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Organizer:
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Phone:
Lauren Wilson (412) 648-6342
Email:
wilsonle@upmc.edu
Venue:
UPMC Biomedical Science Tower South - Room S120
Phone:
(412) 648-6342.
Address:
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203 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

Intent and Objectives
The two-day program will consist of a series of lectures as well as live case demonstrations highlighting the surgical management of esophageal cancer, including the role of esophageal surgeons in the use of endoscopic therapies. With world-renowned guest speakers and our own experts, we will cover the full spectrum of topics, including surgery, induction therapy, targeted chemotherapy, endoscopic therapy and clinical and molecular risk satisfaction and the importance of lymph node dissection. Experts on the subject will present technical aspects of various esophageal procedures along with risks, benefits and outcomes. Because of our expertise with minimally invasive esophagectomy, we will be highlighting the indications, outcomes and technical aspects of the operation.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for general and thoracic surgeons, gastroenterologists, minimally invasive team members (MD, RN, PA, NP), allied health professionals and interested medical and radiation oncology specialists.

Course Directors
Omar Awais, DO

Chief of Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Mercy
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ryan M. Levy, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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

Continuing Education Credit
Two-day Program
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 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded 1.2 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 12.0 contact hours.

Hands-on Training Program
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 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded 0.7 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 7.75 contact hours.

Meeting Locations
The two-day program will be held at the Bioscience Medical Tower South, 203 Lothrop Street, Room: S120, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 and the Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center, UPMC Presbyterian, Suite F-600, Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

The Hands-on Training Program will be held at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, 3rd Floor Teaching Lab (Room 340), Pittsburgh, PA 15261.

Accommodations
For hotel reservations, contact the Hilton Garden Inn – University Place Hotel and ask for the UPMC Cardiothoracic Surgery Department MIE Course room block before Thursday, October 18, 2012, or go to this link to book your room: http://tinyurl.com/DeptCardiothoracicSurgeryMIE

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