7th International Uniportal VATS Course - Live Surgery, Drylab and Wetlab


Welcome to the “7th International Uniportal VATS Course - Live Surgery, Drylab and Wetlab”. This is a three-day-masterclass symposium jointly organized by the Ernst von Bergmann Academic Hospital of the Humboldt-Universität Berlin Charité in Potsdam, Germany together with the University Hospital Charité in Berlin, Germany, the University Hospital in Coruña, Spain and the Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University Shanghai, China.

The first masterclass course took place in the year 2014 and has become the traditional course where all experts in the field of uniportal VATS meet and exchange their experiences with participants from all over the world. The course is now well established, and provides training at the highest level.

Our goal is to promote a non-dogmatic learning environment that brings together people globally from different centers and schools of thoracic surgery.

Whether you are an experienced surgeon or still in training, this course will deepen your knowledge in Uniportal VATS.

This symposium - originally planned for June 18th-20th, 2020, then first rescheduled to June 10th-12th, 2021 - has been rescheduled to June 30th - July 2nd, 2022, due to the ongoing pandemic. It will take place in Potsdam, Germany and will address “Troubleshooting” in Uniportal VATS through lectures, discussions and video sessions on the first day. The first part of the second day will include Live Surgery of major pulmonary resections via Uniportal VATS, and the second part will be a drylab (Lung model, ENB and Robotics). The third day of this symposium is a Hands-on class (Wetlab) for a limited group.

We look forward to your participation!

Mahmoud Ismail    Diego Gonzalez Rivas
Course Directors