ISMICS 17 Annual Scientific Meeting, 7-10 June 2017, Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italy
ISMICS 17 Annual Scientific Meeting, 7-10 June 2017, Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italy
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THURSDAY, 8 June 2017
08.00 - 16.00 Thoracic Masters Class:
Co-Chairs: Ghulam Abbas, MD
Farid Gharagozloo, MD
08.00 - 10.40 Thoracic Masters Class: Morning Session
08.00 - 09.30 Session I: Benign Esophageal
Moderators: Ghulam Abbas, MD
Calvin S.H. Ng, MD
08.00 - 08.15 Physiological Testing of Esophagus: HRM, Impedance & Bravo: What should an Esophageal Surgeon Know?
Thomas J. Watson, MD
08.15 – 08.30 Comparison of Robotic Modified Lateral Heller Myotomy and POEM
Farid Gharagozloo, MD
08.30 – 08.45 LINX: An Innovative Solution for GERD
Hiran C. Fernando, MD
08.45 – 09.00 Robotic Repair of Paraesophageal Hernia: Is it better than Laparoscopic?
Farid Gharagozloo, MD
09.00 - 09.30 Discussion
09.30 - 10.30 Session II: Esophagectomy
Moderators: Hiran C. Fernando, MD
Sebastian Gilbert, MD
09.30 - 09.45 RAMIE vs MIE: Which Approach is better?
Abbas E. Abbas, MD
09.45 - 10.00 Robotic Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy: Techniques, Complication and Outcomes
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD
10.00 – 10.20 Techniques of Nuss Procedure: Recent Modifications
Donald Nuss, MD
10.20 – 10.30 Discussion
10.30 - 10.45 Break
10.45 - 11.15 Announcement of Subramanian Innovation Award
Subramanian Innovation Award Finalists who will be presenting their work:

A Leaflet Extending Device for Easier Repair of Functional Mitral Regurgitation with Minimally Invasive Techniques

Muralidhar Padala, Emory University

Lima-to-lad Without Sternotomy or Thoracotomy: Does the Trans-xiphoid Approach Add Value?
Andy Kiser, ECHI Greenville

Percutaneous Closed-chest Transapical Valve Procedures: First Tests in Animals
Enrico Ferrari, University Hospital Zurich
11.15 – 11.20 First Announcement of Paul Grundeman Scientific Research Award
11.20 - 11.30 Introduction of the New Members
11.30 - 12.15 Presidential Address
Pathways to Innovation in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Johannes Bonatti, MD
12.15 - 13.45 ISMICS International Fellows and Residents Luncheon - Trainees to Consultants†
12.15 - 13.45 LUNCH SYMPOSIA†
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.
13.15 - 17.00 Thoracic Masters Class: Afternoon Session
13.15 - 15.15 Session I: Anatomic Lung Resection I
Moderators: Farid Gharagozloo, MD
Abbas E. Abbas, MD
13.15 - 13.35 Robotic Lobectomy: Techniques and Pitfalls
Giulia Veronesi, MD
13.35 - 13.55 Robotic Segmentectomy: Step by Step Approach to each Segment
Ghulam Abbas, MD
13.55 - 14.15 VATS Microlobectomy: How do I do it
Joel Dunning, MD
14.15 - 14.35 Uniportal VATS Lobectomy: How to Train the Trainees?
Sebastian Gilbert, MD
14.35 - 14.55 Robotic Thymectomy: Utility for Large Tumors
Jens C. Rueckert, MD
14.55 - 15.15 Discussion
15.15 - 15.30 Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
15.30 - 17.00 Session II: Innovative Thoracic Intervention
Moderators: Joel Dunning, MD
Giulia Veronesi, MD
15.30 - 15.45 Robotic First Rib resection for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Farid Gharagozloo, MD
15.45 - 16.00 Hybrid Thoracic Surgery: Image Guided Hybrid Thoracic Procedures
Redha Souilamas, MD
16.00 - 16.15 Endobronchial Interventions for Airway Tumors
Faiz Bhora, MD
16.15 - 16.30 Gastroplasty for Short Esophagus: Techniques of Different Approaches
Sudish C. Murthy, MD, PhD
16.30 - 16.45 VATS Sympathectomy Controversies: Clip or Cut? Which level?
Ricardo Santos, MD
16.45 - 17.00 Discussion
17.00 - 18.15 Exhibition Hall Reception
17.00 - 18.15 Poster Competition: Round 1
Chief Moderator: Rex Stanbridge, MD; St. Mary's Hospital, London, England
18.00 - 20.00 EVENING SYMPOSIA†
Evening Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.
FRIDAY, 9 June 2017
08.00 - 09.20 THORACIC SESSION 1 - Anatomic Lung Resection II
Moderators: Ricardo Santos, MD
Thomas J. Watson, MD
T1 Single-port versus Multi-port Thoracoscopic Lobectomy in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer: Propensity-score Matched Analysis
Kook Nam Han, Hyun Koo Kim, Young Ho Choi.
Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Discussion (4 minutes)
T2 Efficacy of Animal VATS Lobectomy Training Program for Novice Thoracic Surgical Residents
Yoohwa Hwang, Samina Park, Hyun Joo Lee, In-Kyu Park, Chang Hyun Kang, Young Tae Kim.
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Discussion (4 minutes)
T3 Comparative Study of Anatomic Lung Resection By Robotic vs Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
Lingling Huang1, Yaxing Shen2, Mark Onaitis3.
1Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA, 2Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 3University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

