Each month the division provides educational and training seminars in various areas of minimally invasive surgery.
These are sponsored by Ethicon EndoSurgery, a division of Johnson and Johnson and are held at The Medical Office Center, Suite 470 Conference Center, 2 Dudley Street, Providence, RI, 02905; and at 593 Eddy Street, APC Building, conference room 415.
Registration for these programs can be made by calling the UBERC coordinator at 401-647-1493 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration fee for non-nursing workshops for each of these one day seminars including laboratory, syllabus and live telesurgery is $500. Each seminar begins at 7:30 with a lecture, followed by one or two live procedures via telesurgery that are specific to the seminar topics. The afternoon is devoted to laboratory experience where principles discussed in the morning are practiced. Each seminar includes time for suturing and knot tying.