– a global network working towards scientifically validated surgical training methods, for the benefit of every patient on an operating table.
The human anatomy is the same regardless of country, culture, religion, wealth or poverty. Therefore we believe that the surgical profession should be of the same quality world wide – a question close to the topic of Human Rights.
A Swedish branch of the network was formed on March 2, 2018, with members from The Sahlgrenska Academy, The Sahlgrenska University Hospital, the Faculty of Education at Gothenburg University, Chalmers University of Technology, The University of Lund, Umeå University Hospital and representatives from Sectra AB (Medical imageing) and Surgical Science AB (surgical simulation). Our short-term goal is to perform interdisciplinary scientific studies on surgical tranining, certification & re-certification. A recent post-doc grant in pedagogics has resulted in an ongoing study.
The scientific reseach is depending on grants, sponsorship and all forms of financial contributions. During 2019 we are doing a fundraising campaign.
Article in American College of Surgeons Bulletin Vol 102 No 9 Sept 2017:
– Radio interview by Joni Aldrich, USA, at W4CS Radio: ukhealthradio.com/player/?ep=8477
– SvD “Brännpunkt” 2/11 2015 Körkort för kirurger
– Medicinska Riksstämman 2015, Surgicons Programpunkt: “Behovet av validerade kunskapstester i kirurgisk teknik 2015“: Folder Medicinska Rikstämman
“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 was invited to collaborate with the WHO in Geneva 2013.
CME Accreditation: EACCME_8923 G
June 17-19, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden
We would like to thank all our 45 speakers, all the participants, the exhibitors, the board and all members of the crew for their committed work for a good cause:
Surgical Quality & Safety