Interview with Prof. Xavier Benoit D’Journo: thoracic surgery is more than a job; it’s more a real commitment with patients, hospital and the department of surgery

Hailing Lian


The 5th Congress of Oriental Thoracic Surgery was held in Shanghai from 8th to 9th September 2018. For the first time, the Shanghai Medical Association co-hosted the congress with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). There were more than 30 representatives of thoracic surgeons from Europe and the United States and nearly 1,000 experts and scholars from China participating in the congress. The experts shared and discussed the hot topics of thoracic surgery, which promoted the international exchange and enhanced further development of Chinese thoracic surgery.