We would like to warmly welcome you to the 2nd Bronchoscopic Ablation Summit (BAS 2023) taking place in Hong Kong. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) shall be hosting this important event over a 2-day period that promises to present the latest techniques in advanced navigation and robotic bronchoscopy, imaging and ablation technologies.
Bronchoscopic ablation is a novel approach to treat both primary and secondary peripheral lung malignancies. The non-invasive treatment may be used to treat multiple lung lesions without wounds and scars, while preserving lung function. With most patients experiencing no pain following the procedure and requiring a short hospital stay, the procedure may not only be considered for those non-surgical, non-radiation, high-risk candidates, but has potential to be more widely used in other clinical scenarios. The approach requires an accurate bronchoscopic navigation platform to reach the lesion, high quality imaging to assess correct positioning and ablation effects, and also an energy source capable of being delivered down the bronchoscope to ablate the tumour. The need for knowledge and technology relating to these essential elements have sprouted a whole new industry that place focus on refining available technology and developing new ones to answer to these needs.
Our team at Prince of Wales Hospital in 2019, supported by clinicians, scientists and industry with the same forward vision, performed our first transbronchial microwave ablation of peripheral lung cancer. Since then, we have developed robotic bronchoscopy navigation platform for microwave ablation, investigated other energies such as pulse electric field (PEF), and explored various imaging modalities.
This year, we have the pleasure of hosting the 2nd Bronchoscopic Ablation Summit in Hong Kong. The focus of this event will be to have an even larger gathering of the world’s brightest minds and leaders in lung ablation, to share their experience, discuss the advances that have been made, and also to identify gaps and direct the future in the procedure. Lecture sessions on the three areas of navigation, imaging and ablation, and afternoon breakout sessions on the first day for delegates would allow them to gain in depth understanding of the needs and current state of the art technologies. In addition, other highlights include recorded live bronchoscopic ablation cases and the opportunity for ablation experts in the region to share their experience through scientific abstracts. With the astonishing success and enthusiasm seen in last year’s summit in London, and the excitement and buzz the technique has already generated in Asia-Pacific region, we expect another highly successful event in Hong Kong.
We look forward to meeting you in this important summit, and hope you will enjoy both the scientific program and the hospitality from this vibrant world city.
Professor, Thoracic Surgery
(and on behalf of the Programme Committee )
Calvin SH NG
Amit "Bobby" MAHAJAN
Michael A. PRITCHETT
Otis B. RICKMAN
Joyce WY CHAN
Aliss TC CHANG
Cheuk Man CHU
Rainbow WH LAU
Molly SC LI
Tony SK MOK
Jenny CL NGAI
Terence CC TAM
Interact with the world experts in advanced navigation and therapeutic bronchoscopy
Experience and test-drive the latest navigation technology, robotic bronchoscopes and ablation platforms
Share the excitement & gain insight into transbronchial bronchoscopic microwave ablation by recorded live surgery
