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UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Angela Kinnunen, 412-648-6342
The University Club
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123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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2017 MIE Conference: Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Esophageal Cancer

December 6–8, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA

University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Presented By
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute

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
University Club, Ballroom B
Day 2: Observation of Live Surgery and Alumni Dinner
Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center
Day 3: Didactic Session
Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER)

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
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Vice Chairman, Research Affairs and Education
Chief, Division of Lung Transplantation/Lung Failure

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

Wet Lab Director
Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Resident Course Director
Lara Schaheen, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery

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™.

Accommodations are available at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. Please contact the hotel by phone at 412-648-6200 or by e-mail at  reservations47154@wyndham.com.


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

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