September 12, 2024 to September 14, 2024

The 17th Annual Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (the “Masters”) brings together the world’s foremost experts to share the latest advancements in minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques through video-based presentations, panel discussions, and debates. The Masters will focus on current and emerging critical issues, new and upcoming advances in technology and practice, the most complex cases, and recent research findings. Our Master Faculty will engage in lively and vigorous debates and discussions on topics and controversies faced by thoracic surgeons. For over 25 years, course director Dr. Thomas D’Amico has taught thoracoscopic lobectomy and other minimally invasive procedures at medical institutions worldwide, and the Duke Masters continues to attract an international audience. The Masters offers an optional practical robotic skills lab prior to the 2-day didactic course that provides an opportunity to learn and practice robotic techniques with a low Master to participant ratio. Breakout sessions are offered for Advance Practice Providers and First Assistants who assist in the OR to discuss operative considerations and assisting techniques. These sessions are led by expert Physician Assistants with extensive experience in first-assist thoracoscopic and robotic operative techniques.



Target Audience

Allied Health Professionals
Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

-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 summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 11.00 Attendance
  • 1.10 IACET CEU
  • 11.00 JA Credit - AH
    • 11.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
09/12/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Activity Ends: 
09/14/2024 - 3:30pm EDT
Orlando, FL
United States

Thomas D'Amico

Stafford (Scott) Balderson

Diego Gonzalez Rivas

Kazuhiro Yasufuku

Paula Ugalde Figueroa

Benny Weksler

Matthew Hartwig

Shanda Blackmon

Ken Boccaccio




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

JA Credit - AH




Available Credit

  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 11.00 Attendance
  • 1.10 IACET CEU
  • 11.00 JA Credit - AH
    • 11.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
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