The Lapco program is a proven one-of-a-kind training delivery approach, that is held in high regard across the international surgical community. By bringing this program to Medtronic, we made a significant impact on training for the safe adoption of minimally invasive surgery across the emerging markets. The Lapco team comprises of an excellent faculty who are very engaging to work with and are global experts in their respective fieldBhavesh Barot- Senior Director, Surgical Innovations (Medtronic)
AGES ran our first Lapco Train the Trainer workshop in 2018 and have since run 5 workshops in conjunction with Mark & Tom. Such was the positive feedback & benefit gained from these courses, our society has undertaken to make it a core requirement for training supervisors to undertake this course. From a personal point of view having completed a Masters in Surgical Education it was great to be part of a course on teaching that bought the high-end theory of education back to a simple framework that allows surgeons the get on with teaching in the theatre environment in a safe manner that empowers their trainees.Dr Stuart Salfinger MBBS, FRANZCOG, CGO, M Surg Ed Certified Gynaecologic Oncologist, President – Australasian Gynaecologic Endoscopy & Surgery Society.
As surgical robotics is increasingly adopted, we have a responsibility to ensure optimal training of Versius which begins with our trainers and surgeon preceptors. CMR has always had a strong focus on the responsible introduction of surgical robotics in which training plays a key role. Lapco has an excellent reputation, and we are delighted to be working with them to deliver their Train the Trainers programme.Mark Slack, CMR Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer
The Lapco programme is transforming how MIS colon surgery is being taught in the USA, expanding it’s availability to patients, fostering the advancement of telementoring, changing how professional society trains colleagues to learn new procedures, and advancing graduate surgical training to promote safe, independent work by trainees in the operating room. This national impact is nothing short of astounding.Brain J. Dunkin, MD, FACS, President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)