Focus on Thoracic Surgery:
Technical Challenges and Complications
FINAL PROGRAM

Day 1: Friday, October 23, 2015

7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM Welcome and Introduction
G. Alexander Patterson and David J. Sugarbaker

Session I: Intraoperative Challenges During Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Moderator: G. Alexander Patterson
7:40 AM Preventing and Managing Intraoperative Bleeding 
Thomas A. D'Amico
7:55 AM Completing Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Locally Advanced Disease
Scott J. Swanson
8:10 AM Sleeve Lobectomy/Pneumonectomy
Robert J. McKenna
8:25 AM Hybrid Approaches to T3-T4 Lesions
Garrett L. Walsh
 
9:10 AM Panel Discussion
9:35 AM Break

Session II: Intraoperative Challenges During Extended Pulmonary Resections

Moderator: David J. Sugarbaker
10:00 AM Superior Sulcus Resections
Marc De Perrot
10:15 AM Resection Following Induction Therapy
David R. Jones
10:30 AM Pneumonectomy for Benign Disease
G. Alexander Patterson
10:45 AM Completion/Intrapericardial Pneumonectomy 
David J. Sugarbaker
11:00 AM Alternate Approaches (Sternotomy/Clam Shell)
Shaf Keshavjee
11:15 AM Panel Discussion
11:45 AM Lunch
12:45 PM Break

Session III: Managing Complications After Pneumonectomy 
Moderator: Thomas A. D'Amico
1:00 PM Empyema
Marc De Perrot
1:15 PM Bronchopleural Fistula
Robert J. McKenna
1:30 PM Post-Pneumonectomy Pulmonary Edema
Shanda H. Blackmon
1:45 PM Chronic Postpneumonectomy Syndrome
Garrett L. Walsh
2:00 PM Prevention and Management of Atrial Fibrillation
Mark Onaitis
2:15 PM Panel Discussion
2:45 PM Break
 
Session IV: Intraoperative Challenges During Complex Esophageal Surgery
Moderator: Bryan F. Meyers
3:15 PM Paraesophageal Hernias with Volvulus and Short Esophagus: Laparoscopic Repair
James D. Luketich
3:30 PM Paraesophageal Hernias with Volvulus and Short Esophagus: Open Repair
Shanda H. Blackmon
3:45 PM Redo Hiatal Hernias: Laparoscopic Repair
Hiran C Fernando
4:00 PM Redo Hiatal Hernias: Open Repair
Bryan F. Meyers
4:15 PM Management of Delayed Esophageal Perforation
Nasser K. Altorki
4:30 PM Panel Discussion
5:00 PM Adjourn
5:00 PM Welcome Reception

 

Day 2: Saturday, October 24, 2015

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
 
Session V: Intraoperative Challenges During Esophagectomy 
Moderator: James D. Luketich
7:30 AM Creating the Best Conduit
Scott J. Swanson
7:45 AM Salvage Esophagectomy
Bryan F. Meyers
8:00 AM Management of Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Mid Esophagus
Haiquan Chen
8:15 AM Transthoracic
Nasser K. Altorki
8:30 AM Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
James D. Luketich
8:45 AM Panel Discussion
9:15 AM Break
 
Session VI: Managing Complications After Esophageal Resection 
Moderator: Scott J. Swanson
9:45 AM Anastomotic Leak
Hiran C Fernando
10:00 AM Chylothorax
Thomas A. D'Amico
10:15 AM Airway-Conduit Fistula
Mark Onaitis
10:30 AM Gastric Conduit Necrosis
David R. Jones
10:45 AM Conduit Torsion and Delayed Emptying
Jessica S. Donington
11:00 AM Local Recurrence
Scott J. Swanson
11:15 AM Panel Discussion
11:45 AM Lunch
12:45 PM Break
 
Session VII: Intraoperative Challenges in Airway Surgery

Moderator: Shaf Keshavjee
1:00 PM Subglottic Stenosis
Cameron D. Wright
1:15 PM Chronic Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula
David J. Sugarbaker
1:30 PM Stents/Complications
Jessica S. Donington
1:45 PM Resection for Malignant Airway Tumors
Cameron D. Wright
2:00 PM Carinal Resection
Shaf Keshavjee
2:15 PM Panel Discussion
2:45 PM Break

Session VIII: Complex Case Presentations
Moderator: Scott J. Swanson
3:15 PM VATS Right Upper Lobe Sleeve Resection
Peter Kneuertz
3:30 PM R VATS RLL with Middle Lobe Reimplantation
Abby White
3:45 PM Double Sleeve Lobectomy
Haiquan Chen
4:00 PM Pulmonary and Atrial Resection and Reconstruction for Sarcoma with Intra-Cardiac Extension
Kohei Hashimoto
4:15 PM Transcervical Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Under Artificial Pneumo-Mediastinum
Yaxing Shen
4:30 PM POEMS: Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy Surgery for Achalasia
Lara Schaheen
4:45 PM Modified Extended Video-Assisted Mediastinoscopy Facilitates Thoracoscopic Left Upper Lobectomy and Pneumonectomy
Christopher D. Scott
5:00 PM Adjourn