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

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, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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 Speaker
William E. Cohn, Texas Heart Institue

12:00 PM

Lunch Symposia

Session IV: Innovation Debate
Moderated by: Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital

1:15 PM 

The Path to Innovation in Surgery: Industry Route
Robert J. Cerfolio, University of Alabama at Birmingham

1:25 PM 

The Path to Innovation in Surgery: Academic Route
Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital

1:35 PM

Panel Discussion

1:45 PM 

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

1:55 PM

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

2:05 PM

Panel Discussion

2:30 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

3:00 PM

Day 1 Scientific Sessions Adjourn

3:00 PM

Optional Hands On Session in Industry sponsored Surgical Suites 

5:30 PM

Surgical Suites close

5:30 PM

Welcome Reception

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Preliminary Program Agenda
Day 2: Saturday, October 28, 2017

7:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                                                                                                        

7:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction to Day Two

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 Centre 

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

POEMS for Achalasia
Steven R. DeMeester, The Oregon Clinic

2:00 PM

Robotic Resection for Thymoma
Robert J. Cerfolio, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2:10 PM

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

2:20 PM

Panel Discussion

2:45 PM

Meeting Adjourns
*Program Subject to Change
 
 

 

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