Program 2015

Program is based on a minimum of 25% of time allowed for questions and answers. Presentations will be designed to incorporate an audience response system.

Friday, June 19, 2015

7:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:50 Welcome
Dr. James Rutka, Chair, Department of Surgery
Dr. Thomas K. Waddell, Chair, Division of Thoracic Surgery

MORNING SESSION I
LUNG CANCER: DIAGNOSIS AND STAGING
Chair: Dr. Thomas Waddell

8:00 Is PET Scan Always Required Before Lung Cancer Resection?
Sean Grondin
8:20 Update on Pathology of Lung Adenocarcinoma
David Hwang
8:40 What are the Limitations of EBUS in Mediastinal Staging?
Kasia Czarnecka-Kujawa
9:00 Is There a Role for Mediastinoscopy in 2015?
Shaf Keshavjee
9:20 Role of VATS in Lung Cancer Staging
Andrew Pierre
9:40 My Approach to Lung Cancer from Diagnosis to Surgery
Milton Saute
10:00 Case Based Panel Discussion with Audience Participation
All Speakers
10:20 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

MORNING SESSION II
LUNG CANCER: MINIMALLY INVASIVE APPROACH
Chair: Dr. Shaf Keshavjee

10:50 F.G. Pearson Lecture
What are the Current Limits of VATS Resection for Lung Cancer?
Robert McKenna
11:20 Robotic Approach In Thoracic Surgery
Kazuhiro Yasufuku
11:35 What are the High Risk Patients in the Era of VATS?
Thomas Waddell
11:50 Tricks and Tips When Starting a VATS Program
Najib Safieddine
12:05 Case Based Panel Discussion with Audience Participation
All Speakers
12:25 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION I
BENIGN THORACIC DISEASE
Chair: Dr. Marcelo Cypel

1:25 R. J. Ginsberg Lecture
Surgical Management of Congenital Tracheal Stenosis
Milton Saute
1:55 Pectus Excavatum: Who is a candidate for the Nuss Approach?
Christopher Compeau
2:10 Management of Esophageal Diverticulum
Carmine Simone
2:25 Surgical Management of Congenital Lung Malformations
Milton Saute
2:40 Rib Fracture: Is there a role for surgery?
Michael Ko
2:55 Case Based Panel Discussion with Audience Participation
All Speakers
3:15 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:45

AFTERNOON SESSION II
INTERACTIVE SMALL GROUP SESSIONS

  1. Management of Esophageal Disasters
    Drs. Grondin/Darling/Finley/Pierre
  2. Management of Mediastinal Mass
    Drs. McKenna/Keshavjee/Zeldin
  3. Surgery in Oligometastastic Lung Cancer
    Drs. Saute/Cypel/Yasufuku/de Perrot
  4. Common Complications Following Thoracic Surgery: Allied Healthcare Case Discussion with a Speech Pathologist and Thoracic Nurse Practitioners
    Andrea Gomes and Anastasia Bykova / Marijana Zubrinic
5:00 Adjourn

Saturday, June 20, 2015

7:30 Continental Breakfast

MORNING SESSION I
ESOPHAGEAL DISEASE: STAGING AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE APPROACH
Chair: Dr. Andrew Pierre

8:00 State-of-the-Art in MIE Esophagectomy
Gail Darling
8:20 Induction Chemo or Chemorad in Esophageal Cancer?
Christian Finley
8:40 POEM: Where are we in 2015?
Eran Shlomovitz
9:00 R.D. Henderson Memorial Lecture
Management of Para-Esophageal Hiatus Hernia
Sean Grondin
9:30 Case Based Panel Discussion with Audience Participation
All Speakers
9:50 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

MORNING SESSION II
MISCELLANEOUS
Chair: Dr. Marc de Perrot

10:20 VATS Resection of Thymoma
Robert McKenna
10:40 How Long Should VTE Prophylaxis be Used in Thoracic Surgery?
Yaron Shargall
11:00 VATS or Open Metastasectomy: How to choose?
Marcelo Cypel
11:20 Forecasting the Impact of SBRT for the Treatment of Early StageĀ Lung Cancer on the Thoracic Surgery Workforce in Canada
Sean Grondin
11:40 Role of Radical Surgery in Non-Mesothelioma Pleural Malignancy
Marc de Perrot
12:00 Case Based Panel Discussion with Audience Participation
All Speakers
12:20 Lunch
1:20

AFTERNOON SESSION I
INTERACTIVE SMALL GROUP SESSIONS

  1. Management of Esophageal Disasters
    Drs. Grondin/Darling/Finley/Pierre
  2. Management of Mediastinal Mass
    Drs. McKenna/Keshavjee/Zeldin
  3. Surgery in Oligometastastic Lung Cancer
    Drs. Cypel/Yasufuku/de Perrot
  4. Common Complications Following Thoracic Surgery: Allied Healthcare Case Discussion with a Respiratory Therapist and Thoracic Nurse Practitioners
    Tara Fowler / Marianne NgĀ and Anastasia Bykova / Marijana Zubrinic
2:40 Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

AFTERNOON SESSION II
HOW I DO IT
Chair: Dr. Kazuhiro Yasufuku

3:10 VATS Segmentectomy
Kazuhiro Yasufuku
3:30 VATS Sleeve Lobectomy
Robert McKenna
3:50 Uniportal VATS Lobectomy
Abdollah Behzadi
4:10 Robotic Mediastinal Resection
Thomas Waddell
4:30 Image Guided Minimally Invasive Resection of Small Pulmonary Nodules: Wedge Resection of the Lung Using Intra-Operative Imaging Guided Techniques
Kazuhiro Yasufuku
4:50 Evaluation and Adjourn