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UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Angela Kinnunen, 412-648-6342
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2016 MIE Conference: Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Esophageal Cancer

December 7-9, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pa

Presented by:

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center
for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Topics Include:
•  Minimally Invasive and Robotic Approaches to Surgical Management
•  Controversies in Management of Esophageal Cancer
•  Multimodality Therapy for Esophageal Cancer
•  Surgical Wet Lab Including Robotics

Daily Agenda
Day 1: Hands-On Surgical Wet-Lab including Robotics
Day 2: Didactic Sessions
Day 3: Observation of Live Surgery

Who Should Attend

This program is intended for general and thoracic surgeons, gastroenterologists, minimally invasive team members (MD, DO, RN, PA, NP), allied health professionals, any interested medical, radiation, or surgical oncology specialists, and primary care providers.

Course Directors

James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery

Inderpal Sarkaria, MD, FACS
Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs
Director, Thoracic Robotic Surgery
Co-Director, Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute

Jonathan D’Cunha, MD, PhD, FACS
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of Lung Transplantation/Lung Failure

Katie S. Nason, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Associate Director, Cardiothoracic Research Program

Ryan M. Levy, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Passavant

Omar Awais, DO
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Mercy

International UPMC Faculty

Alessandro Bertani, MD
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation
ISMETT-UPMC Italy (Palermo)

Visiting Faculty

Wayne Hofstetter, MD
Deputy Chair and Professor, Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Division of Surgery
Director, Esophageal Surgery Program, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas

Michael Gibson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Head and Neck Team, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Cleveland, Ohio

Continuing Education Credit
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™


A block of hotel rooms has been saved at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center.  Please contact the hotel by phone at 412-648-6200 or by e-mail at reservations47154@wyndham.com and mention the group name “UPMC Cardiothoracic” to receive the discounted rate of $139 per night.

For additional information, contact Angela Kinnunen at 412-648-6342 or email CTSurgCME@upmc.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

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