Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Esophageal Cancer

November 28-30, 2018 Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Esophageal Cancer

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.

Registration

Click the link to register on the right rail or visit https://ccehs.upmc.com.

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

Edward Cheong, MD, FRCS
Consultant Oseophagogastric and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Upper GI Cancer Lead
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Foundation Trust
Norwich, England, U.K.

M. Blair Marshall, MD
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Health
Washington, D.C.

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