ITMIG Webinars 2020


Diagnosis and Treatment of Thymic Epithelial Tumors

Thank you for attending our webinars in 2020!


Successful CME Accreditation of ITMIG Webinar Series

Credits for Royal College Specialists:

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Queen’s University Office of CPD. You may claim a maximum of 6 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Credits for Health Professionals:

This is an accredited learning activity which provided up to 6 hours of Continuing Education.

We would like to acknowledge other societies for promotion of ITMIG webinars!

Webinar 1.: TUMOR BOARD – true-life cases

October 15, 2020

1. Case presentation (clinical history, radiology, pathology)

Presenter: Marcin Zielinski

Experts: Conrad Falkson, Edith Marom, Anja Roden, Frank Detterbeck, Arun Rajan, Paul van Schil


MODERATORS: Pam Bruce, Samantha Sigurdson

2. Case presentation (clinical history, radiology, pathology)

Presenter: Andrea Bille

Experts: Conrad Falkson, Edith Marom, Anja Roden, Frank Detterbeck, Arun Rajan, Paul van Schil


MODERATORS: Pam Bruce, Samantha Sigurdson

Webinar 2.: Surgical-Pathological-Oncological Dictionary

October 20, 2020

1. Handling a resection specimen of a thymic tumor – what must pathologist know from surgeon to help oncologist in therapeutic decision

Speaker: Anja Roden

2. Issues for Surgeons and Pathologists

Speaker: Frank Detterbeck

3. What do I look for in a pathology report of a resected thymic tumor or thymic cancer biopsy?

Speaker: Arun Rajan

4. Invasion of the mediastinal pleura, lung and pericardium in TNM classification – more questions than answers 

Speaker: Thierry Molina



Webinar 3.: Myasthenia gravis in thymoma patients

October 29, 2020

1. MG and thymoma – VATS, RATS or more extensive surgery? 

– VATS/RATS are the best!

Speaker: Alper Toker

2. MG and thymoma – VATS, RATS or more extensive surgery?

– Extensive surgery is the most effective!

Speaker: Paul van Schil

3. MG: Follow-up after thymectomy

Speaker: Maria Isabel Leite


MODERATOR: Frank Detterbeck

Webinar 4.: Imaging of thymic lesions: indications and limitations

November 3, 2020

1. MRI limitations or errors in interpretation

Speaker: Constantine Raptis

2. FDG PET-CT – how do I use it? How does it really help me – the surgeon’s view

Speaker: Joshua Sonett

3. When CT and when MRI?

Speaker: Sanjeev Bhalla


MODERATOR: Edith Marom

Webinar 5.: Neoadjuvant therapy in thymic epithelial tumors

November 10, 2020

1. Radiation therapy

Speaker: Conrad Falkson

2. Chemotherapy – what’s the best to use?

Speaker: Nicolas Girard

3. Surgery: why do I like the neoadjuvant and why I do not? 

Speaker: Pier Luigi Filosso

4. Pathology: Why does the pathologist need to know that neoadjuvant therapy was given? Challenges of assessment of post-neoadjuvant specimens. 

 Speaker: Malgorzata Szolkowska


MODERATORS: Andrea Bille, Anja Roden

Webinar 6.: Thymic tumor with pleural dissemination

December 17, 2020

1. Stable pleural metastases – how long do I watch? What does trigger the action? What if only one grows?

Speaker: Jim Huang

2. Intrapleural heated chemotherapy at time of thymectomy

Speaker: Alon Ben Nun

3. Hemithoracic pleural radiotherapy

Speaker: Andreas Rimner


MODERATOR: Paul van Schil


Webinar Committee


Main organizers: 

Malgorzata Szolkowska – pathologist, National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Pam Bruce, Executive Director of ITMIG, New York, USA

Edith Marom – diagnostic radiologist, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel


Our webinars could not appear without help of the following experts:

(in alphabetical order)

Andrea Bille – thoracic surgeon, Guy’s Hospital and Kings College University, London, UK

Katarzyna Blasinska – diagnostic radiologist, Department of Radiology, National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Frank Detterbeck – thoracic surgeon, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Conrad Falkson – radiation oncologist, Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Center, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Nicolas Girard – medical oncologist, Institut Curie, Paris, France

Maria Isabel Leite – neurologist, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Arun Rajan – medical oncologist, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH), Bethesda, USA

Andreas Rimner – radiation oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Anja Roden – pathologist, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, MN, USA

Paul van Schil – thoracic surgeon, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium

Philipp Ströbel – pathologist, Institute of Pathology, Medical University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Last update December 2020