Advanced Course in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery

Full immersion in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery

For nearly 30 years, advances in minimally invasive surgery have demonstrated several benefits for patients. Robotic surgery has emerged as the most advanced minimally invasive platform, with notable improvements in thoracoscopic surgery.

The objectives of this course are: to describe the latest practices in the standardization of robotic thoracic procedures, to provide a blueprint to build robotic surgical teams, and to emphasize nontechnical skills that are important in developing a robotic thoracic program.

Advanced Course in Robotic-assisted Thoracic Surgery


Course information

Course status

Practical training on live tissue and simulators

Starting at 2040 €

No accommodation, no social programme and no entertainment included in the fees for participants

Course information

Course directors

J.M. Baste (FR)
W.C. Hanna (CA)

Faculty panel

P. Bagan (FR)
I. Bouabdallah (FR)
H. Decaluwé (BE)
J. Dunning (GB)
D. Gonzalez Rivas (ES)
D. Oh (US)
P.B. Pages (FR)
G. Veronesi (IT)
H. Winter (DE)
K. Yasufuku (CA)

Course objectives

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in RATS procedures
  • To provide indications for surgical treatment and discuss operative complications
  • To allow a real-time discussion between the experts and the trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in RATS surgery through practice on live tissue (mini-pigs) or simulators under expert tutorial
  • To describe postoperative clinical results and practical applications of evidence-based clinical medicine

Target audience

Thoracic surgeons

Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Training on live tissue (mini-pigs) or simulators under expert tutorial

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

October 17-18, 2024

    Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI)

    The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (Karl Storz, Covidien/Medtronic, and Intuitive Surgical) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.

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    Educational sponsorship and funding

    IRCAD has received financial support in the form of an unrestricted financial support. IRCAD course funding occurs via an unrestricted support from IRCAD sponsors (medical device companies). Funding is provided free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content and choice of faculty members.
    Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training course. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. The IRCAD as an educational provider does not endorse any particular product.

    Live the IRCAD experience to the fullest

    The courses are organized in such a way that participants are fully immersed in the heart of the Institute, from start to finish.

    One day at IRCAD

    Your course by day, the comfort and luxury in Les Haras Hotel **** by night

    A place with a unique design, inspired by history and the universe of horses… Les Haras Hotel**** honors leather and wood to take its guests on a journey through time.

    The Haras Brasserie offers a modern and friendly cuisine. The great classics of French cuisine are celebrated there, alongside signature dishes from Alsace or inspirations from the world over.


    It was a very impressive course - thank you very much.

    Very interesting course with many precious teachings.

    Very good organization - excellent teaching course.

    Thanks so much, I learnt much new innovation for my speciality!

    The day was informative and the practical session was excellent

    No accommodation, no social programme and no entertainment included in the fees for participants