Minimally Invasive Approaches to Esophageal Cancer 2019

December 11, 2019 to December 13, 2019

Target Audience

This course is designed for general and thoracic surgeons, gastroenterologists, minimally invasive team members (MD, DO, RN, PA, NP), advanced practice providers,
allied health professionals, medical students, researchers, and any interested medical, radiation, or surgical
oncology specialists.

Learning Objectives

This three-day program will consist of a series of lectures, live case demonstrations, and a hands-on porcine surgical wet lab highlighting the surgical management of esophageal cancer. The surgical wet lab allows participants to gain firsthand experience with the anastomosis, pyloroplasty, and conduit creation steps of the minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) and robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) operation. Several other technologies pushing forward the treatment of esophageal disease, including EMR, PDT, and BarrX™ RFA will also be available to wet lab participants.


Didactic sessions will include keynote addresses from world-renowned experts on esophageal cancer, debates in cutting-edge aspects of surgical management, and exploration of multimodal therapies. Experts will present technical aspects of various procedures to treat malignant esophageal conditions, along with the risks, benefits, and outcomes. Finally, course attendees will have the opportunity to observe minimally invasive and robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomies in an environment ideal for discussion and sharing of technical pearls at the broadcast of live surgery.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 19.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/11/2019
Course expires: 
12/24/2020
Event starts: 
12/11/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/13/2019 - 9:30pm

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research

4 p.m. Registration and Appetizers
4:30 p.m. Introduction and Brief Didactic
Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA
4:45 p.m. Simulation Lab
Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA
Stations for:
- Pyloroplasty, Conduit Creation,
  Anastomosis
- Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (RAMIE)
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
- BarrX™ Radiofrequency Ablation
- Esophageal Stenting and
  Balloon Dilation
- Rib Plating
- Navigational Bronchoscopy
8:30 p.m. Simulation Lab Adjournment


DAY 2: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2019 Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8 a.m. Broadcast of Live Surgery
Moderator: Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA, FACS
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12 p.m. Resume Moderation of Live Surgery

Moderator: Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA, FACS
3 p.m. Closing Remarks and Questions - Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA, FACS

DAY 3: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105 ABC
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
Section I: Chairman and Keynote Addresses
Chairman’s Address:
8:05 a.m. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy:
Outcomes Analysis from over1,000 Cases
James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
Keynote Addresses:
9 a.m. Perspective on MIE from Taiwanand Prospective Clinical Trial - Yin-Kai Chao, MD, PhD
9:45 a.m. The Shanghai Chest MIE Experience
Zhigang Li, MD, PhD
10:30 a.m. Morning Break
10:45 a.m. The Netherlands Experience: Trials and
Training in Robotic Esophageal Surgery
Jelle Ruurda, MD, PhD
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12 p.m. ERAS and Protocols in Esophageal Cancer
Jon O. Wee, MD
12:45 p.m. Endoscopic Management of Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer
Jie Zhang, MD, PhD
Section II: Technical Aspects of MIE
1 p.m. Minimally Invasive Pyloroplasty
Neil A. Christie, MD
1:20 p.m. Minimally Invasive Anastomosis
Jon O. Wee, MD, and Jelle Ruurda, MD, PhD
1:40 p.m. Minimally Invasive Gastric Conduit Formation - Ryan M. Levy, MD
2 p.m. Technical Aspects of Robotic Esophagectomy - Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Coffee Break

Section III: Management and Complications
3 p.m. Paraconduit Hernias and Conduit Revision
Matthew J. Schuchert, MD, FACS
3:20 p.m. Anastomatic Leak
Zhigang Li, MD, PhD
3:40 p.m. Complex Airway Injury and Fistula
Manuel Villa Sanchez, MD
Section IV: Neoadjuvant Strategies for Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
4 p.m. Adjuvant vs. Neoadjuvant Therapy
Yin-Kai Chao, MD, PhD
4:20 p.m. Round Table Discussion
James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
4:45 p.m. Didactic Adjournment
5:30 p.m. Scientific Poster Session, Technology
Displays, and Course Dinner (No CME credit awarded)
The Fox Chapel Golf Club
426 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
10 p.m. Course Adjournment
DAY 3: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 Advanced Practice Provider Breakout Session
Scaife Conference Center, Scaife 1102
9 a.m. Esophagectomy: Surgical Overview and Acute Postoperative Management
Matthew Vercauteren, PA-C
9:45 a.m. Dysphagia: Clinical Challenges for the Nonoperative Patient
Charles Hileman, PA-C
10:30 a.m. Morning Break
10:45 a.m. Remapping the Body: Diet and Nutrition After Esophagectomy
Nicole Geonnotti, RDN, LDN
11:30 a.m. Assessing Postoperative Dysphagia and Aspiration Risk After Esophagectomy
Amanda Levett, CCC-SLP
12:05 p.m. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and Redefining Postoperative
Pain Management  - Alexandrea Bartow, MSN, ACNP-BC
12:45 p.m. Breakout Session Adjournment

Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER), UPMC Center for Advanced Robotic Training (CART) Facility, Watson Center for Surgical Education, Scaife Conference Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
COURSE DIRECTORS


James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS
Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs
Director, Thoracic Robotics
Co-Director, Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Ryan M. Levy, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Passavant
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Omar Awais, DO
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Mercy
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA, FACS
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH FACULTY
Neil A. Christie, MD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Manuel Villa Sanchez, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Charles Hileman, PA-C
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Nicole Geonnotti, RDN, LDN
UPMC Presbyterian


Amanda Levett, CCC-SLP
UPMC Department of Otolaryngology,
Division of Speech Language Pathology


Matthew Vercauteren, PA-C
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


COURSE COORDINATORS


Angela E. Kinnunen, MPA
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Jennifer Lucas
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stephanie Cox-Bailey
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


APP BREAKOUT DIRECTORS
Alexandrea Bartow, MSN, ACNP-BC
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Angela Gallagher, MSN, ACNP-BC
Clinical Administrator
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


INVITED FACULTY


Yin-Kai Chao, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Tao-Yuan, Taiwan


Zhigang Li, MD, PhD
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Section of Esophageal Surgery
Shanghai Chest Hospital
Shanghai, China


Jelle Ruurda, MD, PhD
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, the Netherlands


Jon O. Wee, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Section Chief, Esophageal Surgery
Director of Robotics in Thoracic Surgery
Co-Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

 

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods
or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.


The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
Yin-Kai Chao, MD, PhD
Grant/Research Support: Intuitive Surgical


James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
CE Speakers’ Bureau: Covidien
Stockholder: Intuitive Surgical
Other: Royalties from Elsevier; patent registered with
the University of Pittsburgh


Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD
CE Speakers’ Bureau: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.


Jelle Ruurda, MD, PhD
Grant/Research Support: Intuitive,
Dutch Cancer Foundation
Consultant: Intuitive, Medtronic, Ethicon


Matthew Vercauteran, PA-C
Consultant: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.


Jon O. Wee, MD
Consultant: Medtronic, Ethicon


No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships
to disclose.

Accreditation and Designation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 19.25 Attendance
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