Catch up on the latest developments in bronchoscopic ablation and join the discussion to shape its future
|08:00 - 08:30||Registration|
|08:30 - 08:35||Welcome Speech||Calvin SH NG|
|08:35 - 08:45||A New Era for the Small Lung Nodule||Jenny CL NGAI|
Part 1: Guided Bronchoscopy – Approaching the Target
Chairs: Amir ABRAMOVICH, Kelvin LAU
|08:50 - 09:05||Experience with Archimedes||Terence CC TAM|
|09:05 - 09:20||Experience with Illumisite||Otis RICKMAN|
|09:20 - 09:35||Robotic Bronchoscopy: Experience with Monarch||Brian SHALLER|
|09:35 - 09:50||Robotic Bronchoscopy: Experience with Galaxy||Amit MAHAJAN|
|09:50 - 10:05||Robotic Bronchoscopy: Experience with Ion||Michael SIMOFF|
|10:05 - 10:20||Discussion: Ideal Navigation System for Ablation?||Chairs & Speakers|
|10:20 - 10:50||Coffee Break|
Part 2: Image Guidance
Chairs: Amit MAHAJAN, Otis RICKMAN
|10:55 - 11:10||Experience with BodyVision||Amir ABRAMOVICH|
|11:10 - 11:25||Philips - Cone Beam CT||Kelvin LAU|
|11:25 - 11:40||Siemens Healthineers - Cone Beam CT||Shun-Mao YANG|
|11:40 - 11:55||Mobile CT Scanners||Rainbow WH LAU|
|11:55 - 12:10||Discussion: Ideal Imaging for Navigation & Ablation?||Chairs & Speakers|
|12:10 - 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 - 13:20||Explore Booths & Connecting|
|Part 3: Energy Source – Eradicating the Target
Chairs: Michael PRITCHETT, Agathe SEGUIN-GIVELET
|13:30 - 13:45||Radiology of Ablation - Procedure, Ablation Changes & Interpretation, & Follow-up||Cheuk Man CHU|
|13:45 - 14:00||RFA Ablation||Shiyue LI|
|14:00 - 14:15||RFA Ablation||(TBC by Zidan Medical)|
|14:15 - 14:30||Cryotherapy & Ablation||Jurgen HETZEL|
|14:30 - 14:45||Vapour Ablation||Jiayuan SUN|
|14:45 - 15:30||EndoWave Ablation Catheter||(TBC)|
|15:00 - 15:15||J&J Session - Neuwave Microwave Catheter||Brian SHALLER / Calvin SH NG|
|15:15 - 15:30||Medtronic Session - Emprint Microwave Catheter||Rainbow WH LAU / Calvin SH NG|
|15:30 - 15:45||Discussion: What do we need for an Ideal Ablation Energy Source?||Chairs & Speakers|
|15:45 - 16:15||Coffee Break|
|Breakout Sessions (Hands-on Experience with State-of-the-Art Equipment)
Venue: Crystal Function Rooms 1 to 3
JnJ, Medtronic, Noah
|16:15 - 17:10||Breakout Session 1|
|~ break & rotate ~|
|17:15 - 18:10||Breakout Session 2|
|~ break & rotate ~|
|18:15 - 19:10||Breakout Session 3|
|19:30||Gala Dinner (Venue: Crystal Ballroom)|
Part 4: Abstract Oral Presentation
Chairs & Judges: Jurgen HETZEL, Otis RICKMAN
|08:00 - 08:55||Abstract Oral Presentation
(7 mins presentation + 3 min Q&A for each presentation)
|Part 5: Recorded Live Session|
|09:00 - 09:45||Session 1: Recorded Live Bronchoscopic Ablation|
|09:45 - 10:15||Coffee Break|
|10:15 - 11:00||Session 2: Recorded Live Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy & Workflow Review|
|Part 6: Experience around the World
Chairs: Amit MAHAJAN, Michael SIMOFF
|11:05 - 11:15||St. Bartholomew Experience, UK||Kelvin LAU|
|11:15 - 11:25||Pinehurst FirstHealth Experience, US||Michael PRITCHETT|
|11:25 - 11:35||Institute of Thorax Curie-Montsouris Experience, France||Agathe SEGUIN-GIVELET|
|11:35 - 11:45||Navigation & Ablation Experience - Shanghai Chest Hospital||Jiayuan SUN|
|11:45 - 11:55||TBC|
|11:55 - 12:05||Concomitant Bronchoscopic Ablations - Prince of Wales Hospital, HK||Joyce WY CHAN|
|12:05 -12:15||Ablation of Subpleural Nodules - Prince of Wales Hospital, HK||Aliss TC CHANG|
|12:15 -12:30||Discussion||Chairs & Speakers|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|Part 7: Bronchoscopic Ablation: Looking Ahead
