Live interactive medical TV transmission from Strasbourg to the 26th Annual Meeting of ESHRE in RomeSubmitted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 16:02
On behalf of the ESHRE Special Interest Group Reproductive Surgery, ATiT produced a 3 hour long live interactive satellite TV broadcast of surgical interventions on Tuesday 29 June 2010. This session was coordinated and moderated by Professor Stephan Gordts from LIFE Leuven. The programme connected three operation theatres in the Hospital Maternité Schiltigheim, IRCAD Strasbourg, with an audience of about 1000 participants of the ESHRE conference in one of the large auditoriums of the Fiera di Roma. Amongst the operating surgeons were Prof. Dr. Arnaud Wattiez abd Dr. Joseph Nassif (IRCAD Strasbourg), Dr. Sara Brucker (Uni-Frauenklinik Tübingen), Dr. Rudi Campo, (LIFE Leuven), Dr. Antoine Watrelot (Part-Dieu Lyon), Dr. Guardin and Dr. Hummel (IRCAD Strasbourg).
More than 6 cameras, 2 SNG links and 2 satellite channels were used to capture and transmit the images of the gynaecological interventions in the best possible quality. Operating surgeons answered questions from the audience while demonstrating innovative surgical techniques and procedures. Amongst the cases were Deep endometriosis, Vaginoplasty Rokitansky, Hysteroscopic septum, Endometriotic cysts, Laparoscopic myomectomy, Transvaginal ovarian drilling and finally Tubal anastomosis.
The programme, sponsored by Karl Storz lasted for more than three hours and was received very well by about a thousand viewers. The viewers in the auditorium were impressed with the scientific quality of the programme as well as with the technical and organisational quality of the live transmissions.
Live interactive medical TV transmission from 6 Operation Theatres to the EBCOG Conference in AntwerpSubmitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 21:20
On Friday 7 May 2010, ATiT produced on behalf of +he Academy (The European Academy for Gynaecological Surgery) live demonstrations of surgical interventions organised by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists, the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. The programme connected six operation theatres in two Belgian Hospitals (UZ Gasthuisberg in Leuven and Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg ZOL in Genk) with a large auditorium in Antwerp.
More than 10 cameras, 3 satellite uplinks and 4 satellite channels were used to capture and transmit the images of the gynaecological interventions in the best possible quality to the Koningin Elizabethzaal in Antwerp where hundreds of participants could follow 4 operations simultaneously. Operating surgeons answered questions from the audience while demonstrating innovative surgical techniques and procedures. The programme, sponsored by Storz, Intuitive Surgical, Covidien and AMS, lasted for more than three hours and was received very well by the hundreds of viewers.
13 surgeons from all over Europe carried out operations such as Robotic Radical Hysterectomy, Urogynaecology, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Ureter Endometriosis or a Laparoscopic BSO and Pelvic Lymphadenectomy. The viewers in the auditorium were impressed with the scientific quality of the programme as well as with the technical and organisational quality of the live transmissions.
The 25th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology taking place in Amsterdam from 28 June - 1 July 2009 included a series of live surgery sessions, sponsored by Storz and realised by a team from ATiT.
These sessions featured four operations, broadcast live by satellite from the Heilig Hart Hospital in Leuven to the conference site in Amsterdam. Satellite uplink services were provided by Headline, the Brussels based SNG specialists.
The operations were related to laparoscopic myomectomy, endometriosis, operative hysteroscopy and transvaginal laparoscopy. Between 500 and 600 participants attending the conference site could interact with the surgeons during operations and in this way were able to follow the very latest reproductive surgical operational practices and procedures.
On Tuesday 3 July 2007, during the ESHRE Lyon 2007 Conference on Human Reproduction and Embryology, ATiT produced a live video transmission from the operation theatres of the hospitals of IVI in Valencia (Spain) and Hotel Dieu in Clermont Ferrand (France). During this 3 hour Live Surgery Session sponsored by Storz, over 600 people watched high quality live video images of specialist surgeons carrying out innovative operation techniques. The live transmission was possible by using satellite TV, while the viewers present in the Salle Lumiere in Lyon could ask questions directly to the operating surgeon.
On Tuesday 20 June 2006, ATiT produced the interactive satellite TV programme with live demonstrations of operative technologies for surgeons during the 2006 ESHRE Conference in Prague. Well over 1000 people attended these live demonstrations that were transmitted live from the Mother and Child Institute in Prague. This part of the conference was organised by Prof. S. Gordts from the Leuven Institute for Fertility and Embryology (L.I.F.E.) and included demonstrations by Dr. R. Campo, Dr. E. Kucera, Dr. Ferro and Professor Gordts.
This year's ESGE Conference, held at the Athens Hilton, started with a successful demonstration session. Four hospitals in Greece, Germany and Austria were connected via satellite, microwave and telephone to the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy Conference in Athens in a 4 hour long interactive TV programme, produced by ATiT. Gynaecologists from over 30 countries were able to see live operations from 8 operation theatres, and discuss innovative endoscopic techniques with their colleagues.