Gimbernat Surgical Symposium
On the past 24th of February we held our first Surgical Symposium for medical students.
We had the pleasure to listen to the conferences of Dr. Salvador Navarro (Parc Taulí, Sabadell), who talked about the ATLS management of a polytraumatic patient and its implementation in Spain, and Dr. Julio Mayol (Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid) who gave a lecture about the future of surgery.
Also, medical students from all of the catalan faculties could do dynamic workshops. They could learn about the management of a politrauma patient using a simulation room, practise plastic surgery techniques such as skin grafts or flaps, sew up a cardiac valve in an animal heart, proceed to use an arthroscopy device with traumatology surgeons, practise ophtalmology surgery skills, attend suture workshops and even do a medical escape room.
Between the workshops, we had a brunch organised for students to ask the doctors and residents questions and concerns about their speciality.
At the end of the day, we had a closure act in which we thanked all participants and did a special mention to our professor Dr. Manuel Pera for his implication in the organization of the symposium.
We hope it was a rewarding experience for all the assistants. We are looking forward to seeing you again at Scalpel 2021.