In the lectures the current state-of-the-art of the available navigation options will be reviewed. The clinical applicability, indications and contra-indications for performing navigation bronchoscopy, risk of malignancy assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Since the outcome of your procedure is a result of a multidisciplinary team effort specific lectures will address the key issues in anesthesiology, pathology work-up, and, pre- and post procedure care.

Following these lectures we will present several pre-recorded cases where we illustrate our routine CBCT based navigation procedures with currently available tools including radial endobronchial ultrasound mini probe based imaging, cone beam computed tomography and augmented fluoroscopy based navigation, rapid on-site evaluation of cytopathology and different biopsy and tissue sampling tools and methodologies. Each case will be followed by an interactive Q&A.

Upon completion of the webinar, the participant is able to:

  • Identify patients suitable for navigation bronchoscopy.
  • Design a clinical work-up that should enable a navigation bronchoscopy program.
  • Distinguish the different navigation guidance techniques, pro’s and con’s.
  • Interpret navigation technique results and draw conclusions.

Advised experience levels for this webinar: experience in diagnostic bronchoscopy, including fluoroscopy guided transbronchial biopsy and TBNA

The same course will be aired three (3) times per the below schedule to accommodate WABIP members from around the world. All viewings will conclude with a live Q&A with faculty.

DECEMBER 4, 2021

  • Viewing 1 @ 8:00am London, 9:00am Nijmegen, 11:00 Istanbul, 13:30 New Delhi, 16:00 Beijing, 17:00 Tokyo, 19:00 Canberra
    Register for Viewing 1

  • Viewing 2 @ 8:00am San Francisco, 11:00am Boston, 16:00 London, 17:00 Nijmegen, 19:00 Istanbul, 21:30 New Delhi
    Register for Viewing 2

DECEMBER 6, 2021

  • Viewing 3 @ 10:00am San Francisco, 13:00 Boston, 18:00 London, 19:00 Nijmegen, 21:00 Istanbul
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(Same for ALL Viewings)

Part 1: General background course

0:00 Welcome

0:05 - 0:20 Peripheral pulmonary nodules: assessment of cancer risk, current guidelines, indications and contraindications for biopsy
Dr. Erik van der Heijden & Dr. Roel Verhoeven

0:20 - 0:40 Anesthesia for navigation bronchoscopy / Pulmonary interventions
Dr. Jo Mourisse, Cardiothoracic anesthesiology

0:40 - 1:00 Pathology: Rapid On-Site Cytopathology and specimen work-up
Dr Shoko Vos, Pulmonary pathology

1:00 - 1:25 Navigation techniques review, technical boundaries, tool review
Dr Roel Verhoeven & Dr. Erik van der Heijden

Live Case Presentations 1-4 –program

1:25 - 2:00 Case introduction, Procedure presentations followed by Q&A discussions:

  • Techniques demonstrated
  • Cone Beam CT navigation and augmented fluoroscopy
  • EMN Navigation tools and techniques
  • Navigation planning
  • Choice of EWC’s and tools
  • rEBUS use
  • Wide range of biopsy tools
2:00 - 2:10 Live Q&A with faculty

These webinars shall be FREE for all members -- sign up on ZOOM below to begin:

Erik van der Heijden, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Interventional Pulmonology
Roel Verhoeven, MSc, PhD Clinical Technology
Shoko Vos, MD, PhD, Department of pathology
Jo Mourisse, MD, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology

This course is made possible by

Philips Image Guided Therapy Systems & Radboudumc