2014 Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Orlando, FL US
September 18, 2014 to September 20, 2014

Learn about the most recent advances in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, discuss the technical aspects of the most challenging procedures with 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.


Target Audience

Physician Assistant
Nurse Practitioner

Learning Objectives

After attending this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the advantages and technical considerations associated with 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 summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 14.25 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
09/18/2014 - 11:00pm
Activity Ends: 
09/20/2014 - 12:00am
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32830
United States

Thomas D'Amico, MD
Gary Hock Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery
Chief, Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery

S. Scott Balderson, PA-C
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center

Matthew Hartwig, MD
Assistant Professor
Duke University Medical Center

Shanda Blackmon, MD
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College
The Methodist Hospital

Robert Cerfolio, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center

Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD
Coruña University Hospital
Coruña, Spain

Benny Weksler, MD
Professor and Chief
Division of Thoracic Surgery
University of Tennessee

Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD
Associate Professor
Toronto General Hospital

Available Credit

  • 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 14.25 Attendance
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