Detailed Program 11 january 2019 | 12 january 2019


Session descriptions

––––– FRIDAY | 11 January 2019 –––––
16.00 | Registration


16.30 | Welcome & Opening


16.45 | SESSION 1: Impulses from Hospital and Industry: Surgical Education and Training

Introducing novel technologies and surgical environments into daily practice necessitates dedicated training assignments for clinical and industry partners. Many scenarios exist for different specifications, from complex setups involving several vendors and entire surgical teams (e.g., hybrid ORs) to advanced diagnostic machines or innovative software functionalities and operative devices. The session will address clinical demands and limitations, current best practice models from industry representatives as well as legal, economical and infrastructural aspects from the perspective of hospital administration.


––––– SATURDAY | 12 January 2019 –––––
09:30 | SESSION 2: Impulses from Labs: Using Technology to Teach Content

In addition to established training environments (such as wet lab, operating room), new technology also enables new educational strategies. From game design to reality technologies (AR, VR, MR), virtual and model-based learning can enhance and intensify content of medical and surgical training. The session will discuss potential and current limitations of digital teaching and OR simulation for professional education in surgery.


11.15 | SESSION 3: Practice Session: How to Teach Tools?

From hands-on sessions to training academies and certified courses both online and offline, approved teaching concepts should help surgical users optimally command their tools and feel confident in daily practice using them according to individual preferences. In this session, training experts will present and discuss concepts and curricula from different surgical application areas.

14.00 | Session 4: Research & Practice I: Tool assessment

Once established in clinical routine, most tools either rapidly become part
of new standard workflows or remain largely unused. Clinical evaluation strategies typically focus on feasibility and surgical outcomes, not so much on usability, impact on performance and surgical team or on tailored training strategies. The session will discuss different approaches for a more context- aware technology implementation and investigation in surgical settings.


14.45 | Session 5: Research & Practice II: Design(ing) Curricula

Designing tools does not end with a marketable product. Users need to understand better the processes and principles of a tool coming to life in
order to have more impact on dissatisfying devices and solutions for actual problems. Implementing design methods to understand and teach the multiple dimensions of surgical practice can be a valuable strategy in both medical school and continued medical education. This session will present two teaching experience reports.


15.45 | Session 6: Across Surgical Settings: Potential Synergies

In technology evolution and training, many recent developments and challenges for both clinical research and practice are similar across surgical and even non-surgical specialties. The final session will explore parallels in professional experience as well as imaginable synergy effects for the future between different surgical specialties and technology users.


 See Detailed Program: 11 January 2019 | 12 January 2019