Advanced Course in Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery - VATS and RATS

2022, March 24 - 26
1. Course Registration
1980 €
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Including 3 nights in the HARAS HOTEL****, breakfast and city tax:

2022, March 23
2022, March 26
in a


Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
In case of unavailability, we shall make our best to reaccommodate you in a nearby hotel of equal standard
Deadline for hotel bookings is 10 days before the course. After that point, IRCAD cannot guarantee room availability.
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COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in VATS and RATS procedures
  • To provide indications for surgical treatment and discuss operative complications
  • To allow for a real-time discussion between experts and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in VATS / RATS surgery through practice on live tissue (mini-pigs) or anatomical specimens under expert tutorial
  • To describe postoperative clinical results and practical applications of evidence-based clinical medicine


COURSE DIRECTORS

D. Gossot (FR) - J.M. Baste (FR) - P.E. Falcoz (FR)

FACULTY PANEL

K. Amer (GB) - T. Batchelor (GB -  F. Becmeur (FR) - G. Boddaert (FR) - E. Brian (FR) - H. Decaluwé (BE) - T.L. Demmy (US) - J. Dunning (GB) - M. Durand (FR) - R. Flores (US) - D. Gonzalez Rivas (ES) - M. Grigoroiu (RO) - C.C Huang (TW) - S. Jheon (KR) - T. Kohno (JP) - F. Melfi (IT) - C. Peillon (FR) - R. Petersen (DK) - K. Pfeuty (FR) - A. Seguin (FR) - A. Sihoe (HK) - S. Swanson (US) - M. Tedde (BR) - P.A. Thomas (FR) - W. Walker (GB) - J.M. Wihlm (FR) - H.S. Wu (TW) - K. Zannis (FR)

COURSE PROGRAMME

THURSDAY MARCH 24

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

8.05 AM Theoretical session
CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING TECHNOLOGIES FOR ADVANCED THORACOSCOPIC PROCEDURES
  1. Electromagnetic bronchial navigation for surgeons    
  2. Current instrumentation and imaging systems    
  3. Forthcoming instrumentation and imaging systems    
  4. Preoperative modelisation: applications for major pulmonary resections
CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING TECHNOLOGIES FOR ROBOTICALLY ASSISTED PROCEDURES
Different approaches : Pro and Cons
  1. Single port thoracoscopic approach     
  2. Multiport anterior thoracoscopic approach     
  3. Multiport Thoracoscopic posterior approach     
  4. Subxyphoid Thoracoscopic approach     
  5. Alternate and less usual approaches     
  6. Robotically assisted
Post-operative management at the time of Minimally invasive techniques
  1. Chest tube management
  2. RAAC  for VATS and RATS
  3. Pain management: Open vs VATS vs RATS
1.00 PM Lunch at the Institute

2.00 PM Video session
TIPS AND TRICKS
  • Exposure
  • Vascular control
  • Fissure and parenchymal division
FOR OPTION B AND OPTION C
3.00 PM Practical session
TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)

VATS procedures
  1. Fissure completion
  2. Incision and opening of the mediastinal pleura overlying the left lung hilum
  3. Dissection of the common pulmonary vein and cranial lobar vein
  4. Division of the cranial lobar vein with linear autostaplers or vessel-sealing devices
  5. Dissection and division of the cranial lobar bronchus with linear autostaplers
  6. Dissection of the pulmonary arteries one by one and dividing them with linear autostaplers or vessel-sealing devices
  7. Left caudal lobectomy
6.30 PM End of session

FRIDAY MARCH 25

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

8.00 AM Lecture
Introduction to sublobar resections

8.30 AM Video session
VATS and RATS lobectomies
Main technical steps and tricks with different standpoints

  1. Lower lobectomy
  2. Right upper lobectomy
  3. Left upper lobectomy  
  4. Middle lobectomy
  5. Two “easy” segmentectomies: lingulectomy / S6
  6. Complex segmentectomies
  7. Lymph node dissection   
12.00 PM Lunch at the Institute

1.00 PM Video session
VATS and RATS thymectomies
Main technical steps and tricks with different standpoints
  1. Thoracoscopic left approach
  2. Thoracoscopic bilateral approach
  3. Thoracoscopic subxyphoid approach
  4. Robotic approach       
FOR OPTION B
2.00 PM Practical session
TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS)

VATS procedures
  1. Fissure completion
  2. Incision and opening of the mediastinal pleura overlying the left lung hilum
  3. Dissection of the common pulmonary vein and cranial lobar vein
  4. Division of the cranial lobar vein with linear autostaplers or vessel-sealing devices
  5. Dissection and division of the cranial lobar bronchus with linear autostaplers
  6. Dissection of the pulmonary arteries one by one and dividing them with linear autostaplers or vessel-sealing devices
  7. Left caudal lobectomy
FOR OPTION C
2.00 PM Practical session
TRAINING ON LIVE TISSUE (MINI-PIGS) AND SIMULATORS

RATS procedures
Development of technical skills in RATS : from basics skills and procedural skills using virtual simulation to live model with LUL and lymphadenectomy in pig model

5.30 PM End of session

8.00 PM Dinner in honor of the participants

SATURDAY MARCH 26

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

8.30 AM Theoretical session
Advanced techniques and technologies
  1. Training on animal model
  2. Training on cadaver model
  3. Simulation for the VATS surgeon
  4. Preventing and simulating complications (conference)
Troubleshooting complications in VATS and RATS surgery: description, management and prevention
  1. Lessons learned from a european survey
  2. My complications: how many? What did occur? How I did manage it? Which lesson?
12.00 PMLunch at the institute
End of course
Delivery of certificates of attendance
Programme may be subject to modifications