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Simbionix Offers LAP Mentor™ Customers a Bariatric Curriculum At No Cost

May 09, 2012

Cleveland, OH: Simbionix USA Corporation, the world’s leading provider of medical education and simulation training, is pleased to provide LAP Mentor customers with a new simulation-based Bariatric Curriculum, developed by educators with years of experience in using medical simulation.

The course was developed to provide an overview of bariatric surgery, introducing techniques with hands on / live operating. Surgery for Obesity – Registrar Training and Educational Development (SORTED) is a unique modular course, designed specifically for senior trainees. The first course based on this curriculum was held at The European Surgical Institute (ESI), one of Europe’s leading centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME).

Simon Monkhouse, Specialist Registrar at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK commented: “As a surgical registrar with a specialist interest in Upper GI and Bariatric surgery, I was frustrated by the lack of a formalized Bariatric training program. I was also a little disappointed that courses in bariatric surgery were slightly confused about their target audience, with delegates ranging from junior trainees to senior consultants. I decided to address these problems and designed SORTED. The delegate feedback was uniformly excellent and the plan for the future is to nationalize SORTED.”

“Simbionix is very proud to work in collaboration with key leaders in medical education and surgery such as Dr. Simon Monkhouse to provide our worldwide customers with well thought out curricula”, said Inbal Mazor, Simbionix VP of Global Marketing. “The SORTED Bariatric Curriculum for the LAP Mentor, together with the entire Simbionix curricula series, is provided via MentorLearn™, the Simbionix Online training management system, designed in accordance with our mission to advance clinical performance. We are currently collaborating with well known medical institutions to create additional courses in a variety of disciplines for the benefit of our clients.”

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