Published on 1/20/2021

PrecisionOS, pioneers of the Surgical Mastery Platform™, announced today its partnership with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and global medical technology supplier CONMED as they host the world’s first interactive webinar featuring leading hip surgeons. These experts will engage in a fully interactive surgery session using the PrecisionOS virtual reality (VR) platform.

“The opportunity for PrecisionOS to connect surgeons through an immersive virtual learning environment is an incredible honor,” says Danny Goel, M.D., an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PrecisionOS. “It is time to convert our innovation to patient-centered results. We are committed to demonstrating ongoing successful use and integration of our platform to show how we are impacting patient care. I am excited to witness my peers in action as they combine their talents to educate others from around the world without leaving their homes.”

The cutting-edge surgery expert discussion will be led by McMaster University’s Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chair, Olufemi R. Ayeni, M.D.; Professor and Surgeon-in-Chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Bryan T. Kelly, M.D.; and leading Orthopaedic Surgeon from the Crystal Clinic, Jovan Laskovski, M.D. Joining them will be:

Shane J. Nho, M.D., M.S.

Andrea Spiker, M.D.

John J. Christoforetti, M.D.

Chad Mather III, M.D., M.B.A.

“We are continuously working to stay up-to-date on the latest news and in medical technologies and surgical protocol developments,” says Laura M. Downes, CAE, CEO of AANA. “The PrecisionOS platform enables Orthopaedic Surgeons to experience both a comprehensive and realistic simulation setting with high-caliber education. We could not be more thrilled than to witness VR continue to elevate the future standard of surgeon training programs.”

PrecisionOS looks forward to providing the virtual operating room in which these world-renowned hip surgeons will collaborate remotely from their homes, performing and discussing hip arthroscopy surgery in real time.

“We are proud to play an active role with PrecisionOS and AANA in the evolution of surgeon education,” says Patrick J. Beyer, President International & Global Orthopaedics at CONMED. “Delivering surgeon-to-surgeon education virtually with PrecisionOS VR technology has the potential to compliment traditional education methods in a positive way.”

“As a surgeon, I am really excited for the surgeon educators, learners and patients in our profession,” says Dr. Goel. “Offering a platform whereby collaboration and mentorship can occur without travel eliminates many barriers to providing high-quality education on a global scale. The opportunity to be involved in this capacity drives us closer to achieving our mission of being a world leader in surgical training. We continue to elevate our deliberate practice model through our partners like AANA and CONMED and continue to push the potential of our software.”

Join the webinar:

The world’s first virtual surgery webinar will take place on January 28 at 7 p.m. CST / 8 p.m. EST. Registration is required for this event. Space is limited so be sure to register today. Once you’ve completed registration you will receive a confirmation email and calendar invitation.

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About PrecisionOS

PrecisionOS is an award-winning software platform founded by a team of clinical Orthopaedic Surgeons and game developers to create the most relevant and applicable medical-grade-VR-simulation experience. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the company’s mission is to provide first-in-class orthopaedic surgical training on a global scale. Given its focus on surgical education, PrecisionOS is a CME provider through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is the only scientifically validated, peer-reviewed, independently assessed and published immersive virtual reality product on the market. It has been tested among its end users and customers resulting in business relationships with some of the top medical device companies, professional societies and leading residency programs in the industry.

About AANA

AANA is an international professional organization of more than 6,000 Orthopaedic Surgeons and other medical professionals who are committed to advancing the field of minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery to improve patient outcomes.

About CONMED

CONMED is a medical technology company that provides surgical devices and equipment for minimally invasive procedures. Surgeons and physicians in a variety of specialties use the company’s products, including orthopaedics, general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery and gastroenterology.

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