Modules in bronchoscopy   -   9-11 October 2013

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Cytology workshop (S.J.C. de Geus & M.E.F. Baloche)

Diagnostic yield of bronchoscopy (dr. K. Grünberg)

Bronchocopic Lung Volume Reduction (dr. D.J. Slebos)

Segmental anatomy (dr. J.M.A. Daniels)

Biopsy techniques (dr. J.M.A. Daniels)


DAY ONE - Basic bronchoscopy - 9 October 

Aim: this module is intended for pulmonologists in training and pulmonologists with limited experience in bronchoscopy. During the course of the day participants are made aware of important background issues such as the technical aspects of the equipment, hygiene/disinfection and team performance. In addition the attendants will learn to master the skills necessary for performing diagnostic bronchoscopy to its full extent in the daily patient care.

08.30    Registration

09.00    Introduction - Dr. J. Daniels

09.10    Anatomy of the bronchoscope & imaging - Dr. J. Daniels

09.40    Hygiene: Cleaning & Disinfection - Mrs. L. Penninx

10.00    Bronchial Anatomy - Dr. J. Daniels

10.30    Coffee    

10.45    Airway Management - Dr. J.M. Huitink 

11:30    Hands-on session 1 - Anatomy, intubation, imaging             

12.30    Lunch 

13.30    Sampling techniques - Dr. J.M.A. Daniels

14.00    Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (TBNA) - Dr. P. Shah

14.30    Airway Hemorrhage Management - Dr. S. Singh & dr. P. Shah

15.00    Break

15.15    Hands-on session 2 - Biopsies, TBNA, hemorrhage

16.45    Hands-on exam

17.00    Summary & close         

18.00    Dinner, participants & faculty

DAY TWO - Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy - 10 October

Aim: this advanced module is intended for doctors with adequate basic bronchoscopy skills who are ready to take it to the next level. During this day the participants are made aware of important aspects of the clinical context and how they can tailor the conditions and team performance in order to maximize the impact of diagnostic procedures. The participants can practice how to adequately prepare and perform a diagnostic procedure with special attention to patient safety and tissue handling.     

08.30    Registration

09.00    Introduction - Dr. J.M.A. Daniels                                                                                                            

09.10    Clinical context: why obtain tissue? - Prof. E.F. Smit                                   

09.30    Imaging prior to bronchoscopy: pitfalls and opportunities  - Dr. P. Raijmakers                                                

09.50    Coffee 

10.00    Linear EBUS - it's role in Diagnosis & Staging - Prof. J.T. Annema 

10.20    Linear EBUS - Anatomy and how to do it - Prof. J.T. Annema

10:50    Specimen handling, essential preparations for the pathologist  

11.10    Pathology: diagnostic yield of bronchoscopy - Dr. K. Grunberg

11:30    Hands-on session 1 - TBNA & EBUS (doctors & nurses)

13.00    Lunch

14.00    Advanced optical imaging - Dr. R.M. Lopez-Lisbona

14.30    Navigation for peripheral lesions - Dr. D. Breen

15.00    Hands-on session 2 - AFB/NBI/FICE/radial EBUS/navigation

17.00    Hands-on exam

17.30    Summary & close     

DAY THREE - Advanced Therapeutic Bronchoscopy - 11 October

Location: VU University medical Center, Boelelaan 1117, 1081HV, Amsterdam

Aim: this module is intended to introduce experienced bronchoscopists to interventional bronchoscopy and for interventional bronchoscopists who want to update their skills. Experts in the field will lecture about the latest developments in interventional pulmonology. Techniques such as electrocautery, cyrotherapy, laser, rigid bronchoscopy and airway stenting will be explained. Several hands-on stations will be available to practice these interventions.

08.30    Registration

09.00    Introduction - Dr. J.M.A. Daniels                                                           

09.15    Burn it, freeze it? Principles and use of electrocautery and cryotherapy - Dr. A. J. de Langen

09.45    Laser therapy - Dr. ir. A. van der Veen                              

10.15    Coffee    

10.30    Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction, technique and clinical applications  Dr. D.J. Slebos

11:00    Hands-on session 1 - electrocautery, cryotherapy, laser, valves & coils

12.00    Lunch

13.00    Rigid bronchoscopy - Basic techniques and tumor debulking - Dr. D. Breen

13.30    Hands-on session 2 - Rigid bronchoscopy, the basics

14.00    Airway Stenting - Indications, stent types, technique - Dr. J.M.A. Daniels

14.30    Hands-on session 3 - Rigid bronchoscopy & airway stenting

16.30    Summary & close     

You have the freedom to register for one, two or all three modules. We strongly advise to start with the basic module unless you consider yourself an experienced bronchoscopist. Prices: one day € 300, two days € 600, three days € 800 (€ 100 discount).         


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