Discussion (4 minutes)
T4 Validity and Feasibility of Postoperative Management without Chest Tube Placement after Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection of Lung for Pneumothorax
Jae-bum Park, Song-Am Lee, Hyun-Keun Chee.
Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Discussion (4 minutes)
T5 Robotic Anatomic Segmentectomy for Early Stage Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Farid Gharagozloo, Mark Meyer, MD, Barbara Tempesta, BSN.
Florida Hospital Celebration Health/ University of Central Florida, Celebration, FL, USA.

Discussion (4 minutes)
T6 Comparison of Nonintubated versus Intubated Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Lung Cancer
Zeead M. Alghamdi1, Lyfuxu Lynhiavu2, YoungKyu Moon3, MiHyoung Moon3, Seha Ahn3, Yunho Kim3, Sookwhan Sung3.
1King Fahad Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 2University Sciences of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, 3Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Discussion (4 minutes)
TMP1 Four-Year Value Estimate of Robotic Surgery and Low Dose Computed Tomography Screening in Community Thoracic Program
Cory S. Davenport, Robert D. Adams.
Owensboro Health, Owensboro, KY, USA.

Discussion (2 minutes)
TMP2 Evaluation of Factors Driving the Cost of Pulmonary Resection
Hadi Toeg1, Daniel French2, James Villeneuve2, Andrew Seely2, Donna Maziak2, Farid Shamji2, Sudir Sundaresan2, Sebastien Gilbert2.
1University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 2University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Discussion (2 minutes)
09.20 - 10.20 THORACIC SESSION 2 - Esophageal
Moderators: Jens C. Rueckert, MD
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD
T7 Comparison of Short-term Outcomes after Robot-assisted Esophagectomy and Thoracic-laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Esophagectmy
Xiaobin Zhang, Sr., Zhigang Li, Yu Yang, Yifeng Sun, Bo Ye, Xufeng Guo.
Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Discussion (4 minutes)
T8 Robotic Laparoscopic Repair of Giant Paraesophageal Hernias with Primary Repair
Farid Gharagozloo, Barbara Tempesta.
Florida Hospital Celebration Health, University of Central Florida, Celebration, FL, USA.

Discussion (4 minutes)
T9 Single-port Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Thymectomy through Subxiphoidal Incision without Co2 Insufflation
Do Kyun Kang, Ji Yong Kim, Ho-ki Min, Youn-Ho Hwang, Hee Jae Jun.
Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea, Republic of.

Discussion (4 minutes)
TMP3 A New Technique for Cervical Gastroesophageal Anastomosis during Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Jiang Yuequan.
Chongqing Cancer Institute, Chongqing, China.

Discussion (2 minutes)
TMP4 Outcome of Robotic (Minimaly Invasive) Fundoplication as Day Surgery
Nizar Yamani, MD, Abdulaziz A. Aldrees, MD.
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Discussion (2 minutes)
10.20 - 11.00 Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
11.00 – 11.20 LATE BREAKING NEWS
11.20 - 12.20 Kit V. Arom Lectureship
"What Cardiothoracic Surgeons Can Learn from Vascular Surgery"
Experience from Development of Endovascular Techniques by Surgeons - for Surgeons

