Thoracic Refresher, EBUS and Lung Transplantation Conferences set to return this June

The Annual Toronto Thoracic Refresher Conference is a highly established conference offered by the Department of Surgery; 2018 marks the 44th year of the meeting. This year’s conference will discuss present-day topics in general thoracic surgery. Participants will benefit from the format of the symposium, which includes lectures, speaker panels, audience questions and discussions, workshops, video presentations, and interactive touchpads.

Key topics for the 2018 Conference include:

  • New advances in interventional bronchoscopy
  • Surgical management of diseases of the thymus gland
  • Multi- disciplinary approach for lung cancer
  • Minimally invasive esophageal surgery
  • SBRT and sub-lobar resections for lung cancer
  • Implications of TNM 8th edition for lung cancer staging

The 44th Annual Toronto Thoracic Refresher Conference will take place from June 8-9, 2018. Surgeons, postgraduate trainees, and other interested health professionals are encouraged to attend.

To enhance their learning experience, participants may also attend Endobronchial Ultrasound or the 2nd Toronto Update on Lung Transplantation and Artificial Lung Support, which are both offered on June 7, 2018.

Endobronchial Ultrasound is a hands-on program that focuses on Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Biopsy (EBUS-TBNA), and the Update on Lung Transplantation and Artificial Lung Support will cover current topics in lung transplantation and artificial lung support. These two programs both tie into the topics covered in Thoracic Refresher and would be a good complement to the conference material.

Those who attend Thoracic Refresher will also receive $125 off Endobronchial Ultrasound and $100 off the Toronto Update on Lung Transplantation and Artificial Lung Support. For more information and to register, please visit