Join Medela at ESTS 2023

Proudly contributing to the 31st ESTS Meeting from 4 – 6 June 2023 in Milan, Italy. Join us at the Medela Lunch Symposium (BLUE 2 room), explore the Training Village or stop by at the booth (numbers 25 & 26) for a cappuccino.

Lunch Symposium: Patient engagement, experience and satisfaction with care

Sunday, June 04, 12:00 - 13:00, BLUE 2 room

Chaired by Cecilia Pompili, MD PhD FHEA FACS, Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's Hospital, Leeds, UK

The value of Patient-Reported Experiences in Thoracic Surgery

Cecilia Pompili, M.D. department of thoracic surgery

Cecilia Pompili
MD PhD FHEA FACS, Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's Hospital, Leeds, UK

Patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) and Patient Reported Experience (PREMs) measures in Thoracic Surgery are rapidly evolving and more often represent primary outcomes in surgical trials.

Innovation in Chest Tube Management Protocols

Eric Lim associate professor

Eric Lim 
MB ChB MD MSc FRCS (C-Th), Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital, Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Imperial College London, UK

What is the future of chest drains? A proportion of patients may not need chest drains following thoracic surgery at all. There is an unmet need to identify those who are high-risk and therefore require chest drains and those who can be safely managed without.

Quality Improvement in Perioperative Care

Andrea Bille associate professor

Andrea Bille
MD, PhD, FRCS, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Multicentric study to evaluate the safety of coated drain in preventing drain related complications. Further analysis to assess the impact of drain size and pain with the new coated drain.

Q&A Discussion with the audience

These three factors are closely interrelated and play a crucial role in ensuring that patients receive high-quality care that meets their individual needs and preferences. After surgery, patient engagement, experience, and satisfaction become even more important, as patients require specialized care and support to recover fully and return to their daily lives.

​​​​​​​Training Village

Discover how physics and technology can be used in proactive chest drain management through simple yet scientific experiments. Additionally, receive hands-on instruction with digital chest drainage systems.

Sunday, June 04
10:30 - 11:15
13:30 – 14:15
16:00 – 16:45

Monday, 5 June
09:45 – 10:30
13:00 – 13:45
16:45 – 17:30

Tuesday, 6 June
10:30 – 11:15


Follow this link to the event website to learn more.

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We are looking forward to meeting you in Milan!