Newsletter – Nov. 2014

November, 2014

Hello all,

The Technology in Medicine Club is hosting the hands-on robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery and laparoscopic surgery workshop from 5:30pm-6:30pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm on Friday, November 14th. Dr. Christopher Nguan, a practicing urologist at VGH, will teach the basic techniques of both robot-assisted and manual laparoscopic surgery. After that you’ll get to sit in the driver seat of the da Vinci Si surgical robot and try out some surgical tasks. You’ll also get to do the using conventional/manual laparoscopic surgical instruments. The event will be held in the biomedical engineering department in the basement of VGH and a light dinner will be offered.

If you are interested, please sign up here by Saturday November 8th. To give workshop participants a chance to try out the surgical equipment the number or participants will be limited to 16 students per one hour workshop. We will email everyone that signs up by Tuesday November 11th to confirm the final list of participants.

The workshop is open to both medical and engineering students. Unfortunately this workshop will not be offered at the distributed medical sites. However, we have reserved five spots for distributed site students (this includes the 1st year distributed site students who are currently at UBC-V).

We look forward to seeing you on November 14th, 2014!


The Technology in Medicine team
Co-Presidents: Ricky, Jorden and Philip
Vice-Presidents: Golden, Greg and Julie

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