Tuesday September 27, 2016

Shafi Ahmed - Director Medical Realities at CopenX, September 2016

Hear his fascinating speak about how Virtual and Augmented reality can revolutionize surgical education and training, particularly for developing countries. After centuries of training surgeons in crowded operating theatres, Ahmed thinks that virtual and augmented reality can be used to train tens of thousands of students simultaneously. Shafi Ahmed and his team performed the first VR surgery back in April 2016, live streamed and 100% free of charge.

Shafi is colorectal cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s hospitals. Associate Dean at Barts and the London Medical School. In 2015 awarded the Silver Scalpel award as the best national trainer in surgery by the Association of Surgeons in Training. He has been elected a member of council for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and sits on a number of advisory panels for government.

Medical Realities is an innovative group offering medical training products, specializing in virtual reality, augmented reality and serious games. By using consumer-level virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift, Medical Realities can reduce the cost of training, reach a wider audience & provide a completely safe learning environment for medical students.



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