General Thoracic Surgery Skills:
Respecting the Past, Looking to the Future

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Course Chair*Stephen C. Yang, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Course Co-Chair: **Daniela Molena, Memorial Solan Kettering Cancer Center

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Welcome and Introduction

Session 1: Benign Esophagus: Choose Your Own Adventure

Moderator: *Andrew C. Chang, University of Michigan

8:10 AM - 8:25 AM Poetic Justice? Trading Achalasia for GERD with POEM
*Virginia R. Litle, Boston University Medical Center
8:25 AM - 8:40 AM Leaving the Wrap Behind: LINX and Stretta for GERD
**Matthew Hartwig, Duke University
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM How I Teach It: Laparoscopic PEH
*Blair M. Marshall, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Clash of the Titans I: Giant PEH debate: Open Belsey vs. Laparoscopic
*Mark S. Allen, Mayo Clinic
*James D. Luketich, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Panel Discussion
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break

Session 2: Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: The Devil is in the Details

Moderator: *Mark Onaitis, University of California San Diego

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Reconstruction 101: The Conduit, The Hiatus, The J-tube
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, UPMC Shadyside
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM How I do it: Lymph Node Dissection
*Steven R. DeMeester, Oregon Clinic
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Making the Most of the Mosis: Anastomotic Techniques
Gail E. Darling,Toronto General Hospital
11:00 AM- 11:30 AM How I Teach it: Laparoscopic / VATS and Robotic Esophagectomy
**Daniela Molena, Memorial Solan Kettering Cancer Center
**Rishindra M. Reddy, University of Michigan Health System
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Combined Luncheon Speaker

*Bruce A. Reitz, Stanford University

Session 3: Pulmonary  Resecton: One port, two ports, three ports and more…

Moderator: *Kazuhiro Yasufuku, University of Toronto

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Uniport Surgery: Lobectomy, Segmentectomy
*Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Coruna University Hospital
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Needlescopic/ 2-Port VATS Lobectomy
Alan Sihoe, The University of Hong Kong
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM  Getting Fancy With Mediastinal Staging: Indication and Tools
*Todd L. Demmy, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM It's Not All About Technique: Teaching Judgement in the OR
Shari Meyerson, Northwestern University
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM How I Teach It: Robotic Lobectomy
*Robert J. Cerfolio, New York University 
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Discussion
3:00 PM- 3:15 PM Coffee Break

Session 4: New Tech… New Toys

Moderator: *Scott G. Swan, Brigham & Women's Hospital

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM PA Branch Sealing With High Energy Devices: Dream or Nightmare?
*Moishe Liberman, Centre Hosp De l'Universite de Montreal Division of Thoracic Surgery
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Aisle 5 Trachea & Esophagus: Update in Tissue Engineering
*Rafael S. Andrade, University of Minnesota
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Where is That Small Nodule? Intraoperative Localization Techniques
Sunil Singhal, University of Pennsylvania
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Looking into the future: Applications of Virtual Reality into Surgical Planning
Rene Petersen, Dept. Cardiothoracic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM The Coming Attractions of Robotic Technology
*Bernard J. Park, Memorial Solan Kettering Cancer Center
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Discussion

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