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VATS Virtual Meeting Program 2021 – Supported by Medtronic

November 18 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm AEDT

As part of Medtronic’s commitment to ongoing education, we are pleased to offer a 2-part virtual program that provides a theoretical foundation in advanced VATS techniques.

This virtual meeting program will look at the clinical experiences from various VATS surgeons across the country.

Meeting #1 – Wednesday, September 15th, 7:30pm AEST (5:30pm AWST, 9:30pm NZST) via a Zoom platform

Meeting #2 – Thursday, November 18th, 7:30pm AEDT (4:30pm AWST, 9:30pm NZDT) via a Zoom platform


A/Prof Gavin Wright – Consultant Thoracic surgeon,
Research Lead for Lung Cancer, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Director of Surgical Oncology. St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Naveed Alam – Consultant Thoracic surgeon.
St Vincent’s and Epworth Hospitals
Senior Lecturer and Surgical Lead, University of Melbourne

Meeting Program

Night 1 – Thoracic database & treatment options

  • Thoracic database update – QLD experience – Chris Cole
  • ANZSCTS THOR database update – Jazmin Eckhaus
  • The current options for management of resectable Stage IIIA disease – Gavin Wright / Naveed Alam
  • Q+A

Night 2 – How do I do segmental resections?

  • Minimally invasive 2-port VATS segmentectomy – Felicity Miekle
  • How I do segmental resections – Robotic VATS – A/Prof Christopher Cao
  • ERAS and Thoracics – Lucas Sanders
  • Update of latest trials of importance to thoracic surgeons – VIOLET, JCOG 0802, ADAURA – Gavin / Naveed
  • Q+A


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