ATiT organised another series of live surgery sessions on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October 2009 to support training provided by the European Academy for Gynaecological Surgery (EAGS) at +heAcademy House in Leuven. Endoscopic as well as other camera images were transmitted via IP videoconferencing as well as terrestrial microwave links between the operation theatre in the Heilig Hart Hospital (Leuven) and the EAGS Auditorium in Leuven (Belgium).
ATiT is working closely with +heAcademy to research and develop new methods to reliably distribute high quality images of live surgery at acceptable cost to support professional training for surgeons. ATiT uses appropriate technologies such as satellite, microwave and telecommunication networks.
The 24th edition of the Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology in 2008 was held this week in Barcelona where the ATiT team set up a very successful live demonstration session linking 3 operating theatres in the Istituto Dexeus with the conference venue in Forum de las Culturas 2004. These live surgery sessions were very popular with practitioners and provided a first hand view of some of the most recent practices and procedures in the area of human reproduction and embryology.
ATiT organised a live surgery session via Interactive TV in Leuven on 4th April for Integra LifeSciences Services which took place in the Faculty Club, Leuven.
This training session for surgeons coming from a number of different European countries included a live wireless TV link with an operation theatre in the nearby H. Hart Hospital where participants in the training workshop could watch and comment on the live surgery taking place, discussing procedures with the surgeon and her team while the operation was taking place.
ATiT managed the live surgery demonstration organised as part of a two day workshop supported by INTEGRA entitled "ANKLE ARTHROSIS:TAR, FOCUS ON THE HINTEGRA® PROSTHESIS" that took place on September 7 in the Begijnhof Congres Hotel, Leuven, Belgium. This demonstration allowed participants attending the workshop directly follow a surgeon in the Regionaal Ziekenhuis H.Hart, Leuven while she operated on a patient.
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.
On Tuesday 29th of June over three hundred medical specialists at the ESHRE 2004 Conference in Berlin were witness of the live demonstration of endoscopy at a hospital in Leuven. The event was organised and sponsored by Life Leuven (Belgium) and Karl Storz GmbH (Germany). ATiT co-ordinated the live satellite transmission of high quality images directly from the operation theatre into the auditorium at the ICC in Berlin where attendees were able to ask questions to the surgeon in Leuven.