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!
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.
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.
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.
Virtual reality restores the integrity of the human body
April 06, 2017When cadaver training is a thing of the past and doctors no longer peruse the patient through massive incisions, medical education turns to virtual reality. While the human body once again becomes sacrosanct, medical professionals immerse themselves into human anatomy in more detail than ever before. The tools are already there.
Meet VirtaMed: “The technology of today will not support the doctor of tomorrow”
April 06, 2017A theater producer, a business consultant, a marketer, and a VR enthusiast: our Strategic Project Manager Phil Norris has been many things in life. Now he is passionate about improving patient outcomes, and he wants to use the latest virtual reality technology to achieve that.
Better surgeons through mandatory simulator exam: “We will not take a step backwards”
March 30, 2017Since 2013, every doctor planning to specialize in orthopedics in Switzerland has had to pass an exam on a VirtaMed ArthroS™ simulator. This improved the quality of the exam so much that the Swiss Orthopaedics certification board president Dr. Ariane Gerber Popp can’t even imagine organizing the test without a simulator.