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Inspiring Young Minds: AAGL SurgeryU Presents Live Surgical Webcast at The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Recently in Washington, D.C., AAGL SurgeryU presented a live surgical demonstration to a group of 5000 high school students who aspire to be future physicians and attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. The event took place on February 15, 2013 at 11am Eastern Time, and featured a live transmission of a robotically-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy being performed by Dr. Charles Miller at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL.

During the live event, Dr. Miller was able to interact in real-time with the event’s moderator, Dr. Steven Palter, and with students who were lined up at a microphone waiting to ask him questions while he performed the case. High definition video of the hour-long event was projected on multiple 26’x16’ screens at the event venue. Student questions ranged from the thought process behind becoming a surgeon to the benefits and drawbacks of minimally invasive surgery.

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“We are pleased to be expanding our reach with the SurgeryU platform to inspire young people who will be the future surgeons of the world and the future constituents of the AAGL,” said Linda Michels, Executive Director of the AAGL. “If we were able to inspire just a few of the 5000 assembled students to pursue a career path in minimally invasive surgery through our presentation of this event, then I think it was a worthwhile venture in our mission of advancing minimally invasive surgery worldwide.”


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