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ACS Surgical Simulation Summit

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Mark your calendars for the Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit in Chicago, IL, March 12–14, 2020. Registration will open in late fall 2019.

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Call for Abstracts Now Open

We invite you to participate in the ACS Program for Accreditation of Education Institutes’ Call for Abstracts. Submissions must be from original research, not previously published or presented. All abstracts received will be reviewed and considered for original paper, poster and innovative techniques presentations at the Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit.

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2019 ACS AEI Surgical Simulation-based Education Research

As you consider submitting an abstract to the 2020 Annual Surgical Simulation Summit, we offer research presented at last year’s meeting for review:

View the 2019 Original Papers Presentations

Session I

Moderator: Shimae C. Fitzgibbons MD, MEd, FACS, MedStar SiTEL and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Expansion of Surgical Simulation Through the Development of Economic Laparoscopic Simulators and Student-run Organizations
Jordan J. Baechle, BS, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee
Discussant: John T. Paige, MD, FACS, LSU Health–New Orleans School of Medicine Learning Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Grouped-based Video Feedback is as Effective and More Efficient than Personalized Video Feedback for Enhancing Skills of Surgical Interns
Yazan N. AlJamal, MBBS, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota
Discussant: Aimee K. Gardner, PhD, School of Allied Health Professions, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Proficiency Based Training Program for Performing Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery – How and Why to Learn the Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in the Military
Kyle Checchi, MD, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California
Discussant: Thenkurussi “Kesh” Kesavadas, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

Automated Assessment of Surgical Knot Tying
Elizabeth M. Huffman, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
Discussant: Jeremy M. Lipman, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland, Ohio

Comparing reverse half-hitch alternating post surgical knots and square knots for closure of enterotomy in a simulated deep body cavity: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Edward A. Sykes, PhD, Queen’s University, School of Medicine, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Discussant: Sharon Muret–Wagstaff, PhD, MPA, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Medical Student Perception and Confidence in Informed Consent, A Core EPA
Tiffany N. Anderson, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Discussant: Robert M. Sweet, MD, FACS, WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare and UW Medicine, Seattle, Washington

Session II

Moderator: Costas D. Lallas, MD, FACS, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Surgical Games: A Simulation-Based Structured Assessment of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Technical Skill
Karla J. Felix, PhD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York
Discussant: David R. Farley, MD, FACS, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

The Use of Virtual Humans to Assess Surgeon Communication Skills in a Simulated Laparotomy
D. Scott Lind, MD, University of Florida Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
Discussant: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Simulation Training for Endoscopic Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Nationwide Survey of Rural Surgeons’ Needs and Preferences Analysis
Shawn M. Purnell, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Discussant: Munier M. S. Nazzal, MBChb, FACS, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Knot-tying Struggles for Surgical Interns: Bare Hands vs. Gloves vs. Gloves with Butter
Nizamuddin Shaikh, MBBS, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota
Discussant: Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Use of Sensors to Quantify Procedural Idle Time: Validity Evidence for a New Mastery Metric
Kenneth H. Perrone, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Discussant: Sharon Muret–Wagstaff, PhD, MPA, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Using Causal Models in Psychomotor Performance Assessment
Alex L. Otto, BA, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Discussant: James M. Cooke, MD, University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan


View the 2019 Posters from Contributing Authors

Reserve Your Hotel Accommodations

Reserve your room at the Swissotel Chicago today to receive the ACS group rate. The Swissotel is the host hotel where all meetings, sessions and exhibits will be held.

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About the Summit

The Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit brings together members of the surgical simulation community including surgeons, academic engineers, medical students, residents, and simulation center directors, educators, administrators, technicians, and researchers. Attendees are provided with the opportunity to learn about the latest advances and cutting-edge initiatives in simulation-based surgical education and training, to present innovative research, and to share best practices. The program includes plenary sessions, interactive workshops, scientific paper presentations, posters, and plenty of networking opportunities. Concurrent sessions allow participants to tailor their experience based on educational needs and interests, including a special track designed for non-surgeons.

We look forward to seeing you in our headquarters city of Chicago, IL!

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