For the first time, questions about teaching and learning technical surgical skills will be addressed in an international meeting targeting surgeons and decision makers from different surgical fields. The 1st World Congress on Surgical Training, Surgicon, will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 8-9, 2011. The congress is supported by Mölnlycke Health Care, a world leading manufacturer of single-use surgical products and services for the professional health care sector.
Today there is a lack of structured learning in surgery, both for newly graduated and experienced surgeons, and questions about surgical skills are seldom highlighted when patient’s safety is discussed. Traditionally, surgical training has been focusing on spending numerous hours in the operating room. But there are new ways of training that could replace this time-consuming method. Using simulators as a training tool is one example.
"One key question for the congress is the ongoing shift towards a structured competency-based learning process," says Margareta Berg, MD PhD and Consultant orthopaedic surgeon and the driving force behind the Surgicon congress. "In order to meet the demands from young surgeons in the coming generations, I think this is something we need to develop further."
An international Senior Advisory Board and a Faculty with several highly respected key opinion leaders within the field of surgery will discuss the need of superior surgical training and the initiative is supported by several well-known surgeons from all over the world.
"This congress is the most important that has happened in Surgical training for years," says Tore Scherstén, Professor Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden. And Dr. Sudhir Warrier, Mumbai, India, adds this is "a must attend meeting".
Mölnlycke Health Care takes a holistic approach to enhancing patient care and offers customers a full range of services and support to accompany their products, resulting in operating room efficiencies.
"We are proud to support Surgicon as working with patient safety and the surgeon's security is part of our business offer to hospitals," says Jochen Hein, Global Marketing Director, Surgical Division, Mölnlycke Health Care.
Notes for the editors
Surgicon is the first congress on surgical training in the world, targeting specialists from different surgical fields. The latest knowledge about surgical training and simulation will be presented and discussions about methods and structures to optimize both patient’s and surgeon’s safety will be initiated.
Margareta Berg, MD PhD, Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, has initiated this congress by herself, basically because she acknowledges the need of a greater awareness and increased knowledge in this important area.
Surgicon is supported by an international Senior Advisory Board and a Faculty with several highly respected key opinion leaders within the field of surgery, some of which include Pr. Richard Reznick, Dean at Queen's University, Toronto, Canada, Dr. Richard L Angelo, President of AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America) , Woodinville, WA, USA, Dr. James C Esch, Founder of San Diego Shoulder Institute, CA, USA.
About Mölnlycke Health Care
Mölnlycke Health Care is a world leading manufacturer of single-use surgical and wound care products and services to the professional health care sector.
The Surgical Division offers safe and efficient surgical solutions through a number of services and a wide range of high quality single-use surgical products, such as BARRIER®, Biogel®, HiBi® and ProcedurePak® , that help minimize the risk of postoperative wound infections for patients, and create cumulative time, effort, and cost efficiencies.
Mölnlycke Health Care has around 7000 employees in over 30 countries around the world. Headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company's manufacturing plants are located in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Malaysia, Poland, Thailand, France and the UK. Mölnlycke Health Care is owned by Investor.
For more information please contact:
Margareta Berg, MD PhD, Consultant orthopaedic surgeon
+46 (0)708 441 999