The Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery directed by Reinhold Perkmann organizes every 2 years an international conference on current issues of Thoracic Surgery at the Regional Hospital of Bolzano. This international meeting is called BIC (Bolzano International Conference). The motto of the 2019 edition “Thoracic surgery without frontiers” not only expresses that expert speakers from some of the most important centers of Italy, Germany and Austria meet in Bolzano, but also underlines that thoracic surgery in recent years has crossed unimaginable borders and it is no longer limited to traditional methods and techniques but manages to go much further.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy in lung cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: feasibility and security analysis through video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery national registry data evaluation
Tracheal surgery: still a challenge or a reality for thoracic surgeons?—A 30 months single-centre experience
New frontiers in VATS lobectomy learning: the experience of the thoracic surgery residency program in Milan
Multidisciplinary surgical intensive treatment of an extended thoracic wall infiltration by a giant breast sarcoma: a case report
Iterative surgical demolition and reconstruction of the anterior chest wall and thoracic outlet for a recurrent chondrosarcoma: long term oncologic and functional results
Surgical treatment for locally advanced lung cancer involving the heart and great vessels: a mini-review
The series “Thoracic Surgery Without Borders” was commissioned by the editorial office, Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Francesco Zaraca, Luca Bertolaccini, Reinhold Perkmann and Roberto Crisci served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.