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

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2018 Toronto Thoracic Refresher
Friday-Saturday, June 8-9, 2018

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2017 Objectives

This two-day program will update practicing surgeons, postgraduate trainees and other health professionals on current topics in thoracic surgery.

The program will include lectures, discussion with speaker panels, workshops, video presentations, questions from the audience and interactive touch-pads.

Highlights

  • New advances in interventional bronchoscopy
  • Use of energy devices in thoracic surgery
  • Multi-disciplinary approach for lung cancer
  • Management of mediastinal tumors
  • Minimally invasive/robotic lung and esophageal surgery

Accreditation

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 13.5 Section 1 hours* (credits are automatically calculated).

American Medical Association

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama assn.org/go/internationalcme

European Union for Medical Specialists (EUMS)

Live educational activities, occurring in Canada, recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually accredited or jointly accredited educational programs. Speakers and/or planning committee members, participating in University of Toronto accredited programs, are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships within the last FIVE (5) years with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of facts. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker's outside interests may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

Endobronchial Ultrasound

This one-day hands-on program is aimed at practicing thoracic surgeons or respirologists interested in learning the technique of Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Biopsy (EBUS-TBNA).

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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Lung Transplantation and Artificial Lung Support

An update for lung transplant surgeons, physicians, trainees and other health professionals on current topics in lung transplantation and artificial lung support.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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