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April 3-5, 2019
Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105ABC, Pittsburgh, PA
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 will be explored in depth, such as uni-portal versus 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. The third day of the course will feature a broadcast of live surgery, including robotic lobectomy, uni-portal lobectomy, and segmentectomy.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for thoracic surgeons, surgical oncologists, general surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, internists, family practice providers, advanced practice providers, nurses, and any other associated health professionals with an interest in medical and surgical treatment for lung and mediastinal malignancies.
James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Co-Director, Lung Cancer Center
Associate Director of Surgical Affairs, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Director, Mark Ravitch/Leon C. Hirsh Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Rodney J. Landreneau, MD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Altoona
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery
Co-Director of the Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute
Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD, FECTS
Coruña University Hospital, UCTMI, Coruña Spain
Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Shanghai, China
Richard S. Lazzaro, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Northwell Health
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Registration and more Information
To learn more about the event, please contact Angela Kinnunen at 412-770-4949 or Kinnunenae@upmc.edu.
About Our Thoracic Surgery Program
The UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery includes expert surgeons who are known for their contributions to the advancement of minimally invasive surgical approaches to diseases of the lung and pleura, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, and diseases of the esophagus and mediastinal conditions, such as thymic tumors and myasthenia gravis.