UK Thoracoscopy Course 2020

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UK Thoracoscopy Course 2020

£300.00

17 September 2020

Education Centre
King’s Mill Hospital
Sutton-in-Ashfield
NG17 4JL

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The UK Thoracoscopy Course is a postgraduate course run annually on one day and is now in its 17th year. It has been designed to educate both respiratory medicine consultants and registrars in the basics of thoracoscopy.  It complements the pleural diseases course, but is run by the team at King’s Mill Hospital.

The course has a strong hands-on practical component.  Delegates will be able to learn and practice thoracoscopic techniques.

The next course will take place on 17 September 2020 at King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield.  NG17 4JL

UK Thoracoscopy course timetable 2019

0900 Registration

0930 Introduction – Dr Nicky Downer

0945 Thoracoscopy: how to do it – Prof Naj Rahman

1045 Coffee Break

Group A Group B
1115-1215 Practical session – thoracoscopy technique

Prof Naj Rahman and Dr Nicola Downer

Indications for thoracoscopy – Dr Giles Cox

Pleural anatomy and imaging – Dr Mark Roberts

1215-1315 Indications for thoracoscopy – Dr Giles Cox

Pleural anatomy and imaging –  Dr Mark Roberts

Practical session – thoracoscopy technique

Prof Naj Rahman and Dr Nicola Downer

1315 Lunch

1400 Semi Rigid Thoracoscopy – Dr M Munavvar

1430 Update on new advances in Thoracoscopy – Prof Naj Rahman

1500 Tea break

Group A Group B
1515-1600 Pleural Appearances – Dr Mark Roberts

Complications – Dr Nicky Downer

Practical session – biopsies and poudrage

Prof Naj Rahman and Dr Giles Cox

1600-1645 Practical session – biopsies and poudrage

Prof Naj Rahman and Dr Giles Cox

Pleural Appearances – Dr Mark Roberts

Complications – Dr Nicky Downer

1645 Feedback and questions

Course Organisers

Dr Giles Cox
Consultant Respiratory Physician, King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Dr Cox is the lead physician in lung cancer at King’s Mill Hospital and regularly performs medical thoracosopy as part of this service. He is in the process of developing a “one stop” service for the management of pleural effusions that includes early diagnosis with medical thoracoscopy and the therapeutic benefits of fluid drainage and pleurodesis.

Dr Nicola Downer
Consultant Respiratory Physician King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Dr Downer is a respiratory consultant with an interest in pleural disease and education. She has undergone training in thoracoscopy and is part of the BTS working party that has published guidelines on medical thoracoscopy. Most recently she has completed a M. Med Sci in medical education that included a dissertation on how to teach and assess competency in postgraduate clinical procedures.

Dr Mark Roberts
Consultant Respiratory Physician King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Dr Roberts is a respiratory physician with interests in lung cancer and pleural disease and regularly performs thoracoscopy. He was the first author on the recent BTS Guideline on the Management of a Malignant Pleural Effusion and also runs a pleural ultrasound course for respiratory trainees.

Course Instructor

Prof Najib Rahman
Consultant Respiratory Physician, University of Oxford
Prof Rahman is a consultant respiratory physician and previously worked as the pleural disease research fellow in Oxford. He has numerous publications in the field of pleural disease and was a lead researcher in the MIST 2 trial.

King’s Mill Conference Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield. NG17 4JL

“Excellent course”, “Got much more than I expected” 2012

“The programme, teaching and organisation were all excellent” 2011

“I enjoyed the thoracoscopy course, it was very interesting and helpful” 2009

“A very interesting and informative course. All the speakers were excellent.” 2004

“Excellent enjoyable course, I particularly liked the plenty of time for discussion and humour” 2004

“A very good introduction to thoracoscopy” 2005

“It was very good. Rob Davies’ practical instruction was in particular very detailed and precise” 2005

“Useful course and very friendly” 2006

“Well balanced informative course” 2006