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13th Annual Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Conference

This activity is designed to meet the continuing education needs of thoracic surgeons, as well as others who may assist thoracic surgeons in practice. Although the curriculum focuses on the most challenging and complex procedures, fellows and residents in thoracic and surgical training programs have also benefited from this conference, as have physician assistants and other operative personnel.

After attending this program, participants should be able to:

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