Taking place at Device Technologies’ education facility in Sydney, NSW, on Monday November 5th, the event invited multiple hospital groups and organisations together to collaborate on the most effective ways in which medical education can be accessed.
With face-to-face, on-the-job training becoming an ever important part of clinical education, the need to incorporate more efficient means of sharing and building knowledge has become an issue that all healthcare professionals need to address.
Digital education options have become increasingly available and utilised, helping to build a foundation that provides health care professionals with the opportunity for rapid learning and information retention.
The symposium aimed to address this topic, allowing hospitals, university groups, industry and government representatives to come together for a hands-on experience, and to collaborate on the latest medical education technologies.
Being an industry-first event, the delegation had the opportunity to have a hands-on experience using the latest digital education technologies. These included virtual reality courses for operating room and hospital procedures, clinical augmented reality courses, digital conferencing, Live-Point-of-View remote support (for regional and remote locations) and video production and e-learning for operating theatres.
Among the delegates who were invited to the event included representatives from the NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI), Ramsay Healthcare, and Southern Cross Hospitals in New Zealand.
The event also featured multiple speakers and experts in the field of digital health education, including Futures Medical Business Manager Andy Hansen, and a virtual reality contingent from the University of Newcastle. The event was opened by Device Technologies’ CEO, Michael Trevaskis.
“The day was a great success, particularly the round table discussion in the afternoon,” elaborated Hansen.
“This provided a rare forum for representatives from private and public hospital groups in Australia and NZ, academics, clinicians, educators and technology creators to come together to discuss challenges and the potential solutions.
“The wealth of cutting edge technology present on the day left everyone feeling optimistic about what can be achieved”.