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  • OPENING CEREMONY AND RIBBON CUTTING
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

SURGICAL INNOVATION TRAINING LABORATORY (SITL)

The SITL is an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Accredited Level-1 Comprehensive Institute, as well as an appointed Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Test Center through the Society of American and Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). The lab facilitates surgical training for University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) medical students and residents from Departments of Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and residents from other affiliated hospitals. The SITL also provides robotic surgical training for attending surgeons across the country in both basic and advanced levels.

Facility

The newly constructed Surgical Innovation Training Laboratory (SITL) is a unique 17,000 square feet training and research facility due to its history, location, technology and laboratory features. The new lab is a prolongation and evolution of the previous Surgical Skills Laboratory (SSL) concept but with the newest innovations. The previous SSL was founded in 2008 by Dr. Pier Giulianotti, a pioneer in robotic surgery, and was the first facility worldwide to offer robotic surgery training to residents.

SURGICAL INNOVATION RESEARCH

One of the key features that separates the SITL from other training laboratories/facilities is the strong presence of research activities that relate to training methodology, technology-enabled clinical procedures and surgical technology innovation. By applying artificial intelligence, machine learning from big surgical training data, and using advanced virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, we are able to develop new training matrixes, curriculums and courses that flatten the learning curves, thus shortening the learning time for surgeons to master the new technologies in the operating room.

Surgical Innovation Training Laboratory Virtual Grand Opening And Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Surgical Innovation Training Laboratory

Presentation of SITL

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Surgical Innovation and Training Laboratory (SITL)
Neuropsychiatric Institute Building (NPI)
912 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612 - United States