Simulation-Based Education in Cardiac And Thoracic Surgery (Ongoing)

Posted On 2022-09-07 11:57:47

The series on “Simulation-Based Education In Cardiac And Thoracic Surgery” is edited by Prof. Leizl Joy Nayahangan from Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation(Denmark), Prof. Lars Konge from Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation(Denmark) and Prof. René Horsleben Petersen from Copenhagen University Hospital (Denmark).

Leizl Joy Nayahangan, RN, MHCM, MHPE
Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Copenhagen, Denmark

Leizl Joy Nayahangan is a full-time researcher at the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES) Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management and has recently finished her Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Her main research centers on simulation-based education and curriculum development. Leizl has led national and international needs assessment processes to identify content for simulation-based curricula. She is interested in the assessment of learning and is now focusing on implementation science in simulation. She has been an invited speaker on simulation-based training and has conducted several workshops on curriculum development at international meetings.

Leizl advocates for the wide implementation of evidence-based simulation-based education as integral part of the medical and surgical curricula.

Lars Konge, MD, PhD
Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, University of Copenhagen and The Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lars Konge is a certified cardio-thoracic surgeon and the head of research at the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. He has a Ph.D. in assessment and his main research areas are simulation-based training and certification of technical skills. Professor Konge is one of the world’s most active researchers in medical education and has published more than 200 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He has been the supervisor on 17 Ph.D.-dissertations and is currently supervising 14 Ph.D.-students regarding projects including simulation.

René Horsleben Petersen, MD, PhD
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Prof. Petersen is an international expert in Minimal Invasive Thoracic Surgery and has personal experience of undertaking more than1500 Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomies, Segmentectomies and Thymectomies at his centre, which is leading in Europe with more than 3000VATS Lobectomies and Segmentectomies performed overall.

In more than a decade he has led clinical immersions at his centre with participation clinics around the world, and he has proctored many thoracic surgeons in VATS Lobectomy by a Standardized Anterior Approach. He has given numerous lectures and educational seminars on VATS Lobectomy, performed live surgery and presented at numerous international conferences.

He has published widely in international peer-review adjournals within the topics: VATS Lobectomy, VATS Segmentectomy, VATS thymectomy, VATS Education and Simulation, Enhanced Recovery and Lung Cancer Screening.

He acts as a councilor of the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS) and is on the editorial board and reviewer for several scientific journals.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in health care management.

Series outline:

  1. Editorial: Simulation-based Education in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
  2. Simulation-based training in Robot-assisted Thoracic Surgery (RATS)
  3. Simulation-based training in Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  4. Learning curves in RATS and VATS
  5. Assessment of skills in cardio-thoracic surgery
  6. Full-immersion virtual reality simulation in cardio-thoracic surgery
  7. 3-D printing in cardio-thoracic surgery
  8. Use of animal specimen and live animals for training in cardio-thoracic surgery
  9. Non-technical skills training in cardio-thoracic surgery
  10. Cardio-thoracic training in China

The special series “Simulation-Based Education In Cardiac And Thoracic Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Shanghai Chest without any funding or sponsorship. Leizl Joy Nayahangan, Lars Konge and René Horsleben Petersen are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the special series.