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About the Cleveland Clinic Advanced Diagnostic
Bronchoscopy Workshop

As newer and less invasive diagnostic tests and procedures are marketed, many busy practitioners struggle to stay abreast of the developments and how to best use them to improve outcomes in their clinical practice. In this Cleveland Clinic Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy Workshop, our expert presenters will discuss the most recent diagnostic tests and procedures along with how they can be used to prevent delays in diagnosis and to eliminate more invasive tests and their accompanying complications.

Our faculty will focus on improving your knowledge and skills with endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial aspiration (EBUS-TBNA), guided bronchoscopy with radial probe ultrasound, electromagnetic navigation, and robotic bronchoscopy. They will also explore robotic bronchoscopy, which became available in the US in 2018, and the FDA-approved use of endobronchial valves for emphysema. In addition, they will discuss how to use convex probe EBUS for the concurrent diagnosis and staging of suspected lung cancer to reduce high procedure-related complications and a larger number of invasive procedures. Importantly, we provide hands-on sessions during which attendees can practice use of EBUS-TBNA, electromagnetic navigation, robotic bronchoscopy, placement of valves for COPD and insertion of indwelling pleural catheter, all under the guidance of experts in these fields.

What We Will Learn:

  • Apply the fundamentals of radial and convex probe endobronchial ultrasound to clinical practice
  • Demonstrate techniques of radial and convex probe endobronchial ultrasound
  • Demonstrate use of an indwelling pleural catheter to manage malignant or recurrent pleural effusions
  • Describe airway management during advanced bronchoscopy procedures
  • Describe the best use of conventional transbronchial needle asp irate (TBNA) in the era of endobronchial ultrasound-guided TBNA
  • Describe the role of cryobiopsies for the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease
  • Describe the roles of bronchoscopy in lung cancer diagnostics and staging
  • Use imaging to depict mediastinal anatomy and lymph nodes
  • Describe the necessary steps to assure proper infection control in the bronchoscopy suite

Who Should Attend:

Pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, fellows, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory therapists will gain hands-on experience using new techniques along with expert reviews of the principles and applicable guidelines.

About the Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute

We provide world-class patient care by combining our strengths in clinical expertise, research and education. Serving over 200,000 patients annually, the Respiratory Institute’s unsurpassed expertise and experience attracts patients from all over the world who seek a definitive diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment, often for a rare or complex lung disorder. With more than 170 pulmonologists, allergists/immunologists, infectious disease experts and critical care specialists, the Respiratory Institute diagnoses and treats a wide range of lung, allergy and breathing-related conditions. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.