STS/EACTS/ESTS Latin America Surgery Symposium: Thoracic Emergencies

Event dates


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

The session will feature an international panel of experts who will review the latest interventions and advances in treating emergent patient cases, including penetrating trauma, massive hemoptysis, laryngotracheal and tracheal stenosis, and more.


Each presentation will be followed by discussion.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Speaker: Diego H. Pardo, MD, Puerto Colombia, Colombia
Moderators: Jonathan D'Cunha, MD, PhD, Phoenix, AZ, and Ilija Djordjevic, MD, Köln, Germany

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Laryngotracheal and Tracheal Stenosis
Speaker: Thomas Schweiger, MD, PhD, Vienna, Austria
Moderators: Leonidas Tapias, MD, Dallas, TX, and Airton Schneider, MD, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET Massive Hemoptysis
Speaker: Gerard Silvestri, MD, MS, Charleston, SC
Moderators: Erik Folch, MD, MSc, Boston, MA, and Richard Wins, MD, Valencia, Spain
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET Penetrating Trauma – Bleeding, Airway Injuries
Speaker: Moheb A. Rashid, MD, PhD, Gothenburg, Sweden
Moderators: Richard Stephen Milton, MD, FRCS, Leeds, UK, and Mauricio Velasquez, MD, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline ECMO use in emergency management 
  • Define surgical and endoscopic management of thoracic emergencies 

Certificates of participation will be available, but no continuing medical education credit will be offered.

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

Questions? Contact the STS Education department.