Innovation & Technology Track - 1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Dallas, TX US
May 15, 2019

Surgical simulation is an increasingly prevalent aspect of surgical training. Emerging technologies such as novel haptic devices, sensor systems, and interactive virtual environments could play a major role in driving the future of technology-mediated surgical training. In this 2-hour workshop, participants from clinical fields, as well as engineering and computer science will collaborate in small groups on brainstorming innovative uses or creation of technology within key topic areas. The groups will be responsible for developing a year-long collaborative research plan with the goal of leading to two scholarly outputs (e.g., clinical and engineering journal papers) and a potential grant application on the chosen topic. Example topic areas include: high fidelity haptics, improved needle-based simulations, technology for team dynamics and team training, interactive simulated patients, etc. To help facilitate the creation of new technology, engineering faculty from UT Dallas will present potential avenues either through the UT Design program or individual research labs.

Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Psychologists, Nurses, Residents, Students  and Other Healthcare Professionals across multiple specialties who are involved and/or interested in simulation training, simulation-related research and quality improvement.

Learning Objectives

After attending this symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Implement and/or design products to enhance simulation education working collaboratively in groups.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/15/2019 - 1:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/15/2019 - 4:00pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center
2001 Inwood Road
West Campus Building 3, Simulation Center, 3rd Floor
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

There will be signs pointing to the designated session.


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this LIVE activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in an activity that was designated for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA
  • 2.00 Attendance


There are no more spaces available for this course.