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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
Nov. 18 - 20, 2016 Dallas
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: Wyndham Dallas Suites Park Central 7800 Alphia Rd. Dallas, TX 75240

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 USB w/Electronic Syllabus July 2015 Edition


Learn on the go - with nearly 18 hours of material recorded at our live review courses.  The 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 USB Drive includes the lectures in MP3 format - listen to on your phone, computer, or load onto your MP3 player
Included with each set is an electronic copy of the syllabus that corresponds with the audio lectures.

Sample Audio

Section # 1  Congenital Heart Disease I by Bassem Mora **** Congenital Heart Disease II by Bassem Mora **** Congenital Heart Disease III by Bassem Mora **** Congenital Heart Disease IV by Bassem Mora **** Diaphragmatic Hernias by Ahmed Mahmoud **** Trachea by Ahmed Mahmoud **** Transfusions and Coagulation Disorders by Ahmed Mahmoud

Section # 2 Thoracic Trauma by Peter Tsai **** Cardiac Tumors by Peter Tsai **** Aortic Valve Disease by Peter Tsai **** Mitral Valve Diseases by Peter Tsai **** Assist Devices by Khaled Abdelhady **** Transplantations Principles by Khaled Abdelhady **** Extracorporal Profusion by Khaled Abdelhady **** Cardiomyopathy by Khaled Abdelhady

Section # 3  Chest Wall by Ahmed Mahmoud **** Mediastinum by Ahmed Mahmoud **** Esophagus by Ahmed Mahmoud **** Pulmonary Neoplasms by Ahmed Mahmoud **** Pulmonary Infections by Ahmed Mahmoud **** Coronary Artery Surgery and Disease by Ahmed Mahmoud **** Thoracic Critical Care Cases by Phillip Zaret 

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 per day charge to cover the cost of the meeting space, food and beverage package plus associated fees and taxes; costs may vary by location. Said costs are all included in the Osler room block rate along with applicable room taxes.

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”*

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