Simulation - unconscious to conscious training


Friday 9 June 2017


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Cardiothoracic Section


3 CPD Points

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about this event

This meeting will examine the current state of play of the use of simulation in surgery in general and specifically its use to train cardio-thoracic surgeons in new skills. It will look at how basic to advanced skills can be developed in junior and senior surgeons. The speakers are experts in their field and practical hands-on session has been included in the programme.


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 am


10.10 am

Simulation in surgery: The breadth and depth

Professor Kenneth Walker, Chair, Scottish Surgical Simulation Collaborative, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, NHS Highland

10.40 am

Human factors - simulation in cardiac surgery

Mr Michael Lewis, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Sussex County Hospital

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

Mitral surgery simulation

Mr Peyman Sardari Nia, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Maastricht University Medical Centre

12.00 pm

Panel discussion

12.30 pm

Section AGM followed by Lunch

1.30 pm

Simulation training to develop safety in the catheter lab

Dr Tim Strang, Consultant Anaesthetist, Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit, University Hospital South Manchester

2.00 pm

VATS lobectomy simulation

Mr Gianluca Casali, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospital Bristol, NHS Foundation Trust

2.30 pm

3D printing and chest wall surgery

Mr Ehab Bishay, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

3.00 pm

Structured surgical simulation training

Mr Sridhar Rathinam, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospital of Leicester

3.30 pm

Panel discussion

4.00 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.15 pm

Case presentations

5.15 pm

Drinks reception

6.30 pm

Close of meeting

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