A change in the way to spread knowledge is needed
Posted in News on 10 December 2014
Published by Salvadora Delgado
Salvadora Delgado (Gastrointestinal Senior Consultant)
Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
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Improvements in surgery appear with increasing velocity, every day new techniques approaches and devices are available. This phenomenon arises concern among mentors that wonder what are the ideal channels to deliver knowledge for trainees and experienced surgeons.
This situation was exposed by Salvadora Delgado last November at Catalunya Ràdio. During the interview she explained “there is a big amount of conferences, meetings and symposia available at the same time and different places, and it is impossible to attend to all of them”.
Platforms like AIS Channel facilitates for free the diffusion and exchange of ideas within professionals around the world. There are two main solutions available for this issue, one is represented by the AIS Live Congress that has the format of a TV Show focused in discussion and update of controversial topics, the other are Live procedures and lectures broadcasted for the international community.
The innovation in surgery is aimed at less aggressive procedures, access through natural orifices (NOTES) is the ideal approach, however there are technical limitations that impairs safety procedures. This fact creates the necessity to develop new teaching strategies for surgeons in training and one of the goals of AIS Channel is to solve this issue.