The Surgicon Project
A Non-profit, Professional Work for International Licenses for Surgeons
Newsletter, June 2016:
“The Surgicon Foundation which for six years has worked with the subject “Surgical Quality” has together with representatives of Luleå University of Technology signed a Letter of Intent regarding a research collaboration. The founder of Surgicon, Margareta Berg MD, PhD, has also been appointed as adjunct university lecturer on “Surgical Quality” which due to this becomes a university subject for the first time in history. The intention is to conduct scientific research in this field, and to further develop modern methods of validation of manual surgical skills.”
“Stiftelsen Surgicon som sedan sex år driver frågan om kirurgisk kvalitet har tillsammans med representanter för Luleå Tekniska Universitet undertecknat ett ”Letter of Intent” angående en forskningssamverkan. Surgicons grundare Dr Margareta Berg har samtidigt förordnats som adjungerad universitetslärare vid LTU i ämnet ”Kirurgisk kvalitet” som därmed blir ett universitetsämne för första gången i historien. Avsikten är att bedriva vetenskaplig forskning på området, och att vidareutveckla moderna mätmetoder för validering av manuell kirurgisk kompetens.”
The human anatomy is the same regardless of country, culture, religion, rich or poor. Therefore the surgical profession should be of the same quality world wide, which is basically a question of Human Rights.
Statement on Tracheal transplantations with artificial implants at KI/KS in Sweden:
If Surgicon had received the support needed from Swedish Health Care Authorities, as requested for the last 6 years, this tragic history would never have occurred. We would then already have a baseline of recommendations for Quality Indicators in Surgery, for “Driver’s Licenses for Surgeons” and recommendations for rules and ethics in experimental surgery. Surgicon will only present recommendations from the highest ranked profession, as a basis for political and formal decisions to be considered by the proper authorities in each country.
This organisation is charitable and to proceed we are depending on financial contributions.
– Radio interview March 31st 2016 by Joni Aldrich, USA, at W4CS Radio: ukhealthradio.com/player/?ep=8477
– Approval for public fundraising April 2016.
– Nytt 2016: 90-konto för gåvor och donationer: Plusgiro 900517-4 eller Bankgiro 900-5174
– Möte på Rosenbad 11/11 2015 med chefen för Statens Innovationsråd – som visade stort intresse för Surgicon och projektets möjligheter på flera plan.
– Brännpunkt: SvD 2015-11-02 Körkort för kirurger
– Medicinska Riksstämman 3-4 december 2015, Surgicons Programpunkt: “Behovet av validerade kunskapstester i kirurgisk teknik 2015” – eller enklare: “Körkort för Kirurger“: Folder_Medicinska Rikstämman
– SBU har valt ut vårt förslag till ny utredning, bland ett 50-tal insända förslag.
“Surgicon, I believe, is the only world-wide “clearing house” for the latest ideas, concepts, and developments in the critical theatre of how educators internationally are facing the challenge of educating the next generation of surgeons in an efficient, but more importantly, effective manner. In this age of rising costs and diminishing opportunities for trainee experience, we no longer can employ the traditional apprenticeship model of the past century – it is too inefficient, and lacks uniformity and assurance of the proficiency of those entering surgical practice and caring for patients.
It should continue to serve as the most effective and visible forum for the exchange of surgical training principles available today. It is simply not possible for individual organizations, societies, or countries to address all of the issues or explore all of the avenues necessary to identify the resources and tools necessary to prepare future surgeons.”
Richard L. Angelo MD, Past-President of AANA, Arthroscopy Association of North America
“Healthcare education is undergoing a revolution through the use of simulation technologies – providing an opportunity to accurately assess a healthcare worker’s (doctor, nurse, technician, etc) performance accurately and quantitatively. Evidence shows that this training with simulation not only improves performance, but improves patient safety and healthcare quality.
Dr. Margareta Berg, MD of Gothenburg Sweden has been working for years to bring the medical education community together through an annual conference and organization called Surgicon. I wanted to bring this important work to your attention, and ask for your attention and support. She will be meeting with important key persons in the immediate future, to discuss the importance of using simulation and bring together the healthcare community in a unified approach to medical education, rather than every country and hospital wasting resources and competing because everyone is developing their own training programs. The long term benefits would be significant, allowing medical training curricula to be available globally, including to developing countries.”
Richard M. Satava, MD FACS, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center
Surgicon & WHO
Surgicon is invited to collaborate with a Medical Group at the WHO in Geneva (GIEESC).
CME Accreditation: EACCME_8923 G
June 17-19, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden
We would like to thank all our 45 speakers, the participants, the exhibitors, the boards and all members of the crew for their committed work for a good cause:
Surgical Quality & Safety