ALAT 2014 – Medellin

information about the 2014 Latin American Association of Thoracic Surgery conference


Mark your calendars – the Latin American Association of Thoracic Surgery (ALAT) is coming to Medellin, Colombia this July.

The conference is sponsored by the Colombian Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery.

The conference will be held 31 July to 2 August 2014 in Colombia’s 2nd city at the Plaza Mayor.

Invited speakers include all of Latin America, Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Italy.  Invited lecturers include noted physicians such as Peter Barnes, Stella Martinez, Rafael Beltran and Dario Londono.

Topics include the treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis, pulmonary rehabilitation (and quality of life in COPD), COPD and Pulmonary fibrosis, along with more specialized content for thoracic surgery and endoscopy.  These specialty segments include content on lung transplant, surgical treatment alternatives and ongoing research.

If you are interested in attending, click here.

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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