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Thoracic Surgery

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Objectives Methods
Increase basic knowledge and clinical skills Home study questions with answers and review
 Prepare candidates for written and oral board exams  Seminar with Powerpoints and lecture-note syllabus
Provide practicing physicians with a review and update Practice exams for your written and oral boards
Thoracic Surgery Lecture Review
September. 4-6, 2015 Chicago
Please select your registration type, hotel room requirements and syllabus needs.

Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course Will be held at: Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore 5300 W. Touhy Ave. Skokie, IL 60077 Phone 847-763-3061.

The Thoracic Surgery Review is a 3-day seminar consisting of: didactic lectures (with searchable e-syllabus containing PDFs of all PowerPoint presentations), Question and Answer time at the end of each topic, and two dedicated Questions and Answer sessions at the end of the day.  This comprehensive review is designed to update your clinical knowledge-base as well as to help you pass your Thoracic Surgery exams.  Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care, incorporating current best practice concepts, surgical approaches, and clinical follow-up strategies.  As a result, it provides a good review for your ABTS exams as well as providing a thorough thoracic surgery review for physicians in practice.  Many of our previous participants found the course provided them with improved diagnostic and planning strategies, a better understanding of the best surgical approaches for the principle areas covered by Thoracic Surgeons, and helped them recognize areas of weakness for self-study.

Course Topics:
Thoracic Surgery: Chest Wall *** Mediastinum *** Congenital Lung *** Diaphragmatic Hernias *** Pulmonary Neoplasms *** Pulmonary Infections *** Trachea *** Esophagus *** Thoracic Trauma
Critical Care: Cardiac Critical Care *** Pulmonary Critical Care *** Metabolic Alterations *** Coagulation Disorders *** Transfusions *** Pediatric Management
Cardiac Surgery: Mitral Valve Disease *** Aortic Valve Disease *** Coronary Artery Disease *** Coronary Artery Surgery *** Thoracic Aorta *** Cardiac Tumors *** Cardiomyopathy *** Extracorporeal Perfusion
Congenital Heart Disease: Tetralogy of Fallout *** Septal Defects *** Double Outlet Right Ventricle *** Arteriosus and Coarctation *** Univentricular Heart *** Coronary Artery Anomalies *** Hypoplastic Left Heart *** Neoplasms of the Heart

The Osler Institute is going green and providing our attendees with the latest technology to assist in their review. Each registrant will receive upon arrival at the course, a USB drive with searchable PDF copies of the presentations offered during the review. A printed syllabus can be preordered for a small additional fee.

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Thoracic Surgery Course on MP3 CD's w/Electronic Syllabus March 2009

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Osler is updating this audio set from 2009, The new set will be out midsummer. Purchase the current set today and receive the update absolutely free!!!!!   " International orders may be subject to additional shipping cost."

Learn on the go
 - with nearly 18 hours of material recorded at our live review courses.  TThe Osler Institute utilizes state of the art equipment to record each of our review courses. Then, based on participant feedback, compiles a set of lectures including the top ranked speakers for each of the topics covered.  Each CD includes a full day of lectures in MP3 format - listen to on your computer, MP3 compatible CD player , or load onto your MP3 player
Included with each set is an electronic copy of the syllabus that corresponds with the audio lectures.

Section # 1  Thoracic Aorta Ahmed Mahmoud **** Thoracic Trauma Ahmed Mahmoud **** Pulmonary Infections Ahmed Mahmoud **** Pulmonary Neoplasms Ahmed Mahmoud **** Transfusions and Coagulation Disorders Ahmed Mahmoud **** Trachea Ahmed Mahmoud **** Esophagus Ahmed Mahmoud **** Mitral Valve Disease Ahmed Mahmoud **** Aortic Valve Disease Ahmed Mahmoud **** Section # 2  Assist Devices Jonah Odim **** Extracorporal Profusion Jonah Odim **** Cardiomyopathy Jonah Odim **** Cardiac Tumors Jonah Odim **** Transplantation Jonah Odim **** Diaphragmatic Hernias Ahmed Mahmoud **** Chest Wall Ahmed Mahmoud **** Coronary Artery Disease Ahmed Mahmoud **** Mediastinum Ahmed Mahmoud **** Section # 3  Thoracic Critical Care 1 Phillip Zaret **** Thoracic Critical Care 2 Phillip Zaret **** Congenital Heart Diseases Review 1 Bassem Mora **** Congenital Heart Diseases Review 2 Bassem Mora **** Congenital Heart Diseases Review 3 Bassem Mora

