The First National Laparoscopy Skills Competition

The First National Laparoscopy Skills Competition qualifying match was held on December 22, 2019 in seven locations across China with nearly 300 physicians from 90 base hospitals. The competition was broadcast live from Chengdu and Shenzhen, while in Beijing the broadcast used the newly installed 5G network.

Hosted by Laparoscopic Surgeons Committee of CMDA Chinese Endoscopic Doctors Association and CMDA Chinese Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, the event was co-sponsored by National Education Examination Center and CMDA Chinese Endoscopic Doctors Association, and organized by the Sichuan Cancer Society and West China Hospital, Sichuan University.

Winners will participate in the Final Competition on January 12, 2020 at the West China Hospital.

Simbionix LAP Mentor systems from 3D Systems were used as the competition’s equipment, and Beijing Beidestar provided the technical and live broadcast support for the event. 3D Systems also designed the specific module for the competition.

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ANGIO Mentor Stroke Training on Bulgarian news

ANGIO Mentor was used in ISEVS Endovascular Academy in Sofia for demonstration and hands-on training of acute stroke intervention.

The simulator is used to train for acute stroke intervention and save lives.

“Time is of essence when it comes to acute stroke treatment. When we started to train we completed the treatment in an hour and 45 minutes. After training with the simulator, we do it in 22 minutes”. Said Prof. Iris Grunwald, Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiologist at Southend University Hospital, UK.

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First Cardiovascular Simulation Center in Poland

The center was opened at the Medical University of Gdansk and equipped with 5 U/S Mentor and ANGIO Mentor simulators.

“No polish university has been able to take a look at simulators” said Prof Michał Fijałkowski, coordinator of the project.

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U/S MENTOR IN NATO COURSE

U/S Mentor is used to teach Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) as a part of advanced training course in Ukraine, supported by The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.  This course is a collaboration between NATO, Harvard University Humanitarian Initiative and Ukraine. The aim of the course is to train junior experts (medical, surgical, first responders, nursing, military health professionals and students) on causality response to deal with emerging challenges.

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Students Train for Africa

8 medical students from the Technion, Haifa and Tel-Aviv University, Israel went through training toward their travel to Uganda, to provide humanitarian aid in a local hospital. Their training focused on ultrasound, using 3D Systems Simbionix, Ultrasound Mentor simulator. The students assist with patient diagnostics using mobile ultrasound devices.

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Simbionix Robotic Surgery Technology

After five years, the application and validation of robotic-assisted surgery through inguinal hernia repair and across the spectrum of general surgery.

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