April 11, 2013

Advances in management of thoracic diseases to be discussed Saturday, April 13

The Department of Thoracic Surgery is hosting the Fifth Annual Advances in the Management of Thoracic Diseases Symposium, Saturday, April 13, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Franklin.

The daylong symposium will address thoracic diseases from a physician, surgeon and nursing perspective.

Topics will cover pulmonary function assessment, advanced bronchoscopy, management of patients with lung and esophageal cancer, postoperative care and chest tube management, clinical pathways, thoracic and esophageal emergencies, Barrett's esophagus and high grade dysplasia.

The agenda will include presentations by Vanderbilt faculty from Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonology and Medicine, as well as guest speakers from the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, the Veteran Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Tennessee Oncology.

The symposium is open to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and residents. Vanderbilt nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants receive a 10 percent discount. Visit VanderbiltThoracicSurgery.com for a complete agenda and registration.

The event is provided by the Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development. It is sponsored by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Thoracic Surgery. The activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit and awarded 6.75 nursing contact hours.

For more information, contact Karen Kennedy at 343-2951 or via email at karen.e.kennedy@vanderbilt.edu.