Itinerant Expert Courses 

2018 Courses - applications opening soon
VATS Excision 1st Rib
Hospital Virgen de la Macarena, Seville, Spain
Dates to be announced

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

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


The two day courses will take place in Milan and Berlin with three participants each who will attend operative sessions:
• Robotic Lobectomy with Dr Giulia Veronesi, Cancer Center Humanitas, Milan, Italy
• Robotic Thymectomy with Dr Mahmoud Ismail, Charite Berlin, Germany  
These courses are 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 invite applications to the Itinerant ESTS Expert Courses.   These educational grants are open to everybody to apply; however, some rules will be used in 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 Robotic Lobectomy or Robotic Thymectomy
• Two nights free accommodation with breakfast and lunch 
• Course dinner on Thursday 6 April 2017
• Transportation from hotel to hospital
• Certificate of attendance
The grant does not include:
• Travel expenses
• Social events

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