Update in Interventional Pulmonology and Board Review Course

The Update in Interventional Pulmonology and Board Review course will provide a high-level overview of topics within the field for those intending to take the Board Examination later this year. The course is also intended for those seeking to get exposed to our field or expand their knowledge. It will be a great opportunity to interact with current interventional fellows, expert faculty and practicing physicians.

This year’s format will use a case-based approach to cover contemporary issues within Interventional Pulmonology.

Please see below for a complete listing of topics and faculty.


October 23rd, 2015


Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Montréal, Canada


Course Chair:             Roberto F. Casal, MD

Course Co-Chairs: Moishe Liberman, MD, PhD, Septimiu Murgu, MD

7:15                Registration

7:40                Welcome

Lung Cancer and Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

 7:45                Lung cancer screening

                        Kazuhiro Yasufuku, M.D

8:00                Staging of lung cancer

                        Moishe Liberman, M.D., PhD

8:15                Mediastinal and hilar anatomy

                        Moishe Liberman, M.D., PhD

8:30                Mediastinal staging of lung cancer

Kazuhiro Yasufuku, M.D.

8:45                Convex-Probe EBUS: technical aspects and clinical applications

Roberto F. Casal, MD

9:00                Approach to the patient with SPN

                        Alexander Chen, MD

9:15                Guided- bronchoscopy for peripheral nodules          

                        Alexander Chen, M.D.

9:30                Imaging in lung cancer

                        David Sonetti, M.D.

9:45                Pathology and molecular markers of lung cancer

                        David Sonetti, M.D.

10:00              Questions/Break

Airway Disorders and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

10:30              Malignant airway obstruction

                        Shaheem Islam, M.D.

10:45              Rigid bronchoscopy          

                        Shaheem Islam, M.D.

11:00               Mechanisms for tissue destruction       

                        George Eapen, M.D.

11:15              Stents

                        George Eapen, M.D.

11:30              Non-malignant causes of airway obstruction

                        Septimiu Murgu, M.D.

11:45              Tracheobronchomalacia

                        Septimiu Murgu, M.D.

12:00              Percutaneous tracheostomy and trans-tracheal oxygen therapy

                        Donald R. Lazarus, M.D.

12:15              Lunch Break

Pleural Disorders

13:00              Pleural effusions of unusual etiologies

                        Maher Tabba, M.D.

13:15              Medical thoracoscopy

                        Maher Tabba, M.D.

13:30              Thoracentesis and chest tubes

                        Erik Folch, M.D.

13:45              Pleural space infections

                        Erik Folch, M.D.

14:00              Malignant pleural effusions

                        Alain Tremblay, MD

14:15              Pleurodesis and indwelling pleural catheters

                        Alain Tremblay, MD

14:30              Ultrasound evaluation of the pleural space

                        Colin Gillespie, M.D.

14:45              Pneumothorax

                        Colin Gillespie, M.D.

15:00              Questions/Break

Disease Specific Treatments

15:30              Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema

                        Andrew Haas, M.D.

15:45              Management of bronchopleural fistula

                        Andrew Haas, M.D.

16:00              Bronchial thermoplasty for asthma      

                        Michael Machuzak, M.D.

16:15              Airway complications following lung transplant

                        Michael Machuzak, M.D.

 Other Topics

16:30              Basics of billing in pulmonary procedures

                        Momen Wahidi, MD

16:45              Sedation in bronchoscopy

                        Mona Sarkiss, MD

17:00              Questions/Closing Remarks

Registration and payment forms should be directed to Claretha Bradford at bradfoc@ccf.org

On-site registration will also be available.





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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Interventional Pulmonology Program at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Bronchoscopy Lab at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX

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