By entering your name, email, and ASiT Membership number in the form below, you will be given full access to the new curriculum, which includes the provision of remote live surgery demonstrations, cadaveric masterclasses, and interactive lectures, as well as an extensive range of virtual and immersive events.
ASiT and Proximie are delighted to announce the creation of a series of remotely accessible interactive masterclasses and live surgery sessions hosted on the Proximie platform and made exclusively available to you.
Our technology platform facilitates the sharing of expertise between clinicians in an effort to reduce variation in care and improve patient outcomes. Using a combination of integrated proprietary technologies, the platform empowers clinicians to virtually collaborate with each other, before, during and after surgery.
Founded by Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram FRCS (Plast), BEM, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Head of Clinical Innovation at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, our platform has been created with the needs of trainees and surgeons in mind. It is being used by hospitals, the UK military, universities, medical device companies, and most recently to support in the fight against COVID-19. We are fundamentally changing the way clinicians train, interact, apply their expertise and provide optimum patient care now and in the future.
“COVID-19 has presented a unique challenge to delivering care to our patients and surgical training,” says ASiT President, Mr. Joshua Burke. “Proximie is a technological solution that will facilitate additional, virtual links between trainees and expert surgical mentors, enabling them to experience live surgeries and masterclasses as adjuncts to clinical training. The partnership is an innovation in collaborative surgical education to support trainees, help to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on training and facilitate their drive towards becoming the expert surgeons of tomorrow.”
The collaboration will provide each of ASiT’s 3,700 members with unrestricted access to virtual training programmes that have been tailored to the educational needs and interests of trainees. Our purpose-built augmented reality tools will enable trainees and mentors to virtually interact in sessions, providing a rich and immersive learning experience. ASiT members will also have access to our bespoke online video library, which will house each and every ASiT masterclass. Our unique technology will enable members to view the classes at any time following publication, either alone or in a group session. They will also be able to utilise augmented reality tools to further enhance the collaborative experience and populate their own personalised video learning library.
Proximie’s unique combination of machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality will enable trainees to experience the same sights, sounds and signals as they would during real procedures.
In line with ASiT’s commitment to the highest standards of surgical training, our collaboration platform will equip trainees with the tools they need to prepare, perform and perfect any surgical procedure. For example, a trainee who is learning to perform a hernia repair can view the procedure pre-operatively in our curated video library, perform surgery with virtual guidance from a remote clinician and subsequently review video of their performance with a supervisor in order to perfect their technique. The technology is lightweight and easily accessible by trainees from anywhere in the world. The success of our platform is well established, having already been used to facilitate virtual training programmes in plastic surgery and urology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and to support ENT teaching performed in conjunction with the Keele Anatomy & Surgical Training Centre. Proximie has also been used by the International Hip Preservation Society (ISHA) to host educational sessions, enabling the society to reach audiences from all four corners of the world.
The partnership denotes a new era in surgical training. By providing remotely accessible, interactive masterclasses, ASiT and Proximie seek to empower trainees to take ownership of their educational needs and further their training in a meaningful way.