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7-9 November 2016 (Thessaloniki, Greece)







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      7-9 November 2016
      28-30 September 2017


      This skills based course is aimed at pulmonologists and is appropriate for participants with limited knowledge and experience in this field. Theoretical lectures will provide an overview of pleural diseases, identify and discuss when thoracoscopy is indicated to explore pleural abnormalities and diagnose diseases as well as to treat patients with pleural effusion. Participants are provided with a guide on how to perform rigid thoracoscopy successfully and are made aware of possible complications which can arise. Post procedure and best practice in the follow up of the intervention are presented. Course participants have the opportunity to implement this theoretical knowledge in small practical workshops by performing thoracoscopy on deceased animals. Highly experienced faculty members will serve also as workshop tutors sharing their experience with participants before and during the hands-on sessions. There will be a maximum of 5 participants per practical workstation. Participants will be trained in order to have good knowledge of rigid thoracoscopy.

      An application will be made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for Continual Medical Education (CME) accreditation for this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.


      Dr. Marios Froudarakis

      ERS Members 1,000
      A person who is an ERS Member at the time of registration
      Non-ERS Members 1,100
      A person without an ERS-Membership at the time of registration


      Upon receipt of a written cancellation, a refund of fees minus €50 administrative fee will be applied up to 6 weeks before the course. After this date no refund will be made for cancellations.

      If you require visa documents for your travel please ensure that these are organised in advance, the ERS is not responsible for obtaining or financing your visa.

      If you require visa documents for your travel please ensure that these are organised in advance, the ERS is not responsible for obtaining or financing your visa.

      Mediterrenean Palace
      3 Salaminos str. 54626
      Phone +302310552554

      Please note that the room charges are not included in the registration fee. The ERS cannot guarantee the rate nor the availability of the hotel rooms for the course, therefore please ensure that you make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.



    Nicolino Ambrosino

    Ext. Activities Director

    Professor Nicolino Ambrosino is currently Director of the Respiratory Unit at the Cardio-Thoracic Department, University Hospital of Pisa, as well as Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Weaning Center, and Scientific Director of Auxilium Vitae, Volterra.

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