Courses / Classes and meetings on Uni-port thoracoscopic techniques with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas

For thoracic surgeons interested in becoming more familiar with uniport surgery, this is your chance to learn from the pioneers of the technique.

Several new dates for Uni-port thoracoscopy with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas.  These events span across the Americas and Europe, so if you are interested in uni-port thoracoscopic surgery, then there is something nearby.

The first date is coming up soon – in August 2013, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas in Bogotá, Colombia

I am excited about this one, and hope to be able to cover the event for readers of CdeT.  While I am currently in Medellin, I became familiar with, (and have a great deal of respect for) many of Bogotá’s finest thoracic surgeons in the past so it’s a great opportunity not just to hear more about Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and uni-port thoracoscopy but to check in local surgeons and hear about some of their more interesting cases.

Dr. Gonzalez will be joined by Dr. Paula Ugalde, a well-known thoracic surgeon from Brazil (now practicing in Quebec, Canada).

As soon as I get some more details on the Bogotá event – I’ll post them here..

Split, Crotia – September 12th – 15th – 23rd Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons.  

This conference is being jointly sponsered by the Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons of South Africa (SCTSSA).  Dr. Diego Gonzalez will be talking about “Uni-port VATS major pulmonary resections in advanced lung cancer” in an afternoon session on September 13, 2013. (Obviously they don’t know much about him – since it’s only a 20 minute session – but as a CTS conference, only about 10% is thoracic topics (he is one of just a handful of thoracic speakers.)

Information about this event is available here.

Orlando, Florida – September 19th – 21st 2013

Then in mid -September 2013, he will part of a roster of the greats of thoracic surgery (Dr. Robert Cefolio, Dr. James Luketich and Dr. Thomas D’Amico) at the Duke Center for Surgical Innovation for a  course entitled, “Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery”.  

Complete details for this course are available here..  Sign up before 7/19 for a small discount in registration fees.

Live Thoracic  – February 2014

The second event, is a meeting/ conference/ training course in Dr. Gonzalez’s home hospital in Coruna, Spain.  The event, “Live Thoracic” will feature ‘live-surgery’ demonstrations and will be streamed for real-time viewing from around the world.

In a side note – I want to thank the nearly 6,000 students, interns, nurses, residents and thoracic surgeons who have downloaded one of my thoracic surgery apps for Android devices.

Author: K Eckland

World of Thoracic Surgery is a blog about the work, research, and practices of thoracic surgeons around the world. It includes case studies, [sometimes] dry research, interviews with thoracic surgeons along with patient perspectives, and feedback.

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