Focused Issue Dedicated to the 36th Annual Conference of Japanese Association for Chest Surgery (JACS)

Posted On 2019-08-06 01:15:54



This focused issue dedicated to the 36th Annual Conference of Japanese Association for Chest Surgery (JACS) is edited by Dr. Meinoshin Okumura, from Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Osaka Toneyama Medical Center, Toyonaka-City, Osaka, Japan.

Dr. Okumura has taken an active part in academic activities. He was the President of Japanese Association for Chest Surgery (JACS) from 2013 to 2017. He is the President of Japanese Association for Research on the Thymus (JART), as well as the member of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) and International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG). Dr. Okumura specializes in surgery for lung cancer, thymic tumors, myasthenia gravis, and lung transplantation.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Summary of the 36th annual conference of JACS: theme, program, the number of presentations/participants, invited speakers, JACS-ESTS Joint session
  2. Current status of robotic surgery in Japan
  3. Current status of Uniportal VATS
  4. Segmentectomy by virtual bronchoscopy
  5. Reconstruction surgery: Ex vivo surgery and auto transplantation
  6. Mediastinal lymph node dissection by open thoracotomy
  7. Mediastinal lymph node dissection by VATS
  8. Surgery for lung cancer after treatment by immune-check point inhibitors
  9. Surgical treatment for simultaneous multiple lung adenocarcinomas
  10. Current status of lung transplantation in Japan - report from lung cancer registry
  11. Autoimmune diseases associated with thymoma
  12. Treatment strategy for empyema
  13. Presidential lecture
  14. Activities of JACS
  15. History of JACS