Smith & Nephew introduces powerful new e-learning platform
LONDON, Nov. 21, 2013
LONDON, Nov.21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN),
the global medical technology business, today unveils Education and Evidence,
a new e-learning platform for surgeons to access and share peer-to-peer
educational resources. Supporting joint repair and replacement, extremities,
and trauma specialties, the member-based service at
www.smith-nephew.com/education already hosts more than 1,000 videos, articles,
surgical techniques, podcasts, training courses, tablet PC apps and iBooks™.
The launch coincides with the opening day of Global Insights: The Future of
Hip and Knee Surgery, Smith & Nephew's medical education event in Copenhagen,
Denmark, attended by more than 450 orthopaedic surgeons from 33 different
"Smith & Nephew has been supporting healthcare professionals for over 150
years," says Michael Frazzette, President of Smith & Nephew's Advanced
Surgical Devices division. "Today we proudly continue this tradition by giving
our customers digital access to trusted, peer-to-peer educational resources at
the most convenient time and on their device of choice."
Education and Evidence uses an innovative search engine and self-profiling to
tailor content to users, while also enabling the sharing of resources with
colleagues. It includes links to the first two in a series of surgical
technique guides, which are available through the iBooks Store^SM for use on
the Mac® and iPad® platforms. And the site also hosts a new iPad and
Android(TM) app on ligament balancing, which features 22 videos and more than
60 screens of content.
"I find this level of commitment and creativity among our industry partners to
be invaluable," says Prof Carsten Perka, MD, of Berlin, Germany, who is a
chairperson at this week's Global Insights conference. "Smith & Nephew sets
the new standard today. Learning from my peers and sharing knowledge across
these platforms will help me bring new ideas, new ways of working and treating
patients, into my clinical practice. And as I publish my work on the website,
others can learn from me."
Course details, faculty information and chairperson interviews for Global
Insights: The Future of Hip and Knee Surgery, can be found at
About Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping
improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic
Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma, Smith &
Nephew has around 11,000 employees and a presence in more than 90 countries.
Annual sales in 2012 were more than $4.1 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member
of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN).
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