Third International Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery was granted 18 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Important deadlines

Abstracts submision 15th September 2015
Early registration fee 30th September 2015
Hotel reservations 15th September 2015

General Information
Objectives and Background
Speakers And Chairpersons
Organizing Committe
Programme 18th November
Programme 19th November
Programme 20th November
Pre-Congresual AIACT
AIACT Congress
Sponsored lunch sessions
Post Joint Meeting Masterclass
Scientific Information
Poster and video
Sponsoring Guidelines
City Information
Social Programme

Congress recognised of professional interest by the Government of Catalonia (Department of Health and Studies)

World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

Programme 18th November

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06:30 Secretariat opens
07:00-07:35 Best posters
Chairperson: J. Belda - J. Hernández
  1. EGFR mutation is predictive status for recurrence in early lung adenocarcinoma
    Masaoki Ito, Yoshihiro Miyata, Tomoharu Yoshiya, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Takeshi Mimura, Morihito Okada
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
  2. Comparison of multiple techniques for ebus-tbna specimen preparation in a single institution experience
    Rotolo Nicola1, Imperatori Andrea1, La Rosa Stefano1, Crosta Giorgio1, Cattoni Maria1, Poli Albino2, Moretti Francesca2, Spanevello Antonio1, Conti Valentina1, Dominioni Lorenzo1, Nardecchia Elisa1
    1Center for Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, University of Insubria, Ospedale di Circolo Varese, Italy, 2Department of Diagnostic and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
  3. Adequacy of staging non-small cell lung cancer - Dutch lung surgery audit
    DJ Heineman1,2, MG ten Berge3, JMA Daniels4, NIM Versteegh5, MW Wouters6, WH Schreurs1
    1Department of Surgery, Medisch Centrum Alkmaar, Alkmaar, the Netherlands
    2Department of Surgery, VU Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    3Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing, Leiden, the Netherlands
    4Department of Pulmonology, VU Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    5Department of Thoracic Surgery, Leiden Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden, the Netherlands
    6Department of Surgery, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis / Nederlands Kanker Instituut, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  4. The inflammation-based prognostic score is a significant predictor of prognosis in operable non-small cell lung cancer patients
    Masaya Yotsukura, MD1, Takashi Ohtsuka, MD1, Kaoru Kaseda, MD1, Ikuo Kamiyama, MD1, Yuichiro Hayashi, MD2, Hisao Asamura, MD1
    1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    2Department of Pathology, Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  5. Temporal trends in non-small cell lung cancer patients who underwent surgical resection from 1993 to 2009
    Marron MC1, Avila RJ2, Lora D3, Mariscal A1, Rivas C1, Zuluaga M1, Trujillo MD1, Torres A1, Diaz Hellin V1, Meneses JC1, Martinez I1, Gamez P1
    1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, “12 de Octubre” University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Clinic University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
    3Clinical Research Unit-CIBERESP, “12 de Octubre” University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  6. Prognostic significance of the extent of lymph node involvement in stage 2-N1 non-small cell lung cancer
    1Yusuf Kahya, 1Tamer Direk, 1Bülent Yenigün, 1Murat Özkan, 2Nihal Ata Tutkun, 1Cabir Yüksel, 1Serkan Enön, 1Ayten Kayi Cangir
    1Ankara University School of Medicine Thoracic Surgery Department
    2Hacettepe University Faculty of Science Statistics Department
    Ankara, Turkey
07:40-07:55 Opening ceremony: L. Molins - R. Rami-Porta - J. Belda - J. J. Rivas - A. M. Gomez
Chairpersons: R. S. Andrade - L. Molins
08:00-08:10 Uniportal VATS: general concepts
G. Rocco
08:10-08:20 Uniportal VATS lobectomy: my view
D. González-Rivas
08:20-08:30 VATS segmentectomy
S. Swanson
08:30-08:40 Extended VATS lobectomy
R. Flores
08:40-08:50 The midway: technical tips for lung resection through a small video-assisted thoracotomy
H. Asamura
08:50-09:25 Discussion
SESSION 1 Screening and pulmonary nodules
Chairpersons: J. Jett - L. Molins
09:30-09:40 Update on lung cancer screening
J. Jett
09:40-09:50 What to do with SPNs found at screening and found incidentally? Are there any differences?
J. Jett
09:50-10:00 Radiological features for determining follow-up
M. Sánchez
10:00-10:10 Role of PET in the diagnostic work-up of solitary pulmonary nodules
F. Lomeńa
10:10-10:20 What surgery for 1cm tumours?
S. Swanson
10:20-10:30 Radiological features of invasiveness in GGO lesions
K. Suzuki
10:30-10:40 When and how to resect a solitary GGO lesion?
K. Suzuki
10:40-11:00 Discussion
11:00-11:25 Coffee break
SESSION 2 The lymph nodes in thoracic malignancies
Chairpersons: F. Detterbeck - R. Rami-Porta
11:30-11:40 How to improve intraoperative and pathological nodal staging in lung cancer
R. Osarogiagbon
11:40-11:50 How to improve intraoperative nodal staging in lung cancer: the European view
T. Molnar
11:50-12:00 The impact of nodal involvement in thymic tumours
F. Detterbeck
12:00-12:10 The impact of nodal involvement in malignant pleural mesothelioma
V. Rusch
12:10-12:20 The impact of nodal involvement in oesophageal cancer
Y. Tachimori
12:20-12:30 The need for a unified lymph node map for thoracic malignancies
H. Asamura
12:30-12:40 The need of lymphadenectomy in lung metastases of colon cancer
S. Call
12:40-13:00 Discussion
13:00-13:55 Lunch
13:00-13:55 Lunch sessions (3 parallel sessions)

