Lumenis Ltd announced its formal partnership with the AdventHealth Nicholson Center (Orlando, Florida) to create a dedicated Center of Excellence as a medical training program. The Center of Excellence will provide physicians large-scale educational programs in a safe, optimized environment during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. As a leading medical training facility, Nicholson can service all Lumenis specialties and provide a turnkey, on-demand operation expediting surgical best-practice distribution.
To celebrate this new partnership, Lumenis and Nicholson Center held a successful two-day, hands-on transoral endoscopic laser microsurgery (TLM) course December 10-11. Laryngologists and head and neck physicians across the Americas safely attended the event, which included established faculty from health systems. To ensure the safest possible training experience, Lumenis worked closely with state and local officials, along with the AdventHealth COVID-19 Task Force, to establish and adhere to rigorous operational standards.
“During this unique and challenging moment in history, it is crucial that we continue to invest resources into quality physician training and education,” said J. Scott Magnuson, MD, chief medical officer, AdventHealth Nicholson Center, and medical director, head and neck surgery, AdventHealth Orlando. “Partnerships and events like these help us ensure that as the broader health ecosystem rises to meet this critical moment, the caliber of surgical care provided rises in step.”
The free hands-on course enabled all levels of practicing physicians to learn TLM techniques using the Lumenis UltraPulse DUO CO2 Laser with Digital AcuBlade Scanning Micromanipulator and FiberLase Flexible CO2 Laser Waveguide. With lab training conducted on human cadaveric specimens, didactics and educational objectives included identifying eligible patients, understanding patient positioning, advantages and limitations in the use of the CO2 laser, key technical mistakes to avoid, key procedural steps and postoperative care. To help master the methods, attendees watched and interacted with Dr. Bruce Haughey as he performed a live surgery, available to be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2KfxNX1.
“The Hands-On TLM Course provided me an excellent opportunity to learn from, and engage with, my peers during a time where that would otherwise be exceptionally challenging,” said Colby McLaurin, MD, of Oklahoma City. “I left the event with a broader knowledge base regarding how to best care for my patients using these exciting surgical modalities. I look forward to putting this knowledge into practice, and to engaging with Lumenis and Nicholson during future educational opportunities.”
To view Lumenis’s upcoming CME and non-CME training events for otolaryngologists, gynecologists, urologists, optometrists and others, held at the Nicholson Center, visit https://bit.ly/3d05Blt.