Intuitive Surgical showcasing the DaVinci Xi Surgical Robot at the worldclass ASSERT medical and surgical simulation Centre, UCC
- 26 Apr 2017
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It was a full house on Thursday 23rd March when ASSERT hosted an Open Evening for Consultants from the Munster Region.
The ASSERT Centre was a hive of activity yesterday evening as over 60 hospital consultants participated in interactive demonstrations at the world-class Surgical Skills Lab and Simulation Suites. The demonstrations showcased the range of training activities that can be held at the Centre.
Prof Barry O'Reilly, ASSERT Director and Consultant Ob/ Gyn performing the first surgery globally using the new bipolar diathermy coagulation cutting device from Ethicon (Johnson and Johnson).
Attendees at the very successful “Invasive Cardiac Diagnostics Course” held at the ASSERT Centre on February 10th/11th.
A team of elite stroke clinicians and simulation experts visited Prof Tony Gallagher, Director of Research, ASSERT Centre, in February for a working meeting on Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke.
This team of experts are leaders in the field of Interventional Neuroradiology (see biographies below) and simulation.
Professor Barry O’Reilly, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - appointed as Director and Clinical Lead at the ASSERT Centre
ASSERT Business Manager, Angela Crowley, visits Dr. Tao Duan of the First Maternity and Infant Hospital, Shanghai.
Dr David Smith, CEO CAMLS Medical Training Centre, Tampa, Florida visited ASSERT Centre in November 2016.
Professor Anthony G. Gallagher gave an invited lecture to The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Assert Centre, UCC, presentation at Peking University Peoples Hospital, Bejing, China
Dr Gallagher gave grand rounds on ‘Metric-based simulation training to proficiency in surgery’.
Dr Pat Henn of ASSERT in collaboration with colleagues Dr Irina Korotchikova, Simon Smith and Sinead Riome from the School of Medicine receive a University College Cork 2016 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Dr Michael Murphy President of UCC.
“The University of Ulster and the Department of Cardiology Altnagelvin Hospital in collaboration with Dr Andrew W Cairns, Dr Raymond R Bond, Dr Pat Henn at ASSERT University College Cork and Professor AG Gallagher at ASSERT University College Cork develop a Computer-Human Interaction Model to Improve the Diagnostic Accuracy and Clinical Decision-Making during 12-lead Electrocardiogram Interpretation”
This was a one day event attended by over 150 senior global executives who got a demonstration on the VIST's and opportunity to experiment with the functionality of the VIST
David Power Centre Manager, demonstrating the VIST during the Shenkang Delegation visit to the ASSERT Centre
Dr. Richard L. Angelo speaks at the Tyndall Technology Days Seminar on how a proficiency based progression training curriculum at the Arthroscopic Association of North America results in the acquisition of a superior arthroscopic Bankart skill set.
In a study published by the Journal of Surgical Education, on the 100 most cited articles in the area of surgical education Prof Anthony G. Gallagher, Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning and Director of Research at the ASSERT Centre, UCC achieved the greatest number of first author publications in the top 100, authored two of the top ten ranked articles including the number one cited paper “Virtual Reality Training improves Operating Room Performance”.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop - Simulation Research in Gastrointestinal and Urologic Care: Challenges and Opportunities.
The workshop was held in the Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health on Friday, June 10, 2016. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) jointly sponsored this workshop to explore the adoption and use of simulation applications by specialists (not trainees) who are engaged in caring for patients with diseases of interest to NIDDK. The aim was to identify the research gaps and needs to advance this area, and to provide information which can inform possible future funding opportunities to be developed by NIDDK and NIBIB.
One of the premiere prizes in the area of advanced technologies in medicine has just been awarded to an Irishman currently working in the ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork, Ireland. An Irishman from Castlederg in County Tyrone, Dr. Gallagher was educated at the University of Ulster in Belfast and Trinity College Dublin. The Satava award was presented to Dr. Anthony Gallagher a Professor and Director of Research in the ASSERT Centre on Friday 8th April at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference in Los Angeles, California. MMVR is the leading engineering and educational forum for researchers who invent, develop, and market interactive, information-focused tools for clinical care and medical education. http://www.nextmed.com/
Dr. Elaine Kehily of Cork University Dental Hospital was recently awarded the Research Training Fellowship Grant from the Health Research Board (HRB) worth in excess of €250,000 for her work on proficiency-based progression training in implant dentistry.
The third annual Irish Construction Industry Awards were held on the 2nd June 2016 at The Hilton Hotel, Dublin.
On May 09 2016, UCC ASSERT researchers and European collaborators met in Barcelona for the first executive meeting of the MedInvent (‘MedInvent: educating for innovation and standards in medical device design and integration using novel online tools’) project consortium.
Prof George Shorten speaks about the ASSERT Centre at the Tyndall Technology Days Seminar
Prospective, randomised and blinded comparison of proficiency-based progression full-physics virtual reality simulator training versus invasive vascular experience for learning carotid artery angiography by very experienced operators.
The aim of this programme is to enable successful graduates to have a good understanding of how the learning and practice of modern healthcare can be facilitated and augmented with the use of simple and advanced technologies.
University College Cork’s ASSERT Centre has today announced that it has signed an agreement with Mentice AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, a world leader in cardiovascular and endovascular healthcare simulation training.
Professor Anthony G Gallagher, Director of Research, ASSERT Centre, UCC interviews Dr. Richard L Angelo, Immediate past President of AANA.
The new National Clinical Guideline on “ Communication (Clinical Handover) in Acute and Children’s Hospital Services” was presented by Dr Dorothy Breen and Eilish Croke as co-Chairs of the Guideline Development Group at the 3rd National Clinical Effectiveness Symposium on Nov 25th in Dublin Castle.
ASSERT centre researchers recently received funding [value of award, €231,411] under the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership call for their project “MedInvent: educating for innovation and standards in medical device design and integration using novel online tools”.
Lisa Helen, PhD Researcher from Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork took the top prize at the Science Foundation Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Pitch Off on 5th October at the Science Gallery Dublin, which took place as part of the Startup Gathering.
Summary: The first large-scale study into procedure-based medical training finds that proficiency-based training produces a significantly superior skill-set when compared to a traditional training programme.
Simulation-based learning to acquire and maintain medical and surgical skills has a growing role to play in the training of doctors and surgeons according to visiting Irish University Professor Tony Gallagher.
The full-time MSc (Technology Enhanced Learning for Health) runs over one calendar year (12 months) from the date of first registration for the programme.
Thursday 4 December 2014, The ASSERT for Health Centre (Application of Science to Simulation, Education and Research on Training for Health Professionals) at University College Cork has entered into a new collaboration agreement with the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (CAI).
Tyndall National Institute and the ASSERT for Health Centre at UCC (Application of Science to Simulation Education Research & Training) have unveiled the future of ‘technology enhanced learning’ for healthcare professionals. Virtual reality, silicon and human simulators will save lives by limiting the adverse effects of invasive procedures and increase practitioners’ competence.