National Round Table

Upcoming CATS National Round Tables 2020-21 (Virtual Meetings)

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October 29, 2020 - Multicentre Research Studies & Innovative Research Programs

October 29, 2020 – Multicentre Research Studies & Innovative Research Programs

Thoracic surgeons from across Canada are invited to present studies and concepts poised for national collaboration.

This educational event is designed for practicing surgeons and surgical trainees and will accomplish the following learning outcomes:

  • Education regarding new and emerging research in thoracic surgery
  • Discussion on national collaboration on multi-centre projects
  • Catalyzing CATS National Database into multi-centre research
  • Learning about potential industry partnerships with CATS centre

CATS members may contact CATS for the meeting minutes.

Thanks to our generous virtual meeting sponsor:

December 3, 2020 - Thoracic Oncology Without Borders

December 3, 2020 – Thoracic Oncology Without Borders: What’s on the horizon for the treatment of early-stage lung cancer

CATS National Round Table Meeting (Free)

December 3, 2020 at 4-6 pm Eastern

  • Dr. Anna McGuire, University of British Columbia –
    • Circulating Tumor DNA and molecular residual disease in early-stage lung cancer: Implications for the present and future
  • Dr. Mariano Provencio, Alcalà University
    • Neoadjuvant chemoimmunotherapy for locally advanced lung cancer: Results of the NADIM study and future perspectives
  • Dr. Boris Sepesi, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Novel therapeutic combinations and precision oncology for patients with operable lung cancer
  • Dr. David Palma, Western University
    • Radiotherapy for early-stage lung cancer and synergies with systemic agents

Generously sponsored by:

January 28, 2021: CAGS/CATS Surgical Controversies in the Management of Paraesophageal Hernias

January 28, 2021: CAGS/CATS Surgical Controversies in the Management of Paraesophageal Hernias

  • Topic: Surgical Controversies in the Management of Paraesophageal Hernias (PEH)
  • January 28, 2021 at 7pm-8:30pm EST
  • via Zoom: Check your CATS Monthly Newsletter and Reminders
  • Co-chairs: Dr. Carolyn Nessim and Dr. Andrew Seely

Session Description: Invited members from the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS) and the Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) will discuss the technical details regarding approaches to laparoscopic paraoesophageal hernia repair, including diaphragmatic closure, fundoplication and other critical elements related to PEH repair

Speakers: Dr. Christian Finley, Dr. James Bond, Dr. Caolan Walsh, Dr. Carmen Mueller

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss pre-operative investigations performed for patient prior to PEH repair
  • Understand the controversies and technical details of crural repair for PEH repair
  • Discuss the choice of and technical details of fundoplication for PEH repair
  • Learn other technical tips and principles for laparoscopic PEH repair

CATS Executive Committee 

cats@CanadianThoracicsSurgeons.ca

March 25, 2021 -The COVID Toll: Surgeon Burnout & Mental Health a Year On

March 25, 2021 – CATS National Round Table

The COVID Toll 
Surgeon Burnout & Mental Health a Year On

This national round table will host two expert panelists who will discuss physician wellness and burnout, concrete evidence-informed strategies individuals, leaders, and organizations should be taking to mitigate work place stress and its impact on their well-being and focus specifically on wellness challenges and opportunities for surgeons.

Moderator: Dr. Najib Safieddine

Speakers:

Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye: Strategies to Mitigate Burnout

Dr. Dyrbye is Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Division of Community Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and is a thought leader in physician burnout and engagement. As Co-Director of the Program on Physician Well-Being, she has conducted numerous national and multi-institutional studies, conducted randomized clinical trials of possible solutions, and been an innovator. She is frequently invited to give presentations both nationally and internationally and has authored >130 journal articles, abstracts and other written publications related to physician well-being. 

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Dr. David Rogers: Unique Features of Surgeon Well-Being

Dr.  Rogers is a professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Alabama. He has served as the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the School of Medicine since 2012. He was named the UAB Medicine Chief Wellness Officer and was appointed to the ProAssurance Chair of Physician Wellness in 2018.

April 29, 2021: CATS QIP&DB - National Positive Deviance Seminar

April 29, 2021: CATS QIP&DB – National Positive Deviance Seminar

Upcoming National Positive Deviance Seminar:

Post-operative Pulmonary Complications

Moderatored by: Dr. Andrew Seely

Thurs. Apr. 29 from 5:00-7:00pm EST

All are welcome to attend, but not all sites will have their data included (i.e. depending on level of participation/data collection).

More info will be available soon. 

May ?, 2021 - CATS National Round Table - Thoracic Tumour Board: Unusual Oncology Cases

May ?, 2021 – CATS National Round Table – Thoracic Tumour Board: Unusual Oncology Cases

  • Chair: TBA
  • Details coming soon.
June ?, 2021 - CATS National Round Table - Intersection of Quality Improvement, Research, and Best Practices

June ?, 2021 – CATS National Round Table – Intersection of Quality Improvement, Research, and Best Practices: The CATS National Database

  • Chairs: Drs. Danny French, Jonathan Spicer, and Najib Safieddine
  • Details coming soon.
Fall 2021 - CATS National Round Table - Workforce Planning in Thoracic Surgery

Fall 2021 – CATS National Round Table – Workforce Planning in Thoracic Surgery

  • Chair: TBA
  • Details coming soon.