I had the distinct honor of presenting to one of the most stressful jobs in America, the Meeting Planner, for Global Meetings Industry Day: The Future of Meetings. At first I was worried, what could I possibly share with the world’s finest planners about wellness? Then I remembered Rome wasn’t built in a day and we sometimes need a fresh perspective to open our eyes to new things. So armed with a little caffeine, some fun slides and a happy smile, I bounded into the room to fully energize the most detailed thinking people I’ve ever encountered.
How would you like to hold a training course in a facility with a certified X-ray tech and a state of the art C-arm? It’s important to have a certified and trained technologist in with you during your labs so that they can provide the best quality imaging for your needs. Being attached to an award winning hospital allows us to fulfill all of your imaging needs from C-arm imaging, CT’s, MRI’s and X-ray. It is also important to consider the safety of your attendees, which is why wearing full wrap around lead is necessary and is provided for you.
At the Nicholson Center, we provide medical practitioners and device teams with a unique hands-on approach to robotic surgery training, cadaver labs and more. With medical technology companies continuing to place an emphasis on developing more advanced robots to assist in surgery, our chief technology officer, Dr. Roger Smith, is always keeping an eye on the latest trends in medtech community. After exploring more than 40 robotic surgical devices in his Robot-of-the-Day (ROTD) feature on LinkedIn, Dr. Smith recently identified six motivations explaining why companies and investors are committed to a future of robotic surgery.
Choosing cadaveric tissue is important to consider when preparing for a surgical training event. There are many aspects when considering the use of tissue, utmost of course is the fact that these are people that wanted their last gift in life to be used to help further the scientific and medical fields and we need to remember to honor that request in the best way possible.
As 2017 comes to an end, we put together a brief roundup of everything we accomplished at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center. From hosting surgical device debuts, to adding to the hands-on approach we take for our educational courses, we worked hard to establish ourselves as a one-stop medical training facility.
Our Chief Medical Officer, Scott Magnuson, MD invites you to participate in our fifth annual OSAS Surgery International Course from February 25-27, 2018 at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center. Dr. Magnuson will by joined by his esteemed, international, co-course directors, Filippo Montevecchi, MD (Italy), Julia Crawford, MD (Australia), and Claudio Vicini, MD (Italy). This course was created to show-case the up-to-date surgical procedures available to treat those who cannot tolerate non-surgical treatment options.
From November 30th-December 1st in Celebration, Florida, we are hosting our Robotic Abdominal Wall Surgery Course. With a strong practical focus, our course will include anatomical, clinical and surgical oriented lectures which will be practiced in the lab with hands-on anatomical dissections. The face-to-face relationships built during this course between the faculty and participants allows for physicians to continue to improve their abilities to treat abdominal wall hernias and better address diagnosis for patients once they have left our bioskills training lab.
With thousands of the world’s top surgeons, physiatrists, neurologists and other spine care specialists gathering in Orlando this week, for the 2017 North American Spine Society’s (NASS) largest event of the year we are anticipating countless breakthroughs in this rapidly evolving specialty. This meeting marks the 32nd year of NASS’ annual meeting and is expected to be the largest of its kind.
Being headquartered in Florida means we have plenty of experience in preparing for the worst when it comes to natural disasters. Our recent run-in with Hurricane Irma had us thinking about the amount of time we spend prepping our homes, families, companies and facilities in anticipation for the big storm, and how we can pull parallels for our dedication to surgical preparation.
This month, we explored the biggest news to come out of the medical technology world, with a particular focus on robotic and virtual innovations. While we’re seeing many new devices enter the market, we’re seeing some equally exciting new training methods too. Read on to see what we flagged as this month’s biggest advancements.