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SLS to Host the Robotic Olympic Games September 10-12, 2014

Don’t miss this year’s Robotic Olympic Games taking place at the 2014 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Conference in Las Vegas. This year, some of the nation’s top surgeons will be competing for excellent scores for training for the daVinci Robot

SLS Robotic Olympic Games

 

Minimally invasive surgery is becoming the norm in a variety of areas of medicine, but it is  complex, causing a high percentage of surgeons to opt out, even though studies show less invasive surgeries are much better for the patient.  On Sept. 10-12, during the SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week / Annual Meeting and Endo Expo, researchers will come together to compete and train using the latest training technology—simulation of the daVinci robot on the dV-Trainer.  Top surgeons and technology experts will be on hand to show how the latest in minimally invasive surgery is now done.

WHO:      
Dr. Jeffrey Berkley, Founder and CEO, Mimic Technologies
Dr. Paul Wetter, president of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Jacques Hubert, former president, Minimally Invasive Robotic Association (MIRA), and creator of the first Robotic Olympic Games

Moderators:  
Dr. James “Butch” Rosser, FL Hospital Celebration Health
Dr. Mona Orady, Cleveland Clinic

WHEN:    
Two Rounds of Competition:
Wed., 9/10 at 7PM and 8:30PM (Qualifying Rounds)
Thurs., 9/11 at 7AM to 2PM (Qualifying Rounds)
Friday, 9/12 at 9-10AM in the General Session (FINALS BEGIN)

WHERE:     
Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual meeting Booth #110

DIRECTIONS/PARKING:  http://www.mapquest.com/us/nevada/restaurants-las-vegas/caesars-palace-266320278  (702) 731-7110

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Live Stream of Robotic Simulation Olympics!

 Live Stream of Robotic Simulation Olympics!
Lehigh Valley Health Network is hosting the third annual Robotic Simulation Olympics this weekend!  Participants are competing for the title “America’s Next Top Doctor” by trying their skills on Mimic’s simulation platform for the da Vinci Surgical System®, the same training system used by LVHN robotic surgeons. The final round is June 28 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Finals begin at 5 p.m., followed by the awards presentation and the closing ceremonies.

Can’t make the event in person? Finals will be streamed live tomorrow from Coca Cola Park between 5 and 6:30PM EST tomorrow night at SimulationOlympics.com

This special event is spearheaded by Martin Martino, MD, a board-certified gynecologic oncologist with Lehigh Valley Health Network. He is also medical director of the robotic surgery program and a founding member of  the Robotic Training Network

“I’m passionate about finding the state-of-the-art treatments, whether it’s robotic surgery or new chemotherapies that have been identified, to help our patients get better,” he says. Learn more about him at http://www.lvhn.org/find_a_doctor/profile-2365

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Improve Your da Vinci® Robotic Surgery Skills – FREE!

Enter to WIN 1 hour of private, one-on-one proctoring on Mimic’s dV-Trainer® ($100 value)

Robotic Surgery Simulation Training with MimicMED

Through this special private, one-on-one proctoring, surgeons can expect to see performance improvement in only one session!

During the month of October, MimicMED will be giving away three 1 hour sessions of private one-on-one proctoring  that will take place during this  year’s AAGL Global Congress in Washington D.C on November 11-13, 2013

Entering is Easy!

Simply connect with Mimic on your social media of choice: Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIN. Each week, we’ll ask a robotic surgery question.  Simply post your response in the comments field. (Twitter users be sure to include the hashtags #AAGL and #MimicMED) Each week, we’ll select one winner!

**This contest has ended, however you can still sign up for one-on-one proctoring at AAGL here.

 

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Join us for the Young Urologist Lap/Robotic Olympics

YOUNG UROLOGIST FORUM: LAP/ROBOTIC OLYMPICS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, September 27, 2013

Join your fellow colleagues for a drink and some fun during the Young Urologist Lap/Robotic Olympics happening during this year’s NEAUA Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut.

young urologist

Space is limited!  Participation in the competition will be open to first 32 residents who sign up to participate. All NE attendees are welcome to attend and view the competition. To sign up, please contact Amy Nolfi at the NEAUA Section Office anolfi@prri.com or call 978-927-8330.

In this contest, surgical residents from residencies programs throughout the New England Section will be invited to showcase their laparoscopic skills. The Robotic Olympics will take place at The Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) at Hartford Hospital from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, September 27. Transportation will be provided to and from the facility from the Hartford Convention Center.

The competition will consist of 32 residents participating in a series of tests where lap suturing and peg transfer using FLS (Fundamentals of Laparoscopic) testing units will be timed and graded. The Mimic dV-Trainer® advanced skill module and the intuitive da Vinci Skills Simulator will also provide competitors with additional skills testing. The winners of the competition will be awarded prizes at the end of the evening. (Prizes awarded include an IPAD Mini, Google Nexus 7 tablet, and an Amex $100 gift card)

Due to there being limited space available in the competition, slots will be open to first 32 residents who sign up to participate. All NE attendees are welcome to attend and view the competition. Visiting Urologists and guests not participating will be able to practice their skills on 2 additional da Vinci Si robots and 1 Intuitive da Vinci Skills Simulator.

 

Agenda:

7:00pm – 7:30pm        Transportation to Hartford Hospital

7:30pm – 7:35pm        Welcome & Intro: 5 min explanation of competition & rules

7:35pm– 8:45pm         Robotic/ Lap Competition

8:45pm – 9:00pm        Awards Ceremony

9:00pm – 9:30pm        Transportation Back to Hartford Convention Center

 

For Young Urologist Forum Signups and Programming questions, please contact Amy Nolfi at the NEAUA Section Office anolfi@prri.com or call 978-927-8330.

View entire program schedule here: http://meeting.neaua.org/abstracts/2013-Program.cgi

 

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Results from the WRGC Robotic Simulation Olympics

WRGC Robotic Simulation Olympics

The Final Four at the WRGC Robotic Simulation Olympics (l to r): winner Mona Orady, MD (Cleveland, OH), Mike Stamm, MD (Greenville, SC), runner up Alex Larson, MD (Ogden, UT), and Nima Patel, MD (Newark, DE).

With John Lenihan, MD and Jeff Berkley, PhD, CEO, Mimic Technologies presiding, the Robotic Simulation Olympics final was an entertaining and educational highlight of the third day at the World Robotic Gynecology Congress (WRGC), Chicago. Contestants who elected to participate ran through two qualifying exercises on the dV-Trainer® . Their combined scores were tracked in the console’s MScore™ system. The top eight qualifiers faced off in the finals on stage before the general assembly, undertaking a challenging stacking exercise.

Mona Orady, MD (Cleveland Clinic) went into the “elite eight” as the top qualifier and was not to be denied, winning this year’s championship and grand prize (iPad Mini). A surprise exercise, the Vitruvian Challenge, was unveiled for the final round, featuring a visually stunning Leonardo da Vinci theme.

Thank you to all who participated in the Robotic Simulation Olympics and for the support of simulation and training from all present at WRGC.

A surprise exercise, the Vitruvian Challenge, was unveiled for the final round, featuring a visually stunning Leonardo da Vinci theme.

A surprise exercise, the Vitruvian Challenge, was unveiled for the final round, featuring a visually stunning Leonardo da Vinci theme.

Robotic Simulation Olympics

Contestants who elected to participate in the Robotic Simulation Olympics ran through two qualifying exercises on the dV-Trainer.

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