Event dates
Apr 20–21, 2023
Norcross, GA
Area of Practice
Hear didactic lectures and case demonstrations from expert faculty, then spend 6+ hours in hands-on sessions in a realistic, general thoracic robotics simulation environment.

Featuring didactic lectures, case demonstrations, and hands-on sessions at a state-of-the-art training facility, this interactive course will help provide the knowledge and expertise needed to perform bronchoscopy and lung segmentectomy with the aid of a robot. Educational sessions will take place at both the Hilton Atlanta Northeast and at Intuitive Surgical Inc. in Norcross, GA.


Education and Accreditation

Course Directors
Abbas E. Abbas, MD, MS, Providence, RI
Jason M. Long, MD, MPH, Chapel Hill, NC
David C. Rice, MD, Houston, TX
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, MBA, Pittsburgh, PA
Lana Y. Schumacher, MD, Boston, MA

Course Description
Led by experts in the field, the STS Workshop on Robotic Thoracic Surgery is designed to provide surgeons with a comprehensive overview of robotic anatomic segmentectomy. In addition, there will be education on advanced robotic bronchoscopic and imaging technologies. Featuring didactic lectures, case demonstrations, and 6+ hours of hands-on sessions at a state-of-the-art training facility, this 2-day CME activity will help provide the knowledge and expertise needed to better plan and perform both simple and complex segmental operations with the aid of a robot. 

Target Audience
This course is designed for cardiothoracic surgeons or trainees.

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Outline current indications for performing sublobar resections. 
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in performing both simple and complex segmentectomies.
  3. Identify currently available localization techniques.
  4. Demonstrate robotic bronchoscopy techniques.
  5. Recognize future developments in the field of thoracic robotic surgery.

Registration Bonus

As an added benefit of workshop registration, attendees will receive unlimited access for 1 year to the Online Curriculum in Robotic Thoracic Surgery. The online course includes seven sessions composed of prerecorded, narrated video lectures, and demonstrations that can be viewed at your own pace. Each session concludes with a recorded panel discussion featuring faculty from that session. 


Registration Category Rate
STS Physician Members  $1,200
STS Associate, Resident/Fellow, and Medical Student Members $600
Non-Member Physicians $1,500
Allied Health and Trainee Non-Members $750

*An STS Member ID (6-digits) is required to receive the discounted member rate. (Database participation is not the same as STS membership. A Database participant ID is different from an STS Member ID.) For help with an STS Member ID, contact Member Services

Cancelation Policy: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons will issue a refund, minus a $100 administrative fee, for all cancelations received in writing by Thursday, April 6, 2023. No refunds will be issued after this date.


Registration and Housing: Contacts the STS Meetings department
Program: Contact the STS Education department.

Accreditation Statement

ACCME AccreditedThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physician Assistants (PAs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.