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ESTS Course on TB and other Lung Diseases of Surgical Interest

Educational event organised by the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the WHO Collaborating Centres

It is our pleasure to announce the second ESTS-WHO course on Tuberculosis and Surgical Lung Diseases which will be run at the WHO Collaborative Training Center in Cepina, Italy, from 20 - 23 November 2017

Massive migration to Western Europe is expected to raise new challenges for health professionals in general, and for thoracic surgeons in particular; Prevalence of diseases such as tuberculosis, hydatidosis, bronchiectasis, has gradually decreased over the past 4 decades in Western Europe, and thoracic surgeons trained over the past 3 decades have had minimal exposure to such pathology.

The ESTS Learning Affairs Committee, supported by ESTS Council, assumed that the responsibilities of our Society also include preparation of European Thoracic Surgeons to major upcoming challenges arising from novel public health problems in relation with international events. With this concern, ESTS approached WHO in order to deliver a common educational product on lung diseases in migrants. WHO agreed with enthusiasm and assigned well renowned scientists in the field to participate as lecturers in this project.

Registration is open and will be handled on a first come – first served basis, because local logistics oblige us to limit the number of participants to 32.  We offer this course, including lectures, housing and meals, at a reduced registration fee of 400 euro.

  • Migration and Lung Health
  • Epidemiology of TB
  • Clinical cases
  • Natural history and diagnosis
  • Medical treatment of TB
  • When and how to operate TB
  • Technical aspects of surgery for TB
  • Other Lung Diseases which may require surgery: aspergilloma, bronchiectasis, hydatic cyst, lung abscess and gangrene

This course is endorsed by the European Respiratory Society.

The Course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).


Giovanni Battista Migliori, WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases, Tradate, Italy‎

Lia D’Ambrosio ,WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases, Tradate, Italy‎

Santiago Jose Izco Esteban, Mozambique

Alberto Matteelli, WHO Collaborating Centre Brescia, Italy

Richard Zaleskis, former WHO EURO Office TB Programme Director, Riga, Latvia

Kostas Papagiannopoulos,St James’s University Hospital, Leeds. ESTS President

Gilbert Massard, Centre Hospitalier, Strasbourg, France. ESTS President Elect

Hasan Batirel,  Marmara University Hospital, Istanbul, ; ESTS Director of Education

Ioan Cordos,   National Institute of Pneumology, Bucharest, Romania

Piotr Yablonskii, St. Petersburg Institute of Phtisiopulmonology, St Petersburg, Russia




19 Nov 2017 @ 02:30 pm

24 Nov 2017 @ 08:00 am

Duration: 4 days, 17 hours



Via Roma 120

23030 Cepina


Organised by

European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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