From Oct. 20th to 21st, 2017, the 4th International VATS Symposium was successfully held in the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK. Gathering numerous well-known experts worldwide, the symposium discussed many hot topics of thoracic surgery, including the principles for Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (MITS), advanced techniques in Lobectomy, Robotic Surgery, future of MITS, etc., providing an enjoyable and significant feast for all the participants.
During the symposium, Prof. Joel Dunning, from James Cook University Hospital, shared an attractive speech about the Microlobectomy, inspiring many ideas and discussion among the audience. Moreover, Prof. Dunning also had a debate with Prof. Robert Cerfolio, on the topic of “Whether Robotic Surgery is better than VATS”, bringing quite an interesting and impressive sharing to all the participants. Seizing this great opportunity, the Editorial Office of Journal of Visualized Surgery (JOVS) has invited Prof. Dunning (Figure 1) for a short interview (Figure 2), sharing his perspective and passion for the Robotic Surgery and VATS, as well as his invention of the Microlobectomy. Furthermore, as co-Editor-in-Chief of the CTSNet, Prof. Dunning also happily shared his experience as an editor and the secret to balance life and work!