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The 11th Annual Meeting of the World Society of Simulation Surgery (WSSS)

The 11th Annual WSSS Meeting, The Developing Role of Simulation and Virtual Surgery in Education, will take place on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 and be held in conjunction with virtual Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

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The Developing Role of Simulation WSSS Annual Meetingand Virtual Surgery in Education will delve into programming that encompasses the evolution of surgery to meet current and future needs to improve surgical education and the landscape of simulation surgery. Such programming includes presentations like Wrist Kinematics - How to Use Existing Imaging Data to Create Surgical Simulators and Cleft Lip Repair - Use of Surgical Simulation as an Educational Tool.

Matthew HanasonoWe are excited to have Matthew M. Hanasono, MD, FACS, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Hanasono is Professor and Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship Program Director in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We look forward to his presentation, Applications of Simulation Surgery to Achieve Improved Precision in Head and Neck Surgery.

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Abstracts for the WSSS meeting will be accepted until Sept. 1, 2020. Submissions will be accepted in 10 different areas of simulation-assisted surgery, from 3D printing to robotics to image processing and virtual reality. To submit an abstract, click below.

WSSS Abstract Submissions

WSSS Meeting Schedule

8:00 — 8:10 a.m. Introductions

  • Howard (Howie) Levinson, MD, WSSS President-Elect
  • Arun Gosain, MD, WSSS President
  • Akira Yamada, MD, WSSS Secretary

8:10 — 9:15 a.m. Free Papers

9:15 — 10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion: The Developing Role of Simulation and Virtual Surgery in Surgical Education Panel

  • Moderators: Arun Gosain, MD, Howard (Howie) Levinson, MD, and Akira Yamada, MD
  • Panelists: Hooman Soltanian, MD: Wrist Kinematics - How to Use Existing Imaging Data to Create Surgical Simulators
  • Roberto Flores, MD: Cleft Lip Repair - Use of Surgical Simulation as an Educational Tool
  • Two more panelists (pending)

10:15 — 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 — 11:15 a.m. Free Papers

11:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker

  • - Matthew Hanasono, MD: Applications of Simulation Surgery to Achieve Improved Precision in Head and Neck Surgery

12:15 — 1:00 p.m. WSSS Business Meeting (closed session)

*Schedule subject to change


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