Courses

Hands-on Course on Medical Thoracoscopy

Target audience

Pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons who need practical training in diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pulmonology

Educational aims

This comprehensive thoracoscopy courses provides both theoretical and hand-on training, covering the basic anatomy and physiology of the pleural space through to the management of treatment complications.


Micro-environment of the pleura
P. Astoul (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Cytology and blind biopsies in the diagnosis of pleural effusion
A.G. Casalini (Parma, Italy)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Trick questions in pleural pathology
G. Karpathiou (Alexandroupolis, Greece)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Medical Thoracoscopy: so simple to start
D. Breen (Oxford, England)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Role of thoracoscopy in undiagnosed pleural effusions
S. Anevlavis (Alexandroupolis, Greece)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Chest ultra-sound in pleural disease
G.F.Tassi (Brescia, Italy )
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Anaesthesia for thoracoscopy
J.M. Tschopp (Montana, Switzerland)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Minithoracoscopy
G.F.Tassi (Brescia, Italy )
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Complications of thoracoscopy
F. Rodriguez Panadero (Seville, Spain)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Flex-rigid thoracoscope
S. Anevlavis (Alexandroupolis, Greece)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Management of malignant pleural mesothelioma
P. Astoul (Marseille, France)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion: which compound?
F. Rodriguez Panadero (Seville, Spain)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Medical management of pleural infection: state of the art
D. Breen (Oxford, England)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Place of thoracoscopy in the management of empyema
G.F.Tassi (Brescia, Italy )
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Management of TB pleuritis
A.G. Casalini (Parma, Italy)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Management of pneumothorax by medical thoracoscopy
J.M. Tschopp (Montana, Switzerland)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Post procedure and follow-up
M. Froudarakis (Alexandroupolis, Greece)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Pleural effusion in lung cancer and targeted therapy
M. Froudarakis (Alexandroupolis, Greece)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
Thoracoscopy appearances: similarities and diversities
M. Froudarakis (Alexandroupolis, Greece)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation