Prof Tony Gallagher, Director of Research, ASSERT, UCC - AO Visiting Professor at University of Mississippi

Prof Tony Gallagher, Director of Research, ASSERT, UCC - AO Visiting Professor at University of Mississippi

  • 10 Nov 2017

Professor Tony Gallagher was the AO Visiting Professor at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery - Traumatic and Reconstructive Spinal Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. 

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UCC’s George Shorten, Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine has been named as the 2017 Goudsouzian Scholar by Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School.

UCC’s George Shorten, Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine has been named as the 2017 Goudsouzian Scholar by Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School.

  • 25 Oct 2017

This Scholarship honors Professor Nishan Goudsouzian, a pioneer in the development of paediatric anesthesia whose work fundamentally advanced the use of neuromuscular blocking agents in infants and children. 

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RTE Brainstorm - School of Medicine Contribution

RTE Brainstorm - School of Medicine Contribution

  • 17 Oct 2017

The School of Medicine and ASSERT Centre are delighted to highlight the contribution of Dr Pat Henn (SOM & ASSERT Centre), Dr Colm O Tuathaigh and Dr Simon Smith to RTE's Brainstorm series. 

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Prof Barry O'Reilly meets Dr Angelo and Prof Satava

Prof Barry O'Reilly meets Dr Angelo and Prof Satava

  • 05 Oct 2017

Professor Richard Satava (Surgery, University of Washington, USA) pictured with Richard Angelo MD (Seattle, USA) and Professor Barry O’Rielly (Director, ASSERT) on the occasion of Dr. Angelo’s PhD viva voca.

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Richard L Angelo MD, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis

Richard L Angelo MD, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis

  • 04 Oct 2017

1st UCC PhD by Prior Published Work

On 3rd October 2017 Richard L Angelo MD, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis (Proficiency-Based Progression Training: Quality Assured Preparation for the Practice of Surgery). 

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Providing More Than an Interesting Educational Experience and Pursuing the Right Research Questions

Providing More Than an Interesting Educational Experience and Pursuing the Right Research Questions

  • 28 Sep 2017

The following article was publised in the Academic Medicine Journel of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in response to the Annals of Surgery Article (click here for link)

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  • 27 Sep 2017

NIH Paper on Simulation Training Annals of Surgery Abstract

Simulation Research in Gastrointestinal and Urologic Care - Challenges and Opportunities: Summary of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Workshop

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Highly engaged faculty and trainees at the Core Curriculum Sports Knee training sessions at the Surgical Skills Lab in ASSERT Centre today.

Highly engaged faculty and trainees at the Core Curriculum Sports Knee training sessions at the Surgical Skills Lab in ASSERT Centre today.

  • 18 Sep 2017

Over 50 surgical trainees took part in didactic and practical sessions including  Meniscus, ACL, PCL and MPFL procedures.

 

 

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ASSERT Centre delegation visits Karl Storz HQ in Tuttlingen yesterday.
CRPS Conference 2017

CRPS Conference 2017

  • 01 Sep 2017

Angela Crowley, ASSERT Centre Business Manager, attends the hugely successful Complex Regional Pain Syndrome conference at Rochestown Park Hotel today.

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Prof Tony Gallagher attends The Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS) in Philadelphia

Prof Tony Gallagher attends The Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS) in Philadelphia

  • 03 Aug 2017

The Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS) is the state-of-the-art robotic surgical skills education, training, and assessment program. 

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Professors Nick Hopkins and Tony Gallagher at the 3C meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Professors Nick Hopkins and Tony Gallagher at the 3C meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

  • 12 Jul 2017

The 2017 Cerebrovascular Complications Conference (3C), an invitation only multidisciplinary meeting, focusing on discussion of complications related to the microsurgical and endovascular management of complex cerebrovascular pathology

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The ASSERT Centre together with foundation partner Mentice introduce a state-of-the-art training solution for stroke

The ASSERT Centre together with foundation partner Mentice introduce a state-of-the-art training solution for stroke

  • 29 Jun 2017

International Faculty and course attendees at the Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke training program held at the ASSERT Centre today. The program provides a close to reality replica of the environment experienced by physicians when performing the procedure.  The program was held in conjunction with our foundation partner Mentice and is kindly sponsored by Stryker NV.