Alan B. Lumsden, MD
12.20 - 13.50 LUNCH SYMPOSIA† (up to 3 concurrent)
Luncheon Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.
13.50 - 14.50 THORACIC SESSION 3 - Anatomic Pulmonary Resection III
Moderators: Ghulam Abbas, MD
Redha Souilamas, MD
T10 Is there any Value to Robotic Assisted Lobectomy for Lung Cancer?
David Rice, Reza Mehran, Arlene Correa, Mara Antonoff, Wayne Hofstetter, Jack Roth, Boris Sepesi, Stephen Swisher, Garrett Walsh, Ara Vaporciyan.
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.
T11 Percutaneous CT Guidance Labeling of Small Deep Pulmonary Nodules for Sublobar Resection Utilizing Robotic Assisted Thorascopic Surgery (RATS)
K A. Lee, Lee Fox, Vincent Turiano, Andrew Hall.
Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL, USA.
T12 A Comparison of Segmentectomy and Lobectomy in Stage IA Adenocarcinomas >1 and ?2 Cm
Ze-Rui Zhao1, Dong-Rong Situ2, Rainbow W.H. Lau1, Tony S.K. Mok1, George G. Chen1, Malcolm J. Underwood1, Malcolm J. Underwood1, Calvin S.H. Ng1.
1Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Centre, Guangzhou, China.
TMP5 VATS Plication of Diaphragm: The Southampton Experience
Khalid Amer.
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom.
TMP6 Results and Follow-up of Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection in Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Besir Topal, Ghada MM Shahin, Jos A. Stigt.
Isala hospital Zwolle, Zwolle, Netherlands.
TMP7 Strategy for Thoracoscopic Surgery in Patients Having Difficulty with One-lung Ventilation
Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Hitoshi Igai, Takashi Ibe, Natsuko Kawatani, Fumi Ohsawa, Ryohei Yoshikawa.
Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Maebashi, Japan.
14.50 - 15.15 Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
15.15 - 16.15 Keynote Address
Creativity Principles: How to Challenge the State of the Art

Giovanni E. Corazza, Professor
16.15 - 17.15 Poster Competition Finals
Chief Moderator: Rex Stanbridge, MD; St. Mary's Hospital, London, England
18.30 - 21.30 ISMICS 20th Birthday Celebration (ticket required)
21.30 – 22.30 President's Nightcap
SATURDAY, 10 June 2017
08.30 - 09.00 ISMICS Member Business Meeting
09.00 - 10.00 Thoracic Movie Day - Session I
Moderator: Faiz Bhora, MD
TV1 Image Guided Pulmonary Metastasectomy using Near Infrared Video System
Kook Nam Han, Hyun Koo Kim, Young Ho Choi.
Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Discussion (3 minutes)
TV2 Robot-assisted Management of Chyloptysis
Raghav A. Murthy, MBBS1, Harrell Lightfoot2, Scott Reznik, MD2, Muhanned Abu-Hijleh, MD2, Kemp Kernstine, MD2.
1Rady Childrens Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA, 2UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

Discussion (3 minutes)
TV3 Pitfalls in Transthoracic Mobilization of the Radiated Esophagus during Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Sebastien Gilbert, MD.
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Discussion (3 minutes)
TV4 Microlobectomy, with Day 1 Discharge
Mohamed M. A. ElSaegh, MD in cardiothoracic surgery, Mohamed Izanee Mydin, MD, Marco Nardini, MD, Joel Dunning, FRCS-CTh.
James Cook university hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.

Discussion (3 minutes)
TV5 Robotic First Rib and Posterior Mediastinal Mass Resection
Nguyen M. Le, MD, Amie Kent, MD, Kevin Cunningham, PA-C, Vijay Singh, MD, Kevin Hyman, MD, David Zeltsman, MD, Lawrence Glassman, MD, Paul C. Lee, MD.
Northwell Health, New York, NY, USA.

Discussion (3 minutes)
09.50- 10.00 Open Discussion
10.00 - 10.15 Break
10.15 - 11.15 Thoracic Movie Day - Session II
Moderator: Ghulam Abbas, MD
TV6 Use of Endoscopic Vacuum-assisted Closure for Anastomotic Dehiscence
Daniela Molena, Arianna Barbetta, MD, David R. Jones, MD.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

Discussion (3 minutes)
TV7 Vats Sub Xiphoid Thymectomy: Why should it be Default Access?
Khalid Amer, FRCS(C Th).
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Discussion (3 minutes)
TV8 Robotic Excision of Mediastinal Ectopic Thyroid Mass
Ray Chihara, MD PhD, Manu Sancheti, MD.
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Discussion (3 minutes)
TV9 Robotic Thymomectomy Infiltrating the Left Innominate Vein
Giulia Veronesi, MD, Pierluigi Novellis, MD, Edoardo Bottoni, Marco Alloisio.
Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Italy.

Discussion (3 minutes)
TV10 Robotic Resection of Bronchogenic Cyst with Diaphragm Plication
Nguyen M. Le, MD, Vijay A. Singh, MD.
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

Discussion (3 minutes)
11.05 - 11.15 Open Discussion
11.15 Program Concludes

† - No CME Credits Awarded
* - Young Investigator Award Applicant

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