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The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Lauren Wilson (412) 648-6342
UPMC Biomedical Science Tower South - Room S120
(412) 648-6342.
203 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Management of Benign Esophageal Disorders in the Era of Minimally Invasive Surgery

The two-day program will consist of a series of lectures as well as live case demonstrations. Experts on the subject will present technical aspects of these operations along with risks, benefits, and outcomes.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for general and thoracic surgeons; gastroenterologists, minimally invasive team members (MD, RN, PA, and NP), allied health care professionals, and primary care physicians.

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

Katie S. Nason, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery

Rodney J. Landreneau, MD, FACS
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery

Invited Guest Faculty
Donald Low, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)
Director, Esophageal Center of Excellence,
Digestive Disease Institute
Scientific Director of the Ryan-Hill
Thoracoesophageal Research Fellowship
Head of Thoracic Surgery & Thoracic
Oncology, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Meeting Locations
April 19

Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop St., Suite S120
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

April 20
Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St., Suite F-600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded 1.3 continuing education units (CEU) which are equal to 13.5 contact hours.

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