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ASSERT was delighted to welcome University Hospital Waterford (UHW) consultants and registrars for a day long training program last Saturday on femoral and tibial nailing, kindly sponsored by DePuy Synthes.
Participants highly engaged at the very successful FONA and Advanced Facial Flap course held recently at the Centre.

Participants highly engaged at the very successful FONA and Advanced Facial Flap course held recently at the Centre.

  • 29 May 2017

 The programme combined the best of didactic teaching and hands-on practical learning in the state of the art Surgical Skills Lab.

 

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Simulation will play an important part in the future of stroke care

Simulation will play an important part in the future of stroke care

  • 09 May 2017

The Godfather of Endovascular Neurosurgery, Dr L N Hopkins discusses stroke care challenges and barriers and the use of the Mentice simulators to train on interventional treatment of stroke.

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Dr. Helen Higham closing the IAS 2017 event at the ASSERT Centre, UCC.

Dr. Helen Higham closing the IAS 2017 event at the ASSERT Centre, UCC.

  • 28 Apr 2017

Dr. Helen Higham closing the IAS symposium at ASSERT, UCC on the hot topic of "Simulation and Human Factors in Healthcare”

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ASSERT Centre hosts the annual Irish Association for Simulation Symposium

ASSERT Centre hosts the annual Irish Association for Simulation Symposium

  • 28 Apr 2017

It was a full house at the worldclass ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine and Health, UCC as the 2nd annual symposium of the Irish Association for Simulation got under way.

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Intuitive Surgical showcasing the DaVinci Xi Surgical Robot at ASSERT
AO Education Platform Meeting

AO Education Platform Meeting

  • 03 Apr 2017

Prof Tony Gallagher attended the AO Education Platform Meeting in Zurich 31st March 2017

The AO Foundation is a medically guided, not for profit organization dedicated to excellence in the surgical management of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. AO seeks to achieve this by fostering and expanding its network of health care professionals through education, research, development and clinical investigation to achieve more effective patient care worldwide.

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Professor Barry O Reilly addressing Consultants from the Munster region at the Open Evening at the world-class ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine and Health, UCC.

Professor Barry O Reilly addressing Consultants from the Munster region at the Open Evening at the world-class ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine and Health, UCC.

  • 30 Mar 2017

It was a full house on Thursday 23rd March when ASSERT hosted an Open Evening for Consultants from the Munster Region.

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Practical Demonstrations for Consultants at ASSERT

Practical Demonstrations for Consultants at ASSERT

  • 24 Mar 2017

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.

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Consultants Open Evening at ASSERT

Consultants Open Evening at ASSERT

  • 23 Mar 2017

“Munster’s leading figures in surgical and medical circles enjoying demonstrations in the Surgical Skills Lab and Hi- Fidelity Simulation suites at the world class ASSERT simulation training centre, UCC.  

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New bipolar diathermy coagulation cutting device from Ethicon (Johnson and Johnson)

New bipolar diathermy coagulation cutting device from Ethicon (Johnson and Johnson)

  • 13 Mar 2017

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).

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Technical Skills in Vascular Surgery Course

Technical Skills in Vascular Surgery Course

  • 28 Feb 2017

The Technical Skills in Vascular Surgery Course was held at the ASSERT Centre, UCC on Friday, February 17th 2017

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Invasive Cardiac Diagnostics Course February 10th & 11th 2017

Invasive Cardiac Diagnostics Course February 10th & 11th 2017

  • 20 Feb 2017

Attendees at the very successful “Invasive Cardiac Diagnostics Course” held at the ASSERT Centre on February 10th/11th

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Elite Acute Stroke Clinicians & Simulation experts visit Prof Tony Gallagher

Elite Acute Stroke Clinicians & Simulation experts visit Prof Tony Gallagher

  • 14 Feb 2017

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.

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Prof Barry O'Reilly appointed as Director and Clinical Lead at the ASSERT Centre

Prof Barry O'Reilly appointed as Director and Clinical Lead at the ASSERT Centre

  • 01 Feb 2017

Professor Barry O’Reilly, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - appointed as Director and Clinical Lead at the ASSERT Centre

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ASSERT visits First Maternity Infant Hospital, Shanghai.

