Symposium on Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Event dates
Chicago, IL

Course Description

The STS Symposium on Robotic Thoracic Surgery is designed to provide surgeons and their teams with a detailed overview of launching a successful robotic thoracic surgery program within a hospital setting. Led by experts in the field, emphasis will be placed on the specific procedural and technical steps required when using a robot for general thoracic pulmonary, mediastinal, and esophageal operations. Additionally, sessions will address proper prerequisites, individual and team skills, supplies and equipment, training, administrative elements, and team requirements.

Featuring didactic lectures, case demonstrations, and hands-on robotic simulation stations, this 1.5-day Symposium will help provide the knowledge and expertise needed to develop treatment plans and perform general thoracic surgical procedures. Attendees will be exposed to the latest techniques for performing these procedures with the aid of a robot.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline steps and discuss finances required to create and launch a robotic thoracic surgery program within a hospital setting
  • Coordinate surgical plans for robotic pulmonary, mediastinal, and esophageal procedures from beginning to end
  • Outline preoperative evaluation, patient selection, and postoperative care pathways
  • Describe the multidisciplinary components of building a robotic thoracic program, including hospital administration and health care team personnel
  • Identify the ideal prerequisites for surgeon selection and hospital/program selection for starting and sustaining a robotic thoracic surgery program
    STS Physician Members $900
    STS Associate, Candidate, and Pre-Candidate Members $450
    Non-Member Physicians $1,100
    Non-Member Residents, Medical Students, and Allied Health $550

    Hear what course directors Drs. Inderpal S. Sarkaria and Abbas E. Abbas have to say about the STS Symposium on Robotic Thoracic Surgery, including program highlights, who should attend, and what to expect.

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

    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Symposium on Robotic Thoracic Surgery has been assessed by Ethical MedTech and is COMPLIANT with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.