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14th Annual Expert Meeting on Laser Application in Thoracic Surgery

Advanced Training Course
November 9-10, 2022

Dear colleagues:

After thirteen successful Expert Meetings on Laser Application in Thoracic Surgery and a long stop due to the COVID-pandemic, we cordially invite you to our 14th meeting in November 2022.

Optimal treatment of our patients deserves optimal technical equipment. This is especially true in patients with lung metastases. In more or less every one of these patients we encounter a different situation. This ranges from simple wedge resections to
complex resections in cases of multiple metastases or metastases which are in the vicinity of the central vascular and bronchial structures of the lung. With the introduction of a new generation of surgical laser systems with a wavelength of 1,320 nm we now have an optimal instrument which allows dissecting the lung parenchyma in a superior fashion.

Furthermore, this laser is also applicable for endotracheal and endobronchial problems. Therefore, it is an interesting tool which is useful in different clinical situations and applications.

The aim of our workshop is to demonstrate the usefulness of the laser technology for pulmonary diseases. On the first day we will have an introduction into laser technology and the theoretical aspects of pulmonary metastasectomy. Additionally, there will
be live demonstrations on laser lung surgery as well as on endotracheal applications. On the second day all participants have the opportunity to work in the wet-lab with the laser equipment.

We wish all participants an interesting and fruitful insight into the state of the art technique of the resection of pulmonary metastases and shall provide ample opportunity for discussions with colleagues from different countries.

Bernward Passlick, M. D.
Scientific Director

Severin Schmid, M. D.

Scientific Director

Prof. Dr. med. Bernward Passlick
Medical Center - University of Freiburg
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Hugstetterstr. 55
79106 Freiburg/Germany

Office: Ms Gabriele Kuhn
Phone: +49 (0) 761 270 2457 0
Fax: +49 (0) 761 270 2499 0


Elke Bührer
Medical Center - University of Freiburg
Breisacher Str. 153 • 79110 Freiburg i. Br.
Telefon: +49 761 270-19210
Telefax: +49 761 270-9619030