Donald Nuss at Conference

CWIG Norfolk 2016

(757) 668-6877

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters will proudly host the 17th Chest Wall International Group meeting, June 15-17, 2016 in Norfolk, VA.

This gathering provides valuable pediatric surgery education focused on the treatment of chest wall deformities. As home of the Nuss Procedure, CHKD performs more pectus excavatum surgeries than any facility in the United States and serves as a major training site for pediatric surgeons.

Hotel and Flight Accommodations

  • Room rate of $129 per night at the Norfolk Marriott, the conference's host hotel, will be available for reservation through June 1.
  • Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer airfares for travel to CWIG Norfolk 2016. Refer to your meeting code (NMMJH) to purchase your tickets and your negotiated discount may be applied. Reservations and ticketing are available via by calling Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a direct ticketing charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, select Book Your Flight and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page. Enter the meeting code in the box provided.

Ground Transportation

Transportation from the airport to the conference's host hotel and from the hotel back to the airport may be booked through James River Transportation using the conference code CWIG2016. To reach James River Transportation directly, call (757) 963-0433. 

The conference will provide transportation to the following conference activities: CHKD Welcome Reception, CWIG Gala Dinner and Harbor Park.

Course Organization

CWIG 2016 will be chaired by Dr. Robert Kelly, a world leader in pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum surgery and Chief of Surgery at CHKD.

The Chest Wall International Group annual meeting is a platform for medical professionals to share their experiences in the care and management of chest wall disorders. This pediatric surgery conference offers a unique opportunity for all speakers and delegates to exchange ideas and pursue new techniques through lectures, seminars and abstract presentations. The program committee welcomes the submission of work.

Credits Offered

 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits - 20.00

Guest Speakers

  • Dr. Donald Nuss, pediatric surgeon, creator of the Nuss Procedure
  • Horacio Abramson, Thoracic surgeon, Buenos Aires, Argentina  
  • Dr. Davi Haje, orthopedic surgeon, Brasilia, Brazil
  • Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski, thoracic surgeon, Mayo Scottsdale, adult pectus
  • Dr. Michael LaQuaglia, pediatric surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering, chest wall resection for tumors in childhood. Undisputed world authority
  • Dr. Hyung Joo Park, thoracic surgeon, Seoul, Korea. Developer of multiple equipment changes in Nuss Procedure surgery including crane elevation.
  • Dr. Patricio Varela, pediatric surgeon, Santiago, Chile
  • Dr. Mustafa Yuksel, thoracic surgeon, Istanbul, Turkey. Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery
  • Dr. Zeng Qi, pediatric surgeon, Beijing Children's


For additional information:

Course Organizer

Stacey T. Bell RN BSN
Physician Practice Manager, Pediatric Surgery

CWIG Norfolk 2016

(757) 668-6877

Come to Norfolk, Home of the Nuss Procedure

Thank You

CHKD thanks EVMS for its support in hosting CWIG 2016.

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