On July 1st, 2021, Kyalio and the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA), a leading surgical association with over 2,600 members, jointly launched the Day-to-Day Endo-Laparoscopic Virtual Reality Surgical Library. A first in Asia, the multi-platform VR Surgical Library, which utilises real-scene Virtual Reality, addresses the importance of continuous surgical training and enables cross-border surgical education to be sustained even in the face of COVID-19. The library also supports long distance surgical training for young surgeons in developing countries and remote areas.
VR technology allows learners from around the world to gain exposure to a wide range of cases by placing them beside leading experts in the operating theatres, enhancing their knowledge and skills to improve surgical outcomes in their own practices. More than half a million young surgeons in Asia stand to benefit from this technology.
“The VR Surgical Library is major step forward in using technology to make surgical education accessible for surgeons around the world,” explained Prof. Davide Lomanto, who is leading the digital education programme at ELSA. “Our organisation supports thousands of surgeons in Asia and beyond, not only with basic training but also through active exchanges of best practices from top surgeons around the region. Continuous learning helps members to become more effective in their own surgical practice. Our partnership with Kyalio amplifies our global surgical education efforts in an affordable and accessible way.”
About Kyalio Pte Ltd
Kyalio, headquartered in Singapore, was established in 2019 with the mission of creating affordable yet advanced technologies for large scale surgical education. Kyalio’s vision is “improving patient outcomes through better surgical training” and continues to build it day-by-day alongside top surgical experts and leading medical institutions. To follow Kyalio’s journey, please visit www.kyalio.com.
About The Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
The Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) was founded in 1992 to foster and develop endoscopic surgery in Asia, share experience and expertise, and to give advice on standards of practice in member countries.
ELSA today is the major regional representative for endoscopic surgeons in the Asia-Pacific and its governing body consists of leaders in endoscopic surgery from 37 countries in the Asia-Pacific, from Turkey in the west to New Zealand in the east.