Symposium and course will cover latest in robotic techniques

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Reflecting the growth of robotics in modern surgery, the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine will host a 3-day event covering developments in robotic surgery.

Reflecting the growth of robotics in modern surgery, the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine will host a 3-day event covering developments in robotic surgery. The first Pacific Rim Robotics International Symposium and Advanced Robotic Techniques (ART) of Prostatectomy Course takes place Jan. 5-7, 2006 in Anaheim, CA.

The symposium is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the impact of robotic surgery in five specialty areas: urology, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, and neurosurgery. Organizers say the first of its kind 2-day symposium will feature an international perspective on multidisciplinary surgical techniques in robotic surgery. The symposium will include expert lectures, videos, poster sessions, exhibits, and live operating room broadcasts of surgical robotic procedures. It is directed by Ralph V. Clayman, MD, and Elspeth M. McDougall, MD, both of the University of California, Irvine.

The 1-day ART course will focus on advances in technology and the latest in surgical approaches as they relate to laparoscopic, robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies.

For more information, visit www.pacrimrobotics.com.

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