Global medical conferences
Our surgical simulators travel the world. If you are interested in a hands-on demo of our training systems, find out when they will be in your neighborhood!
Simulators and Teen Pregnancy Rates in the US: A Surprising Connection
January 30, 2018Though long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are proven to be the most effective reversible means of preventing pregnancy, by no means are LARCs the most commonly used method of birth control. Yet. While physician and patient education is on the rise, obstacles remain in achieving widespread utilization of LARCs. Simulators have emerged as a factor, and a critical one, in efforts to advance the use and understanding of these devices.
AANA, VirtaMed collaboration to set new standards for arthroscopy training
January 24, 2018The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and VirtaMed have signed a two-year collaboration agreement making VirtaMed the preferred and exclusive partner for Virtual Reality Simulation training. ANNA and VirtaMed will work together to advance and improve the training of arthroscopic surgery skills and standards for proficiency-based training curricula by leveraging the latest virtual reality simulation technology and ANNA’s expertise in Arthroscopic Surgery eduction.
La France prépare un programme éducatif national de simulation en arthroscopie: « La quête du geste parfait »
December 07, 2017Depuis le 1er novembre 2017 en France, tous les internes en chirurgie sont tenus à suivre une formation sur simulateur. Pour déterminer la meilleure approche en arthroscopie, le Collège Français des Chirurgiens Orthopédiques et Traumatologues (CFCOT) mène une étude nationale sur les méthodes de formation en arthroscopie, en collaboration avec la Société Francophone d’Arthroscopie (SFA) et la sociéte VirtaMed. La deuxième série de données sera collectée lors d’une tournée dans plusieurs hôpitaux universitaires, en terminant par le congrès de la Société d’Orthopédie de l’Ouest (SOO) organise à Rennes du 28 au 30 juin 2018.
France preparing for national simulation curriculum in arthroscopy: “The search for the perfect motion”
December 07, 2017Since 1 November 2017, every surgical resident in France is supposed to get training on a simulator. To determine the best approach for arthroscopy, the French College of Orthopedic Surgery (CFCOT) is conducting a nationwide study in arthroscopic training methods in collaboration with the Francophone Society of Arthroscopy (SFA) and VirtaMed. The second data set will be collected during a tour to several University Hospitals, concluding at the Western Orthopedic Society (SOO) Congress in Rennes on 28–30 June, 2018.
VirtaMed launches world’s first virtual reality simulator for ankle arthroscopy
September 26, 2017According to experience, only an ankle specialist can perform ankle arthroscopy in a safe manner. As the procedure is not very common, gaining the experience to become an ankle specialist is difficult. This is why VirtaMed created the ArthroS™ Ankle, the world’s first high-fidelity simulator for ankle arthroscopy.
Meet VirtaMed: “All the technology in the world is useless if we don’t know what to do with it”
September 26, 2017Our Education and Training Manager Candice Cuvelier never knows what awaits her in a new classroom, and that’s what makes teaching fun. This human element is necessary if we ever want to see high tech simulation become the go-to method for training medical skills.
From OR to office: hysteroscopy trends focus on the patient
July 05, 2017In May, the first ever global hysteroscopy conference brought together practitioners from all corners of the world to outline the future of the field. A transition towards office procedures is evident, and education needs to follow suit. At the center is the safety and comfort of the patient.
Meet VirtaMed: "I've never wanted to be average"
July 05, 2017Millennials are lazy and entitled; we’ve all heard this. Russell Horton, our Technical Support Manager in the USA, doesn’t recognize himself from the description. Russell graduated in the middle of the worst economic crisis in decades and he knows he needs to work hard to achieve great things.
Professor: Paradigm shift in medical training
July 05, 2017"There is little doubt that the medical profession stands at a major crossroads with regards to the fundamental structure of surgical education", writes Professor Emeritus Robert A. Pedowitz in his recent paper published in the Journal of Medical Education and Training. Transitioning from centuries old and thoroughly tried training methods is not an easy task, but it is time to move away from the 'see one, do onw' approach towards proficiency-based education.