Doctors Ángel Francisco Carvajal and Concepción Barceló, from Hospital Son Espases in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), along with Dr. Raúl Embún from Hospital Miguel Servet in Zaragoza, took part in Pectus Up surgical training sessions held in Madrid.

Dr. Andrés Varela conducted the training in Hospital Puerta de Hierro de Majadahonda. In addition to being a Professor of Surgery in the Autonomous University of Madrid, as well as the Thoracic Surgery Service and Pulmonary Transplant  Chief in Hospital Puerta de Hierro and University Hospital Quirónsalud, both in Madrid, he has been recently acknowledged as a correspondent member of the National Academy of Medicine in Spain.

Dr. Ángel Francisco Carvajal was trained as a Thoracic Surgery specialist in Santa Creu i Sant Pau University Hospital  in Barcelona (Spain) and he is currently head of the Thoracic Surgery Service in University Hospital Son Espases in Palma de Mallorca, as well as contributor in several research teams in SEPAR (Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery).

Beside Dr. Carvajal, the event was also attended by Dr. Concepción Barceló, surgeon at Pediatric Surgery Service in Hospital Son Espases and an active researcher in surgery, pediatrics and nephrology, with projects as the parapneumonic empyema treatment in children. Dr. Claudia Marhuenda Irastorza is the head of service at this hospital.

University Hospital Son Espases is the referral hospital in Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands in Spain, and provides services for a population of 1.047.288 inhabitants. It is a recently created center supported by advanced healthcare technology, with in-house research and teaching.

Surgical sessions included the participation of Dr. Raúl Embún, Thoracic Surgery specialist and expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques, current coordinator of the research group on thorax surgical pathology of the Health Research Institute from the autonomous community of Aragon (Spain) and leader of the Spanish Group of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (GEVATS) of the Spanish Society of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Embún is a member of the Thoracic Surgery Service of Aragon, providing assistance in Hospital Miguel Servet and Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, both in Zaragoza, whose leading manager is Dr. Juan José Rivas.

Surgeons attending in these surgical sessions had already took part in the I Taulinoplastia Workshop held in Hospital Parc Taulí, with the cooperation of Ventura Medical Technologies, where several surgeons, both Spanish and of other nationalities, could practice the Pectus Up Surgery Kit on animal material, as well as witness a real surgery in this hospital located in Sabadell (Barcelona).