Chairs: Amir ABRAMOVICH, Michael PRITCHETT
|13:40 - 13:55|| Getting Bronchoscopic Ablation Program Started
|13:55 - 14:10|| Role of Ablation in Lung Malignancy - Oncologist Perspective
||Molly SC LI|
|14:10 - 14:25|| Clinical Trials in Bronchoscopic ablation - Next steps forward
|14:25 - 14:35||Discussion||Chairs & Speakers|
|14:35 - 14:40||Abstract Award Presentation & Closing Remarks||Calvin SH NG|
|14:40 - 14:50||Faculty / Group Photos|
# The organizer reserves the right to change the above programme without prior notice.
|Members of partnering Societies, Institutes & Industries:
Academy of Bronchoscopy (AOB)
Asian Association for Single Port Thoracic Surgery (AASTS)
Bangladesh Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonary (BABIP)
Korean Association for Lung Cancer (KALC)
Korean Association for Thoracic Surgical Oncology (KATSO)
Korean Society for Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery (KTCVS)
Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP)
Malaysian Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (MABIP)
Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)
Malaysian Thoracic Society (MTS)
Philippine Association of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons, Inc. (PATACSI)
Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP)
Precise Sub-Lobar Resection Interest Group (PSRIG)
Singapore Thoracic Society (STS)
South East Asian Thoracic Society (SEATS)
Taiwan Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery (TATCS)
Taiwan Society of Thoracic Surgeons (TSTS)
The Japanese Association for Chest Surgery (JACS)
The Japan Lung Cancer Society (JLCS)
The Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy (JSRE)
Vietnam Respiratory Society (VNRS)
|CUHK staff/medical students; HK registered doctors / allied health professionals||Fee waived|
Breakout Sessions (Limited places. First-come, first-served.)
Enrolled delegates will be arranged in groups to rotate to different breakout sessions for the hands-on experience with State-of-the-Art Equipment in the afternoon on Day 1 of the conference.
Gala Dinner (26 October 2023)
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to the Secretariat. For cancellation request received on or before 13th September, 2023, 50% of the registration fee deducting the handling charge by the bank will be refunded. No refund will be made for cancellation request received after 13th September, 2023.
Private Policy Statement
The personal data provided by registrants / applicants will be used by the Department of Surgery, CUHK for the purposes of processing registration for the workshops / conferences and delivering information of current and future events. The data will not be transferred to other external parties except for the co-organizers of events for communication of programmes / events purpose. Under the provision of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, registrants / applicants have the rights to access to and request the correction of the personal data. Applicants may submit written request to BAS2023@surgery.cuhk.edu.hk if necessary.
The Organizing Committee of the "2nd Bronchoscopic Ablation Summit" is inviting the submission of scientific abstracts and case reports relating to topics of lung navigation, imaging for navigation and local therapies.
Title & Topic
The abstract title must not exceed 130 characters in length; this includes spaces.
Abstract Submission Method
Please upload the complete abstract in word file via HERE.
Abstract Oral Presenter Prize
The Best Oral Presentation and Runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of USD1,500 and USD1,000 respectively.
Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong
50 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The official language of the conference is English.
Certificate of Attendance
An electronic Certificate of Attendance will be issued to the registered delegates who have attended the conference in two weeks after the conference.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) will be granted to local participants as appropriate.
The Organizer does not shoulder any responsibility for individual’s medical, travel or personal insurance. Delegates are strongly advised to make or review their own policies.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
4/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3505 2629 / 3505 3586
Fax: (852) 2637 7974
Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong (Conference Hotel)
50 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers
20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
The Kowloon Hotel
19 - 21 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Mira Hong Kong
118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Royal Garden
69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
Hong Kong has sub-tropical climate. The weather in October is generally fine with bright sunshine. Temperature ranges from 23°C to 29°C. Relative humidity is around 65%. Detailed weather information is obtainable from the Hong Kong Observatory. Website: http://www.weather.gov.hk/contente.htm
Passport & Visa Requirement
Visitors to Hong Kong should hold a passport with at least six months' validity. Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. The Organizer is NOT responsible for individual’s visa arrangement. Participants should check with the Chinese Embassy or Consulate at respective home town for the visa information. For more information on visa/entry permit requirements, you may refer to the "Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" from the webpage of the Immigration Department of Hong Kong. Website: www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html
Airport Departure Tax
Adult : HK$120; Children under 12 years of age : Free
Chinese and English are the official languages with Cantonese being the de facto official spoken language in Hong Kong. Most people in the service industry speak Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
The local currency unit is Hong Kong dollar (HK$) which is currently linked to US dollar (US$) at an exchange rate of HK$7.8=US$1. Most foreign currencies are easily exchanged at banks, hotels and money changers. Credit cards are widely accepted at major hotels, large restaurants, department stores and shops.
Hong Kong is a geographically compact city. It is highly mobile with efficient public transport system. Mass Transit Railway, bus, mini bus, tram, ferry, etc. are the major transportation means. "Red" taxis serve most of the territory-wide area except for Tung Chung Road and the south side of Lantau Island. "Green" taxis are fundamentally confined to the suburban areas in the New Territories. "Blue" taxis operate only on Lantau Island. All taxis can go to and from the Hong Kong International Airport. Road signs in Hong Kong are bilingual in both English and Chinese.
Hong Kong Attractions
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