From the AATS

Travel to Las Vegas for Next Month’s AATS Focus on Thoracic Surgery: Mastering Surgical Innovation 2017


October 27-28, 2017
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The most elite experts in the field will be in Las Vega to present the latest information on new and emerging technologies for thoracic surgical diseases at the AATS Focus on Thoracic Surgery: Mastering Surgical Innovation 2017. The two-day meeting provides surgeons with an opportunity to learn the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgeries.

Concentrating on two major areas that are undergoing dynamic changes due to technological advances – benign and malignant esophageal disease, and lung cancer and related diseases – the meeting features an interactive format that will enable attendees to incorporate technologies into their own practices, as well as information on how surgical innovation can impact patient outcomes and excellence in patient care.

Course Highlights Include:
• Pulmonary Nodule Localization- Best Methods
Jay M. Lee, University of California Los Angeles
• POEM for Motility Disorders and GIST Tumors
Steven R. DeMeester, The Oregon Clinic
• What is the Current Role of EBUS/EUS?
Bryan M. Burt, Baylor College of Medicine

Program Directors
G. Alexander Patterson
David S. Sugarbaker

Program Committee
Thomas A. D’Amico
Shaf Keshavjee
James D. Luketich
Bryan F. Meyers
Scott J. Swanson
Traves D. Crabtree

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