About the Education Working Group
The purpose of the Education Working Group is to gather educators in university- and hospital faculties and work together on how mixed reality can be further applied to medical training.
Members of the working group can collaborate on projects, share research with one another, streamline the research and development being undertaken by our members, as well as encourage innovative thinking.
The working group is chaired by a lead and a deputy lead, and each subgroup has a lead and a deputy lead. The WG and subgroup executive committee are re-elected every two years.
Lead: Prof. Alfred Kow (Head of Division, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, National University Hospital)
Co-lead: Prof. Naeem Soomro (Co-Director in Robotic and Digital Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Director of Robotic Surgery, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Education and Training Working Group
- Prof. Darshan Bakshi (Co-Chief, Interventional Radiology, Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Calgary, Medical Director - Diagnostic Imaging Peter Lougheed Hospital Calgary Canada): lead/co-lead for postgraduate education
- Dr. Sven Goebel (Founding Director, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Perth Shoulder Clinic): Subgroup for Orthopaedic Surgery
Objectives of the Working Group
Advancing medical education
Advancing medical education and training & continued strengthening of the education andtraining process of young doctors and medicalstudentsv
Addresssing learning gaps
Addressing existing learning gaps of healthcare professionals
Provide support to institutions (monetary and non-monetary), hospitals, and universities to acceleratethe implementation of a variety of educational programmes
Continued recruitment of new members within domain