The sixth and last Uniportal VATS training course in 2017 was held on November 13 - 24th, 2017 in the Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital.

In 2018 we will continue our cooperation with the Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital and support the Uniportal VATS Training. We have already SEVEN editions planned for 2018 - find the dates here.

The training programme is being led by Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas, Thoracic surgeon and creator of the uniportal VATS surgery procedure.

The idea of the Uniportal VATS Training is to present surgeons from all around the world an opportunity to learn the newest surgery approaches in the Thoracoscopic Department of the biggest Pulmonary Hospital in China.

The objective of this training course is to offer ongoing Education to further develop Advanced Thoracic Surgeons in acquiring confidence in the uniportal VATS Technique. The agenda includes theoretical sessions and a large number of live cases to be observed every day. Participants are able to see among 40-50 VATS surgeries every day into the OR (12 operation rooms). Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas performes 4-5 uniportal VATS major resections per day.

Here you can read (and watch videos) from the previous editions in 2015.

November 17 - 18th - The Congress and Live surgeries at the Hospital

During this edition, the participants also had the chance to join the 20th National Continuing Medical Education Forum in General Thoracic Surgery, with the 9th Thoracoscopy Workshow, that was held at the Pulmonary Hospital in Shanghai on November 17 - 18th, 2017.
An auditorium of approx. 600 people - national and international surgeons - watched live surgeries that were being broadcast worldwide in the internet.
We were happy to see Grena products being used, especially when we could see our Click'aV ligating clips on all 4 screens during all live surgeries!

This Congress was also a great opportunity for us to present our new clip applier - more info about this product will come very soon!

Photos from the Uniportal VATS Course - Shanghai, November 2017

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