Minimally Invasive Approaches to The Management of Esophageal Cancer

December 7, 2022 to December 9, 2022

This three-day program will consist of a series of lectures, live case demonstrations, and a hands-on porcine surgical wet lab highlighting surgical management of esophageal cancer. The surgical wet lab allows participants to gain hands-on 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, BarrX RFA, and much more 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 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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/27/2022
Course expires: 
06/01/2023
Event starts: 
12/07/2022 - 2:00pm EST
Event ends: 
12/09/2022 - 2:00pm EST
Cost:
$1.00
Piitsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Day 1:

Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research 
230 McKee Place, #300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*** Please meet here to begin Wet Lab.

Day 2:

The University Club

Day 3:

Scaife Conference Center, Room 1105ABC
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Fox Chapel Golf Club
426 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
*** 

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

Angela Gallagher, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
Clinical Administrator
UPMC Presbyterian

Danielle Bajus, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
APP Clinical Supervisor
UPMC Presbyterian

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, and AAPA Category 1 CME. 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

  • 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration Fees:


All cancellations must be sent via email, fancsalisk@upmc.edu.  Cancellations received before xx/xx/2022 will be refunded in full.  After xx/xx/2022, a $30.00 fee will be assessed and no refunds will be made after xx/xx/2022. 

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing fancsalisk@upmc.edu.

For more information, contact Susan Fancsali at fancsalisk@upmc.edu or 412-648-6342.