Research and simulation in the menu of the National Academy of Surgery in Amiens

Organized by Professors Olivier Jardé and Bernard Devauchelle, the National Academy of Surgery rescheduled session was themed “The Convergence of Research and Simulation.” Several surgeons from Amiens followed each other during the morning to present new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in orthopaedics, digitized ankle prostheses, maxillofacial surgery, precision surgery and cancer biology, as well as surgical robotics in spine surgery and functional neurosurgery.

Then they participated in the visit ofInstitute of Faces, the center of expertise in plastic surgery. The institute was established in 2009 by Professors Bernard Devauchelle and Sylvie Testelin, following the first global transplant they performed in 2005.

Center for research and education about maxillofacial surgery, unique in Europe, its objective is to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in order to restore the form and function of disfigured faces after a congenital malformation, trauma or tumor.

The Faire Faces Institute is a symbolic place that places great importance on research and innovation. The field he explores is very complex as heterologous transplantation constitutes a lot of research subjects and therefore adaptation to new practices.underlines Albert-Claude Benhamou, president of the National Academy of Surgery and a vascular surgeon himself.

Brigitte Macron together with Albert-Claude Benhamou, president of the National Academy of Surgery (left).

From royal surgery to augmented surgery

The Academy is the predecessor of the Royal Academy of Surgery established in 1731 by Georges Mareschal, the first surgeon of Louis XV. Regular and associate members, honorary members, foreign members, free members, represent various surgical specialties.

Among its missions are the evaluation of the development of the technical aspects of the surgical art and their changes, the determination of good surgical practices, the control of the conditions of the specific exercise of surgery, and the evaluation of the training and recruitment of surgeons. .

During his weekly sessions, he presents the technological and social innovations and contributions of 13 surgical specialties and interventional medicine in their environment. Its close links with the ecosystem of manufacturers and start-ups allow it to monitor the fields of training, innovation and excellence in French surgery internationally.

I remain convinced that robotics and simulation is the future of surgery. We do not agree to board an aircraft without the pilot having previously done a simulation in an aircraft. The robot will provide security. This postponed session is a recognition for all of us, for FND, CU, Greco and SimUSanté »assures Professor Olivier Jardé, surgeon and academic in Amiens.

Members of the National Academy of Surgery then went to the SimUSanté simulation center, Europe’s largest multipurpose center for health simulation, in the company of First Lady Brigitte Macron, whose arrival was announced in the morning.

Professor Bernard Devauchelle during a visit to the Faire Faces Institute with members of the National Academy of Surgery.

A scientific immersion in a simulated environment

SimUSanté is being developed in 4000 m² of high-tech educational equipment and faithfully recreated working environments: home, pharmacy, hospital, helicopter make it the largest multi-purpose health simulation center in Europe.

The faithful reconstruction of places of institutional care, homes or liberal practices allows professional situations, simulated and contextualized, as close as possible to reality and the development of role-playing games to improve the caregiver-patient relationship.

One hundred and fifty care simulators of varying complexity, 15 of which are high-tech, reproduce physiological failures or 3D environments (virtual reality in radiotherapy). A video recording system with instant or synchronous retransmission makes it possible to summarize and analyze situations on site or remotely.

This day was an opportunity to talk about tomorrow’s surgery and in particular the Group for research and studies in robotic surgery (Greco). Led by the University of Picardie Jules-Verne, it contributes to medical advances related to the field of robotics. The institute uses the latest technologies, especially robotic assistance during operations in order to reduce surgery, hospitalization and recovery time, patient pain is reduced with minimally invasive and safe operations. So El Greco was able to achieve nine world firsts and one European first in this field.


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