Future perspectives of the surgical and postoperative pathways in thoracic surgery

The 30th Meeting of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) is taking place this year in The Hague, Netherlands, from 19 – 21 June 2022. The program includes exciting lectures, abstracts and poster presentations. Medela is proud to contribute as a long-standing partner.

Join the symposium and meet Teodor Grantcharov, Andrea Bille, Giuseppe Miserocchi and Bo Laksáfoss Holbek to discuss protocols and best practice.

Future perspectives of the surgical and postoperative pathways in thoracic surgery.

Chaired by Bo Laksáfoss Holbek, MD, PhD, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Sunday, June 19, 12.00 - 13.00 h

Speakers and topics:

The surgical black box, lessons learned in thoracic surgery
Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Professor of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada

How can we bring modern data science to surgical decision making? This talk highlights how this will make our practice more precise (not one size fits all), predictable and safe. Additionally, the question is asked: which opportunities are there to eliminate decision making based on tradition and dogmas so we can apply data-driven decisions in the care of the thoracic patient with a specific clinical problem?

Postoperative treatment and drainology
Andrea Bille, MD, PhD, FRCS, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

This session focuses on the prevalence of postoperative complications and where the biggest issues are. Andrea Bille will discuss the most recent literature and lead to recent findings in chest drain management, including suction levels, current standard of care in thoracic surgery and a comparison of traditional versus digital drainage systems.

Pathophysiology of the lung and pleura after lung resection
Giuseppe Miserocchi, Professor of Physiology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

A basic understanding of the factors leading to interstitial fluid accumulation and air leak will be presented using the research on the physiology of the lung and pleura. In addition, Professor Miserocchi will shed light on areas where we do not have solid evidence and share future ideas of lung overdistention and predictability.

Future perspectives of postoperative care in thoracic surgery
Bo Laksáfoss Holbek, MD, PhD, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Prediction is much better than cure. Bo Laksáfoss Holbek will provide a review of predictability models for air leak and discuss the potential for developing further models to identify patients at risk of a prolonged air leak. Could air leak, pressure, fluid and suction level data from validated cohorts be used to identify novel clinical endpoints to assess during ward rounds?

Q&A Session

 

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We are looking forward to meeting you in The Hague!