Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

September 04, 2013 08:00 ET

Media Advisory-A High-Tech Back-To-School Story: New Simulation Centre Opens at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 2013) - On Sept. 6, 2013, the Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre will open its new state-of-the-art surgical skills suite at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

The simulation centre houses advanced medical simulation equipment that provides medical trainees the opportunity to practice basic skills and scenarios in a controlled environment.

Media attending this event will have the opportunity to visit interactive stations where physicians, surgeons and medical residents will demonstrate a variety of simulation equipment - and give media a chance to try their own hands at the techniques.

Operate on a beating heart: Cardiac surgeon Dr. Fuad Moussa has worked with an education expert at the Wilson Centre in Toronto and engineers in Colombia, South America to develop a new way to teach beating heart surgery. This training breaks down the steps of this highly complicated surgery and allows students to practice and master the skills in a no-risk environment.

Test out our video camera - inside the human body: This interactive video technology uses stored images and displays them in real-time to respond to the users movements while performing a simulated endoscopic procedure.

Assist with a high-risk birth: In rare instances, serious complications arise during childbirth. The birthing simulator allows students and healthcare professionals to become comfortable and confident in various difficult situations that may rarely arise during their practice.

Be a minimally invasive surgeon: This virtual reality simulator lets trainees practice minimally invasive skills. From games that build hand-eye coordination to performing surgical tasks with increasing stress, this simulator lets learners "warm up" before doing the same tasks in the operating room.

WHERE: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, Room E221
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 6, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
8 a.m. Breakfast and opening remarks
8:20 a.m Visit interactive stations

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