35th General Thoracic Surgical Club Annual Meeting
March 9-12, 2023
Duck Key, FL

(available March 12- April 16)

Activity Overview
patient care, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and educational methods to maintain the optimum surgical care of general thoracic patients. This activity is designed to facilitate improved competence, performance-in-practice and patient outcomes.

Target Audience
This symposium is designed for an audience of physicians, physician assistants and other healthcare providers who practice thoracic surgery.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Keynote Speaker - Clinical Trials: From Idea to Practice Change.
  • How I do it - Review strategies for identifying practice changing questions and test them in real world clinical trials.
  • Focused Review of Cooperative Group Trials - Review current and pending trials activated through the cooperative group mechanism and update members regarding accrual.
  • Update on Clinical Trials Network - Review current and pending trials activated through the GTSC trials network and update members regarding accrual.
  • Update on COC, Nodes, Quality measures, Cancer standards program - Review strategies through the commission on cancer regarding quality measures for lung cancer surgery.
  • Important Papers in Thoracic Surgery 2022 - Discuss landmark papers published in 2022 relevant to thoracic surgery practice.
  • Summary /Review of Empty Spaces - Review and highlight areas in the overall thoracic surgery clinical trials portfolio where we do not currently have studies open and accruing.
  • Limited resection of early-stage NSCLC - what say you, clinical trial? - Discuss the results from recently published clinical trials comparing lobectomy to limited resection for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Hot topics in Thoracic Surgery - Discuss a number of recent novel clinical developments with implications for thoracic surgical practice.
  • GTSC Movie Night - Discuss the technical aspects of various general thoracic surgical procedures and provide an open forum for discussion about surgical decision making and techniques.
  • Abstracts - Discuss new research results in thoracic surgery.
  • Adopting new technology into your practice - how do you do it safely? - Review strategies for safe new technology adoption within a busy clinical practice.
  • Life hacks for a career in Thoracic Surgery - Discuss strategies for maintaining work life balance during a career in thoracic surgery.
  • Super Bowl of X-Rays - Identify the proper diagnosis and treatment based on unusual radiographic findings within case-based scenarios.

Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claim credit form available at www.gtsc.org. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and the General Thoracic Surgical Club. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 12 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca and Intuitive Surgical.

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participants misunderstanding of the content.

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