After many years of discussion, and careful consideration, we have launched the Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy (SAB).
The SAB will advance the practice in our field for everyone who is interested in or currently performing Bronchoscopy. Physicians from all sides of the practice area will be represented, heard, and contribute. Academics will sit beside community-based physicians and hold equal status. The vendor community will have a seat at the table as well.
To promote and support excellence in interpretive skills and technical knowledge of those involved in advanced bronchoscopy and to help maintain professional practice integrity. It is our conviction that the quality of bronchoscopy can be advanced by a clinically oriented professional society that provides experience-based, quality education for physicians and technologists, and supports compliance with professional and technical regulations.
Our inaugural symposium in October will be a further introduction to the society along with didactic lectures and an interactive panel discussion focused on expanding evidence-based care management strategies for clinical decision making. Speakers are nationally and internationally prominent experts, creating an authoritative learning venue for the development of advanced bronchoscopy utilization on an international scale.
Consequently, our annual meetings will look different. While we will still have podium based lectures, the bulk of time will be spent on workshops and practice sessions with new and innovative techniques. Industry will be encouraged to put their technology into use with us, and show us what is and can be done. Educational sessions will be practical, with some being accredited for CME while others are not. We want you to have choices that allow you to maximize the return you get for the time and attention you invest in the society.
We invite you to join the SAB and become a collaborator, contributor, and participant in the advancement of the field.