2015 Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery



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2015 Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

September 24-26, 2015

Endorsed by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Endorsed by The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 

Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Orlando, Florida 32821
Course Overview

Learn about the most recent advances in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, discuss the technical aspects of the most challenging procedures with national and 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 by faculty who are experts in their field. 

Target Audience

This activity 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
Gary Hock Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery
Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center

Course Agenda - the courses begins on Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 pm with a welcome reception in Sir Harry's Lounge at the Waldorf Hotel.   The course will conclude at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 26.


Fee Schedule
By 7/23/15  After 7/23/15
$695                $795                Surgeons    
$395                $495                Allied Health, Residents, Fellows  

A $100 charge will be added for registrations received after September 20.   Advance registration for the course is required prior to course start date of September 24.

On-line Registration