Simulation Sessions

Simulation Sessions

Laura Frye, MD
2024 Scientific Program Co-chair 2024 Simulation Chair

Abdul ``AB`` Alraiyes, MD
2024 Simulation Co-Chair


High-yield, task-oriented 90–120-minute hands-on simulation sessions. Interact with expert faculty in small groups and choose from seven skill-specific sessions. Learn flexible bronchoscopy, ablation modalities, lung volume reduction, and more. Improve your skills and gain valuable insights in a safe simulation environment. Join us for an immersive learning experience!

Learning objectives:

Simulation Session 1: Stents – Expanding the horizon – Tips from the Experts

  • Define the necessary equipment for SEMS insertion through the ETT/rigid bronchoscope technique without fluoroscopy via flexible bronchoscopy.
  • Describe the step-by-step process for stent selection and deployment via flexible bronchoscopy.
  • Highlight stent- tissue interactions and stents’ utilization in benign and malignant disease.
  • List post procedure strategies to minimize stent-related adverse events.

Simulation Session 2: Fire and Ice – Thermal Toolkit Tips

  • Review the steps for safe application of electrosurgery with a focus on optimal gas flow, anesthesia settings, and interference with implantable devices (ICD/pacemaker).
  • Review the basic principles and the system set up for coagulation and cutting effects.
  • Practice cryodebulking and review the applications of cryotherapy into an IP program.
  • Describe various ablation modalities to manage airway stent complications.

Simulation Session 3: Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Yield in Peripheral Bronchoscopy

  • Practice planning pathways to “hard to reach” lung nodules using different advanced bronchoscopy platform.
  • Practice the steps of registration, navigation, and target confirmation on each platform.
  • Describe tricks to prevent atelectasis, from pre-procedure optimization, anesthesia management and patient positioning for peripheral bronchoscopy.
  • Discuss tools to optimize yield and how to combine peripheral platforms with radial EBUS and advanced imaging tools in peripheral nodule sampling.

Simulation Session 4: Planning and Performing BLVR – Tips from the Experts;

  • Highlight the applications of tools to assess fissure integrity via CT analysis and Chartis.
  • List the steps for airway sizing and valve deployment.
  • Review BLVR in the marginal candidate (high PCO2, low BMI, low fev1+dlco, pulmonary nodule) and the application of BLVR use as a bridge to transplant.
  • Describe the post-BLVR follow-up and outcome measurements.

NEW THIS YEARSimulation Session 5: Interventional Pulmonology for the Pediatric Patient -Advanced and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy Skills

NEW THIS YEARSimulation Session 6: Interventional Pulmonology Applications in the Intensive Care Unit – Tips and Tricks for Difficult Cases

Simulation Session 7: Nodule Tracking Platforms for the Early Detection Lung Cancer 

  • Describe the features of a nodule tracking platform and review the unique tools each platform offers.
  • Discuss how nodule tracking platforms impact patient/program outcomes and referral volume.

Please note that in order to attend the Simulation Sessions you must be registered to attend the Annual Meeting.