More than 300 teachers and students from the Canary Islands start in biomedical engineering with the ULPGC

During the Christmas period and within the program "Christmas Science in the Canary Islands 2017", the group of Medical and Audiovisual technology (GTMA) belonging to the Department of Signals and Communications of the University Institute of Biomedical Research and Sanitary-IUIBS of the ULPGC, has developed several training workshops and training in medical intervention technologies assisted by computer in seven educational centers of Gran Canaria and Tenerife with the active and enthusiastic involvement of more than 300 Participants. The Christmas Science program in the Canary Islands 2017 is promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Industry, commerce and knowledge, through the Canary Island Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI), in coordination with centers of Research, museums, universities and scientific societies, as well as entities linked to the diffusion of science and innovation. Each workshop, aimed at high school students and part of the faculty, has had a duration of six hours taught in a single day, as time and time agreed with each school. These workshops have been implemented in selected schools of Gran Canaria and Tenerife and have been carried out from 12 to 20 December. The training has been structured offering two hours of teacher training and four hours of activities with students in computer classrooms. The content of the workshops has been about the treatment of medical data and reconstruction of virtual models from data from various medical modalities using the software "open source" 3d slicer. Application to the construction of anatomical atlas and to the planning of surgical cases. It has also been carried out in each of them a basic practical demonstration of surgical training based on simulation, where they have been in video the operation of a professional simulator, their transfer to the operating room and, with the same software (Plus Toolkit and SlicerIGT, all open source) has rebuilt a very simple scenario in class with students. Another objective of the training workshops has been the use of the open anatomy browser for anatomy teaching, and the software and data installed in the educational center has been left so that, with the training taught at Teachers, they can use it in their classes. All the information and activities of the scientific Christmas 2017 can be consulted through the portal of the ACIISI.

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