Team Lead: Dr. Priyanka Naidu
Lead Institution: Operation Smile South Africa
Team Countries: South Africa, Ghana, United Kingdom, United States
Team Operation Smile is designing a surgical training model to teach surgeons how to restore form, function and feeling through local flap surgery from wounds and defects due to burns, trauma, cancer and congenital conditions.
The team plans to implement a unique mixed methods approach to surgical training that will use a simulation platform that will incorporate virtual learning modules and simulations with a low cos, adaptable psychomotor training system.