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 portion of the course will be limited to 30 participants to allow for maximum interaction with course faculty and ample hands-on experience. 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 26, 2013

  • 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 27, 2013

  • 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:

  1. EBUS-TBNA - Each participant will have a one-on-one session with an EBUS expert
  2. Radial probe EBUS
  3. Navigational Bronchoscopy
  4. Cytology: Specimen processing
  5. Thoracic Ultrasound
  6. Pleural Catheter placement
  7. Rigid Bronchoscopy
  8. Airway Stents
  9. Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  10. Intrabronchial Valves

Event Information

Date & Time(s)
September 26, 2013 and September 27, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


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.

Location Information

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

Contact Information


Registration Information

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