Prague, Czech Republic: Simbionix presented its GI Mentor™ and LAP Mentor™simulator systems at the UEGW – United European Gastroenterology Week, held in Prague on September 25-29. The participants had the opportunity to practice surgical procedures on the simulator systems, and were very enthusiastic about the products simulation capabilities of anatomy and procedures.
New York, NY – September, 2004 – Simbionix presented the URO Mentor™ and the LAP Mentor™simulator systems at the 13th annual meeting of the SLS – Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, held in New York Sep 29-Oct 2. These simulators were also featured in the post-graduate course: “The Role of Simulation in Residency Training and Continuing Medical Education.” Surgical simulators were one of the main focuses of the meeting and the URO and LAP Mentors received excellent reviews from the surgeons who used them. During the opening ceremony SLS president Dr. McDougall, spoke about the importance of surgical simulators and the need to incorporate them into curriculum. In his keynote lecture, Dr. Bell from the American Board of Surgery continued the theme and spoke on the role of simulation in education and training, and in certification. At the meeting, the URO Mentor™ and LAP Mentor™ were also part of a validation study that was initiated and conducted by the SLS. Most of the participants said that they see the surgical simulator as a useful educational tool.
Washington DC – October, 2004 – During the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) symposium, which was held in Washington DC on September 27- October 1, Simbionix, together with Cordis Endovascular organized hands-on carotid educational sessions on its ANGIO Mentor™ systems as part of a TCT learning center . The simulators were available at both the TCT learning center and the Cordis booth. Simbionix also took the opportunity to present a prototype of its new Renal Angioplasty module at the Cordis booth. The new Renal Angioplasty module received warm praise from participants, who were particularly impressed with the realistic simulation of the fluoroscopic images and the renal angioplastic intervention it provides.
New Orleans – LA October, 2004 – Simbionix presented its GI Mentor™ and Lap Mentor™ simulator systems at the ACS – American College of Surgeons (ACS) the 90th Annual Clinical Congress, held in New Orleans on October 10-14 . The surgeons had the opportunity to practice surgical procedures on the simulator systems, and were very enthusiastic about the products’ simulation capabilities of anatomy and procedures.
Bali, Indonesia – September 29, 2004 – Simbionix introduced its GI Mentor™ in Indonesia for the first time, at the ELSA Regional Meeting & World Congress of Gasless Laparoscopic Surgery, held in Bali on September 26-29, 2004. The GI Mentor simulator system was presented by Simbionix’s distributor for Indonesia, Schmidt BioMedTech.