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 VATS lobectomy was performed, there are remain open questions that need answers. Moreover, uniportal VATS made possible in 2011 the feasibility of the single incision VATS lobectomy, which has led to in an increase in interest in VATS resections.  As a result yet more questions have arisen.  Surgeons have to consider the best strategy for lymphadenectomy for example. The recent reports of awake uniportal VATS for lung cancer and the uniportal sleeve resections alert us to expanding indications  and the necessity of a targeted surgical training in minimally invasive surgery.

Who, and when should uniportal and other minimally invasive techniques be used?

But smaller incisions to treat cancer should never put patients at risk. These techniques are not for every surgeon to explore, but if proven to be in patients’ best interests, they should not be avoided but adopted.  Another goal of this symposium addresses how the next generation of surgeons should learn these techniques.  And then the big question of how to test whether innovations are true improvements in randomized trials.

We can hear and discuss new ideas in the relaxing and collegiate atmosphere is provided by the Catania Symposia

Interested surgeons may register at

Guest post on the Mediterrean Symposium authored by Dr. Marcello Migliore


Advances in Thoracic Surgical Oncology

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

Mark your calendars and clear your schedules for the first weekend in October!  The Advances in Thoracic Surgical Oncology course is October 3rd – 4th, 2014.


Unlike many of the association conferences  – this conference is not geared at the thoracic surgery specialty or cardiothoracic surgery crowd in its entirety.

This course, offered by the internationally famous Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York is focused on the use of thoracic surgery in modern cancer treatment, particularly in the treatment of lung and esophageal cancers*.

As a world-famous academic and cancer research center, Sloan Kettering has hundreds of educational offerings for practicing physicians, nurses and other health care professionals as well as Fellowships and doctoral programs in specialty focus areas.

The event is hosted by Dr. David R. Jones, a thoracic surgeon and recent transplant from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Dr. Jones is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery, and the Surgical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

To register for this event, click here

*More information on the lectures and presenters was not available at this time.  (I hope to add more details as we get closer to the event).