Periodic Reporting for period 2 - SurgASSIST (A novel 3D Stereoscopic e-learning SolutIon for theoretical Surgical Training) Período documentado: 2017-05-01 hasta 2018-09-30 Resumen del contexto y de los objetivos generales del proyecto The SurgASSIST project aims to improve surgical care by changing the way surgeons are educated. The SurgASSISTproject provides an online educational program, the INCISION Academy, that uses 3D visualizations (stereoscopicvideos and animations) to teach surgical procedures step-by-step, based on state-of-the-art scientific research and bestpracticesurgical care. Surgery is a three dimensional trade and the use of 3D stereoscopic techniques creates a uniqueand realistic online environment in which residents and surgeons can learn, train and be tested on best-practice basedsurgical procedures and anatomy. Potential users, surgicalresidents, surgical trainers, and surgeons, cope with an ever increasing workload and need tools to relieve workpressure and improve quality. After this project, the INCISION Academy will be available as worldwide surgicalonline training tool to train surgical residents with higher quality than before while saving time of surgical trainers.In addition, the INCISION Academy provides a timesaving online alternative for continued medical education ofsurgeons (CME). Trabajo realizado desde el comienzo del proyecto hasta el final del período abarcado por el informe y los principales resultados hasta la fecha The work of the project has been executed according to plan. The consortium has functioned well. The medical content creation work has been executed according to plan. The online Academy in its various versions has been launched, and learning tools have been developed. Commercial introduction has been started. In various countries we have worked with future clients and partners to gather feedback on the Academy and the functionalities. We have achieved accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and we have received endorsements from various European surgical societies such as ESSO, EHS and NVGIC. The first hospital contracts have been started, and actual usage of the Academy is occurring on a daily basis. Countries for dissemination and client introduction include: Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Turkey, India, Kenya, Ghana, South Arica, Lesotho, Indonesia, Egypt, US, UK, Portugal. Avances que van más allá del estado de la técnica e impacto potencial esperado (incluida la repercusión socioeconómica y las implicaciones sociales más amplias del proyecto hasta la fecha) The project has achieved all it’s ambitions and in addition has laid the groundwork for large future impact. Building on the structured approach to describing surgical procedures, work has been started to commence mapping Variations for surgical procedures in various countries and hospitals in order to better understand variances. Furthermore, the mapping will be used to generate research around the effectiveness of Variations to surgical procedures and to the contribution of surgical execution to clinical outcomes for patients.