Schlieren - VirtaMed has entered into a partnership with the International Center for Endoscopic Surgery (CICE) in Clermont-Ferrand to implement the certification GESEA. VirtaMed simulators are used during surgical training.

The medical simulators specialist VirtaMed, which is headquartered in Schlieren in the canton of Zurich, is partnering with the International Center for Endoscopic Surgery (CICE) in Clermont-Ferrand in France, announced a statement. CICE recently inaugurated a training room using VirtaMed simulators for gynaecology to extend its surgical training programme.  

The training room is equipped with VirtaMed LaparoS simulators for gynaecological laparoscopy and GynoS simulators for hysteroscopy. According to the statement, CICE is an internationally renowned training centre for endoscopy and was the first in Europe to introduce the European certification GESEA. CICE and VirtaMed will together integrate VirtaMed’s mixed reality simulators into the CICE training programme and develop a comprehensive training concept. 

“We chose the VirtaMed simulators because they offer a training environment that is very close to what we experience in the operating room and at the same time it offers objective performance evaluation criteria,” said Professor Revaz Botchorishvili, Director of CICE, in the statement. 

“VirtaMed’s simulators are designed with the premise of teaching manual skills based on state-of-the-art learning psychology findings in a highly realistic environment,” said Martina Vitz, Senior Vice-President Training and Education at VirtaMed. She continued that the collaboration supported their efforts towards standardized and proficiency-based training, not only for novices but also for more advanced doctors. 

VirtaMed is located in the the IJZ innovation and startup company center and is a member of Start Smart Schlieren.

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