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International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Track

Cardiac Track Program | Thoracic Track Program

All times are listed in Eastern US time

Thursday, 17 June
08.00 - 09.00
ePoster Competition

Friday, 18 June
09.00 - 09.05
Opening & Welcome Remarks
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior and Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
09.05 - 10.05
Thoracic Masters Session 1A - Advancing Lung Surgery to the 21st Century
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion)
Moderators: Abbas Abbas & Marcin Zielinski

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
Charitéplatz, Berlin, Germany

Minimally Invasive Complex Lung Resections by RATS
Abbas E. Abbas
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
10.05 - 10.45
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIA†
Industry Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.

Supported by Siemens Healthineers
10.45 - 11.45
Thoracic Masters Session 1B: Mediastinal Disease and the Thoracic Surgeon
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion)
Moderators: Jens C. Rueckert & Benny Weksler

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

Robotic 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
Diego Gonzalez Rivas
Coruna University Hospital, Coruña, Spain

Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis. When, How and Why?
Joshua R. Sonett
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
11.45 - 12.00
BREAK
12.00 - 12.05
Introduction of President
12.05 - 12.50
Presidential Address
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior and Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
12.50 - 13.35
Announcement of Subramanian Innovation Award
SA1.
A Short-term Evaluation Of A Novel No-touch Technique For Harvesting Saphenous Veins With A Long-shafted Harmonic Scalpel
Hironobu Sakurai, Takeshi Someya, Hidehito Kuroki, Toshizumi Shirai
Ome Municipal General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
SA2.
Totally Thoracoscopic Trans-mitral Extended Myectomy Guided By 3D Modeling and Printing
Peijian Wei, Jian Liu, Huiming Guo
Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangzhou, China
SA3.
Virtual Reality Simulation for Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting with Skeletonized In-situ Arterial Grafts
Kazutoshi Tachibana, Akihito Okawa, Yu Iwashiro
Hakodate Goryoukaku Hospital, Hakodate, Japan

2020 Update From Two Award Winners
13.35 - 14.15
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIA†
Industry Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.

Supported by Medtronic
14.15 - 14.30
BREAK
14.30 - 15.30
Thoracic Abstract Session 1
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)
Moderators: Joshua R. Sonett & James Bond
T1.
Bronchoscopic Microwave Ablation of Lung Nodules in the Hybrid Operating Room - A Novel Technique
Joyce WY Chan, Rainbow WH Lau, Calvin SH Ng.
Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
T2.
Experimental Training Model for Less Invasive Living Donor Lobar Transplantation
Michael Peer1, Nachum Nesher2, Ygal Kasif3, Evgeni Gershman4, Vladislav Gofman4, Ehud Willenz4, Ahmed Elkholy4, Mordechai Kramer5, Eugenio Pompeo6
1Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, 3Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel, 4Shamir Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 5Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tichva, Israel, 6Tor Verga University hospital, Roma, Italy
T3.
Robotic-assisted Pneumonectomy: A Comparison between Totally-portal Robotic and Robotic Converted to Open Approaches
Daniel Zarif, Donna Bahroloomi, Paul Lee, Byron Patton, Richard Lazzaro
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA
T4.
Non Intubated Subxiphoid Pneumonectomy
Maria Nizami, John Hogan, Adam Peryt, Aman Coonar, Giuseppe Aresu
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
T5.
Robot Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Higher Stages Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Feasibility and Outcome
Ghada M. Shahin1, Peter Paul W. Vos2, Jos A. Stigt3
1Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden, Netherlands, 2Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, 3Isala, Zwolle, Netherlands
T6.
Robot-assisted Anatomic Pulmonary Resection Can Be Performed without an Active Bedside Assistant
Anuj S. Shah, Duc T. Nguyen, Ray Chihara, Edward Y. Chan, Edward A. Graviss, Min P. Kim
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

Saturday, 19 June
09.00 - 09.05
Opening & Welcome Remarks
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior and Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
09.05 - 10.05
Thoracic Masters Session 2A - Update on Different Techiniques for Esophagectomy
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion)
Moderators: Stacey Su & Jang-Ming Lee

