exhibits and Course Dinner, to be held in conjunction with annual Alumni Dinner
  • Broadcast of Live Surgery

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

Director, Thoracic Robotic Surgery

Co-Director, Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Ryan M. Levy, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Passavant

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Omar Awais, DO

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Mercy

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, VAMC of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Invited Faculty 

Peter Grimminger, MD

Senior Consultant, Head Upper GI Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics

Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery

University Medical Center Mainz

Mainz, Germany

 

Richard van Hillegersberg, MD

Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

University Medical Center Utrecht

Utrecht, Netherlands

 

Conference Schedule

November 28, 2018

Hands-On Surgical Lab

Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Research and Education (WISER)

UPMC Center for Advanced Robotic Training (CART)

November 29, 2018

Didactic Sessions

Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Room S-120

November 30, 2018

Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center

 

Course Coordinator

Angela Kinnunen, MPA

Project Coordinator, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

200 Lothrop Street, Suite C903

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

+1-412-770-4949

kinnunenae@upmc.edu