Course Description:

State of the Art Review on Imaging, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Pleura Diseases.
Role of Biomarkers to facilitate diagnosis, Thoracic Ultrasound for diagnosis and guide pleural diseases, Pleuroscopy, chest drains and indwelling pleural catheters for pleural diseases, Pathology of pleural diseases are topics that will be of interest to internists, pulmonologists, surgeons, medical oncologiests, and pathologists. The course features lectures followed by "hands-on" experience.

Who should Attend:

Specialists, Trainees in Pulmonary Medicine, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Pathology and Researchers with interest in pleural diseases.

Course Registration:

SGD$680 (inclusive of Course-book and Gala Dinner)

Please kindly fill-up the Registration form           and email to / for registration as

this workshop is not affiliated with ISSPP / PIPAC Workshop.


Guest Faculty:

Carla Lamb

Director of Internventional Pulmonology

Lahey Clinic, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Gary Lee

Professor of Respiratory Medicine,

University of Western Australia

Benjamin Kwan

Consultant and Head, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine,

Sutherland Hospital, Australia

Local Faculty:

Lee Pyng, Course Director

Associate Professor

Director of Interventional Pulmonology
National University Hospital

T. Agasthian

Associate Professor, Thoracic Surgery
National University Hospital

Cheah Foong Koon

Senior Consultant, Thoracic Imaging,

Singapore General Hospital

Seet Ju Ee

Senior Consultant, Diagnostic Pathology,

National University Hospital

Teoh Chia Meng

Senior Consultant,

National University Hospital


28th November 2019, Thursday

Pleura & Pleuroscopy Workshop

Advanced Surgical Training Centre (ASTC), Kent Ridge Wing Level 2, NUH

07:30 - 08:30


08:30 - 08:40

Opening Remarks

Lee Pyng

08:45 - 09:15

Diagnostic Approach to Pleural Effusion

Gary Lee

09:15 - 09:45

Imaging of Pleura

Cheah Foong Koon

09:45 - 10:00

Coffee - Break

10:00 - 10:30

Ultrasonography of Lung and Pleura

Ben Kwan

10:30 - 11:00

Malignant Pleural Effusion

Carla Lamb

11:00 - 11:30


Gary Lee

11:30 - 12:00

Pleural Infection

Carla Lamb

12:00 - 12:30

Pleural Procedures and Pleuroscopy

Lee Pyng

12:30 - 13:00

Pleural Pathology

Seet Ju Ee

13:00 - 14:00

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:00

Lunch Symposium:

Recent Advances in Mesothelioma

Surgery for Mesothelioma

Lee Pyng

Gary Lee

T. Agasthian

14:00 - 17:00

Hands - On Practice:

Thoracic Ultrasound (2-stations)

Indwelling Pleural Catheters (2-stations)

Pleuroscopy (1-station)

Cryobiopsy of Pleura (1-station)

Ben Kwan, Teoh Chia Meng

Carla Lamb, Gary Lee

Lee Pyng



Bus Pick-up from NUH Tower Block for Gala Dinner