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American Association for Bronchology 11th Annual Scientific Assembly

October 26, 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA

This all-day session will be held as a postgraduate course of the 69th Annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST 2003). The topics and faculty for the scientific assembly are:

  • Innovations in Bronchoscopic Technique and Applications
  • Bronchoscopy and the Internet: Impact of Advances in Telecommunications on Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology—Felix Herth, MD, Thoraxklinik, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Innovations in Imaging and Guidance: Beyond Conventional Fluoroscopy—David E. Ost, MD, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
  • Innovative Options for Lung Volume Reduction—Edward Ingenito, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Role of Rigid Bronchoscopy Today: Essential or Supplementary?—Martin L. Mayse, MD, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Controversies in Interventional Pulmonology: Bronchial Stents
  • Bronchoscopy Induced Infections—Mark Metersky, MD, University of Connecticut, Farmington
  • Stent Technology Today: What Stent to Use When and What are the Current Limitations?—Carla Lamb, MD, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Innovations in Stent Technology: Biodegradable Stents and Drug Delivery with Stents—Charles Marquette, MD, Lille University and Hospital Albert Calmette, Lille, France
  • Innovations in Stent Technology: Stent-Mediated Gene Delivery—Robert Kruklitis, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Clinical Controversies: Tracheoesophageal Fistulas
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistulas: GI Perspectives—Tamir Ben-Menachum, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistulas: IP Management Options—Boyd Hehn, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  • Literature Review—John F. Beamis, Jr., MD, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Hands-On Sessions— Various interventional pulmonology procedures, including rigid bronchoscopy, stents (rigid, ultraflex, and balloon), electrocautery, argon plasma coagulator, bronchial needle aspiration, endobronchial ultrasound, tracheoesophageal fistula management, will be demonstrated by the faculty and others. A bronchoscopy simulator will also be available.
  • To register for this meeting, please contact the American College of Chest Physicians at 847-498-1400 or access their web site at
  • For more information, please contact: American Association for Bronchology, PO Box 207, Rochester, MN 55903-0207, USA. Telephone: 507-251-1508; fax: 507-534-6541; website:;
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American Association for Bronchology Membership Business Meeting

October 26, 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA

A business meeting for members of American Association for Bronchology will be held at 1:15 pm on Sunday, October 25, 2003, during the 11th Annual Scientific Assembly at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Results of election of officers will be announced and other pertinent business and actions taken by the Board of Directors will be discussed.

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Therapeutic Bronchoscopy Course (“Dr. Dumon's Farewell Course”)

November 19–21, 2003, Marseille, France

This year's course, marking the retirement of Jean-François Dumon, will be a very special one indeed. Participants will witness the live video transmission of the last laser procedure of Dr. Dumon's career. Dr. Dumon has been involved in therapeutic bronchoscopy since the start in the early 1980s. The list of his contributions to the field is outstanding. Make plans to attend this special course to say farewell to Dr. Dumon.

The goal of this 3-day course is to educate experienced thoracic endoscopists in the principles and practice of therapeutic bronchoscopy. The first 2 days will include didactic lectures focusing on three main topics, i.e. bronchoscopic resection, stent insertion and indications. Oral presentations will be illustrated by 4 live video procedures. The third day will be devoted to workshop activities designed to provide participants in small groups with hands-on training. An outstanding international Faculty with extensive collective knowledge in the everyday practice of therapeutic endoscopy has been assembled to share their insight and skill. Several leading manufactures of rigid bronchoscopes, lasers and stents will be making their products available for evaluation and use during workshops. After completing this course, the participant should have a working knowledge of fundamentals; a basic understanding of indications and contraindications; and hands-on experience in intubation, lasing and stenting. A course book will be provided. Throughout the program ample time will be provided for questions and answer periods and informal discussion.

For more information, please contact: Centre Laser Hôf.pital Sainte-Marguerite B.P. 29 13274 Marseille Cedex 09, France. Telephone: 33 4 91 74 46 94; fax: 33 4 91 74 54 24; website: http: //; email:

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Third International Workshop on Surgical Exploration of the Mediastinum and Systematic Nodal Dissection

November 26–28, 2003, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

Topics for this workshop include anatomy and radiographic features of mediastinal lymph nodes; strategies for mediastinal exploration; videomediastinoscopy, revideomediastinoscopy, parasternal mediastinotomy, and extended cervical mediastinoscopy; standard mediastinal nodal dissection, lobe-specific nodal sampling and systematic nodal dissection by VATS, extended nodal dissection by VATS; and sentinel lymph node. Live broadcast of several videomediastinoscopies and one right and one left thoracotomies with lung resection and systematic nodal dissection will be available by closed-circuit television.

The workshop is being organized by the Section of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Mütua de Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain, in collaboration with the Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital, and Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Directors for the course are Ryosuke Tsuchiya, MD, Ram_ón Rami Porta, MD, and Miquel Mateu Navarro MD.

For further information, please contact: Mrs. Rosa Bistu_è, Hospital Mütua de Terrassa, Plaza Dr. Robert, 5, 08221 Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain. Telephone: 34 93-7365050 (ext. 3920); fax: 34-93-7365059; website:; email:

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13th World Congress for Bronchology (WCB)

13th World Congress for Bronchoesophagology (WCBE)

VIII International Meeting in Respiratory Endoscopy

X National Congress of the Spanish Association for Bronchology (AEER)

XIX International Conference on Bronchoalveolar Lavage

European Respiratory Society Meeting (ERS)

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June 20-23, 2004, Barcelona, Spain

The 13th WCB and WCBE, which are co-sponsored by The World Association for Bronchology (WAB) and The International Bronchoesophagology Society (IBES) will be held June 20-23, 2003, at the Congress Palace of Catalunya, Hotel Juan Carlos I, Barcelona, Spain, in conjunction with the VIII International Meeting in Respiratory Endoscopy, X National Congress of AEER, XIX International Conference on Bronchoalveolar Lavage, and the European Respiratory Society meeting. The Congresses will address all aspects of bronchology, bronchoesophagology, and minimally invasive surgery of the aerodigestive tract and thorax. Special sessions will be included for pediatric bronchologists, thoracic surgeons, nurses, and allied health professionals. Live transmission of procedures from an operating room at Bellvitge University Hospital and hands-on sessions will also be included

The President of the 13th WCB is José Pablo Díaz Jiménez, MD, Coordinator, Division of Interventional Bronchology, Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, and President of the World Bronchology Foundation. The President of the 13th WCBE is Carlos Magriñá_, MD, Head, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clínica Quirón, Barcelona, Spain.

For more information, please contact the Congress Secretary at: Viajes Iberia Congresos, C/ Fontanella, 21-23, 4°1a, 08010 Barcelona, Spain. Telephone: 34-93-5101005; fax: 34-93-5101009; website:; email:

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