Lung Cancer Screening: How it Is, How it Should Be, and How it Will Be
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 13:15 Eastern
To review the current data to support lung cancer screening
To discuss what a comprehensive lung cancer screening program should look like
To establish the role of thoracic surgeons in lung cancer screening
To discuss what the future holds for a precision medicine approach to lung cancer screening
Dr. David Cooke, Thoracic Surgery
Dr. David Tom Cooke is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is the Chief of the Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the General Thoracic Surgery Robotics Program, and the Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Wellness for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Cooke specializes in the surgical treatment of malignant and benign lung and esophageal disease and is a national leader in robotic thoracic surgery. Dr. Cooke’s research includes oncologic trials, surgical outcomes/health services research, patient-centered outcomes research, surgical education, medical social media and public medical communication. He has authored over 100 scholarly works and co-authored a book. Dr. Cooke is recognized by Castle and Connolly and Sacramento Magazine as one of America’s Top Doctors.
Dr. Cooke currently serves on the American Lung Association National Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel. He is the co-founder of LCSMChat, the bi-monthly lung cancer, patient-centered social media Twitter chat and patient engagement network. Since its inception in 2013, the #LCSM community has had over 50,000 participants, 600,000 tweets and 2 billion impressions. Dr. Cooke completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, general surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, medical school at Harvard Medical School and undergraduate at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Andrew JE Seely, a Tier I Clinical Research Chair in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, is a Professor of Surgery within the Divisions of Thoracic Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Vice-Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery at the University of Ottawa, Director of Research for the Ottawa Division of Thoracic Surgery, Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, President of the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons, as well as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Therapeutic Monitoring Systems Inc.
Dr. Seely’s education includes an undergraduate honours in physics at Carleton University, followed by medical school, general surgery training, and a doctoral degree in basic science from McGill University, and thoracic surgery and critical care medicine training at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Seely’s scholarly interests include: 1) theoretical research exploring the clinical insights of complex systems science (e.g. emergence, uncertainty and dissipation); 2) physiologic understanding of complex biologic variability; 3) applied research monitoring multi-organ variability during exercise, onset and resolution of infection, critical illness and weaning and in the prediction of likelihood of organ donation success following Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD); and 4) development and implementation of a systematic means to continuously monitor all adverse events after all surgery, as well as provide feedback of that information to improve surgical care. Dr. Seely has supervised several graduate students and built research teams, has published over 145 peer-reviewed papers, presents annually at international meetings and has been awarded over $8.7 M in competitive grant funding. He shares his family life with Kathy Patterson and their daughters Phoebe and Ruby in Ottawa.
The Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons represents thoracic surgeons in Canada. We provide sub-specialty clinical care for patients with a wide range of pleural, mediastinal, esophageal and gastric diseases. Our patients suffer from complex benign and malignant diseases, and our training is therefore very broad. We educate students and residents. Our success in postgraduate surgical education is well known. Canadian trained thoracic surgeons have a world-wide reputation for clinical excellence, and many of our former trainees hold thoracic surgical leadership positions throughout the world. The association is actively involved in clinical and laboratory research. We are also involved in health care planning issues such as thoracic surgical manpower, standards of practice, and delivery of thoracic surgical oncology services.