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UPMC Lung and Mediastinal Oncology Course 2019

February 25, 2019

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. 

Course Directors

James D. Luketich, MD, FACS

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

Invited Faculty

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

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.