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2021 ADVANCED COURSES
Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery
2022 ADVANCED COURSES
Video-assisted and Thoracoscopic Procedures

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Thoracic Surgery

Advanced Course in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery



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For nearly 30 years, advances in minimally invasive surgery have demonstrated several benefits for patients. Robotic surgery has emerged as the most advanced minimally invasive platform, with notable improvements over thoracoscopic surgery, including better illumination, superior dexterity, more versatile stapling technology, and improved energy devices. Over the last two decades in the evolution of robotic surgery, several techniques of practice standardization have been explored.

COURSE OBJECTIVES & HIGHLIGHTS

  • to describe the latest practices in standardization of common and complex robotic thoracic procedures
  • to provide a primer in building of robotic surgical teams
  • to emphasize non-technical skills that are important in developing a robotic thoracic program
  • to provide an opportunity for networking and interactions between trainees and experts 
  • to share ideas and experiences in developing and advancing robotic thoracic programs

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Full immersion in outstanding facilities
  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • 2 half days robotic surgery training and practice on live tissue + cadavers if option C is chosen, including the latest generation of da Vinci┬« robotic systems

COURSE DIRECTORS

J.M. Baste (FR)
W.C. Hanna (CA)

FACULTY

I. Bouabdallah (FR) - J. Dunning (GB) - D. Gossot (FR) - D. Oh (US) - P.B. Pages (FR) - G. Veronesi (IT) - K. Yasufuku (CA)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9


FOR OPTION B AND OPTION C
7.45 AM Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 AM Didactic lectures
  • History and Development of Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic Anatomic Lung Resection
    • Review of Literature
    • Standard Robotic Lobectomy (5 lobectomies)
    • Segmentectomy and Complex Image-Guided Segmental Resection
    • Advanced and Complex Procedures: Sleeve Resections, Pancoast Tumors
  • Robotic Resection of Anterior Mediastinal Tumors
    • Review of Literature
    • Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
    • Thymectomy for Early-Stage Thymoma
    • Thymectomy for Advanced-Stage Thymoma
12.30 PM Lunch at the institute

FOR OPTION B AND OPTION C
1.30 PM Hands-on training on live tissue (mini-pigs)

Two to three trainees paired with an expert on a training robot to perform pulmonary lobectomy and thymectomy

6.00 PM End of the session

8.00 PM Dinner in honor of the participants

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10


FOR OPTION B AND OPTION C
7.45 AM Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 AM Didactic lectures
  • Robotic Resection of Middle and Posterior Mediastinal Tumors
  • Robotic Esophagectomy: different approaches
  • Robotic Training
    • Technical skills
    • Educational and Evaluation Models
  • Safety and Performance Measurement
    • Non-Technical Skills in Robotic Surgery
    • Data Collection and Quality Improvement Initiatives
    • CRM in Robotic Surgery
  • Research and Innovation in Robotic Thoracic Surgery
    • Medico-economic evaluation
    • New instruments and Future Innovations
    • New and Emerging Robotic Platforms
12.30 PM Lunch at the institute

FOR OPTION B
1.30 PM Hands-on training on live tissue (mini-pigs)

FOR OPTION C
1.30 PM Hands-on training on cadavers

Two to three trainees paired with an expert on a training robot to perform pulmonary lobectomy and thymectomy

6.00 PM End of the course
Delivery of certificates of attendance

Program may be subject to modifications