16th Annual Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Conference
The Duke Center for Surgical Education and Innovation presents the 16th Annual Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Conference sponsored by the Duke Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. This conference will bring together world-renowned surgeons who will share the latest advancements in minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques through didactic and video-based presentations.
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. Physician Assistants and other operative personnel are also encouraged to attend.
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