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This course will serve as an introduction to the advanced robotic curriculum, and will also expose participants to the skill sets necessary to safely perform advanced robotic pancreatic resections. The UPMC Robotic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (HPB) program under the direction of Dr. David Bartlett and Dr. Herbert Zeh is a highly accomplished surgical program. This team has performed over 600 major pancreatic and liver resections, including nearly 300 pancreaticoduodenectomies and more than 100 robotic liver resections. They have published a number of highly-cited articles in this field. Over the last several years, this program has dedicated significant resources to developing a comprehensive proficiency-based curriculum for advanced robotic skills.
7 a.m. Case Observation (Robotic Whipple*)
3 p.m. Didactic Session
Robotic nurse coordinator
Robotic distal pancreatectomy
Overview of robotic simulation and training curriculum
Overview of biotissue drills/testing
6 p.m. Working Dinner
Video presentations: scope of robotic HPB cases
7 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Simulator/ Inanimate and Biotissue Skill Evaluations
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 4 p.m. Cadaver Lab
*If surgical procedure is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, a previously recorded full-length procedure will be used for discussion
Maximum attendance: 6 surgeons
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
For more information, please contact:
Daniel Battista, MBA, Administrative Director
UPMC Center for Advanced Robotics Training (CART)