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Meetings/ Conference coverage

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Surgery for Tuberculosis – More than thoracoplasty?

Long time readers know that tuberculosis, and the surgical treatment of tuberculosis have been high on our interest list here at Thoracics.org.   While surgery was once the mainstay of treatment for tuberculosis (and was in fact, responsible for the emergence of thoracics as a surgical specialty) since the development effective antibiotic regimens Now, the … Continue reading

The Best of VATS International 2017: Dr. Marco Scarci & Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas

The Best of VATS International 2017 Most helpful: Dr. Marco Scarci & Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas For less abstract, and more clinically relevant information, particularly for surgeons new to uniportal VATS, the lectures by both Dr. Marco Scarci and Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas were standouts. Dr. Marco Scarci’s presentation, entitled, “Uniportal VATS: Hilar dissection” was … Continue reading

The best of VATS International 2017: Joel Dunning

In a day crammed full of lectures from internationally recognized experts – as part of a series of articles,  here are our picks   Best Orator:  Dr. Joel Dunning – for overall style, presentation as well as his lecture content.  In particular, his lecture on microlobectomy is excellent for being both informative and entertaining in … Continue reading

At VATS International 2017

Royal College of Physicians – London, UK Friday, October 20, 2017 While around 100 thoracic surgeons are gathered here this morning for the start of the 4th VATS International conference, there are another 500 viewers watching Dr. Eric Lim (UK) deliver his opening remarks on a live stream video feed on CTSnet.org. Dr. Lim, who … Continue reading

the 4th VATS International

The fourth VATS International Symposium is this October 20th – 21st, 2017.  As readers know, this course has been highly recommended in the past by Thoracics.org. The preliminary program has been released, and it looks like audience favorite and straight shooter, Eric Lim will be opening the conference. Italian thoracic surgeon, and the inventor of … Continue reading

Guest post: Dr. Migliore and the IV Mediterranean Symposium on Thoracic Oncology

Dr. Marcello Migliore reports on the highlights from the recent Mediterranean Symposium on Thoracic Oncology Continue reading

The Mediterranean IV thoracic oncology symposium

It’s not too late to register for the upcoming Thoracic Oncology Symposium in Catania, Italy.  The symposium is being held April 6th and 7th and is sponsored by the University of Catania and Policlinico University Hospital. This year’s topic is “Surgery for “advanced” lung and esophageal cancer: New horizons or a false dawn?”  Lectures include a … Continue reading

Now accepting submissions for the Thoracics.org VATS International Award

The first ever Thoracics.org Award to recognize innovation and achievement in thoracic surgery is now accepting submissions. Continue reading

Highlights from the 3rd VATS International

If you can only attend one thoracic surgery conference, shortlist VATS International. Continue reading

Act differently or watch thoracic surgery die

Dr. Eric Lim challenges thoracic surgeons to remain relevant with a call to action at the 3rd VATS International conference in London, England Continue reading

Why you should have attended VATS Peru 2016

Why you should have attended VATS Peru 2016 There were plenty of reasons for surgeons from all over Latin America to converge on Cuscu, Peru for the 2nd annual VATS PERU Uniportal Master Class, which covered the basics of the uniportal approach as well as nonintubated and awake uniportal surgery.  There were subxiphoid and uniportal … Continue reading

Dr. William Guido and the state of thoracic surgery in Costa Rica

Cusco,  Peru One of the guest lecturers at the 2nd VATS Peru Uniportal Master course is Dr. William Guido Gerrero from Costa Rica. Dr. Guido talked about the challenges of implementing a minimally invasive thoracic surgery program in the small central american nation that boasts a total population of less than 5 million. Despite the … Continue reading

At VATS Peru 2016

Cusco, Peru Day One of the VATS Peru 2016 Conference was a primer for surgeons interested in learned and performing uniportal VATS.  Dr. Gonzalez Rivas’ lectures formed the basis of theory and principles of uniportal thoracoscopic surgery, with additional lectures by Dr. William Guido, Dr. Timothy Young and Dr. Deping Zhao. Surprisingly, many of the … Continue reading

VATS Peru 2016

VATS Peru 2016 – learn uniportal and subxiphoid techniques in the wet lab, at the hands of the inventors of these techniques at this year’s conference in Cusco, Peru. Continue reading

Guest post: Report from the 3rd Mediterranean Symposium in Thoracic Surgical Oncology – VATS

An invited report from Dr. Marcello Migliore on the recent Italian conference on VATS and lung cancer Continue reading

This June: NYU School of Medicine & Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Details about the upcoming Robotic thoracic surgery course at NYU this June. Continue reading

Invitation to the 3rd Mediterranean Symposium in Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Join Dr. Marcello Migliore  (Italy) and Dr. Tom Treasure (UK) this April for the 3rd Mediterranean Symposium in Thoracic Surgical Oncology in Catania, Italy.   The 3rd Mediterranean symposium is on VATS resections for lung cancer will be held in Catania 21-22 April 2016. Conference focus: Although more than 20 years have elapsed since the first … Continue reading

Advanced Course on Major Pulmonary Resections through Uniportal VATS

Learn Uniportal VATS from the masters – with a hands-on wet lab.. Continue reading

the 2nd annual Cambridge VATS conference

the second annual Cambridge VATS : uniportal VATS, nonintubated thoracic surgery and the masters Continue reading

Conference Highlight: Uniportal lobectomy: Intubated and Non-intubated

Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas discusses intubated and nonintubated uniportal thoracic surgery for complex thoracic procedures Continue reading

Conference coverage: The Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Highlights from Day One of the Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery conference in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

Thoracic surgery conference – VATS Peru this September..

Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas headlines the ALAT sponsored event this September. Continue reading

Save the date! Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Course in September 2015

Interested surgeons, don’t worry – there’s still plenty of time of register for the upcoming Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery course offered by the Duke Center for Surgery Innovation.  The course will be held September 24th – 26th, 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Florida. Featured speakers include some of the biggest names in minimally … Continue reading

Live surgery sessions – Naples minimally invasive surgery course

Dr. Henrik Hansen on how to streamline your surgery, and Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas at the Live surgery sessions of the Minimally invasive surgery conference in Naples, Italy. Continue reading

VATS Group. IT

VATS group and the Italian VATS Registry.. Continue reading

Corso di chirurgia toracica videoassistita e robotica – Day 1

Naples, Italy No sign yet of the elusive Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and Dr. Henrik Hansen, but they are both scheduled to speak (and operate) on the second day of the conference. Instead, there were several local speakers to address the exclusively Italian crowd of surgeons, nurses and therapists.  Several staff members at Hospital Monaldi, … Continue reading

Minimally invasive surgery course in Naples at Hospital Monaldi (April 23 – 24th, 2015)

Minimally invasive surgery course in Naples at Hospital Monaldi (April 23 – 24th, 2015) Munich airport, Germany I am on the last leg of a long journey to the beautiful southern Italian coastal city of Naples.  Best known for its claim as the home of pizza and the nearby ruins of Pompeii, for the next … Continue reading

Interview with the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery

Thoracics.org talks to the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery and result isn’t what you might expect. Continue reading

An Ordinary Afternoon

An Ordinary Afternoon at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital The  Uniportal VATS course continues for much of the rest of the week (March 9 – 20th). After Dr. Gonzalez completed his second case today, we had a short break before the start of his next case.  I took the opportunity to peek into the operating rooms to … Continue reading

Welcome to Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital

Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital – Shanghai, China Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital is a dream come true for a thoracic surgery aficionado like myself.  Twelve operating rooms, a 30 ICU beds, 30 to 40 operations per day and over 40 staff surgeons means that there is always something interesting going on down the hall. Am case presentations is … Continue reading

I’m with the band

on location with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas as he embarks on his latest project: teaching uniportal VATS to surgeons in China Continue reading

Single port surgery conference in Berlin

the latest trailer about the documentary film on single port surgery and information about an upcoming training course. Continue reading

Highlights from Shanghai – Uniportal Surgery conference

Uniportal surgery in Shanghai Continue reading

NHS thoracic offering: Cambridge International VATS symposium

information about the upcoming VATS symposium in Cambridge, UK – with featured speakers Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and Ian Hunt. Continue reading

Upcoming AATS conference on management of lung cancer

Come to Boston this November and meet some of the Living legends and masters of thoracic surgery. Continue reading

Bedside management of the complications in critically ill thoracic surgery patients: A different perspective

Updates in multi-disciplinary care from the Foundation for the Advancement of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the 2014 Cardiovascular- Thoracic Critical Care conference in Washington D.C Continue reading

“This is Life” a new movie about Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas

a new film showing the life-changing efforts of one thoracic surgeon.. It’s about time! Continue reading

Upcoming course on Minimally Invasive thoracoscopy – Latin America

upcoming minimally invasive thoracoscopy course for my Spanish speaking readers at the Clinica Alemana in Santiago, Chile Continue reading

ALAT : The Grand Trifecta

Talking about the roles of traditional VATS, single port surgery and robots in modern thoracic surgery. Continue reading

the 9th conference of Asociacion Latinoamericana de Torax and Dr. Beltran

Highlights from the first day of the ALAT conference in Medellin, Colombia: the size matters debate and personalizing chemotherapy for advanced cancers Continue reading

Summer at Cirugia de Torax

Cirugia de Torax criss-crosses the globe to bring you news about the latest and greatest in thoracic surgery Continue reading

