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2022 Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation

About the Annual Surgeon and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation Meeting

The objective of the annual Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation meeting is to provide a novel forum for the exchange of challenges and potentially applicable technologies between surgeons, surgical educators, engineers, and scientists. Surgeons and surgical educators will present needs and challenges encountered in their delivery of surgical education. Academic and industry engineers and scientists will have the opportunity to present existing technologies—or those in development—that have the potential to be applied to and successfully address the presented challenges. Through this exchange, we endeavor to promote future collaboration between the surgical and engineering communities.

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Save the Date

The annual Surgeons and Engineers: A Dialogue on Surgical Simulation will return in 2022 as a full-day meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and will serve as a venue for surgeons, engineers, scientists, and Annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit attendees to continue the dialogue between the medical simulation and engineering communities. The Annual ACS AEI Surgical Simulation Summit will directly follow on Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5, in Chicago, IL.

Registration will open in late fall 2021. 

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Submit your Abstracts

A Call for Abstracts will be announced in July 2021. Submission categories will include:

  • Research
  • Research in-progress
  • Challenges in surgical education
  • Promoting technology and collaboration: Ideas to promote innovation and collaboration to overcome challenges currently faced in surgery

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D printing for surgery or surgical education
  • Advanced manikins
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented reality
  • Automated surgical skill assessment
  • Computer-based virtual trainers
  • Educational databases
  • Ergonomics and human factors
  • Gaming for learning
  • Haptics
  • Learning management systems
  • Medical/surgical robotics
  • Motion analysis
  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Simulator development
  • Standards in simulation technology
  • Virtual physiology
  • Virtual reality in surgical simulation
  • Visualization

Exhibitors and Industry

Industry is invited to exhibit during the Surgeons and Engineers meeting as a separate opportunity from the 2022 Surgical Simulation Summit. You are welcome to exhibit at both meetings, if you want. If you would like additional information about this exhibiting opportunity, please contact Dana McClure, Exhibits Coordinator, at or at 312-202-5532.

We offer offer opportunities for industry to join as a sponsor of the Surgeons and Engineers meeting. If you are interested in being a sponsor or would like additional information about this opportunity, please contact Gyusung Lee, PhD, with any questions regarding sponsorship at or 312-202-5782.


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Please contact Gyusung Lee, PhD, with any questions regarding this meeting at or 312-202-5782.