The Seattle Science Foundation (SSF), located at Swedish Medical Center – Cherry Hill Campus, hosted 29 Japanese physicians last week as part of a four-day training conference on delicate and complex inner ear surgery.
The doctors hailed from some of Japan’s most prominent hospitals and universities. Thirteen experts, including local physicians from the University of Washington, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, and Virginia Mason, led the conference.
Using the heads of cadavers, the physicians learned the latest techniques for surgeries to restore hearing and address other inner ear conditions.
On Wednesday, SSF transmitted a live surgery the Japanese doctors performed. The feed reached 12 doctors at University of Miyazaki, Kyoto University and Kyushu University in Japan.
The conference keeps with the SSF mission of dedication “to the international collaboration among physicians, scientists, technologists, engineers and educators. The Foundation’s training facilities and extensive internet connectivity have been designed to foster improvements in health care through professional medical education, training, creative dialogue and innovation.”