Nicholson Center Blog

PACES 2017 Advancing the Field

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Feb 15, 2017 3:06:57 PM

From February 20th-21st in Celebration, Florida, we are hosting a forum that focuses on Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology. This course will be featuring Florida Hospital’s own Bhavya Trivedi, MD who is accompanied by his esteemed co-course directors, Anthony McCanta, MD, and Vincent Thomas, MD. This event is intended for an audience of Physicians, Residents, Fellows, and Nurses who specialize in congenital electrophysiology or heart disease. This course will be featuring some exciting state-of-the-art topics that deal with, innovations in arrhythmia surgery, new methods in cardiac rhythm management, and a showcase of presentations of new procedures, research, and much more. Learning objectives include the following:

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Topics: Medical Innovation, training, Medical Conference, cardiac, cme

3 Effective Ways to Increase Event Registration

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Jan 6, 2017 3:13:17 PM

Organizing an event, especially any type of medical conference, requires hard work and time. And when the event doesn’t draw the amount of people you were hoping, it can be disheartening. Here are some ways to increase registrations during your next conference.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Meeting Planning, Event Registration

Top Six Tips for Speaking at a Medical Conference

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Jan 3, 2017 11:35:34 AM

Speaking at a medical conference or educational event doesn’t come without challenges. Attendees invest time, money and effort to attend, so the expectations are high. A speaker is responsible for not only conveying a message to the crowd, but also keeping them engaged. Presenters in the healthcare field also have the added weight of education and accreditation on their shoulders, making sure attendees are fully engaged to earn their CME credits. Below are some tips to make sure your next presentation goes smoothly, keeping the above challenges in mind.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Audience Engagement, Presenting, Medical Conference

AR & VR: How to Utilize Both in Medical Training and CME

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Dec 27, 2016 4:49:26 PM

 Both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have the very unique goal of breaking our perception of reality by incorporating technology into how we see the world, or how we perform certain tasks. For medical education, both of these relative technologies have their place in helping surgeons train, and applications are continuing to be developed every day.

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Medical Technology, Virtual Reality

Introducing this Year's Greatest Medical Innovations

Posted by Joseph Fanfan on Dec 12, 2016 5:21:00 PM

It’s been a productive year in robotics, and medical innovation is leading the charge. As we move into 2017, we took a look back at some of the greatest advancements in robotic surgery this year. Whether it’s a step for surgeon education or a leap for patient safety, this progress is monumental for the growing surgical market. Check out our noted innovations and 2017 predictions below:

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Topics: Surgical Innovation, Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation, Flexible Robot, Robotic Surgery, Soft Robots

10 Best Social Media Practices for Your Medical Event

Posted by Joseph Fanfan on Nov 28, 2016 2:26:40 PM

When it comes to promoting your event, it’s no longer a matter of if you’ll use social media, but rather how you’ll use it. It comes down to much more than adding in the details on a pre-determined event page template. There is a good amount of planning and strategy that should go into your campaign before, during and after your event. Below are some best practices to ensure you’re getting the attention of your target audience and hitting your attendance goals.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Social Media

SAW: A New Invention in Medical Technology

Posted by Joseph Fanfan on Nov 15, 2016 3:00:00 PM


Science and technology often take a page out of Mother Nature's book, using environmental adaptations to navigate the complex world of robotics. This month, we caught news of an original robot wiggling its way into future robotic surgeries: the SAW, or Single Actuator Wave-like Robot.

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Topics: Surgical Innovation, Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation, Robotic Surgery

Is a Remote Conference Right for You?

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Nov 3, 2016 4:59:33 PM

Hosting a conference, medical training seminar or CME course requires extensive planning and careful preparation to ensure the strategy you choose is right for your audience. Whether your conference is in-person with hands-on wet labs or broadcasted online with specialized experts, it is important to take the time to decide which method will most effectively deliver your message.

As wireless capabilities continue to develop, remote conferences have gained popularity as an option to reach a widespread audience. While teleconferences have their advantages, there may also be a time when an old-fashioned, face-to-face meeting is more effective and efficient. We’ve developed a list of pros and cons when it comes to hosting a remote conference for you and your company to reference as you venture into your next event.

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Topics: Digital Services, Continued Medical Education Event Planning

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Stay in Orlando

Posted by Joseph Fanfan on Oct 28, 2016 4:00:29 PM

The Orlando area is well-known worldwide for tourist attractions including Cinderella’s castle at Disney and top-rated roller coasters at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure. Those in the medical community know that Orlando is so much more than a tourist attraction because some of the country’s highest rated medical facilities are anchored in the Orlando area including the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, Medical City in Lake Nona, Florida Hospital Celebration Health, and Adventist University of Health Sciences.

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Topics: Insider, Housing

3 Things Your Medical Device Sales Team Needs to Know

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Oct 20, 2016 4:31:41 PM

Medical device sales representatives have an incredibly complex profession. They must have their feet firmly planted in multiple industries while also possessing innate personable qualities. While some aspects of a good salesperson cannot be taught, there are plenty of effective methods to train your employees for medical device sales. Our medical sales training experts at the Nicholson Center have put together a checklist to ensure your team is well-versed and confident enough to land your biggest sales. 

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Topics: Medical Industry, sales team, training