2017 Update in Interventional Pulmonology and Board Review Course

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2017 Update in Interventional Pulmonology and Board Review Course

10/27/2017 @ 7:15 am - 5:00 pm

On behalf of the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, we would like to invite you to attend the next “Update in Interventional Pulmonology and Board Review Course,” to be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the BMO Education & Conference Centre located on the Toronto Western Hospital campus.

This 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 in interventional pulmonology. 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.


Course Chairs: Septimiu Murgu, MD David Hsia, MD
Course Co-Chair: Kazuhiro Yasufuku, MD, PhD


BMO Education & Conference Centre located on the Toronto Western Hospital Campus
Toronto, Canada


7:15 Registration
7:40 Welcome

Lung Cancer and Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

7:45 Lung cancer screening
Samira Shojaee, MD
8:00 Approach to the patient with SPN: radial EBUS and navigation
Alexander Chen, MD
8:20 Mediastinal and hilar anatomy
Laura Frye, MD
8:40 EBUS-TBNA: technical aspects and clinical applications
Roberto F. Casal, MD
9:00 Pathology and molecular markers of lung cancer
David Hsia, MD
9:15 Lung cancer diagnosis, staging and genetic testing: interactive Q&A panel discussion
Panel: Shojaee, Frye, Chen, Casal
10:15 Break

Airway Disorders and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

10:30 Mechanisms for tissue destruction
George Eapen, MD
10:45 Rigid bronchoscopy
Marcus Kennedy, MD
11:00 Airway stents
George Eapen, MD
11:20 Non-malignant CAO: strictures and TBM
Tim Murgu, MD
11:40 Malignant and benign CAO: interactive Q&A panel discussions
Panel: Eapen, Kennedy, Murgu
12:15 Lunch Break

Pleural Disorders

13:00 Imaging of the pleural space: CT and ultrasound
Horiana Grosu, MD
13:20 Diagnosis of pleural effusions: thoracentesis and thoracoscopy
Alain Tremblay, MD
13:40 Pleural space infections: chest tube selection and management
Erik Folch, MD
14:00 Pleurodesis and tunneled indwelling pleural catheters
Alain Tremblay, MD
14:15 Malignant pleural effusions: interactive Q&A panel discussions
Panel: Grosu, Folch, Tremblay
15:00 Break

Disease Specific Treatments

15:30 Airway complications following lung transplant
Laura Frye, MD
15:45 Bronchial thermoplasty for asthma
Joseph Cicenia, MD
16:00 Management of pneumothorax and bronchopleural fistula
Colin Gillespie, MD
16:15 Percutaneous tracheostomy and trans-tracheal oxygen therapy
Colin Gillespie, MD
16:30 Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema
Samir Makani, MD
16:45 Questions & Closing Remarks



Fees for the 2017 Update in Interventional Pulmonology and Board Review Course is $200.00. Please complete the form and submit payment via PayPal to register for this event.




7:15 am - 5:00 pm
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American Association for Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
(651) 256-9506


BMO Education and Conference Centre
60 Leonard Avenue - Krembil Discovery Tower
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8 Canada
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