Focus on Thoracic Surgery: Mastering Surgical Innovation 2017

Preliminary Program Agenda
Day 1: Friday, October 27, 2017

7:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction
G. Alexander Patterson, Washington University School of Medicine
David J. Sugarbaker, Baylor College of Medicine

Session I: Lung Cancer I
Moderated by: G. Alexander Patterson, Washington University School of Medicine

7:45 AM

When to Ablate Rather than Resect Early Stage Lung Cancer
Katie S. Nason, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

7:55 AM

Alternative Surgical Approaches to VATS Lobectomy: Uniportal, Subxiphoid, etc. Where Are We Now?
Thomas A. D'Amico, Duke University Medical Center

8:05 AM

Pulmonary Nodule Localization - Best Method
Jay M. Lee, University of California Los Angeles

8:15 AM

No Role for Ablative Techniques in Era of SBRT
Bryan F. Meyers, Washington University School of Medicine

8:25 AM

Robotic Lung Resection: What is the Value and How to Improve
Robert J. Cerfolio, New York University School of Medicine

8:35 AM

Is Resection Superior to SBRT for Stage I Lesions
Traves D. Crabtree, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

8:45 AM

Current Management of Post Pneumonectomy BPF
Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital

8:55 AM

Panel Discussion

9:20 AM

 Morning Coffee Break

Session II: Benign Esophageal Disease
Moderated by: David J. Sugarbaker, Baylor College of Medicine

9:50 AM

POEM for Motility Disorder and GIST tumors
Steven R. DeMeester, The Oregon Clinic

10:00 AM

Enhancements to Anti-Reflux Surgery: Linx and Other Modifications
Brian E. Louie, Swedish Cancer Institute and Medical Center

10:10 AM

Robotic Anti-Reflux Surgery
Mark W. Onaitis, University of California San Diego

10:20 AM

How to Perform Laparoscopic Repair of Giant PEH: Technical Pearls
Katie S. Nason, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

10:30 AM

Failed Anti-Reflux Surgery - When and How to Re-Operate
James D. Luketich, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

10:40 AM

When is Esophagectomy the Best Operation for Benign Esophageal Disease
David J. Sugarbaker, Baylor College of Medicine

10:50 AM

Stenting for Benign Esophageal Disease: Is it Ever Warranted?
Virginia R. Litle, Boston University Medical Center

11:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Session III: Surgical Innovation
Moderated by: Scott J. Swanson, Brigham & Women's/Dana Farber Cancer Institute

11:25 AM

Keynote Address: "Fostering a Culture of Surgeon Innovation"
William E. Cohn, Texas Heart Institue

12:00 PM

Lunch Symposia

Session IV: Debate: The Optimal Route for the Introduction of New Technologies in Surgery
Moderated by: Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital

1:15 PM 

The Industry Driven Pathway
Robert J. Cerfolio, New York University

1:30 PM

The Academic Pathway
Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital

1:45 PM

Moderated Pro-Con Discussion
G. Alexander Patterson, Washington University School of Medicine
David J. Sugarbaker, Baylor College of Medicine
Robert J. Cerfolio, New York University School of Medicine
Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital

2:00 PM 

How Can the Practicing Surgeon Acquire New Innovative Skills?
Traves D. Crabtree, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 

2:15 PM

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: An Opportunity for Surgical Innovation
Bryan M. Burt, Baylor College of Medicine

2:30 PM

Panel Discussion

2:45 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

3:00 PM

Industry Sponsored Surgical Suite Sessions

6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 2: Saturday, October 28, 2017

7:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                                                                                                        

7:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Session V: Airway Intervention
Moderated by: Bryan F. Meyers, Washington University School of Medicine

7:45 AM

Navigational Brochoscopy with Transbronchial Radiofrequency Ablation
Katie S. Nason, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

7:55 AM

CT Guided Navigational Bronchoscopy
Thomas A. D'Amico, Duke University Medical Center 

8:05 AM

Airway Cryoablation: Indications, Technique and Risks
Virginia R. Litle, Boston University Medical Center

8:15 AM 

Options for Airway Management During Complex Resection and Reconstruction
Brian E. Louie, Swedish Cancer Institute and Medical Center

8:25 AM

Subglottic Tracheal Resection
G. Alexander Patterson, Washington University School of Medicine 

8:35 AM

Panel Discussion 

9:00 AM

 Morning Coffee Break

Session VI: Esophageal Malignancy
Moderated by: Thomas A. D'Amico, Duke University Medical Center

9:30 AM

Esophageal Resection: Quality Measures
Traves D. Crabtree, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

9:40 AM

Anastomotic Complications
Bryan F. Meyers, Washington University School of Medicine

9:50 AM

Learning Curve for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Scott J. Swanson, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute

10:00 AM

Minimally Invasive en block Esophagectomy
Steven R. DeMeester, The Oregon Clinic

10:10 AM

Robotic Esophagectomy
Mark W. Onaitis, University of California San Diego

10:20 AM

Panel Discussion

Session VII: Lung Cancer II
Moderated by: James D. Luketich, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

10:45 AM

What is the Current Role of EBUS/EUS?
Bryan M. Burt, Baylor College of Medicine

10:55 AM

Role of ImmunoRx-Checkpoint Inhibitors
Jay M. Lee, University of California Los Angeles

11:05 AM

Quality Metrics for Resection: Are They Reasonable? 
G. Alexander Patterson, Washington University School of Medicine

11:15 AM

Pneumonectomy After Induction Rx: Is it Safe? 
David J. Sugarbaker, Baylor College of Medicine

11:25 AM

Minimally Invasive Techniques After Induction Therapy: Preoperative and Intraoperative Strategies and Patient Selection
Scott J. Swanson, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute

11:35 AM

Panel Discussion

12: 15 PM  

Lunch Symposia 

Session VIII: Video Session
Moderated by: Traves D. Crabtree, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

1:30 PM

VATS Segmentectomy
Thomas A. D'Amico, Duke University Medical Center

1:40 PM

Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Are We Still Getting Better in 2017?
James D. Luketich, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

1:50 PM

POEM for Achalasia
Steven R. DeMeester, The Oregon Clinic

2:00 PM

Robotic Resection for Thymoma
Robert J. Cerfolio, New York University School of Medicine

2:10 PM

Trans Sternal Closure BPF
G. Alexander Patterson, Washington University School of Medicine

2:20 PM

Panel Discussion

2:45 PM

Adjourn
*Program Subject to Change
 
 

 

 W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr & Pedro J. del Nido
 W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr & Pedro J. del Nido