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.
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.
Florida Hospital Nicholson Center research scientist, Danielle Julian-Tedrick, breaks down how the Nicholson Center uses a Learning Management System (LMS) to help train medical practitioners all over the globe.
Educational technology has been around since the 1920s, when a simple turn on your radio’s dial would allow you to listen to an on-air class. Today, medical students and doctors are only one app download away from so much more than a simple class. With digital technology on the rise, we have compiled a few programs that are changing the way students can learn content for the first time, and also how seasoned doctors can brush up on their skills.
So far, 2017 has been no stranger to medical innovation. Apart from engineering and physical technology developments, healthcare professionals are also exploring new ways to harness modern communication trends. To keep you in the loop, we’ve tracked some of the most exciting advancements in medical technology and health relations over the past month, including our thoughts about each below.