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Duke VATS Workshop

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 to Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Duke University Campus
Durham, NC
United States
2018 March 20-21 VATS Workshop
VATS Workshop
March 20-21, 2018
Duke Center for Surgical Education & Innovation
210 Research Drive (GSRBII Building)
Durham, NC 27710
The trend in Thoracic Surgery continues to move toward less invasive procedures for both simple and complex conditions. Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) will enable surgeons to move aggressively to adopt minimally invasive surgical approaches for traditional open procedures. These techniques significantly reduce postoperative pain, hospital stay and patient morbidity. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to understand the VATS approach through didactic sessions, video review and hands-on experience with a novel simulator model. The training seminar will be kept small to allow close interaction with the faculty.
Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program the surgeon will be able to:
Describe patient selection criteria for thoracoscopic procedures
Understand the advantages and outcomes associated with thoracoscopic procedures
Explain basic thoracoscopic instrumentation and surgical techniques
Complete a thoracoscopic lobectomy with state-of-the-art instrumentation on a novel simulator tissue model
Activity Goal
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS / IOM competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge.
Board certified thoracic surgeons, thoracic resident and fellows, allied health professionals - special session for first assistants.
CME is Available