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International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Track

Cardiac Track Program | Thoracic Track Program

Thursday, 17 June
06.30 - 07.50
BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA†
Breakfast Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.
07.55 - 08.00
Opening & Welcome Remarks
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
08.00 - 09.30
Thoracic Masters Session 1A: The Different Approaches to Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion, 2 live feeds, 30 minute Panel discussion)
Moderators: Marcin Zielinski

Live Surgery Broadcast

Moderator Introduction of Session
Marcin Zielinski
Pulmonary Hospital, Zakopane, Poland

Uniportal Lung Resections; Is Less Truly More?
David Zeltsman
Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY

Uniportal VATS Segmentectomy
Mohsen Ibrahim
University of Rome La Sapienza, Sant Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy

Anatomical Segmentectomy: Benefits of the Robotic Platform
Ghulam Abbas
WVU Medicine, Heart & Vascular Institute, Morgantown, WV

Lung Surgery in Octogenarians. Is Age just a Number?
Sebastien Gilbert
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada

Minimally Invasive Complex Lung Resections by VATS
Mahmoud Ismail
CharitÚplatz, Berlin, Germany

Minimally Invasive Complex Lung Resections by RATS
TBD
09.30 - 10.00
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10.00 - 11.30
Thoracic Masters Session 1B: Mediastinal Disease and the Thoracic Surgeon
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion, 2 live feeds, 30 minute Panel discussion)
Moderators: Jens C. Rueckert & Benny Weksler

Live Surgery Broadcast

Moderator Introduction of Session Basics
Jens C. Rueckert
University Medicine Berlin-Charite Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany

Mediastinal Staging: From EBUS to VAMLA
Benny Weksler
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Transthoracic Thymectomy
Jens C. Rueckert
University Medicine Berlin-Charite Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany

Subxiphoid Thymectomy: Technique, Tips and Pitfalls
Marcin Zielinski
Pulmonary Hospital Zakopane, Poland

VATS Thymectomy
Joel Dunning
James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis. When, How and Why?
Joshua R. Sonett
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
11.30 - 12.15
Announcement of Subramanian Innovation Award
12.15 - 12.30
Introduction of New Members
12.30 - 14.00
ISMICS International Fellows and Residents Luncheon - Trainees to Consultants†
12.30 - 14.00
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.
14.00 - 14.45
Presidential Address
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
14.45 - 15.45
Thoracic Abstract Session 1
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)

Moderators: Mahmoud Ismail
15.45 - 16.15
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
16.15 - 17.45
Thoracic Abstract Session 2
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)

Moderators: Charles T. Bakhos & Jang Ming Lee
17.45 - 18.45
Exhibition Hall Reception
17.45 - 18.45
Poster Competition: Round 1
Chief Moderator: Simon Moten, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Australia
18.45 - 20.45
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, 18 June
06.30 - 07.50
BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA†
Breakfast Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.
08.00 - 09.30
Thoracic Masters Session 2A
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion, 2 live feeds, 20 minute Panel discussion)
Moderators: Akif Turna & Jang-Ming Lee

Live Surgery Broadcast

Moderator Introduction of Session Basics
Akif Turna
Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Med.Fac., Istanbul, Turkey

Lessons Learned from the ROBOT Trial
Gija van Boxel
Magdalen College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Uniportal Esophagectomy
Jang-Ming Lee
National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Anastomotic Techniques in Robotic Esophagectomy
Inderpal S. Sarkaria
UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

Endoscopic Resection of Esophageal Cancer
Ghulam Abbas
WVU Medicine, Heart & Vascular Institute, Morgantown, WV

Robotic Nodal Dissection for Esophageal Cancer
TBD

Esophagectomy for Benign Disease. When, How and Why?
Benny Weksler
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
09.30 - 10.00
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
10.00 - 11.30
Thoracic Masters Session 2B: Combined Session with ESTS
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion)
Moderators: TBD

Update on European Data of Lung Resection
Marco Scarci
University College London Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Surgical Management of the Funnel Chest
Janusz Kowalewski

Ablation for Lung Nodules. When, How and Why?
Hiran C. Fernando
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, VA

Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy. The Lessons Learned
Hasan F. Batirel
Marmara Univ Hosp - Ministry of Health, Istanbul, Turkey

Carinal Resection
Tadeusz Orlowski (NM)
National Institute of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis, Warsaw, Poland

Complex Thymic Resections: Can We Consider Minimally Invasive Approaches?
Alper Toker
Istanbul University Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

Pitfalls in Robotic First Rib Resection
Farid Gharagozloo
Florida Hospital Celebration/ UCF, Celebration, FL

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ground Glass Opacity. What are the Guidelines?
Alan D. Sihoe
International Medical Centre, Hong Kong, China

Robotic Tracheopexy; The Lessons I've Learned
Richard S. Lazzaro
Lenox Hill Hospital/NSLIJ, New York, NY
11.30 - 11.45
Cardiac Surgery Renaissance
Jude S. Sauer
LSI Solutions
11.45 - 12.00
Consensus Statement
12.00 - 12.15
Presentation of the Grundeman Award
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.

Supported by Atricure
13.45 - 14.45
Keynote Speaker
Lech Walesa
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
14.45 - 15.45
Thoracic Abstract Session 3
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)

Moderators: Farid Gharagozloo & Richard Lazzaro
15.45 - 16.15
Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall
16.15 - 17.45
Thoracic Abstract Session 4 - Video Session
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)

Moderators: Inderpal S. Sarkaria & Janusz Kowalewski
18.30 - 21.00
Attendee Reception
Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle
21.30 - 23.00
President's Nightcap

Saturday, 19 June
07.30 - 08.00
ISMICS Member Business Meeting
08.00 - 09.30
Thoracic Masters Session 3A: The Operating Room of the Future; More than just Robots
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion, 20 minute panel discussion)

Moderators: Hiran C. Fernando & Calvin S.H. Ng

Moderator Introduction of Session Basics
Calvin S.H. Ng
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Overview of Hybrid OR in Thoracic Surgery and Current Evidence
Kelvin K.W. Lau
St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Update on Endobronchial Ablation of Malignant Lung Nodules
Calvin S.H. Ng
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Difficult Case, Trouble Shooting, and Learning Curve
Yin-Kai Chao
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Getting the Most Value from Hybrid OR and Cost Analysis
Kelvin K.W. Lau
St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

3-D Printing in Thoracic Surgery
Faiz Y. Bhora
Health Quest/Nuvance Health, Poughkeepsie, NY

Endoscopic Management of Wegener's Granulomatosis
Faiz Y. Bhora
Health Quest/Nuvance Health, Poughkeepsie, NY
09.30 - 10.00
Coffee Break
10.00 - 11:30
Thoracic Masters Session 3B: Outside the OR. How to Make a Difference
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion, 25 minute panel discussion)

Moderators: Mara B. Antonoff & Marcin Zielinski

Bridging the Gender Divide in Thoracic Surgery. What Must be Done?
Sharon Ben-Or
Prisma Health-Upstate Thoracic Surgery. Greenville, SC

ERAS or Fast Tracking? Do They Go Hand in Hand?
Charles T. Bakhos
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

The Role of Social Media in Academic Medicine. How to Keep it Honest
Mara B. Antonoff
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

A Primer for Patenting and Intellectual Property
Usman Ahmad
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Efficiency in the OR. How to Keep It Moving
Mark R. Dylewski
Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL

Creating an Esophageal Center of Excellence and What it Takes
TBD
11.30 - 12:30
Kit V. Arom Lectureship
Creative Destruction and Destructive Creation are Related Principles in Medical Innovation - Personal Glimpses and Journey
Valavanur A. Subramanian
New York, New York
12:30 - 14:00
Technical Challenges: Pitfalls and Disasters

Moderators: Gry Dahle & Ramachandra C. Reddy
14.00 - 15.00
Thoracic Abstract Session 5
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)

Moderators: Mahmoud Ismail & Sharon Ben-Or
15.00 - 16.00
Poster Competition Finals
Chief Moderator: Simon Moten, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Australia
16.00
Program Concludes

† - No CME Credits Awarded

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