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2017 Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery


Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Orlando, Florida 32821
September 21-23, 2017

Course Overview - Goals

Learn about the most recent advances in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, discuss the technical aspects of the most challenging procedures with national international experts, and share your most difficult cases with knowledgeable and skilled faculty.

This postgraduate course emphasizes the use of video-based education and in-depth discussion of technical details by faculty who are experts in their field. 

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the continuing education needs of thoracic surgeons, as well as others who may assist thoracic surgeons in practice.  Although the curriculum focuses on the most challenging and complex procedures, fellows and residents in thoracic and surgical training programs have also benefited from this course, as have physician assistants and other operative personnel.

Learning Objectives

After attending this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the advantages and technical considerations associated with the minimally invasive strategies in the management of basic and complex thoracic disorders
  • Discuss the conduct of minimally invasive thoracic surgery through analysis and critique of videos
  • Explain the process by which technically advanced procedures may be incorporated into surgical practice
  • Discuss controversial issues, emerging techniques, and future directions in minimally invasive thoracic surgery

Course Director

Thomas A. D’Amico, MD
Gary Hock Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery
Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine

Conference Agenda

The conference begins on Thursday, September 21 with a welcome reception and ends on Saturday, September 23.   On Thursday, there is a Robotic Skills Lab for Thoracic Surgeons in the afternoon.   But be sure to sign up early; there is limited seating for the lab.  View agenda.



Course Presentations


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