by Julie Zellman, Marketing Communications Coordinator, LifeSize
After four years of an undergraduate program, four years of medical school, four years of residency and even more time for a fellowship, it seems like a doctor’s education lasts a lifetime.
Along with school, medical professionals must always stay abreast of new developments in their chosen field. Participating in continuing medical education programs is a great way for doctors to accomplishthat goal.
The LION Foundation (Live International Otolaryngology Network), created in 2006, is a non-profit organization that facilitates conversation in the otolaryngology medical community, provides continuing learning classes (including live surgery demonstrations) and helps specialists learn new techniques to provide the best care possible.
LifeSize adds a much-needed component to the LION Foundation’s educational capabilities: distance learning. By using HD video conferencing, the non-profit can offer participants direct and interactive access to international medical experts without time-consuming travel. Through a “distant site”, physicians from around the globe can dial in from a computer or conference room and interact with the faculty in real-time. Now, live surgeries are in crystal-clear high definition and remote surgeons can feel as if they are in the operating room themselves.
Along with the technological advantages of LifeSize, the LION members are also pleased with the amount of money they have saved from travel. Instead of purchasing a plane ticket, doctors can attend important conferences from the comfort of their home or office.
“LifeSize is pleased to collaborate with the LION Foundation to help doctors reach their full potential and in turn, help their patients live healthier, happier lives,” said Stefan van Hoof, Country Manager, France/Benelux, LifeSize.