Presented by:
The Division of Thoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Toronto

2018 Objectives

This two-day program will update practicing surgeons, postgraduate trainees and other health professionals on current topics in general thoracic surgery. The program will include lectures, discussion with speaker panels, workshops, video presentations, questions from the audience and interactive touch-pads.


  • New advances in interventional bronchoscopy
  • Surgical management of diseases of the thymus gland
  • Multi-disciplinary approach for lung cancer
  • SBRT and sub-lobar resections for lung cancer
  • Minimally invasive esophageal surgery
  • Implications of TNM 8th edition for lung cancer staging

Luncheon Lecture on Optimal Training of a Thoracic Surgeon featuring Dr. Joel D. Cooper M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania

Guest Speakers

Joel D. Cooper, MD FACS, FRCPS
Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Joshua R. Sonett, MD
Chief, General Thoracic Surgery NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Director, The Price Family Center for Comprehensive Chest Care, Lung and Esophageal Center
New York, NY

John Reynolds, MCh, FRCSI
Professor of Surgery and Head of Department,Trinity College Dublin
Specialist Oesophageal and Gastric Surgeon, St. James’s Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

Joel Dunning, FRCS, PhD
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital
Associate Editor, European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Middlesbrough, UK

Endobronchial Ultrasound

June 7, 2018
MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street

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Lung Transplantation and Artificial Lung Support

June 7, 2018
MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street
Toronto, ON

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