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Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Orlando, Florida

September  19-21, 2013

Endorsed by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Co-sponsored by The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 

Waldorf Astoria
Orlando, FL

Course Overview

Learn about the most recent advances in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, discuss the technical aspects of the most challenging procedures with international experts, and share your most difficult cases with knowledgeable and skilled faculty.

This postgraduate course emphasizes the use of video-based education and in-depth discussion of technical details.  

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the continuing education needs of thoracic surgeons, as well as others who may assist thoracic surgeons in practice.  Although the curriculum focuses on the most challenging and complex procedures, fellows and residents in thoracic and surgical training programs have also benefited from previous courses, as have physician assistants and other operative personnel.

Learning Objectives

After attending this program, participants should be able to: 

  • Describe the advantages and technical considerations associated with the minimally invasive strategies in the management of basic and complex thoracic disorders

  • Discuss the conduct of minimally invasive thoracic surgery through analysis and critique of videos

  • Explain the process by which technically advanced procedures may be incorporated into surgical practice

  • Discuss controversial issues, emerging techniques, and future directions in minimally invasive thoracic surgery

Course Director

Thomas A. D’Amico MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery
Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center 


The course will start on Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 pm with a welcome reception and conclude on Saturday, September 21 at 3:00 pm.   View full agenda

You must be registered in advance to attend the course.  Please register by Sept 17.

Course Presentations

Commercial Support

This CME activity is supported by educational grants.  A complete list of supporters will be published in the course syllabus.