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Improve your practice and experience what others have learned by attending this skill-building workshop!

FEATURING:

  • New this year-Robotic Stations
  • Guided Radial Probe Ultrasound and EMN
  • Advanced EBUS-TBNA Stations
  • Review of Newly FDA Approved Use of Endobronchial Valves
  • Get CME and MOC at same time

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 just became available in the United States 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 the use of EBUS-TBNA, electromagnetic navigation, robotic bronchoscopy, and placement of indwelling pleural catheter, all under the guidance of experts in these fields.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Apply the fundamentals of radial and convex probe endobronchial ultrasound to clinical practice
  • Demonstrate use of an indwelling pleural catheter to manage malignant or recurrent pleural effusions
  • Demonstrate techniques of radial and convex probe endobronchial ultrasound
  • Describe airway management during advanced bronchoscopy procedures
  • Describe the roles of bronchoscopy in lung cancer diagnostics and staging
  • Describe the role of bronchoscopy for the treatment of emphysema
  • Describe the best use of conventional transbronchial needle aspirate (TBNA) in the era of endobronchial ultrasound-guided TBNA
  • Use imaging to depict mediastinal anatomy and lymph nodes

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.