4th Annual Advances in Thoracic Surgical Oncology

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Date & Location
Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:00 AM - Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 PM, Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY

Target Audience
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Physician Assistant, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery


Physicians and allied health professionals will improve their understanding of contemporary, minimally invasive surgical approaches to lung and esophageal cancers. The course will help participants to appreciate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating thoracic malignancies and to understand the roles of thoracic surgery in the era of targeted therapy.

This course is composed of lectures and interactive audience participation encouraging the intellectual exchange of ideas between faculty and participants. Additionally, this year’s program will feature interactive hands-on workshops

This educational activity is endorsed by the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS).


Cocktail Reception & OR Video Discussion 

Immunotherapy – An introduction: Attendees will learn about the basics of thoracic tumor immunology, advances in thoracic oncology immunotherapy, and understand the role of thoracic surgeons in evolving immunotherapy paradigm.

Hands-On Workshops: 

  • Robotic Pulmonary Resections - Attendees will be introduced to the basics of robotic surgical systems and the applications in thoracic surgical procedures. This will be a hands-on workshop with simulation and tissue models available for a unique 
    and interactive experience.
  • Chest Wall Reconstruction - Participants will engage in an interactive, hands-on demonstration of various techniques and materials commonly used for chest wall reconstruction, focusing on pros and cons associated with each approach based on the anatomy of the defect and goal of repair.
  • The Evolving Role of the APP in Thoracic Surgery - The objective of this workshop is to provide an in-depth review of the evolving role of APPs in Thoracic Surgery, with an emphasis on current surgical techniques in bedside procedures. This session will provide a hands-on experience in performing: bronchoscopy, thoracentesis,  insertion and removal of varying types of chest tubes- tunneled vs non-tunneled, as well as, techniques in first assisting in Robotic Surgical Procedures. We will discuss the establishment and management of an independent APP Thoracic Surgery Consult Service and its incorporation to surgical practices.

Participants are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the 4th Annual Advances in Thoracic Surgical Oncology course. Abstracts for the poster session will be selected on the basis of scientific merit and content quality. For more information or to submit an abstract online, select 'Abstracts' above (deadline: September 15, 2017).

Target Audience 

The target audience for this course includes physicians and allied health professionals who care for patients with thoracic oncologic diseases, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, and thymic malignancies.


Memorial Sloan Kettering gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for providing educational grants, financial support, or in-kind equipment donation for this live activity:

  • BD
  • Davol, Inc., a CR Bard Company
  • Cook Medical, LLC
  • Getinge
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies
  • KLS Martin
  • Medtronic
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Veran Medical Technologies
  • Zimmer Biomet

  1. Improve the understanding of contemporary surgical approaches, including minimally invasive techniques for lung and esophageal cancers.
  2. Appreciate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating thoracic malignancies.
  3. Understand the multiple roles of thoracic surgery in the era of targeted therapy.


 Registration Fees
 Physicians (MDs, PhDs and DOs)  $550 
 Residents, Fellows, NPs, PAs, RNs and Other Healthcare Providers      $300 
 Industry Professionals*  $975 

*Industry professionals may attend CME activities for their own education. Marketing, sales, and promotion of products and services is strictly prohibited at MSK CME activities.

Registration Details

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. Please contact us at least one week prior to the course if you have any special dietary needs.

  • 30% Discounted Rate for MSK Alumni and MSK Alliance Members 
    MSK offers a discounted rate to all MSK Alumni and MSK Alliance members to attend a CME course. Please contact cme@mskcc.org for more information or a promotion code.
  • MSK Staff Registration 
    Registration is complimentary for MSK staff. However, you must complete course registration to attend this course. 

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when email notification is received by the MSK Office of Continuing Medical Education (MSK CME) at least 7 days prior to the first day of the course (cme@mskcc.org).

Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. MSK CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event we must cancel or postpone this course, we will refund the registration fee in full, but are not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees incurred by airline/travel/lodging agencies. At any time, you may substitute another registrant in your place after contacting MSK CME with the relevant information.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Credits

This course will not offer nursing CE credits. Nurses will receive a non-physician CME certificate for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Certain nursing certification providers (such as ANCC) may accept this certificate for CE requirements. Please check with your certification providers for more information.