Itinerant Expert Courses 

2018 Courses - applications closed 31.01.18
Applicants will be informed

Single Port VATS Anatomical Segmentectomies
Rome, Italy
Wednesday 9 May and Thursday 10 May 2018


The two day courses will take place in Rome with three participants  who will attend operative sessions.


This course is aimed at ESTS members established consultants predominantly devoting their clinical practice to general thoracic surgery. The main purpose is to facilitate interaction and exchange of information among practicing thoracic surgeons about state of the art surgical procedures and management protocols.

We invited applications to the Itinerant Expert Course.  These educational grants are open to everybody to apply; however some rules will be used in the selection of the applications.  Candidates who have the following criteria will have priority in the selection.


• ESTS member
• From “low middle income” countries in Europe according to the World Bank ranking system
• Predominant practice in general thoracic surgery

The grant will include:


• Operative sessions on VATS Excision 1st Rib or Single Port VATS Anatomical Segmentectomies
• Two nights free accommodation with breakfast and lunch
• Course dinner on first evening of course
• Certificate of attendance

The grant does not include:
• Travel expenses
• Social events





Robotic Lobectomy
6 and 7 April 2017, Milan, Italy


Robotic Thymectomy 

  6 and 7 April 2017, Berlin, Germany

        Robotic Thymectomy Course hosted at Charite, Berlin, with Prof Jens C Ruckert and Dr Mahmoud Ismail

Carolina Carillo, Rome, Italy
Andrei Gritsiuta, Moscow, Russia
Ricardo Terra, Sao Paulo, Brazil



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