ASSERT visits First Maternity Infant Hospital, Shanghai.

  • 18 Jan 2017

ASSERT Business Manager, Angela Crowley, visits Dr. Tao Duan of the First Maternity and Infant Hospital, Shanghai.

 

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Dr David Smith gives Grand Rounds in the CUH on 23rd November 2016

Dr David Smith gives Grand Rounds in the CUH on 23rd November 2016

  • 10 Jan 2017

Dr David Smith, CEO CAMLS Medical Training Centre, Tampa, Florida visited ASSERT Centre in November 2016. 

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ASSERT to host IAS symposium 2017

ASSERT to host IAS symposium 2017

  • 17 Nov 2016

ASSERT are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the Irish Association of Simulation symposium 2017 at the ASSERT Centre, UCC.

 

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Prof Gallagher visits The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Prof Gallagher visits The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • 08 Nov 2016

Professor Anthony G. Gallagher gave an invited lecture to The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

 

 

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UCC ASSERT Centre presents at Peking University Peoples Hospital, Beijing.

UCC ASSERT Centre presents at Peking University Peoples Hospital, Beijing.

  • 03 Nov 2016

Assert Centre, UCC, presentation at Peking University Peoples Hospital, Bejing, China

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Prof. Anthony G. Gallagher of ASSERT, Visiting Professor at Baylor University Medical Centre

Prof. Anthony G. Gallagher of ASSERT, Visiting Professor at Baylor University Medical Centre

  • 07 Oct 2016

 

Dr Gallagher gave grand rounds on ‘Metric-based simulation training to proficiency in surgery’.

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UCC's 2016 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

UCC's 2016 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 07 Oct 2016

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.

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Computer-Human Interaction Model

Computer-Human Interaction Model

  • 30 Sep 2016

“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”

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CUH collaboration with ASSERT

CUH collaboration with ASSERT

  • 28 Sep 2016

The Department of Anaesthesiology  at Cork University Hospital in collaboration with ASSERT University College Cork develop and validate metrics to objectively assess  ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block.

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Mentice on stage during Boston Scientific Global Exposition in Cork Wed Aug 17th 2016 together with Prof Anthony G Gallagher

Mentice on stage during Boston Scientific Global Exposition in Cork Wed Aug 17th 2016 together with Prof Anthony G Gallagher

  • 26 Aug 2016

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

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Shenkang Delegation from the Shanghai Hospital Development Centre visited the ASSERT Centre on the 9th June 2016

Shenkang Delegation from the Shanghai Hospital Development Centre visited the ASSERT Centre on the 9th June 2016

  • 26 Aug 2016

David Power Centre Manager, demonstrating the VIST during the Shenkang Delegation visit to the ASSERT Centre

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Psychiatrists Response in Medical Emergencies

Psychiatrists Response in Medical Emergencies

  • 10 Aug 2016

PRiME - Because Psychiatrists are doctors too! 

 

TO BE HELD ON 5th OCTOBER 2016 AT THE ASSERT CENTRE, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK

 

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Dr. Richard L. Angelo speaks at the Tyndall Technology Days Seminar

Dr. Richard L. Angelo speaks at the Tyndall Technology Days Seminar

  • 26 Jul 2016

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.

 

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The science underpinning the training of surgeons for 21st century medicine

The science underpinning the training of surgeons for 21st century medicine

  • 08 Jul 2016

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”.

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Prof. Anthony G. Gallagher gives an invited address to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop in Washington D.C.

Prof. Anthony G. Gallagher gives an invited address to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop in Washington D.C.

  • 15 Jun 2016

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.

 

 

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Prof. Anthony G. Gallagher receives prestigious Satava Award for Advance Technology in Medicine at the 22nd Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference

Prof. Anthony G. Gallagher receives prestigious Satava Award for Advance Technology in Medicine at the 22nd Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference

  • 09 Jun 2016

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/

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Dr. Elaine Kehily, Cork University Dental Hospital awarded HRB Grant

Dr. Elaine Kehily, Cork University Dental Hospital awarded HRB Grant

  • 09 Jun 2016

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.

