Led by Robert E. Kelly, Jr., MD, the 12th Annual Advanced Pectus Course will be held March 26-27, 2015, in Norfolk, Virginia. Guest speakers will include Donald Nuss, MB, ChB, pioneer of the minimally invasive surgical technique for correction of pectus excavatum, David Notrica, MD, pediatric surgeon for Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Dawn Jaroszewski, MD, adult cardiothoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic.
This course is designed for pediatric and cardiothoracic surgeons and their clinical teams who have an interest in the treatment of chest wall deformities. The two-day course will include demonstrations and discussions about the Nuss Procedure, surgical treatment of pectus carinatum and non-surgical treatment of chest wall deformities. Operating room demonstrations of surgical techniques, video theater with audio talk-back capabilities, discussions of current treatment methods and new concepts, and case presentations.
CHKD has been treating pectus deformities for the last 27 years, resulting in over 1,900 surgeries and more than 4,000 patient evaluations. CHKD’S Center for Chest Wall Reconstruction is home to national and international referrals due to the complexity of pectus conditions.
The conference will be held at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA, the state's only free-standing acute care pediatric hospital. See map below.
Practicing Physician: $1,000
Other Allied Health Professionals: $450
- All course materials
- Admittance into operating rooms
- Video theater
- Breakfast, lunch & break each day
- Shuttle transportation to and from hotel
- Day-one dinner reception
Respond early, space is limited. Admittance into the operating room is limited to the first 20 registrants. Pre-registration is now available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757) 668-9646 to register. Please include your name, address, contact phone number, desire to be admitted to the operating room and current professional position.
Norfolk International Airport is located about 20 minutes from Downtown Norfolk.
The Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel is located in Downtown Norfolk, just two miles from the hospital. A block of rooms has been reserved at a group rate of $129 per night and will be held until March 10, 2015. After this date, the hotel will accept reservations at their prevailing rate on a space available basis. For room reservations, contact the hotel at (757) 627-4200 or toll-free at (800) 874-0264. A special promo code will soon be released.