Advanced Pectus Course

October 15 & 16, 2015

The Advanced Pectus Course is designed for surgeons who are currently performing the Nuss Procedure in their practice, but want to improve their results. Since its description by Dr. Nuss 15 years ago, the technique has changed markedly. Improved techniques for decreased bar rotation, elimination of intercostal stripping, and safer passage of the bars under the sternum have been developed. The course will also cover modifications for adult pectus patients, techniques for recurrent or failed prior surgery, and modifications for mixed defects.

The 2 day course will include a combination of live and recorded surgeries. Each day features lectures on important topics, procedure updates, techniques to improve outcomes, difficult problems, expected results and long-term outcomes from the leading experts in the world. Improved post-operative pain management strategies now allow a markedly shorter hospitalization, and multi-modal pain control to reduce readmissions will also be discussed.

The Advanced Nuss course will feature renown faculty including Dr. Donald Nuss, Dr. Michael Goretsky, Dr. Robert Obermeyer, Dr. Frank-Martin Haecker, Dr. Andre Hebra, Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski, Dr. Lisa McMahon, Dr. J. Craig Egan, Dr. David Notrica, Dr. Alanna Rebecca, Dr. Raj Singhal, and Dr. Todd Nowlen.  Last year, more than 50 surgeons attended the course in Phoenix.

Advanced Pectus Course 2014 group Photo 2

 

photo© 2014 Michael Notrica

“Minute for minute, the best CME course I have ever attended”
– CME comment from a practicing pediatric surgeon who attended last year’s course.

“I’ve done many Nuss procedures, but there’s no way I could have done this complex child’s surgery safely as a Nuss before I attended the course.”
— Trey Eubanks, MD — an experienced pediatric surgeon who attended last year’s course (and emailed us an amazing results photo to go with it!)

Registration

is now open at https://www.phoenixchildrens.org/advanced-pectus-excavatum-course-2015

Costs

$1000 for practicing physicians
$700 for Thoracic or Pediatric Surgery Fellows.

Hotels (rates tba)

JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
5350 Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Course Directors

David M. Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Attending Surgeon and Co-Director of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Mayo Clinic Chest Wall Program

Dawn Jaroszewski, MD, MBA, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Co-Director of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Mayo Clinic Chest Wall Program
Attending Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Attending Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Lisa E. McMahon, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Instructor in Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Co-Director of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Mayo Clinic Chest Wall Program
Attending Surgeon, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Faculty

Donald Nuss, M.B., ChB, FRCS (C), FACS, FAAP
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Surgeon-in-Chief and Vice President for Surgical Affairs-Emeritus
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter

Frank-Martin Haecker, MD
University Children’s Hospital
Basal, Switzerland

Michael J. Goretsky, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor, Clinical Surgery & Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
Director, Pediatric Surgery Education, Eastern Virginia Medical School

J. Craig Egan, MD, FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona
Instructor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Surgical Director of Pediatric Intensive Care, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Trauma Medical Co-Director and Surgeon, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Alanna Rebecca, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery
Mayo Clinic Arizona

Robert Obermeyer, MD, FACS, FAAP

Pediatric Surgeon
Nuss Center for Chest Wall Reconstruction
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter

Andre Hebra, MD, FACS, FAAP
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital
H. Biemann Othersen, Jr., MD, Professor of Surgery

Todd Nowlen, MD, FAAP, FACC
Department of Cardiology
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Raj Singhal, MD
Director of Research
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

 

 

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