Scientific Program

Target Audience

Physicians and care providers who care for patients with disorders of the larynx, pharynx, esophagus, and lungs. This event is designed to provide education for otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, and thoracic surgeons.

Program Schedule




Sessions include


  • 3-D Printing and Modeling: Use in surgical planning and education
  • Airway in the Office: Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Airway Stents: Past, Present, and Future
  • Airway Tuberculosis and Bronchoscopic Intervention
  • Aspiration Evaluation and Management
  • Biomechanical Properties of Airway and Esophageal Stents; Implications for Practice
  • Bronchoscopic Management of the Different Faces of Obstructive Lung Diseases
  • Bronchoscopy Education Project Around the World
  • Challenging Pediatric Airway and Interventional Pulmonary Cases
  • Chylothorax; Diagnosis and Management
  • Complex Airway Cases; Discussion with the Experts
  • Controversies in Therapeutic Bronchoscopy
  • CP dysfunction: Bars and Diverticuli-
  • Cryobiopsies for Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases
  • Diagnosis and management of swallowing disorders in elderly
  • Drug induced sleep bronchoscopy
  • Early stage lung cancer and premalignant lesions - the bronchoscopists view
  • Endoscopic Management of Pediatric Laryngotracheal Obstruction
  • Expert Management of Pleural Infections
  • Gaining Access to the Periphery of the Lung: Multi-Modality Approach
  • GERD in Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis
  • GI diagnostic evaluation in patients with Airway stenosis
  • Global Interventional Pulmonary Training
  • Health Care Delivery in the 21st Century: An Interventional Pulmonologist's Perspective
  • How to Build an Academic Career in Interventional Pulmonology
  • How to Create a Lung Cancer Screening Program
  • Instructional Strategies for Interventional Pulmonary Training
  • Is Bronchoscopic Lung Cancer Ablation the Next Frontier in Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Transplantation; Complications from an Interventional Pulmonologists Perspective
  • Management of Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis: a unique model
  • Management of Stage III NSCLC: The Importance of the Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
  • Management of the Complex Asthmatic; Biologics and Thermoplasty
  • Managing Multicentric Ground Glass Opacities
  • Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Management – What is the Interventional Pulmonologists Role?
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung Cancer
  • Models of Multidiscilinary Management of Airway Disease
  • Molecular Biomarkers for Early Detection of Lung Cancer
  • Navigating between Scylla and Charybdis: Optimizing outcome in recalcitrant airway stenosis-
  • New Frontier in Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Novel clues for diagnosis and therapy of dysphagia
  • Novel Surgical Therapies in Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis (iSGS)
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Photodynamic Therapy in Thoracic Malignancies
  • Rebiopsy at Disease Progression in Non-Small Cell Carcinoma
  • Selection and management of advanced airway prosthesis – Adult and Pediatric Patients
  • Silver Anniversary of the Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
  • Specimen Acquisition and Interpretation for Targeted and Immunotherapy of Late Stage Nonsmall Cell Carcinoma
  • Swallowing Symposium
  • Systematic Sampling of Lymph Nodes in the Mediastinum
  • The Introduction of New Bronchoscopic Technologies Into Latin America
  • Tracheobronchomalacia and Excessive Dynamic Airway Collapse: Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistulas: A Multidiscipline Approach to Management
  • Translational Science Advances in Laryngotracheal Stenosis
  • Using technology to transform multi-institutional collaboration and clinical trials-
  • WABIP Rare Lung, Airway and Pleural Disorders
  • WABIP Task Force on Stents for Malignant and Benign Stenosis
  • What is the Best Modality to Sample a Peripheral Lung Nodule?

