Simbionix Signs Agreement With The European Association For Endoscopic Surgery

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Simbionix Signs Agreement With the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery

PRAGUE, July 1 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    Simbionix and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) have

signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of training materials

and assessment tools for a new Laparoscopic Skills Curriculum.

    Since its founding in 1990, the EAES has played a leading role in the

promotion and dissemination of endoscopic surgery and allied interventional

techniques throughout Europe. Its programs include research, training, and

publication of original articles, reviews, consensus conferences and

guidelines. In recent years, the EAES has acknowledged the necessity of

developing a curriculum and objective assessment tools for standardizing

training in laparoscopic surgery. To address this need, the EAES has

developed a multi-year plan to build a European Laparoscopic Skills

Curriculum (LSS), which will comprise both didactic and skills development

components, including eLearning and simulation-based assessment elements.

    According to the agreement signed last week, the sophisticated LAP

Mentor(TM) simulator from Simbionix will become the exclusive assessment tool

for the new curriculum. Simbionix is also providing its new learning

management system, MentorLearn(TM), which will provide a universal access

point to data from the simulator, didactic, and assessment components.

    Ran Bronstein, president of Simbionix, expressed excitement about the

agreement: "As a leading provider of medical simulators and online medical

education, Simbionix understands the importance of providing access to

standardized training. This collaboration, by leveraging the clinical

knowledge and experience of the EAES and the innovative technologies of

Simbionix, will set a new standard for laparoscopic skills training in


    Professor Fingerhut, the new president of the EAES, adds that this

agreement is a landmark in the cooperation between industry and professional

societies. Together, they can address the need for modern teaching and

assessment tools particular to the visual transmission of surgical techniques

used in laparoscopic and endoscopic interventions. This agreement also

highlights the prominent role played by the EAES, as the leading European

laparoscopic and endoscopic professional society, in the field of education.

The development of a training curriculum that can be easily adopted by every

country and professional organization in the European Community looks forward

to the time when the LSS curriculum becomes the standard for teaching and

evaluating interventional skills, not only throughout the ECC, but also in

any other countries working with the EAES.

    About the EAES

    The European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) was founded in

1990 and since then has become a growing and dynamic organization that will

continue to play a leading role in the future of Endoscopic Surgery and

Allied Interventional Techniques.

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    Aside from organizing annual Top Level European Congresses in different

European countries, EAES activities in the research, development, training

and publication are effected through its various Committees: Educational

(training), Research (multicentre studies and clinical trials), Technological

(R&D in instrumentation, ancillary equipment, telerobotics and

telecommunication), publication (publication of original articles, state of

the art reviews, consensus conferences and soon an operative manual),

Membership and Public Relations Committees. The Educational Committee runs

EAES training Courses and also endorses training courses in member

institutions and hospitals if these meet the criteria set up by the Committee

    About Simbionix USA Corporation

    Simbionix is the leader in the development and delivery of innovative and

effective virtual reality simulation products and solutions for clinical

education and training of medical professionals. The products are designed to

accelerate best-practice medical training, advance clinical performance, and

improve patient safety.

    Simulation to Advance Clinical Performance


    Inbal Mazor

    VP Marketing


    Tel: +1-216-229-2040

SOURCE: Simbionix

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