Shortening the Learning Curve for Robotic Surgery in Gynecology

​May 11 - 12, 2012

Hosted by                                                                                                               The Ohio State University Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery                                         Ohio State's Center for Advanced Robotic Surgery

Location                                                                                                                 The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
Prior Hall, 6th floor, Clinical Skills Center                                                                 
376 W. Tenth Avenue
Columbus, OH

Overview                                                                                                              Only 20 percent of gynecology physicians have started to use robotic surgery in gynecology. Hysterectomies are one of the most common major surgical procedures in the United States and it is expected to be the major growth area for robotic surgery. This course will address gaps that will help shorten the learning curve and improve overall operating room efficiency related to robotic gynecologic surgery. All aspects of OR set-up, patient positioning and anesthesia management will be discussed as well as indications and outcomes in gynecology and gynecologic oncology. An emphasis will be placed on surgical techniques through video demonstration and live broadcasted surgeries for hysterectomy, bso, cystectomy, myomectomy, and adnexal mass. There will be several presentations and a breakout session for different people to practice hands-on techniques in the dry lab of the clinical skills center. Participants will be expected to acknowledge the information learned from the activity and inform us by utilizing an evaluation measuring a change in competence.

Accreditation Statement
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Center for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ohio State University Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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