Past Events

Comparative Technology in Telementoring

Aired on 5.18.2016
Comparative Technology in Telementoring

Watch a live interactive webcast with international surgical experts as they show and discuss actual cases using the currently available methods for surgical telementoring.  Utilizing VisitOR1, off-the-shelf software services, and Google Glass, these studies will show the comparative strengths of each platform, and real-world tips will be shared.  You and your institution will learn methods to improve skills and teach new procedures by remote presence. Watch the various "budget-friendly" ways to accomplish this goal.

This event was planned by The American Medical Foundation for Peer Review and Education, a leader in the organization and support of surgical telementoring initiatives. Read about the most current approaches already implemented in their publication "Surgical Telementoring News" edited by Evelyn Baram-Clothier, PhG, JD


This live event promotes continued higher education through surgical telementoring. Case studies using various technologies will be presented and analyzed with an in-depth discussion after those presentations.



Shafi Ahmed, PhD FRCS, FRCS Gen.Surg.

Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon; Clinical Lead for Colorectal Cancer for Barts Health, Associate Dean ,Barts and the London Medical School, Director and Head of Programme Virtual MedicsTM  (Google Glass project), The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London.

Knut Magne Augestad, M.D., Ph.D.

Knut Magne Augestad MD, PhD, Department of GI Surgery Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. SAGES, Telementoring Task Force Member. He is a Research manager at  the Norwegian National Centre of Telemedicine Tromsø, Norway and  has initiated surgical telementoring research programs focusing on telestration, and low cost setups of surgical telementoring and teamwork.

Conor Delaney, MD, PhD

Conor P. Delaney, MD, PhD, is Chairman of the Digestive Disease Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, since 2015... He was formerly Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery and Vice-Chair of Surgery. University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, and a Professor of Surgery at Case Western.

Brian Dunkin, MD

Professor of Clinical Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Chair in Surgical Innovation and Technology; Head, Section of Endoscopic Surgery Houston Methodist Hospital; Medical Director, Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE), Houston, Texas and President Society of Endoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgeons, SAGES Telementoring Task Force Member

Todd Ponsky, MD

Director, Clinical Growth and Transformation; Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Steve Rothenberg, MD

Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver, Colorado. Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, New York, New York He was a founder and past president of the International Pediatric Endosurgical Group (IPEG), SAGES, Telementoring Task Force Member


1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Novel use of existing software applications and other Components for telementoring

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Use of Visitor1 by KARL STORZ for Telementoring

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Use of Google Glass with AMA Xpert Eye Solution
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Pediatric Telementoring

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Discussion Covering all Modalities