Setting up managing the simulation

12.00 – 15.00 December 2nd, 2017  A5

Vilma Jūratė Balčiūniene, MD, PhD
Reda Žemaitienė, MD, PhD
Arvydas Gelžinis, MD, PhD
Goda Miniauskiene, MD,PhD
Dovilė Buteikienė, MD, PhD

Vilma Jūratė Balčiūniene, MD, PhD
Reda Žemaitienė, MD, PhD
Arvydas Gelžinis, MD, PhD

Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The importance of surgical simulation is now widely recognized for ophthalmologists at all levels of experience and access to a broad range of low and high technology is increasing all the time. Various forms of medical simulation such as wet laboratories, mannequins, animal and cadavers, simulated patients, simulated hospital environments, simulated laser or surgical models are designed to enhance the trainees learning experience. Simulation in ophthalmology education and training can be used for the training of undergraduate medical and healthcare students, residents, as well as in continuing professional development. Intravitreal injections (IVT) wet lab training was chosen as an example for this course.

Intended outcomes
Participants will learn principles of simulation-based training in ophthalmology, imaging ophthalmic diagnostic procedures (fundus photography, angiography and optical coherence tomography), IVT injection technique, possible complications and its management.

During an interactive lectures theory of simulation in ophthalmology and essentials of intravitreal therapy will be discussed. Course attendees will have opportunity practice the injections in wet lab, will be able to discuss and put questions to instructors.

Who should attend?
Medical students, residents, junior doctors and ophthalmologists, willing to perform IVT injections should attend the course.