Lung cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

Final Program

Hellenic training association for interventional pulmonology/(HTA-IP).
Lung cancer diagnosis and staging.

Two-day Seminar with workshops 
1st-2nd of July 2019
Experimental, Educational & Research Center ELPEN



Program

Monday, 1st of July

09:00-09:30: Registration, Introduction to the course

09:30-10:00: Epidemiology and Screening. P. Emmanouil MD

10:00-10:30: Histology classification and TNM staging. V. Vitsas MD

10:30-11:00: Mediastinal Anatomy through the eyes of the bronchoscopist. N. Koufos MD

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:00: Conventional TBNA and EBUS TBNA. Assoc. Prof. G. Stratakos MD

12:30-13:00: Acquisition of adequate biopsy by central airway lesions. G. Kontopyrgias MD

13:00-13:30: Rapid on-site cytology evaluation by the bronchoscopist. P. Emmanouil MD

13:30-14:30: Lunch break 

Practical workshops-3 stations, 14:30-17:30: (team switch every 1 hour): 

Station 1: cTBNA with 19G needle – 3D printed model and animal lung tissue with rapid on-site evaluation.  P. Emmanouil MD – L. Aggelakis MD.
  
Station 2: EBUS TBNA - plastic model and simulator. Ν Zias MD, N. Koufos MD.  

Station 3: Electrocautery and cryotherapy – animal lung tissue. G. Kontopyrgias MD- I. Athanasopoulos MD.  



Tuesday, 2nd of July

09:00-09:30: Peripheral nodes’ access. N. Koufos MD

09:30-10:00: Prevention and management of bronchoscopy complications. E. Balis MD

10:00-10:30: The role of-biopsy in the management of lung cancer. I. Athanasopoulos MD.
 
10:30-11:00: PET-CT for diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. Its role in relapse. S. Chatziioannou MD.  

11:00-11:30: Coffee break 

Practical workshops-3 stations, 11:30-14:00 (team switch every 1 hour):  

Station 1: cTBNA with 19G needle – 3D printed model and animal lung tissue with rapid on-site evaluation. V. Vitsas MD, N. Anagnostopoulos MD. 

Station 2: EBUS TBNA - plastic model and simulator. N. Koufos MD, E. Karetsi MD.

Station 3: Electrocautery and cryotherapy – animal lung tissue. E. Balis MD, S. Chrysikos MD.

14:00-14:30: Seminar evaluation and closing remarks. 



This seminar is targeting pulmonologists with basic bronchoscopic experience with an interest to further enhance their skills in diagnosing and staging lung cancer. Maximum number of participants: 24 (2 groups of 8).  

Several weeks prior to the seminar the participants will receive training material in order to prepare. 

The seminar will have an online registration procedure.