In April 2013, a Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgical Training Conference was held over two days at Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital with thirteen Asia Pacific and ten Australian cardiac surgeons in attendance. The delegates came to learn from our cardiac experts and gain competencies in the minimally invasive approach and the use of the Edwards Lifesciences Intraclude™ and Propledge™ devices.
With the recent completion of our new education facility, the Sister Edith Centre for Education, and using our ability to network our IT technology from our operating theatres to our education centre, our visiting cardiac surgeons were able to observe a live minimally invasive case being performed whilst sitting in the comfort of one of our education rooms.
With strategically placed cameras around the operating theatre, Cardiac Surgeon Dr Trevor Fayers, wearing a headset microphone, could manoeuvre the cameras into the surgical space as required, and converse with the visiting surgeons, explaining the intricacies of the case and zoom in the cameras as required.
Meanwhile, in the education centre, HSNPH Cardiac Surgeons Dr Homayoun Jalali and Dr Doug Wall were with the visiting surgeons moderating the case.
To further advance and to gain hands on experience, the surgeons consolidated their learning in the cadaver laboratory in the Medical Engineering Research Facility on our campus at TPCH.
Additionally, many of our HSNPH cardiologists, anaesthetists and cardiac surgeons supported our visitors through interactive lectures throughout the two days.
Cardiac Surgeon Dr Homayoun Jalali explaining the surgical case in our Education Centre
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