 

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UCC - ASSERT Building wins Education Project of the Year at the Irish Construction Industry Awards

UCC - ASSERT Building wins Education Project of the Year at the Irish Construction Industry Awards

  • 07 Jun 2016

The third annual Irish Construction Industry Awards were held on the 2nd June 2016 at The Hilton Hotel, Dublin. 

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MedInvent Project Collaborators meet in Barcelona for Project Consortium Meeting

MedInvent Project Collaborators meet in Barcelona for Project Consortium Meeting

  • 07 Jun 2016

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.

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Prof George Shorten speaks at Tyndall Technology Days

Prof George Shorten speaks at Tyndall Technology Days

  • 01 Apr 2016

Prof George Shorten speaks about the ASSERT Centre at the Tyndall Technology Days Seminar

 

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VR to OR (or more precisely Cath. Lab) for very experienced interventional cardiologists

VR to OR (or more precisely Cath. Lab) for very experienced interventional cardiologists

  • 17 Feb 2016

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.

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ASSERT launches MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning for Health

ASSERT launches MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning for Health

  • 12 Feb 2016

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.

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UCC’s ASSERT signs Partnership Agreement with Mentice Sweden

UCC’s ASSERT signs Partnership Agreement with Mentice Sweden

  • 22 Jan 2016

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.

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Proficiency Based Progression (PBP) Simulation Training – A Surgical Leader’s Perspective

Proficiency Based Progression (PBP) Simulation Training – A Surgical Leader’s Perspective

  • 14 Dec 2015

Professor Anthony G Gallagher, Director of Research, ASSERT Centre, UCC interviews Dr. Richard L Angelo, Immediate past President of AANA.

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New National Clinical Guideline on “Communication (Clinical Handover)in Acute and Children’s Hospital Services”

New National Clinical Guideline on “Communication (Clinical Handover)in Acute and Children’s Hospital Services”

  • 07 Dec 2015

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.

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ASSERT Centre Researchers Receive Erasmus+ Research Project Award

ASSERT Centre Researchers Receive Erasmus+ Research Project Award

  • 01 Dec 2015

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”.

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Lisa Helen Wins At The Science Foundation Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award

Lisa Helen Wins At The Science Foundation Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award

  • 16 Oct 2015

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.

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Proficiency-Based Progression (PBP) Simulation Training; Better, Safer training for surgeons

Proficiency-Based Progression (PBP) Simulation Training; Better, Safer training for surgeons

  • 22 Sep 2015

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.

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Simulation training – a paradigm shift in how doctors are educated and trained

Simulation training – a paradigm shift in how doctors are educated and trained

  • 06 May 2015

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.

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Professor George Shorten visits Ottawa

Professor George Shorten visits Ottawa

  • 01 Apr 2015

March 25, 2015. University of Ottawa, Canada. Professor George Shorten delivered the prestigious 2015 John Wrazej Memorial Lecture at the Ottawa Heart Institute.

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The ASSERT for Health Centre launches a MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning for Health

The ASSERT for Health Centre launches a MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning for Health

  • 08 Jan 2015

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.

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Collaboration between ASSERT and the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland

Collaboration between ASSERT and the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland

  • 08 Dec 2014

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).

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Tyndall and ASSERT present the future of technology enhanced learning

Tyndall and ASSERT present the future of technology enhanced learning

  • 20 Nov 2014

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.

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Mechanical Thrombectomy of Acute Ischemic stroke at ASSERT

Mechanical Thrombectomy of Acute Ischemic stroke at ASSERT

  • 03 Jul 2017

Full attention by  Interventional Neuroradiologists faculty and trainees at the two day new simulation based training for Mechanical Thrombectomy of Acute Ischemic stroke at ASSERT on the state of the art Mentice VIST’s.

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ASPiH 8th Annual Conference

ASPiH 8th Annual Conference

  • 18 Jul 2017

ASPiH 8th Annual Conference 6th - 8th November 2017

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Gynaecological Surgical Workshop at the ASSERT

Gynaecological Surgical Workshop at the ASSERT

  • 22 Sep 2017

Gynaecological Surgical Workshop at the ASSERT Centre, Brookfield, UCC.

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