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Vienna Toronto Lung Transplant Academy

Vienna Toronto Lung Transplant Academy

Lung transplantation (LTx) is an established treatment for different forms of end stage lung diseases. The training and education of medical staff involved in this highly specialized treatment is of critical importance to achieve optimal results.

The programs in Toronto and Vienna, both high volume LTx centers, offer a week full of an exceptional combination of clinical exposure to the ongoing programs, structured lectures and experimental wet lab lung transplantation, with use of ECMO and ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP).

This unique educational format is based on the successful eleven year experience of the Vienna Lung Transplant Academy that is now expanded to North America. The course is designed for pulmonologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, coordinators and anyone else involved in the field. The intent is to appeal to colleagues from already existing programs, who wish to deepen their knowledge in specific aspects, as well as colleagues from programs that are in the process of starting.

Participation will be limited to a total of 15 persons and acceptance will be based on a first-come first-serve basis.

We wish all participants an interesting and exciting week with our team!

Konrad Hoetzenecker, MD, PhD
Head of Vienna Lung Transplant Program
Professorship for Lung Transplantation
Medical University of Vienna - Vienna General Hospital

Marcelo Cypel, MD, MSc, FACS, FRCSC
Surgical Director Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN
Canada Research Chair in Lung Transplantation
University of Toronto, University Health Network