Event dates
Oct 28, 2022
Area of Practice

Co-presented by STS, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)


Access the digital archive of this session today. Recordings are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese at no charge. While no continuing medical education credit is offered for this activity, you may claim a certificate of participation after completing a course evaluation. 

The STS/EACTS/ESTS Latin America Thoracic Surgery Symposium: Pleuropulmonary Granulomatous Disease featured an international panel of experts who reviewed the latest interventions and advances in the medical and surgical treatment of tuberculosis (TB), surgical management of non-tuberculous granulomatosis, and management of postoperative complications.

The program was presented in English, with simultaneous translation in Spanish and Portuguese. 


Tuberculosis: Surgical Treatment
Moderators: Stefan B. Watzka, MD, BA, FACS, Vienna, Austria, and Marco Antonio García, MD, Mexico
Speaker: Souhail Boubia, MD, Casablanca, Morocco
Tuberculosis: Medical Treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant TB
Moderators: Carlos A. Olivares-Torres, MD, FCCP, Tijuana, Mexico, and Carlos Eduardo Montero Barbery, MD, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Speaker: Rafael Laniado-Laborín, MD, MPH, Tijuana, Mexico
Surgical Management of Non-Tuberculous Disease
Moderators: Rosanne Sprute, MD, Köln, Germany, and Amer Bilal, MBBS, FRCS (Ed), Peshawar, Pakistan
Speaker: John D. Mitchell, MD, Aurora, Colorado, US
Management of Postoperative Complications
Moderators: Geraldo Roger Normando Jr., MD, Belém, Brazil, and Víctor Zotés, MD, Mexico City, Mexico
Speaker: Alessandro W. Mariani, MD, PhD, São Paulo, Brazil


Course Directors

Rafael S. Andrade, MD, Minneapolis, MN, USA 
Alessandro Brunelli, MD, Leeds, UK 
Fabian Doerr, MD, Cologne, Germany
Richard Stephen Milton, MD, FRCS, Leeds, UK

Target Audience

This symposium is aimed at all members of the surgical team including thoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pulmonologists, nursing personnel, residents, and medical students.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss indications and surgical management of pleuropulmonary tuberculosis 
  • Define treatment strategies for multi-drug resistant TB
  • Discuss indications and surgical management of non-tuberculous granulomatosis
  • Identify the proper management of postoperative complications

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