COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

The Simulare Cleft Simulator has been validated by expert pediatric surgeons and pediatric plastic surgery fellows. All found it to be realistic, anatomically accurate and invaluable as a training tool. Comprehensive cleft training workshops have been run in conjunction with didactic teaching to accelerate anatomical and procedural knowledge. Comprehensive cleft training workshops using the cleft simulator in combination with didactic teaching have demonstrated accelerated understanding of anatomy and improved surgical skills.

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Dale J Podolsky, David M. Fisher, Karen W. Wong, Thomas Looi, James M Drake, Christopher R. Forrest. Evaluation and Implementation of a high-fidelity cleft palate simulator. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In Press.
  2. Dale J Podolsky, David M. Fisher, Karen W. Wong, Thomas Looi, James M Drake, Christopher R. Forrest. Infant robotic cleft palate surgery: a feasibility assessment using a realistic cleft palate simulator. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In Press.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. DJ Podolsky, DM Fisher, KW Wong, JM Drake, CR Forrest. Development of a robotic approach to cleft palate repair. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2015: 23(2) Summer: 127.
  2. D. Podolsky, D. Fisher, K. Wong, T. Looi, R. Patel, J. Drake, C. Forrest. Development of a high-fidelity pediatric cleft palate phantom and feasibility testing using a da Vinci® surgical system. The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics. London, UK. 2015 June: 35-36.

 

PRESENTATIONS

  1. The application of surgical robotics in craniofacial and cleft care. The 16th Congress of International Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ISCFS). Tokyo, Japan. Sept 18th, 2015. Presenter(s): Dale J Podolsky, David M. Fisher, Karen W Wong, Thomas Looi, James M Drake, Christopher R. Forrest.
  2. Development of a high-fidelity pediatric cleft palate phantom and feasibility testing using a da Vinci® surgical system. Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics. London, UK. June 22nd, 2015. Presenter(s): D. Podolsky, D. Fisher, K. Wong, T. Looi, R. Patel, J. Drake, C. Forrest.
  3. Development and validation of a high-fidelity cleft palate simulator. Operation Smile NEXT Conference. Vriginia Beach, USA. June 6th, 2015. Presenter(s): Dale J Podolsky, David M. Fisher, Karen W Wong, Thomas Looi, James M Drake, Christopher R. Forrest.
  4. Development of a robotic approach to cleft palate repair. Phase 1: Creation and validation of a cleft palate simulator. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. 72nd Annual Meeting and Symposia. April 24th, 2015. Presenter(s): Dale J Podolsky, David M Fisher, Karen W Wong, Thomas Looi, James M Drake, Christopher R Forrest.
  5. Development of a robotic approach to cleft palate repair. Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) Meeting. June 5th, 2015. Presenter(s): DJ Podolsky, DM Fisher, KW Wong, JM Drake, CR Forrest