Directors: Rui Maio | Raquel Santos | Francisca Leite | Cristina Pestana | Kris Maes | José Luís Passos Coelho
Simulation techniques are being applied today in a variety of training programs designed to enhance the skills of healthcare providers across clinical specialties. There is strong evidence that simulation training translates to better quality of care, improved patient outcomes, and contributes to lowering overall healthcare costs.
The Simulation in Surgical Oncology session will explore innovative surgical education methodologies, particularly regarding minimally invasive surgery, and the importance of simulation training to improve patient outcomes in onco-anesthesia. The value created in a patient-centered simulation strategy, the role of non-technical skills in surgical teams’ performance, and the ubiquitous role of simulation-based training in improving patient safety will also be addressed. Hands-on workshops using innovative surgical simulators and virtual reality technology will end the session.