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Thoracic surgery programs

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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

Highlights from the 3rd VATS International

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

Credentialing versus certification for minimally invasive thoracic surgery?

The STS Task force takes on credentiallng in minimally invasive surgery but shouldn’t they be looking at advanced specialty certification instead? 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

Thoracic surgery shortage worsens as graduates fail to pass exams

a record number of surgeons fail to pass the American thoracic surgery certification exam, in the midst of a deepening shortage of surgeons. 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

“General Thoracic Surgery” is thoracic surgery

what is the future of thoracic surgery education? A new American study asks the if it is time to separate the specialties of cardiac and thoracic surgery. Continue reading

Dr. Thomas D’Amico: Duke Thoracic Surgery

A brief interview with Dr. Thomas D’Amico, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. Continue reading