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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 practices. 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, which recently became available in the US.  In addition, they will discuss how to use convex probe EBUS for the concurrent diagnosis and staging of suspected lung cancer to reduce procedure-related complications and a larger number of invasive procedures.  Furthermore, the importance of obtaining adequate malignant tissue for biomarker testing during lung cancer staging and diagnosis will be discussed. Adequate testing is extremely important for non-small cell lung cancer targeted therapy and for clinical trial consideration.

We will also provide hands-on instructional sessions to practice the use of EBUS-TBNA, electromagnetic navigation, robotic bronchoscopy, real time CABT (C-arm based tomography) navigation, and airway management, all under the guidance of experts in these fields.

What You Will Learn:

  • Apply the fundamentals of convex probe endobronchial ultrasound to clinical practice
  • Demonstrate techniques of convex probe endobronchial ultrasound
  • Use imaging to depict mediastinal anatomy and lymph nodes
  • Describe airway management during advanced bronchoscopy procedures
  • Describe the roles of transbronchial cryobiopsies
  • Describe the roles of bronchoscopy in lung cancer diagnosis and staging
  • Describe the importance of biomarkers during the diagnosis and staging of non-small cell lung cancer
  • Apply the fundamentals of starting a lung cancer screening program
  • Describe the role of CT-guided and bronchoscopy for the evaluation of peripheral lung nodules
  • Describe the general approach to lung nodule

Who Should Attend?

Pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonary 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.