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Virtual Surgery Simulation Sessions

ISHA and VirtaMed are proud to offer virtual reality hip surgery training sessions during ISHA’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.

We value simulation as part of the contemporary surgeon’s curriculum; learning the basic skills and procedure steps in a risk-free environment. Participants will have the chance to work one-on-one with experts to learn the best ways to improve their arthroscopic skills.

All sessions use VirtaMed’s ArthroS™ hip arthroscopy simulator, which includes various basic skills, diagnostic and therapeutic cases. The simulator has been developed with a special focus on access training: the anatomic model looks, feels and behaves like a real hip, so trainees can palpate the bony landmarks or manipulate the joint to find their way. Thanks to the virtual reality interface, surgeons in training can also simulate fluoroscopic imaging in a safe, radiation free environment.

Each session is an hour long and will teach participants how to:

  • triangulate instruments
  • manage a 70° scope
  • conduct diagnostics
  • remove loose bodies
  • perform a cam resection

A complimentary registration to ISHA 2019 will be awarded to the highest-skilled participant, as measured by the simulation metrics. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance (not eligible for CME credits).

ISHA would like to thank the contribution of St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Smith and Nephew, Karl Storz and Zimmer Biomet in making these sessions possible.

Sessions only have limited spaces and are available on a first come basis at a charge of USD$50.

Introduction to the Virtual Surgery Simulation Sessions

ISHA 2018 Scientific Chair, Dr Nicolas Bonin

Watch this introductory video by Dr Bonin to get a taster of what to expect in these state-of-the-art-sessions with a leading expert.

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There are a limited number of places available over the 3 days of the conference.  There are 17 time slots to choose from to fit around your other program interests.

To book at a charge of USD$50, you must be registered to attend ISHA 2018.

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