06 July 2017
Chinese surgeons enjoy interactive learning in Chongqing
International chair Michael Huo opened the course with a brief introduction of the three local chairs, Yang Lui, Zhang Jian and Zhang Xia, and thanked them for their dedication and willingness to be part of the Recon event on the same day that other national events were taking place.
Next to the regular course participants, local medical students took the opportunity to get some live insights from the top-notch faculty. The participants' eagerness to learn from the faculty was more than visible: Attentiveness over the two-day course was at a maximum, and the question rounds following each lecture module were very lively.
The primarily case-based presentations provided both theoretical knowledge and practical insights; participants showed high interest and raised a lot of questions when it came to the regional cases in particular.
The templating exercise piqued participants’ attention. Drafting, discussing and reconsidering the pre-operative planning was very valuable and efficient, and participants regretted that there was not more time to delve further into this topic.
Additionally, the small group discussions received special appreciation: Faculty and participants enjoyed actively exchanging experiences and expertise. When the chair offered a break, participants made no attempt to pause the in-depth discussions, and the faculty did not mind continuing.
This course reconfirms that Chinese surgeons not only desire arthroplasty training in general, but they are also in interactive learning experiences that lead to a deeper understanding and enable a knowledge transfer supporting decision-making competency.