Current Paradigms in Interventional Pulmonology: Endobronchial Ultrasound, Interventional Bronchoscopy and Beyond


This course is intended for practicing Pulmonologists, Intensivists and Thoracic Surgeons, as well as trainees, interested in advancing their understanding of ultrasound and its implementation in the pleural space as well as the mediastinum via endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), interventional bronchoscopy for diagnostics and therapeutics and airway management. The hands on workshops offer ample time to interact with equipment and expert faculty. The workshops will feature various mannequins. Each person will have a full rotation with 1:1 hands-on EBUS experience with one of the experts. After the 30 hands-on slots are filled, participants may register for the lecture-only portion. At the completion of this course, participants should have an improved understanding of the science and application of:

  • Thoracic Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Procedures
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound and Lymph Node staging
  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy for peripheral pulmonary lesions
  • Specimen Processing
  • Airway anatomy, interventions and management

Course Design

This course is comprised of lectures and interactive audience participation encouraging the intellectual exchange of ideas between faculty and participants, as well as a hands-on workshop (for a limited number of attendees).


September 25, 2014

  • Basics and Physics of Ultrasound 
  • Ultrasound for the Intensivist
  • Thoracic Ultrasound for the Pulmonologist & Thoracic Surgeon
  • Malignant Pleural Effusions and Ultrasound-guided Pleural Procedures
  • Medical Thoracoscopy
  • Lymph Node Anatomy and Surgical Staging in Lung Cancer
  • Conventional TBNA
  • EBUS-TBNA Case Videos and Practical Tips
  • Accessing Peripheral Lung Nodules: Radial EBUS and Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Future Technologies
  • Hands-On Workshops

September 26, 2014

  • Business of Bronchoscopy and EBUS-TBNA
  • EBUS-TBNA: Cytology and Molecular Analysis 
  • Sedation in Bronchoscopy and EBUS
  • Airway Anatomy and Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Therapy: Airway Stenting
  • Endobronchial Therapy: Ablative Techniques
  • Endobronchial Therapy: Non-Malignant Disease
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Hands-On Workshops

Hands-On Workshop will include:

  2. Conventional probe EBUS
  3. Radial probe EBUS 
  4. Navigational Bronchoscopy 
  5. Cytology: Specimen processing 
  6. Thoracic Ultrasound 
  7. Pleural Catheter placement 
  8. Pleuroscopy 
  9. Rigid Bronchoscopy 
  10. Intrabronchial Valves 
  11. Airway Stents and ablative technique 
  12. Percutaneous Tracheostomy 
  13. Bronchial Thermoplasty

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Date & Time(s)
September 25, 2014 and September 26, 2014

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Course Directors:
Mohit Chawla, MD
David Finley, MD
Robert Lee, MD


This course is directed toward Pulmonologists and Thoracic Surgeons interested in advancing their understanding of ultrasound and its implementation in the pleural space as well as the mediastinum via endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this conference for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the conference.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories
430 East 67th Street
Between First and York Avenues
New York, NY 10065

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