Samiullah Bhatti, Dr1, Awais A Malik, Dr2, Shabbar H Changezi, Dr1, Usman I Butt, Dr1, Waris Farooka, PhD1, Mahmood Ayyaz, Prof1. 1Services Hospital Lahore, 2Lahore General Hospital
Introduction: Laparoscopic surgery is the cornerstone of modern surgical practices. Young trainees, who are trained on simulators, can achieve basic laparoscopic skills that are comparable to those achieved after traditional training in the operating room. These simulators are very expensive and are not affordable by residents in a low economic country like Pakistan.
Methods and Procedures: A competition was held at a surgical conference to allow for residents to come up with ideas to design their own simulators. A team of consultants visited and tested each simulator for uniqueness, looks, effectiveness, cost and reproducibility.
Results: 97 residents from various hospitals participated in the competition. A total number of 11 simulators were made by all the residents. Simulator named “Galilleo” won the 1st prize, while simulator named “I-Simulator” and “periscope” won the second and third prize respectively.
Conclusion: Medical competitions are a healthy activity which can probe residents to think out of the way and come up with ideas which can benefit themselves as well as others.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 93524
Program Number: P409
Presentation Session: Poster Session (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster