Skills Lab Update

Skills Lab Photos

By Gary S. Ulrich, DO, FAOAO, FACOS
Skills Lab Course Director

The  AOAO  sponsored  a  skills  lab  held  on  January  8,  2016  at  Marian  University  College  of Osteopathic  Medicine  in  Indianapolis,  Indiana.  The lab covered shoulder arthroscopy topics including repair and reconstructive techniques.  Based on discussion among those involved, I am very pleased and proud to report that the AOAO skills lab was a resounding success.  With generous support by Smith & Nephew, DePuy Synthes, DonJoy and Trice Medical, we were able to set up six lab stations.  Each station was equipped with shoulder specimens and a full arthroscopic equipment set up, accommodating two surgeons per specimen. 

The  lab  staff  members  were  extremely accommodating,  creating  an  extremely  user-friendly  environment  with  state  of  the  art  video equipment.  In  addition  to  the  lab  experience,  each  session  in  the  morning  and  afternoon contained short didactic session in the classroom.  It was a complete and thoroughly educational experience for all that attended. 

A repeat of this lab is tentatively scheduled at Marian for Friday, January 13, 2017. Watch for details online this summer.

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