Lunch session 1:
Industry-sponsored lunch session

Lunch session 2:
Conference room 1
Industry-sponsored lunch session

Lunch session 3: Methodological issues in thoracic surgery
Conference room 2
Chairperson: C. Agustí
E. Lim
VIDEO FORUM 2 The chest wall
Chairpersons: G. Lyons - R. Aguiló
14:00-14:08 Treatment of acquired Jeune’s syndrome
H. Abramson
14:08-14:16 Innovative ways to fix the flail chest
T. Molnar
14:16-14:24 Minimally invasive treatment of pectus carinatum
H. Abramson
14:24-14:32 Minimally invasive treatment of pectus excavatum
L. Molins - C. Bardají
14:32-14:40 Utility of muscle flaps for chest wall repair
J. Belda
14:40-14:48 Prosthetic replacement of the chest wall
G. Rocco
14:48-14:56 Diaphragmatic plication
R. S. Andrade
14:56-15:30 Discussion
15:30-15:55 Coffee break
SESSION 3 N2 disease
Chairpersons: P. Goldstraw / E. Martínez
16:00-16:10 Role of EBUS/EUS/CUS in clinical mediastinal nodal staging
C. Dooms
16:10-16:20 Restaging after induction therapy
M. de Waele
16:20-16:30 Upfront surgery for clinical single-zone N2 disease and how to identify it
D. Waller
16:30-16:40 Prognostic impact of unsuspected pN2 disease
C. Obiols
16:40-16:50 Prognostic impact of isolated tumour cells in mediastinal lymph nodes
V. Rusch
16:50-17:00 Bimodality vs trimodality treatment for N2 NSCLC
E. Lim
17:00-17:10 Discussion
SESSION 4 The mediastinum
Chairpersons: P. van Schil / R. Saumench
17:15-17:25 Preop & postoperative tricks in the surgery of myasthenia gravis
JM Ponseti-L. Molins
17:25-17:35 Transcervical approach for thymectomy
A. Patterson
17:35-17:45 Maximal transcervical and subxiphoid thymectomy
M. Zielinski
17:45-17:55 Best approach for diagnosis & treatment of anterior mediastinal tumours
E. Ruffini
17:55-18:05 Multidisciplinary approach to thymic tumours
F. Detterbeck
18:05-18:30 Discussion
18.30-18:45 Recognition to the Professional Career of Dr. Miguel Cuesta Palomero and Dr. Gonzalo Vidal Lopez
18:45 Secretariat closes
20:00-21:30 Official reception at Palau Robert