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General Thoracic Surgery – Harvard Medical School

May 26, 2016 - May 27, 2016


The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth review of a wide range of topics in general thoracic surgery, with an emphasis on current principles of management and surgical techniques.  The scope of the course will be detailed enough for current practitioners and broad enough to serve as an update in thoracic surgery.

Learning formats include lectures, panels, and Q&As along with small group discussions and case presentations. We have added additional case-based modules on Thursday to solidify the previous related presentations and instituted a case based learning module on Friday afternoon using an Audience Responses System to work through common thoracic surgery challenges. There will also be three breakout breakfast sessions with three or four faculty members each on Friday morning.  These sessions will deal with the specific management of challenging problems and cases in thoracic surgery.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose, stage and, select proper management for patients presenting with complex medical conditions including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and thymic tumors
  • Determine when to use induction therapy appropriately
  • Perform the correct operation in a standardized manner
  • Diagnose and treat postoperative complications of common thoracic surgery problems including lung nodules and lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymomas, airway problems, pleural space problems, and metastatic disease
  • Review the recent literature and incorporate relevant updates into their practice

Target Audience

  • Specialty Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners


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