Special Issue: European Perspectives in Thoracic Surgery---- for the 22nd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery

Published: 2014-05-06

The 22nd European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery by European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) is to be held in Copenhagen, from June 15 – 18, 2014. European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS, is the largest international organization purely dedicated to general thoracic surgery with over 1300 members.

As preparation for the conference, the special issue in JTD, “European Perspectives in Thoracic Surgery” guest-edited by Dr Alessandro Brunelli, will be highlighted in the meeting. This special issue shares European experiences and perspectives in thoracic surgery, including VATS, Robotic assisted surgeries, adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy and molecular biology, European database project, educational platform and institutional accreditation in thoracic surgery. Management of various thoracic tumors, such as lung cancer, thymic tumor, malignant pleural mesothelioma, and esophageal cancer will be discussed.

Topics to be covered in the special issue are as follows. Please follow up and enjoy.

Special Issue: European Perspectives in Thoracic Surgery
Guest Editor: Alessandro Brunelli

The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Federico Venuta/Italy

VATS anatomic lung resection- The European experience
Henrik Hansen/Denmark, Kostas Papagiannopoulos/UK

Development of the thoracic robotic surgical program in Istanbul
Alper Toker/Turkey

Surgical management of advanced NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER
Pascal Thomas/France, Gonzalo Varela/España

Adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy for NSCLC?
Eric Lim/UK, Phil McElnay/UK

Management of thymic tumors: a European perspective
Enrico Ruffini, Federico Venuta/Italy

Lung Transplantation in Europe
Dirk Van Raemdonck/Belgium, Pascal Thomas/France

Management of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. The European experience
Isabelle Opitz/Switzerland

Current management of esophageal cancer
Pascal Thomas, Xavier D’Journo/France

The biomolecular era for thoracic surgeons: the example of the ESTS Biology Club
Isabelle Opitz/Switzerland, Thomas A. D’Amico/USA, Gaetano Rocco/Italy

The European General Thoracic Surgery Database project
Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz/France, Alessandro Brunelli/UK

The European educational platform on Thoracic Surgery
Gilbert Massard/France, Federico Venuta, Gaetano Rocco/Italy

European institutional accreditation of general thoracic surgery
Alessandro Brunelli/Italy, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz/France