Skills Lab

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy (EBUS)
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Small and Large Bore Chest Tube Insertion and Intro to Pleuroscopy

Faculty include


Aaron Mansfield, M.D.
Adnan Majid, M.D.
Aidin Iravani, M.D.
Akash Verma, M.D.
Akihiro Shiotani, M.D.
Alain Trembley, M.D.
Alex Chen, M.D.
Alexander Gelbard, M.D.
Alexander Hillel, M.D.
Ali Musani, M.D.
Annette McWilliams, M.D.
Antoni Rosell, M.D.
Atul Mehta, M.D.
Brett Bade, M.D.
Carla Lamb, M.D.
Catherine Hart, M.D.
Charlie Strange, M.D.
Dale Ekbom, M.D.
Daniel Sterman, M.D.
Darlene Nelson, M.D.
David Fielding, M.D.
David Midthun, M.D.
David Ost, M.D.
Erik van der Heijden, M.D.
Erin Gillaspie, M.D.
Fabien Maldonado, M.D.
George Eapan, M.D.
Grigoris Stratakos, M.D.
Gwangfa Wang, M.D.
Hector Defranchi, M.D.
Henri Colt, M.D.
Herve Dutau, M.D.
Hiren Mehta, M.D.
Jan Kasperbauer, M.D.
John Mullon, M.D.
Juergen Hetzel, M.D.
Julian Molina, M.D.
Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D.
Kassem Harris, M.D.
Kazu Yasufuku, M.D.
Kazuhiro Yasufuku, M.D.
Koji Araki, M.D.
Lonny Yarmus, M.D.
Lutz Freitag, M.D.
Marcia Giacomelli, M.D.
Mario Castro, M.D.
Mark Elstad, M.D.
Marshall Smith, M.D.
Massimo Torre, M.D.
Michael Machuzak, M.D.
Momen Wahidi, M.D.
Nicholas Pastis, M.D.
Nick Maskell, M.D.
Nikki Johnston, M.D.
Otis Rickman, M.D.
Pablo Diaz Jiminez, M.D.
Patricia Vujacich, M.D.
Patrick W. Eiken, M.D.
Paul Bryson, M.D.
Pedro Grynblat, M.D.
Peter Mazzone, M.D.
Robert Lentz, M.D.
Robert Lorenz, M.D.
Robert Webster, M.D.
Roberto Casal, M.D.
Ryo Ishii, MD, M.D.
Sally Shott, M.D.
Samira Shojaee, M.D.
Scott Rickert, M.D.
Scott Twaddell, M.D.
Septimiu Murgu, M.D.
Shanda Blackmon, M.D.
Shun-ichi Chitose, M.D.
Silvia Quadrelli, M.D.
Stefano Gasparini, M.D.
Stephanie Misono, M.D.
Stephen Cassivi, M.D.
Stephen Lam, M.D.
Thomas Gildea, M.D.
Tim Murgu, M.D.
Tobias Peikert, M.D.
Yukio Katori, M.D.



Social Program

Gala Dinner


Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue Website


The GALA EVENT will prove to be something to remember for months. Join us for a good old Minnesota Barbeque on the outskirts of Rochester, MN at the Mayowood Stone Barn designed by no other than Charles William Mayo and his wife Alice Mayo. Enjoy some country scenery, homegrown Minnesota music and we’ll even teach you how to dance. The cuisine will be reminiscent of everything you could love about a barbeque. Entrees hot off the grill with mouth-watering sides to compliment. Even indulge in Smore’s by the fire for dessert. If you haven’t heard of Smore’s it will be worth the trip. Music will be enjoyed from a group that grew up right here in Minnesota (Six Mile Grove). Sit and clap along or get up and kick your heels up, either way, you are sure to have a grand time. We can’t stop there, Dahl Dance Studio will be on hand to demonstrate their perfected dance steps and teach you a little as the evening progresses. Want to learn a little swing dance. They even bring extra dancers in case you don’t have a partner. Don’t miss this, sure to be, social event of the 20th WCBIP-WCBE World Congress. (Registration is required and transportation is available from the Civic Center to the Stone Barn and back)

We are also hosting tours of the Mayowood Mansion during this event, with no additional cost required. There is no registration or RSVP, and all you do is hop on the Trolley during the event and take a tour through Charles Mayo history. Tour times will be at 7:00pm and 8:00pm during the Gala Dinner. Transportation will be provided from the Gala Dinner to the Mansion and back.

REGISTER for this Gala dinner here.

Musical Performance


Friday, June 15, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Artist Website


On Friday evening, we will be hosting John McCutcheon, world renowned Folk Music Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Mr. McCutcheon will be performing at the Rochester Art Center (adjacent to the Mayo Civic Center).

Reserve your spot by REGISTERING for this event here.