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TORONTO HANDS ON SURGICAL TRAINING COURSE - ON-LINE
This is the 6th Toronto Hands on Surgical Training Course. Due to Covid restrictions this will be the first ON-LINE course of its kind. REGISTRATION FEE IS WAIVED FOR SURGEONS -IN-TRAINING It is focused on the arterial switch operation. The course will be held twice for 30 applicants each from different time zones to choose the convenient session to attend (either Nov 28/29 or Dec 5/6, see attached file). The registered applicants will be provided with 3D-printed surgical simulation models in advance by mail. After the demonstration of the procedure by the experienced surgeons, the attendees will practice the procedure, which will be viewed in real-time by the proctors through a webcam. The proctors will monitor the attendee’s procedure to give technical advice and take questions. After the course, the attendees can assess their procedures themselves using the assessment tool and measure the time they spent. They may also send the models back to the organizers for in-depth assessment of the outcome by the proctors. Models and simulation table setting: The surgical simulation models are printed with soft flexible materials and mounted on a flat plate. The models can simply be stuck down on a table to perform operation. The environment and surgical ergonomics in the operating room can further be simulated by using a purchasable Chest-wall Operating-table Simulator (photo attached, https://threedmedprint.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41205-020-000...). This reusable Simulator is applicable for most HOST models developed for surgeries in infants and young children. It is particularly helpful when an assistant is not available. The attendees should set a high-resolution webcam that is properly angled and zoomed to capture the surgical scene for recording and real-time technical advice from the proctor.