Moderator Introduction of Session Basics
Stacey Su
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Lessons Learned from the ROBOT Trial
Gija van Boxel

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
Zhi-Gang Li
Shag Hi Chest Hospital, Tian Jin, China

Esophagectomy for Benign Disease. When, How and Why?
Benny Weksler
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
10.05 - 10.45
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIA†
Industry 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
10.45 - 11.45
Thoracic Masters Session 2B: ISMICS Welcomes the ESTS
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion)
Moderators: Alessandro Brunelli & Abbas Abbas & Jens Rueckert

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

Surgical Management of the Funnel Chest
Janusz Kowalewski
Oncology Centre, Bydgoszcz, Poland, Bydgoszcz, Poland

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
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

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ground Glass Opacity. What are the Guidelines?
Alan D. Sihoe
International Medical Centre, Hong Kong, China
12.00 - 12.15
Late Breaking News
Supported by Medtronic
12.15 - 12.30
TAVR Consensus Statement
Niv Ad
Adventis Healthcare, Silver Spring, MD

Vinod H. Thourani
Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA
12.30 - 12.45
Award Presentations
Moderators: Husam H. Balkhy and Paul F. Grundeman

Presentation of the Grundeman Award
Presentation of the Cardiac Robotic Investigator Award
12.45 - 12.50
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
12.50 - 13.20
Keynote Speaker
13.20 - 14.00
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIA†
Industry Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.

New Opportunities in Cardiac Surgery using pMCS support
Chair: Prof. Hermann Reichenspurner

Extended Bridge to Strategies with pMCS
Prof. Payam Akhyari

Extended OPCAB opportunities with pMCS support
Prof. Hendrik Treede

Panel Discussion

Closing
Prof. Hermann Reichenspurner

Supported by Abiomed
14.00 - 14.15
BREAK
14.15 - 15.15
Thoracic Abstract Session 2
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)
Moderators: Farid Gharagozloo & Richard S. Lazzaro

Robotic Insertion of Bilateral Diaphragm Stimulator
Luis Godoy
University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA
T7.
Surgical Management of Acquired Benign Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Single Center Experience
Petrucio A. Sarmento1, Juliana P. Franceschini2, Ricardo S. Santos3.
1Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil, 2ProPulmão, São Paulo, Brazil, 3Hospital Cárdio Pulmonar, Salvador, Brazil
T8.
Giant Bochdalek Hernia Repair, A Total Abdominal Approach
Jonathan Nitz, MD1, Alexandra Kharazi, MD2, Nga Tran, BS2, Lauren Forbes, MPH2, Mark Iannettoni, MD2, James Speicher, MD2
1University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL, USA, 2East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC, USA
T9.
Withdrawn.
T10.
Challenges Of A Diaphragmatic Robotic Plication
Georgios Geropoulos, Robert Nicolae, Sofoklis Mitsos, Martin Hayward, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
Thoracic Surgery Department, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom
T11.
Image-guided Localization of Difficult Pulmonary Nodules in the Hybrid Theatre: Percutaneous Hookwire Vs Endoscopic Dye-marking
Peter Sze-Yuen Yu, Cheuk Man CHU, Rainbow Wing-Hung LAU, Innes Yuk-Pui WAN, Simon Chun-Ho YU, Calvin Sze-Hang NG.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
T12.
From Thoracotomy Straight to U-vats: Is It worth Skipping a Step?
Marcello Carlo Ambrogi, Diana Bacchin, Stylianos Korasidis, Elisa Sicolo, Vittorio Aprile, Marco Lucchi.
Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, Pisa, Italy.

