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

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.

About 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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