Fundamentals in Thoracic Surgery: Part 1

The Fundamentals in Thoracic Surgery: Part 1 will run from 17-19 April 2023 in Windsor. This Course will be available online and in-person, all times shown below are local UK times. MONDAY 17 APRIL 08:30 Welcome and introduction Session 1: Educational session- Airway, Pleura, Mediastinum 08:35 Physiology of the airway 08:55 Physiology of the pleura 09:15 Physiology of the lung 09:35 Physiology of the mediastinum 09:55 Physiology of the diaphragm 10:15 Physiology of the esophagus 10:45 BREAK Session 2: Interactive Session 10:55 Pneumothorax: Presentation of a clinical case 11:15 Neoplastic pleural effusion: Presentation of a clinical case 11:35 LFTP, Malignant Mesothelioma: Presentation of a clinical case 11:55 Thymoma: Presentation of a clinical case 12:15 Lung cancer: Presentation of lobectomy clinical case 12:35 Lung cancer: Presentation of segmentectomy clinical case 10:45 LUNCH IN-PERSON ONLY: Session 3: Hands on – Lung, Diaphragm, Esophagus 14:15 VATS simulation: general thoracic surgery 16:30 3D reality … Continue reading "Fundamentals in Thoracic Surgery: Part 1"

The Fundamentals in Thoracic Surgery: Part 1 will run from 17-19 April 2023 in Windsor.
This Course will be available online and in-person, all times shown below are local UK times.

MONDAY 17 APRIL
08:30 Welcome and introduction
Session 1: Educational session- Airway, Pleura, Mediastinum
08:35 Physiology of the airway
08:55 Physiology of the pleura
09:15 Physiology of the lung
09:35 Physiology of the mediastinum
09:55 Physiology of the diaphragm
10:15 Physiology of the esophagus
10:45 BREAK
Session 2: Interactive Session
10:55 Pneumothorax: Presentation of a clinical case
11:15 Neoplastic pleural effusion: Presentation of a clinical case
11:35 LFTP, Malignant Mesothelioma: Presentation of a clinical case
11:55 Thymoma: Presentation of a clinical case
12:15 Lung cancer: Presentation of lobectomy clinical case
12:35 Lung cancer: Presentation of segmentectomy clinical case
10:45 LUNCH
IN-PERSON ONLY:
Session 3: Hands on – Lung, Diaphragm, Esophagus
14:15 VATS simulation: general thoracic surgery
16:30 3D reality in Thoracic Surgery
17:30 CLOSE
TUESDAY 18 APRIL
08:30 Debriefing of hands on session
Session 4: Educational session – Chest wall, Infections, Surgical Principles
09:00 Physiology of the chest wall
09:20 Lung emphysema: Presentation of a clinical case
09:40 Esophageal cancer: Presentation of a clinical case
10:00 Principles of lung, mediastinal and pleural infection
10:20 BREAK
10:40 Thoracic surgical accesses
11:00 Respiratory evaluation for patients undergoing surgery
11:20 Chest Trauma: Knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology of chest trauma
Session 5: Interactive session
11:40 Respiratory fitness: Presentation of a clinical case
12:00 Chest trauma: Presentation of a blunt and penetrating injury clinical case
12:20 The choice of surgical approach: open vs VATS and uniportal vs multiportale
12:40 Empyema: Presentation of a clinical case
13:00 How to do it: technique of airway resection and anastomosis
13:20 LUNCH
IN-PERSON ONLY:
Session 3: Hands on
14:30 VATS simulation: general thoracic surgery
16:30 3D reality in Thoracic Surgery
17:30 CLOSE
WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL
08:00 Debriefing of hands on session
Session 7
08:30 Knowledge of the basic concepts of clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and evidence based practice. Knowledge and understanding of the role of audit, research, guidelines and standard setting in improving quality of care
08:50 Preoperative and postoperative care in the era of ERAS
09:10 Mediastinitis: Presentation of a clinical case with interactive discussion, diagnostic and treatment path
09:30 Understanding of the multidisciplinary approach to patient care (thoracic MDTs) and application of the principles of team based care
09:50 Ability to recognise and plan the management of common post-operative complications following surgery for chest trauma
10:10 Knowledge of basic life support and associated instrumentation. Knowledge of EACTS/STS/European Resuscitation Council guidelines to treat cardiac arrest
10:30 Radiological Anatomy of the chest
10:50 BREAK
11:10 Endoscopic skills ( flexible and rigid bronchoscopy)
Session 8: Interactive Session
11:30 How to do it: Set-up of an ERAS programme in my hospital
11:50 How to do it: Morbidity/ Mortality audit
12:15 CLOSE

Programme and faculty subject to change.

COURSE INFORMATION – 2022

Date/Duration
17-19 April 2023 (2.5 day course)

Location
Windsor, UK

Course Director
R Milton, Leeds

Course Format
Mix of online and in-person interactive lectures
Surgical case videos
Wetlab and hands-on simulation sessions

Course Fee
Members: €495 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €575 inclusive of VAT

Course fee includes lunches and refreshments on all days and dinner

Target Audience
Skills level 1 – Residents in training with the course content closely allied to the EBCTS syllabus.

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