Advances in Thoracic Surgical Oncology

an upcoming conference on thoracic oncology in New York, New York Continue reading

ALAT 2014 – Medellin

information about the 2014 Latin American Association of Thoracic Surgery conference Continue reading

Live streaming single-port surgery: International Symposium

the latest from Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and the masters of thoracic surgery. Continue reading

Talking about Lung Cancer staging with Dr. Mitchell Magee

Discussing the classification and treatment of lung cancer according to the latest revisions (7th edition). Continue reading

16th National Continuing Education Forum in General Thoracic Surgery

Report from the recent 16th National Forum on Thoracic Surgery in Shanghai, China. Continue reading

Dr. Gonzalez Rivas, Johnson & Johnson and Single-port thoracic surgery

the 2013 S.W.A.T conference, presented by Johnson & Johnson. Featured presenters Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and Dr. Paula Ugalde discuss single port thoracoscopy and topics in minimally invasive surgery Continue reading

Update on Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas in Bogota, Colombia

Looks like readers and cirugia de torax will be staying home, It’s a Johnson and Johnson invitation only event. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Postcard from Hong Kong

postcard from one of our readers from the 1st Asian Single Port Symposium & Live Surgery Continue reading

1st Asian Single Port Symposium & Live Surgery

Interested in learning more about single port thoracoscopy, or talking to the inventors of this technique? This March – head to the 1st Asian single port surgery conference in Hong Kong. Continue reading

Upcoming conferences and events for 2013 and beyond

Asociacion Colombiana de Neumologia y Cirugia de Torax – April 18th – 21st, 2013 in Medellin, Colombia. Asociacion Panamena de Neumologia y Cirugia de Torax – conference information not yet published Sociedad Espanola de Cirugia de Torax (SECT) – the IV conference for this organization is scheduled to be held in Madrid, on May 8th – … Continue reading

Talking with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas about single port surgery

an Interview with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas – and coverage of ‘Videotoracoscopia y cirugia robotica en torax: Avances y perspectivas’ in Santiago, Chile Continue reading

VATS Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: Dr. Jose Ribas de Milanez de Campos

One of the world’s experts on sympathectomy and the treatment of hyperhidrosis reviews the evidence at the XVI Congreso Boliviano Sociedad de Cirugia Cardiaca, Toracica y Vascular 2012. Continue reading

Conference coverage: Bolivian Society of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Notes from the day’s lectures at the XVI Congreso Boliviana de Cirugia Cardiaca, Toracica u Vascular in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Continue reading

Talking about carotid body tumors at XXIX Congreso Latinamericano de Cirugia Vascular y Angiologia

talking about the incidence of carotid body tumors at altitude with the world’s experts Continue reading

Congreso Boliviano de Cirugia Cardiaca, Toracica y Vascular

Dr. Fernando Bello, the president of the Bolivian Society of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular surgery along with Dr. Alvaro Balcazar Ortiz, president of the Latin American Association of Vascular Surgery and Angiography officially opened the conference last night.   Dr. Balcazar welcomed surgeons from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, the Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, … Continue reading

Upcoming conference: Robotic & minimally invasive surgery

Cirugia de torax prepares to head to Chile for the latest in Robotics and Minimally-invasive surgery Continue reading

Simposia Internacional: Advances en Cancer Pulmonar y Mesotelioma

Highlights from the recent conference on Advances in Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Continue reading

Sociedad Boliviana de Cirugia Cardiaca, Toracica y Vascular

the XXIX Congreso Latinoamericano de cirugia vascular y angiologia in Santa Cruz, Bolivia this October. Continue reading

Congreso Nacional: Wednesday Highlights

continued coverage of the2012 (Mexican) National Conference in Cancun, Mexico with discussions by Dr. Rafael Andrade, Dr. Raimundo Santolaya and Dr. Enrique Guzman de Alba. Continue reading

Conference Spotlight lecture: Dr. Gulliermo Cueto Robledo

Dr. Cueto as our featured speaker today at the National Conference of the Mexican Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery talking about pulmonary embolism. Continue reading

Conference coverage: Congreso Nacional de Neumologia y Cirugia de Torax

  Cancun, Quintana Roo – Mexico I’m here at the National conference for pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons this year to hopefully interview (and possible recruit some surgeons to the research project). It’s already been an eventful day, with several excellent presentations this morning as attendees continue to arrive to the official beginning of the conference tomorrow … Continue reading

Sociedad Mexicana de Neumologia y Cirugia de Torax

Cirugia de Torax.org heads south of the border for the upcoming Sociedad Mexicana de Neumologia y Cirugia de Torax congreso (conference) this April. It’s also a chance for surgeons to find out more about the high altitude project. Continue reading

Using social media & technology to promote specialty practice

Cirugia de Torax and the role of social media in the promotion of specialty practice. Continue reading