Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Esophageal Cancer

December 17, 2020 to December 18, 2020

This two-day program virtual educational event will consist of a series of lectures and live case demonstrations. 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. In addition, 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 virtual broadcast of the live surgery.

Target Audience

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

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.75 AAPA Category I CME
  • 13.75 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.
  • 13.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 13.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/23/2020
Course expires: 
01/31/2021
Event starts: 
12/17/2020 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
12/18/2020 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

COURSE AGENDA

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Didactic Sessions

Microsoft Teams

7:30  a.m. Microsoft Teams Log-In

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

James D. Luketich, MD, FACS

Session I: Chairman and Keynote Addresses:

Chairman’s Address:

8:10 a.m. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Outcomes Analysis from Over 1,000 Cases

James D. Luketich, MD, FACS

Early Stage Esophageal Cancer:

9:00 a.m. Current Research and Emerging Trends in Esophageal Cancer

Prasad Adusumilli, MD, FACS

9:30 a.m. Morning Break

9:45 a.m. Perioperative Management of Esophageal Cancer Patients: ERAS and Prehab
Virginia R. Litle, MD

10:15 a.m. New Minimally Invasive Anastomotic Techniques
Ninh Nguyen, MD

10:45 a.m. Keynote Lectures Discussion

Technical Aspects of MIE:

11:00 a.m. Minimally Invasive Pyloroplasty
Virginia R. Litle, MD

11:20 a.m. Minimally Invasive Gastric Conduit Formation
Ryan M. Levy, MD

11:40 a.m. Technical Aspects of Robotic Esophagectomy
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, MBA, FACS

12:00 p.m. Technical Aspects of MIE Discussion

12:15 a.m.  Lunch


1:00 p.m. Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer
Prasad Adusumilli, MD, FACS 

 Management of Complications:

1:20 p.m. Paraconduit Hiatal Hernia Repair After Esophagectomy
Ninh Nguyen, MD

1:40 p.m. Conduit Revision
Omar Awais, DO

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Break

2:10 p.m. Anastomatic Leak
Neil A. Christie, MD

2:30 p.m. Complex Airway Injury and Fistula
TBD

2:50 p.m. Management of Complications Discussion

Presentation of Cases for Live Surgery

3:05 p.m. Case Presentation

 Ernest G. Chan, MD, MPH
 Integrated Resident, PGY4

 Nicholas R. Hess, MD
 Integrated Resident, PGY4

 Keith A. Dufendach, MD
 Integrated Resident, PGY4

 Dongning Zhang, MD
 Integrated Resident, PGY4

3:30 p.m. Didactic Session Adjournment

4:00 p.m. Virtual Cocktail Hour and Exhibitor Tech Fair

7:00 p.m. Conclusion of Virtual Cocktail Hour and Exhibitor Tech Fair

 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Microsoft Teams

7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast


8 a.m. Broadcast of Live Surgery

Moderator: Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA

- Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

- Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy


3 p.m. Closing Remarks and Questions

Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA


3:30 p.m. Course Adjournment

Live Virtual Conference

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

Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS

Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs

Director, Thoracic Robotic Surgery

Co-Director, Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute

Ryan M. Levy, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Passavant

Omar Awais, DO

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Mercy

Rajeev Dhupar, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, VAMC of Pittsburgh

Invited Faculty

Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD, FACS

Deputy Chief and Attending, Thoracic Surgery

Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery

Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center (CTC)

Director, Mesothelioma Program

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

Virginia R. Litle, MD

Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal Therapies

Director, Barrett’s Esophageal Program

Director, Thoracic Surgery Clinical Research

Boston Medical Center

Boston, MA

Ninh Nguyen, MD

John E. Connolly Professor of Surgery

Chairman, Department of Surgery

Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Associate Director, H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center

University of Pittsburgh Faculty:

Neil A. Christie, MD

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Shadyside

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Manuel Villa Sanchez, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Tadeusz Witek, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

University of California Irvine, Irvine School of Medicine

Faculty Disclosure
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 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:

James D. Luketich, MD:
Consultant: MedtronicCE Speaker’s Bureau: CovidienStockholder: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.Stockholder: Cigna CorpStockholder: Proctor & Gamble

Prasad Adusumilli, MD:
Grant/Research Support: ATARA BiotherapeuticsConsultant: ATARA BiotherapeuticsOther: Patents, royalties and intellectual property on mesothelin-targeted CARs, method for detection of cancer cells using virus; and pending patent applications on other T cell therapies

Nihn Nguyen, MD:
CE Speaker’s Bureau: OlympusCE Speaker’s Bureau: Endogastric Solutions

Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD:
Grant/Research Support: On Target LaboratoriesConsultant: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.Consultant: Cambridge Medical RoboticsConsultant: Auris Medical

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

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 13.75 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 13.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Other Healthcare 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

  • 13.75 AAPA Category I CME
  • 13.75 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.
  • 13.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 13.75 Attendance

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support:

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following for this activity:

Monetary:
Cook Medical, LLC
Medical Device Business Services, Inc.
Medtronic
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Exhibitors:
Ethicon US, LLC
Merck Oncology
Merit Medical Endotek
Pinnacle Biologics
Veran Medical Technologies

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

REGISTRATION FEES
Attendings, Full Course: $100
Trainees, Full Course: Fee Waived
Allied Health Professionals and other Non-Physicians: $30
UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Employees: Fee waived

Course Contact Information:
Angela Kinnunen, MPA
UPMC Presbyterian
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 Lothrop Street, Suite C-903
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-6342
Fax: 412-648-6358
Email: kinnunenae@upmc .edu

All cancellations must be sent via email, to kinnunenae@upmc.edu.  Cancellations received before 12.14.20 will be refunded in full.  After 12/14/20, a $25.00 fee will be assessed and no refunds will be made after 12.16.20.