Invited Lecture

David H. Adams The Mount Sinai Medical Center, USA
Glen Van Arsdell The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
Joseph Bavaria Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
Friedhelm Beyersdorf University of Freiburg, Germany
George Christakis University of Toronto, Canada
Volkmar Falk University of Zurich, Switzerland
Roy Greenberg Cleveland Clinic, USA
Wolfgang Harringer Klinikum Braunchweig, Germany
Scott J. Swanson Brigham and Womenfs Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Thomas Waddell University of Toronto, Canada
Alfred Cuschieri University of Dundee, Scotland
  Arnulf Hoelscher University of Cologne, Germany



Presidential Address
Hiromasa Fujita Congress Chair Person (Kurume University)



Special Lecture
Ryuzo Sakata President of JATS (Kyoto University)
   
Chiaki Mukai JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Shuichi Terasawa University of Fukui Hospital



Special Program
Present Status and Future Perspectives on the Certification Board for Thoracic Surgeons
Accidents during Thoracoscopic Surgery, and Intervention for Thoracic Diseases@and Treatments
The Up-to-Date Perioperative Management for Thoracic Surgery
History of Thoracic Surgery in Japan over the past 50 Years
Treatments for Aorto-Esophageal, Aorto-Bronchial and Esophago-Bronchial Fistulae
Workshop on the improvement of surgeon' working conditions



Symposium
yHeart, Adultz

Evidence-based Selection of the Coronary Artery Revascularization-PCI,
OPCAB, On-pump CABG or On-pump beating CABG?-

Treatment Strategy for High Risk Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis
-Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement

 
yAortaz

Treatment Strategies for Type B Aortic Dissections: When and How they should be treated? (Acute, Subacute or Chronic, and Open Surgery or TEVAR)

 
yHeart, Congenitalz

Outcome and Problems in Surgery in Adulthood for Grown up Patients of Congenital Heart Disease with or without previous Surgical Treatment

 
yLungz
Resources for Airway Reconstruction for Respiratory Malignancies, and Supporting Evidence
Treatment Strategies for Recurrence after Lung Cancer Surgery
 
yEsophagusz
Surgical Techniques for Advanced Esophageal Cancers- VTR Symposium



Workshop
yHeart, Adultz
Surgical Treatment for Patients with End-stage Heart Failure (Left Ventriculoplasty, LVAD, Cardiac Transplantation)
New Trends in Surgical Procedures for Organic Mitral Valve Disease (MICS,
Robotic Surgery, Loop Technique and Others)
 
yAortaz
Aortic Valve Sparing Operation versus Bentallfs Procedure
 
yHeart, Congenitalz

Treatment Strategy for Patients of Congenital Heart Disease with
Pulmonary Hypertension -including Single Ventricle and Borderline Cases-

 
yLungz
Diagnosis for Tumor Localization and Treatment for Unpalpable Lung Cancers
 
yEsophagusz
Indication for Salvage Lymphadenectomy for Esophageal Cancer and its Limitations