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).


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).


September 24, 2015
  • EBUS-TBNA Case Videos and Practical Tips
  • 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
  • Transitioning from Conventional TBNA to EBUS-TBNA
  • Starting EBUS-TBNA in your Private Practice
  • Accessing Peripheral Lung Nodules: Radial EBUS and Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Hands-On Workshops
September 25, 2015
  • 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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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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