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THORACIC AATS/STS General Thoracic Surgery Symposium:
The Evolving Role of Thoracic Surgeons
Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Course Chair: *Gail E. Darling, Toronto General Hospital
Course Co-Chair: *Gaetano Rocco, National Cancer Institute
 
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Welcome and Introduction
*Gail E. Darling, Toronto General Hospital
 
Lung Cancer: The Role of Surgeons in Diagnosis and Staging
Moderators: *Gail E. Darling, Toronto General Hospital
*Gaetano Rocco, National Cancer Institute
 
8:10 AM - 8:25 AM Lung Cancer Screening: How to Set Up a Lung Cancer Screening Program - How, Who, What Happens Next?
Betty C. Tong, Duke University
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8:25 AM - 8:40 AM Lung Cancer Screening: Opportunity for Molecular Diagnosis? Biomolecular Markers in Breath Samples and Plasma Based Biomarkers
*Jessica S. Donington, NYU Langone Medical Center
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8:40 AM - 8:55 AM Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Techniques for Tissue Diagnosis of Lung Lesions: Radial Miniprobe, Navigational Bronchoscopy�Do We Need Percutaneous Biopsy?
*Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Toronto General Hospital
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8:55 AM - 9:10 AM The Current Practice of Invasive Mediastinal Staging: EBUS, Mediastinoscopy, Mediastinal Lymphadenectomy, VAMLA - Differences between Guidelines and Reality: When is mediastinal Node Sampling not Indicated?
*Paul De Leyn, Catholic University Leuven
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9:10 AM - 9:30 AM Gladiators - Who Should Be Responsible for the Initial Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer? Surgeons vs. Non-Surgeons: Competition or Collaboration?
*Malcolm M. DeCamp, Jr., Northwestern Memorial Hospital
*Sidharta P. Gangadharan, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Moishe Liberman, Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM COFFEE BREAK
 
Lung Cancer
Moderators: *Joseph B. Shrager, Stanford University
*Dennis Wigle, Mayo Clinic
 
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Wedge Resection Is a Palliative Procedure for Lung Cancer
*Thomas A. D'Amico, Duke University
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*Douglas E. Wood, University of Washington
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10:20 AM - 10:40 AM SBRT and Wedge Resection Are Equivalent Therapies for Early Stage Lung Cancer and Oligometastatic Disease
*David C. Rice, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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*Scott J. Swanson, Brigham and Women's Hospital
 
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM Surgeons and SBRT: How to Incorporate SBRT Into Your Practice
*Stephen R. Hazelrigg, Southern Illinois University
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10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Ask the experts - Small Lung Nodules: What do They Really Do?
Moderator and Expert: *Dennis Wigle, Mayo Clinic
Experts:
*Thomas A. D'Amico, Duke University
*Hiroshi Date, Kyoto University
*Frank C. Detterbeck, Yale University
Henrik Jessen Hansen, Rigshospitalet
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11:10 AM - 11:25 AM Locally Advanced Lung Cancer - Complex Pulmonary Resections: Indications, Evaluation, Technique, Tips and Tricks, and Results - Is it Worth the Risk?
Olaf Mercier, Marie Lannelongue Hospital
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11:25 AM - 11:40 AM N2 - Current Evidence: Is There Role for Surgery? Is There a Role for Postop Radiation for Surprise N2?
Linda W. Martin, University of Maryland
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11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Surgery for Stage IIIA N2 is a Surgical Disease
*Philippe G. Dartevelle, Marie Lannelongue Hospital
*Frank C. Detterbeck, Yale University
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Jean Deslauriers
LEGENDS LUNCHEON

*Jean Deslauriers, Institut Universitaire De Cardiologie Et De Pneumologie de Québec
 
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Surgery for Mycobacterial Disease - TB and Atypical TB: Increasing Role for Surgery, Relearning Old Lessons
*John D. Mitchell, University of Colorado
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Infectious Problems in Thoracic Surgery
Moderator: *Joseph B. Zwischenberger, University of Kentucky
 
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Extracorporeal Lung Support for Pneumonia: Indications and Results
Marcelo Cypel, Toronto General Hospital
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1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Post Pneumonic Empyema: Is There Still a Role for Surgery?
*M. Blair Marshall, Georgetown University
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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Does the Surgeon Have a Role in the Management of Early (HGD- T1a) Esophageal Cancer?
Brian E. Louie, Swedish Cancer Institute
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Esophageal Disease
Moderators: *Gail E. Darling, Toronto General Hospital
*Gaetano Rocco, National Cancer Institute
 
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Surgery for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Esophagus: Only for Salvage or as Part of Combined Modality Therapy?
*Stephen G. Swisher, MD anderson Cancer Center
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2:15 PM - 2:30 PM T2 Esophageal Cancer: Does it Exist? Should You Give Preop Therapy?
*Traves D. Crabtree, Washington University
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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Rescue for Complications Post Esophagectomy: The Role of Early Diagnosis and Intervention
*Andrew C. Chang, University of Michigan
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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Primary Surgical Management of Esophageal Achalasia - POEM vs. Laparoscopic Myotomy
*Steven R. DeMeester, University of Southern California
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Transthoracic Hiatal Hernia Repair: Of Historic Interest Only?
*Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., University of Washington
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3:15 PM - 3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK
 
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Why Quality Is the New Black
*Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital
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Thoracic Surgery - Metrics and Third Party Payers
Moderators: *Claude Deschamps, University of Vermont
 
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM What the Surgeon Needs To Know About Databases: How They Can Help You or Hurt You
*Alessandro Brunelli, St. James's University Hospital
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4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Outcome vs. Process Quality Indicators: What Is the Difference and How to Use Them
*Cameron D. Wright, Massachusetts General Hospital
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4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Never Ever Events in Surgery
*Stephen D. Cassivi, Mayo Clinic
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Ask the Experts - How to Practice Thoracic Surgery in the Pay for Quality Era
Moderator and Expert: *Douglas E. Wood, University of Washington
Experts:
*Alessandro Brunelli, St. James's University Hospital
*Stephen D. Cassivi, Mayo Clinic
*Claude Deschamps, University of Vermont
*Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital
*Cameron D. Wright, Massachusetts General Hospital
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