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THORACIC General Thoracic Skills:
Implementing Innovation: What Future Leaders Need to Know
Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Course Chair: *Ara Vaporciyan, MD anderson Cancer Center
Course Co-Chair: *Pascal Thomas, North University Hospital
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Introduction
*Ara A. Vaporciyan, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
8:05 AM - 8:15 AM Minimally Invasive Approaches to Diagnosis and Staging
*Ara A. Vaporciyan, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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8:15 AM - 8:25 AM Navigational Bronchoscopy
Daniel S. Oh, University of Southern California
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8:25 AM - 8:35 AM Radial Miniprobe TBLx
*Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Toronto General Hospital
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8:35 AM - 8:55 AM DISCUSSION
8:55 AM - 9:05 AM Tips and Tricks for EBUS with TBNA
*David C. Rice, MD anderson Cancer Center
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9:05 AM - 9:15 AM NIR-SLN Mapping
*Yolonda L. Colson, Brigham and Women's Hospital
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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM What Does a Mediastinal Node Dissection Look Like?
*Frank C. Detterbeck, Yale University
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9:30 AM - 9:40 AM VAMLA
*Gunda Leschber, ELK Berlin Chest Hospital
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9:40 AM - 10:00 AM DISCUSSION
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM COFFEE BREAK
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM Treatment Small Non-palpable Lung Nodules
*Ara A. Vaporciyan, MD anderson Cancer Center
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10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Image-guided Microcoil with CT Wedge
*Richard Finley, University of British Columbia
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM Nuclear Guided Wedge
*K. Robert Shen, Mayo Clinic
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10:50 AM - 11:00 AM Virtual Assisted Lung Mapping (VAL-MAP)
Masaaki Sato, Kyoto University
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11:00 AM - 11:10 AM iVATS
*Raphael Bueno, Brigham and Women's Hospital
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11:10 AM - 11:20 AM Video ICG-guided Segmentectomy
Yasuo Sekine, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center
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11:20 AM - 11:30 AM SBRT of Pulmonary Lesions
Douglas J. Minnich, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM DISCUSSION
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH: Experiencing Atheer 3D Reality Glasses for Surgery (Not for Credit)
  Open to All Saturday Course Registrants
Sina Fateh, Atheer Labs
Allen Y. Yang, Atheer Labs

Currently, a surgery team may rely on various digital medical and imaging devices in the OR to monitor the patient in real time. However, the efficiency and safety of the operation are still limited by at least two major information bottlenecks:
1. The medical devices operated by the technicians are typically not easily accessible to the surgeons.
2. The technicians may have difficulty sharing the most effective view point from the surgeons during the surgery.

Atheer Labs has developed a wearable 3D augmented reality computer in the form of smart glasses, which can fundamentally change the workflow during surgeries. Through a network of Atheer Glasses, a team can share the view of medical device output and video live feed from the Glasses. In addition, the 3D gesture input available on the Glasses enables users to Air Touch a virtual user interface while wearing gloves and without the risk of contamination. Finally, the 3D interactive system can help instructors and trainees learn new procedures while sitting in their offices, or share and explore in real time surgical procedures as if they are co-located near the patient.

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM Endoscopic Esophageal Disease
Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., University of Washington
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1:10 PM - 1:25 PM Chromoendoscopy, Endomicroscopy, OCT
Ross M. Bremner, St. Joseph's Hospital
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1:25 PM - 1:33 PM DISCUSSION
1:33 PM - 1:45 PM EMR ESD
*Wayne L. Hofstetter, MD anderson Cancer Center
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1:45 PM - 1:57 PM RFA Cryo
*Daniel L. Miller, WellStar Healthcare System
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1:57 PM - 2:05 PM DISCUSSION
2:05 PM - 2:25 PM COFFEE BREAK
2:25 PM - 2:31 PM POEM
Jon Wee, Brigham and Women's Hospital
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2:31 PM - 2:37 PM Linx
Brian Louie, Swedish Cancer Institute
2:37 PM - 2:43 PM Endoscopic Anti-reflux
*Hiran C. Fernando, Boston Medical Center
2:43 PM - 2:49 PM Laproscopic PEH Repair
*Virginia R. Litle, Boston Medical Center
2:49 PM - 3:01 PM DISCUSSION
3:01 PM - 3:16 PM Stitch, Stents, and Clips
*Shanda H. Blackmon, Mayo Clinic
3:16 PM - 3:30 PM DISCUSSION

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