ESTS School of Thoracic Surgery
Knowledge Track
Prague, Czech Republic

16 - 21 March 2020
Course Postponed due to COVID 19 - participants will be informed of new dates

Venue:  Lindner Hotel Prague Castle, Strahovská 128, Prague

An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event


A 5 day theoretical course organised in the Knowledge Track of the ESTS School activities.  Five days interactive presentations and discussion to ensure knowledge of the fundamental principles of the theory of thoracic surgery. The course includes an international faculty with case based teaching, case discussion, learn from peers session, state of the art lectures, surgical videos and interactive seminars  This course provides an educational platform for thoracic surgeons worldwide and to prepare for the European Board of Thoracic Surgery Examination, EBTS.

The target audience is general thoracic surgical residents in their last two years of residency program and thoracic surgeons in the first two years of independent practice.

This course attracts an international faculty from world acknowledged experts and offers free fellowships for participants in training/working in low middle income European countries.





Lecture Authors

Each lecture is being prepared by an invited author, who will be using guidelines from the ESTS School Committee to prepare focussed, interactive lectures dealing with the essential points of particular subjects.  These will often include case presentations, multiple choice questions, video, and discussion points.  Lecturers* who have been invited to take part in this innovative approach are:

Khaled Al-Kattan Riyadh,Saudi Arabia
Nasser Altorki NY, United States
Kalliopi Athanassiadi Athens, Greece
Richard Berrisford Exeter, UK
Jaques Borrelly Nancy, France
Allesandro Brunelli Leed, UK
Steven Cassivi Rochester, United States
Alain Chapelier Suresnes, France
Willy Coosemans Tielt-Winge, Belgium
Marcel Dahan Toulouse, France
Phillipe Dartevelle Les Plessis Robinson, France
Kevin De Goot Cape Town, South Africa
Paul De Leyn Leuven, Belgium
Claude Deschamps Rochester, United States
Frank Detterbeck New Haven, United States
Mark Ferguson Chicago, United States
Chrish Fernando Boston, United States
Godehard Friedel Gerlingen, Germany
Josef Furak Szeged, Hungary
Alen Gibbs Cardiff, UK
Peter Goldstraw London, UK
Semih Halezeroglu Istanbul, Turkey
Radosclaw Jakovic Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Ahmet Kizir (Rad. Oncology) Istanbul, Turkey
Didier Lardinois Basel, Switzerland
Toni Lerut Leuven, Belgium
Jim Luketich Pittsburgh, United States
Paulo Macchiarini Barcelona, Spain
Gilbert Massard Strasbourg, France
Sandro Mattioli Bologna, Italy
Phillipe Nafteux Leuven, Belgium
Mustafa Ozguroglu (Med. Oncology) Istanbul, Turkey
Peter Pairolero Rochester, United States
Danail Petrov Sofia, Bulgaria
Guilermo Ramos Valladolid, Spain
Gaetano Rocco Naples, Italy
David Sanders Exeter, UK
Chris Sheldon Exeter, UK
Pascal Thomas Marseille, France
Alper Toker Istanbul, Turkey
Tom Treasure London, UK
Dirk Van Raemdonck Leuven, Belgium
Gonzalo Varela Salamanca, Spain
Federico Venuta Rome, Italy
David Waller Leicester, UK
Gabi Walther Capetown, South Africa
Walter Weder Zurich, Switzerland
Jean-Marie Wihlm Strasbourg, France
Nick Withers Exeter, UK
Wei Lup Wong London, UK
Doug Wood Seattle, United States
Piero Zannini Milan, Italy

*: The final list of lecture authors will be posted when updated.



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