From the AATS

Focus on the Impact of Technology at the AATS Focus on Thoracic Surgery: Mastering Surgical Innovation 2017


October 27-28, 2017
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Spend two days in Las Vegas learning about the technological advances that are changing the approaches to benign and malignant esophageal disease, and lung cancer and related diseases. AATS Focus on Thoracic Surgery: Mastering Surgical Innovation 2017 features the most elite experts in the field presenting the latest information on new and emerging technologies in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgeries. The meeting’s interactive format will enable attendees to incorporate technologies into their own practices, as well as see how surgical innovation can impact patient outcomes and excellence in patient care.

One session that attendees won’t want to miss is the debate on “The Optimal Route for the Introduction of New Technologies in Surgery.” Shaf Keshavjee from Toronto General Hospital will look at the “Academic Pathway” while Robert J. Cerfolio of the University of Alabama at Birmingham will present the “Industry Driven Pathway”

Program Directors
G. Alexander Patterson
David S. Sugarbaker

Program Committee
Thomas A. D’Amico
Shaf Keshavjee
James D. Luketich
Bryan F. Meyers
Scott J. Swanson
Traves D. Crabtree

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