Sample Audio

Thoracic Surgery (Clinical Scenarios)
TScs.jpg This unique case-based review of thoracic surgery offers excellent preparation for oral board examinations, which emphasize both general knowledge and case management. Written by recognized experts, the book presents a variety of cases covering the full spectrum of thoracic surgical diseases. Each case begins with the clinical presentation and proceeds to X-ray report, differential diagnosis, CT scan report, diagnosis and recommendation, surgical approach, outcome, and discussion. X-rays, CT scans, bronchoscopic photographs, and other relevant illustrations accompany the text. Some cases include postoperative complications and discussion of the causes, evaluation, and management of these complications.

  • Case-based review
  • Reflects the natural flow of surgical decision-making
  • Great for Oral Board prep
  • Covers full spectrum of thoracic diseases
Each case includes:
  • Clinical presentation
  • Radiology reports
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Diagnosis/Recommendation
  • Surgical approach—and more!
Table Of Contents
Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumor  ***  Segmentectomy  ***  Epiphrenic Diverticulum  ***  Echinococcal disease  ***  Spontaneous Pneumothorax  ***  Atypical Carcinoid  ***  Thyroid Goiter  ***  CT Guided Needle Biopsy  ***  Zenker’s Diverticulum and Diverticulopexy  ***  Lung Transplant and Tracheal Stent  ***  Mesothelioma  ***  Achalasia and Esophageal Myotomy  ***  Osteosarcoma  ***  Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma  ***  Broncholithiasis  ***  Parathyroid Adenoma  ***  VATS Lobectomy  ***  Barrett’s esophagus  ***  Aspergilloma  ***  Malignant Pleural Effusion  ***  Leiomyoma  ***  Bronchogenic Cyst  ***  Congenital Lobar Emphysema  ***  Non Small Cell Lung Cancer  ***  Esophageal Perforation  ***  Blastomycosis  ***  Lymphoma  ***  Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma  ***  Esophageal Adenocarcinoma - Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy  ***  Empyema  ***  Typical Carcinoid  ***  Neurofibroma  ***  Pneumonectomy  ***  Esophageal Adenocarcinoma -Transhiatal Esophagectomy  ***  Palliative Laser Stent Treatment  ***  Foramen of Morgagni Hernia  ***  Radiation Pneumonitis  ***  Thymic Carcinoma  ***  Squmous Cell Carcinoma of the Esopgagus  ***  Intralobar Sequestration  ***  Bullous Disease  ***  Histoplasmosis  ***  Synchronous Lung Nodules  ***  Achalasia and Esophagectomy  ***  Hamartoma  ***  Tuberculosis  ***  Pleural Fibroma  ***  Zenker’s Diverticulum with Previous Left Carotid Endarterectomy  ***  Pneumatocele  ***  Thymoma  ***  Ewing’s Sarcoma  ***  Pericardial Cyst  ***  Pulmonary Function Test  ***  Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma  ***  Pancost Tumor  ***  Congenital Adenoid Cystic Malformation  ***  Teratoma  ***  Superior Sulcus Tumor

About the Author(s)
L. Penfield Faber MD
Vice Chairman and Professor of Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

Robert Kalimi MD
Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
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Lodging charges are not included in the registration fee.
If not staying under the Osler Room Block at the course hotel there is a $43 per day charge for the Banquet Fee which covers the cost of the meeting rooms, lunches and refreshments

Cancellation Policy: Subject to a $100 fee, refunds will be made for cancellations received at least 14 days before the course begins.

The Osler Institute is going green and providing our attendees with the latest technology to assist in their review. Each registrant will receive upon arrival at the course, a USB drive with searchable PDF copies of the presentations offered during the review. In addition a printed syllabus is available for a small additional fee.

“…well worth it. I'll be back”*

“The faculty was outstanding. The most pleasant thing was learning a tremendous amount”*

*Comments by Osler participants