2016 Update in Interventional Pulmonology and Board Review Course


Nationally and internationally recognized faculty will provide an overview of a wide variety of topics within the field of interventional pulmonology for physicians intending to take the Board Examination later this year and for those simply seeking to expand their knowledge in interventional pulmonology. This will be a wonderful opportunity to interact with current interventional fellows, expert faculty and practicing physicians.

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


October 21st, 2016


Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. Live
901 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA


Course Chair: Roberto F. Casal, MD
Course Co-Chairs: Septimiu Murgu, MD and David Hsia, MD


07:15 Registration
07:40 Welcome
Lung Cancer and Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
07:45 Lung cancer screening Arthur Sung, MD
08:00 Staging of lung cancer Arthur Sung, MD
08:15 Mediastinal and hilar anatomy Kazuhiro Yasufuku, M.D.
08:30 Mediastinal staging of lung cancer Kazuhiro Yasufuku, M.D.
08:45 Convex-Probe EBUS: technical aspects and clinical applications Roberto F. Casal, MD
09:00 Approach to the patient with SPN Alexander Chen, MD
09:15 Guided- bronchoscopy for peripheral nodules Alexander Chen, M.D.
09:30 Imaging in lung cancer David Hsia, MD
09:45 Pathology and molecular markers of lung cancer David Hsia, MD
10:00 Questions/Break
Airway Disorders and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy
10:30 Malignant airway obstruction Marcus Kennedy
10:45 Rigid bronchoscopy Marcus Kennedy
11:00 Mechanisms for tissue destruction Carla Lamb M.D.
11:15 Stents Carla Lamb 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 Horiana Grosu, M.D.
14:45 Pneumothorax Horiana Grosu, M.D.
15:00 Questions/Break
Disease Specific Treatments
15:30 Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema Samir Makani, M.D.
15:45 Management of bronchopleural fistula Samir Makani, M.D.
16:00 Bronchial thermoplasty for asthma Joe Cicenia, M.D.
16:15 Airway complications following lung transplant Luis Angel, MD
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


Fee: $200.00 USD



Onsite registration will also be available. You may inquire HERE if you can’t register online.

Roberto Casal

Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

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