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.