Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy

The VATS Lobectomy course will run from 16- 17 May 2019 in Wendisch Rietz, Germany (just outside Berlin). THURSDAY 16 MAY 08:00 Welcome and introduction 08:30 Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) lobectomy background - The evidence - Initiating a VATS lobectomy programme - Patient selection - Principles (safety procedures) - Lymphadenectomy D Stamenovic, Karlsruhe N Maric, … Continue reading "Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy"
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

The VATS Lobectomy course will run from 16- 17 May 2019 in Wendisch Rietz, Germany (just outside Berlin).

THURSDAY 16 MAY
08:00 Welcome and introduction
08:30 Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) lobectomy background
– The evidence
– Initiating a VATS lobectomy programme
– Patient selection
– Principles (safety procedures)
– Lymphadenectomy
D Stamenovic, Karlsruhe
N Maric, Belgrade
R Milton, Leeds
F Di Chiara, Oxford
D Eaton, Dublin
09:30 Break
10:00 VATS lobectomy live-in-a-box videos step-by-step with pitfalls
– VATS right upper lobectomy
– VATS middle and right lower lobectomy
– VATS left upper lobectomy
– VATS left lower lobectomy
N Maric, Belgrade
T Lacin, Istanbul
D Eaton, Dublin
R Milton, Leeds
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Wetlab
– Introduction
– VATS lobectomy (left lower lobectomy)
– VATS lobectomy (upper lobectomy)
R Milton and D Stamenovic
All Faculty
15:30 Break
16:00 VATS lobectomy: Complications management F Di Chiara, Oxford
17:00 Close
FRIDAY 17 MAY
08:00 VATS lobectomy live-in-a-box videos
– Posterior approach
– Uniportal approach
– Fissure-last technique
D Stamenovic, Karlsruhe
F Di Chiara, Oxford
D Stamenovic, Karlsruhe
09:00 Break
09:15 Introduction to VATS lobectomy simulator
09:30 Animal ethics and anaesthesia:
Conceptual, experimental and animal protection issues
Medizin im Grünen
10:00 Wetlab
– Introduction
– VATS lobectomy (left lower lobectomy)
– VATS lobectomy (left upper lobectomy)
R Milton and D Stamenovic
All Faculty
>13:00 Lunch and training on simulator
14:00 Common postoperative complications and handling T Lacin, Istanbul
15:00 Discussion All faculty
15:15 Continuation of training on the VATS lobectomy simulator
16:45 Feedback R Milton and D Stamenovic
17:00 Close

COURSE INFORMATION

Date/Duration
16 -17 May 2019 (2 day course)

Location
Medizin im Gruenen
Wendisch Rietz, Germany (just outside Berlin)
For further information, please see here

Course Directors
R Milton, Leeds
D Stamenovic, Karlsruhe

Course Format
Interactive lectures, live-in-a-box videos and wetlabs.

Course Fee
Members: €975 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €1300 inclusive of VAT

Fee includes lunch, refreshments and the group dinner on 16 May.
Please note this course is limited to 12 participants

Target Audience
Thoracic surgeons working as a surgeon in training in a thoracic and/or cardiac department with a specific interest in VATS lobectomy.

Please see here for the EACTS Academy terms and conditions

Faculty

  • Francesco Di Chiara
  • Tunc Lacin
  • Richard Milton
  • Davor Stamenovic