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EACTS Thoracic II in Mannheim

Donnerstag, 05.09. – Samstag, 07.09.2019

Ort: Universitätsmedizin Mannheim Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3 68167 Mannheim


Course Overview

To gain more insight and up-to-date knowledge on different aspects of thoracic surgery related to the chest wall, mesothelioma, techniques for metastasectomy and tumors of the mediastinum. Didactic presentations with interactive discussions, case scenario sessions and two wetlabs on chest wall reconstruction and energy and lasers in surgery. Additionally this year there will be a hands on tutorial for the Da Vinci ® XI System on mediastinal surgery. The European faculty will be available to discuss topics informally throughout the duration of the course.

Target Audience
Thoracic surgeons working as a surgeon in training in a thoracic and/or cardiac department (intermediate level).

Please see here for the EACTS Academy terms and conditions

Course Director
E Roessner, Mannheim

Course Co-director
J Neudecker, Berlin

Course Format
Interactive lectures Wetlabs

Course Fee
Members: €350 inclusive of VAT
Non-Members: €450 inclusive of VAT

Fee includes lunch and refreshments on both days and dinner on Friday 6 September.

THURSDAY 5 September

08:00 Registration and welcome

08:30 Chest wall deformities

10:00 Break

10:15 Chest wall oncology including sarcomas T3 non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

12:15 Lunch

13:00 Principles of chest wall reconstruction

13:45 Wetlab: Chest wall reconstruction techniques

15:15 Break 15:30 How to read and analyze a scientific paper

16:30 Close


08:00 Pulmonary metastasectomy from extrathoracic cancers

08:45 Pulmonary nodule management

09:45 Break

10:15 Mesothelioma

12:15 Lunch

13:00 Techniques for metastasectomy

13:45 Wetlab: Energy and lasers in surgery Clinical cases – interactive session

15.15 Break

15.30 Surgery for oligometastatic disease

17:30 Close


08:30 Tumors of the medisatinum

09:45 Break

10:15 Thymoma – myasthenia gravis, surgical indications

12:15 Lunch

13:00 Myasthenia – the neurologist perspective

13:45 Infections of the mediastinum

15:15 Break

15:30 Evaluation/Feedback 16:30 Close