Sunday, 20 June
09.00 - 09.05
Opening & Welcome Remarks
Piotr Suwalski
Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Interior and Administration and Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland
09.05 - 10.05
Thoracic Masters Session 3A: The Operating Room of the Future; More than just Robots
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute discussion)
Moderators: Akif Turna & 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

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

Endoscopic Management of Wegener's Granulomatosis
Faiz Y. Bhora
Health Quest/ Nuvance Health, Poughkeepsie, NY
10.05 - 10.45
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIA†
Industry Symposia are not part of the ISMICS scientific program and are not eligible for CME credits through the ISMICS joint sponsor, Cinemed.
10.45 - 11:45
Thoracic Masters Session 3B: Outside the OR. How to Make a Difference
(5 minutes of presentation, 3 minute 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

Building a TBM Program - The Lessons I Learned
Richard S. Lazzaro
Lenox Hill Hospital/NSLIJ, New York, NY
11.45 - 12.00
BREAK
12.00 - 13.20
Thoracic Abstract Session 3
(6 minutes of presentation, 4 minute discussion)
Moderators: Mahmoud Ismail & Sharon Ben-Or
T14.
To Block or Not To Block: Efficacy of Paravertebral Blocks In Thoracic Surgery Procedures
Amy Roach, David Sisco, Jayson Fitter, Michael Kissen, Gabriel Pollock, Evangeline Rodriguez, Harmik J. Soukiasian, Taryne A. Imai
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
T15.
Minimally Invasive Central Cannulation for Extracorporeal Life Support: The "Uniportal" And "Subxiphoid" Approach
Dana Rizk1, Koray Durak1, Janina Emunds1, Felix Vorwold1, Sebastian Kalverkamp1, Flutura Hima1, Ulrich Steinseifer2, Lasse Strudthoff2, Jan Spillner1
1RWTH Uniklinik Aachen, Aachen, Germany, 2Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Aachen, Germany
T16.
Effect of Intrathoracic Nerve Block on Patient Controlled Analgesia Following Robotic Assisted Pulmonary Wedge Resection: A Comparative Study
Alainna Simpson1, Katie Mettler1, Peter Baik2
1Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK, USA, 2Cancer Treatment Center of America, Tulsa, OK, USA
T17.
Flail Chest Rigidity Management By External Vacuum-assisted Therapy
Cristian Paleru, MD1, Vlad Popescu, MD2, Laurentiu Marinescu, MD3.
1"Marius Nasta" Pneumoftiziology Institute Hospital, Bucharest, Romania, 2"Sf. Maria" Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania, 3Bucharest Clinical Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
T18.
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Applicability in the Treatment of Inflammatory and Infectious Pulmonary Diseases
Petrucio A. Sarmento1, Juliana P. Franceschini2, Ricardo S. Santos3
1Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil, 2ProPulmão, São Paulo, Brazil, 3Hospital Cárdio Pulmonar, Salvador, Brazil
T19.
Uniportal Vats Major Pulmonary Resections: From 2% to 74% of Major Lung Resections During The 4-year Period
Aleksandra Chrzastek, Przemyslaw Blawat, Maciej Dancewicz, Lukasz Zolna, Mariusz Bella, Aleksandra Burysz, Blazej Przybyslawski, Janusz Kowalewski
Oncology Centre, Bydgoszcz, Poland, Bydgoszcz, Poland
T20.
Port Placement of Robotic Assisted Lobectomy
Yoshio Tsunezuka
Ishikawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Kanazawa, Japan
13.20 - 14.00
BREAK
14.00 - 15.00
Thoracic Video Session - Essentials for Better Understanding
(6 minute video followed by 4 minutes discussion)
Moderator: Charles T. Bakhos

Trachoplasty for TBM
Richard S. Lazzaro
Lenox Hill Hospital/NSLIJ, New York, NY

Thymectomy (Combined Large and Nerve Preserving Technique)
Jens C. Rueckert
University Medicine Berlin-Charite Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany

Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy - My Favorite Technique
Inderpal S. Sarkaria
UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

Giant Diaphragmatic Hernia
Sudish C. Murthy
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Robotic Left Upper Lobectomy
David C. Rice
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Uniportal Extended Lobectomy
Mahmoud Ismail
Charitéplatz, Berlin, Germany
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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