Vascular Surgery Simulation Event in Los Angeles
At the annual UCLA/SVS Symposium (Aug 28, 2016) MAQUET and Medtronic have partnered to provide a VASCULAR INTERNATIONAL “Hands-On Vascular Surgery Simulation Training” instructed by Afshin Assadian (Vienna), Christian Senekowitsch (Vienna) and Peter Lawrence (UCLA Vascular Faculty). 32 course participants took part in 2 modules that focused on Open Infrarenal AAA Repair, Carotid Endarterectomy, Complex EVAR Cases as well as Complex TVAR Cases. For the first time lifelike carotids imbedded in tissue were used. The feedback of the course participants and tutors was very positive and enthusiastic. The VI concept was generally praised.