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Course Overview

During this program, your experience will include; lectures & case studies on clinical applications of the robotic surgical platform, hands-on time in simulation, wet & dry lab experiences, surgical case observation, and competency development in the skills required to safely operate the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci® Robot. The course will also include; developing efficiencies within the healthcare team and extensive evaluation of your skills during the course and includes a comprehensive follow-up evaluation following the course to ensure you are making the most out of your training. This training is available for surgeons, residents, fellows, nurses, and surgical technologists that are interested in safely transitioning learning into practice and developing competency in robotic surgical skills.

Registration Fee

  • Physician Early Bird Discount: $4,800 (Early Bird Discount expires on September 30, 2018)
  • Physicians: $5,300
  • Physician without Hotel:  $4,166
  • Residents, Fellows, Physician Assistants & Nurses: $3,600 (Please reach out to our team at FHNC.Info@Flhosp.org, to obtain your discount code)

Our registration prices include course content, materials, breakfast, and lunch each day, as well as hotel accommodations and transportation between the hotel and our training facility. Airfare is NOT included. For rates that do not include your hotel, please reach out to FHNC.Info@flhosp.org.

Registration deadline for course: October 29, 2018

Learner Outcomes

  • The learner will identify the specific robotic platform components, settings, and features required to safely utilize and operate the robotic surgical platform.
  • The learner will be able to demonstrate the proper robotic platform pre-operative setup, troubleshooting measures, and emergency procedures required to safely operate the robotic surgical platform.
  • The learner will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following core robotic psychomotor skills; Endowrist Manipulation, Camera Navigation, Instrument Clutching, 4th Arm Application, Energy Application, Needle Driving, Surgical Knot Tying, and Suturing.
  • The learner will be able effectively translate fine motor movements into basic core robotic psychomotor tasks by achieving competency in microsurgery end-to-end anastamosis.
  • The learner will be able to demonstrate competency in the basic skills required for the surgical 1st assistant to include; Camera Navigation, Instrument Insertion, Item Hand-Off’s & Transfers, Cutting, Retraction, Suctioning, Irrigating, Energy Application, and Hemoclip Application.
  • The learner will be able to recognize and articulate the roles and responsibilities of each robotic surgical team member and will competently perform the proper setup of the robotic surgical platform for a surgical procedure. 

Pre-Course Requirements

Successful completion of the following Online Manufactures Robotic Surgical Platform Training for your specific da Vinci® platform must be completed two weeks prior to attending this course. Please create an account and complete the self-paced online training outlined for your specialization: www.davincisurgerycommunity.com.
Surgeon Training

  • Si Overview for Surgeons
  • X Overview for Surgeons
  • Xi Overview for Surgeons

OR Staff Training (Nurses, Surgical Techs, PA’s, First Assistants)

  • Si Overview for OR Staff
  • Si Overview for Robotic Coordinators
  • X Overview for OR Staff
  • X Overview for Robotic Coordinators
  • Xi Overview for OR Staff
  • Xi Overview for Robotic Coordinators

Target Audience

Surgeons, Residents, Fellows, PA's OR Nurses, RNFA's & CSTFA's

Important Disclosures

This training is completed on the dV Si System and will not include training for the S or Xi systems. Participants' hospital must have a robot or have access to one.

Participants must be proficient in the English language, there will not be translational services available for this course.


ANCC Echelon Accreditation FMA

AdventHealth is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AdventHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 47.0 AMA PRA 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity will award up to 47.0 CNE for registered nurses. No partial credit will be offered, full attendance is required for continuing education credit.

Full course attendance is required to receive a certificate.

Partnering Providers 

STAN Institute    Echelon

Access Presentations & Abstracts


Scott Manguson, MD, FACS

Course Director

Director of Head & Neck Surgery at Celebration Health

Chief Medical Officer at AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Flavio Malcher, MD, FACS, TCBC

Course Director

Director of Clinical Research and Education at Celebration Center for Surgery

Todd Larson, RN, BSN, MSIT, CNOR

Director of Education and Training at AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Danielle Tedrick, MS

Research Scientist at AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Babs Morrissiey, BS

Education Operations Manager at AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Roger Smith, PHD

Chief Technology Officer

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Carlos M. Ortiz-Ortiz, MD, FACS

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

AdventHealth Celebration



* Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Mon, Dec 10, 2018

  • 7:00 - 9:00 Course Overview & Testing
  • 9:00 - 11:00 Simulation Lab
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Fine Motor Movement and Microsurgery Training
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Simulation Lab
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Fine Motor Movement and Microsurgery Training
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Laparoscopic Training Lab
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Simulation Lab
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Team Training and Simulation Lab
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Robotic Surgery Lecture and Case Study

Day 2: Tue, Dec 11, 2018

  • 7:00 - 12:00 OR Observations
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Fine Motor Movement and Microsurgery Lab
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Simulation Lab
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Team Training
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Fine Motor Movement Lab and Microsurgery Training
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Simulation Lab
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Human Factors Lecture

Day 3: Wed, Dec 12, 2018

  • 7:00 - 11:00 Simulation Lab
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Team Training and Simulation Lab
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Robotic Docking Training
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Robotic System Lab
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery Lecture

Day 4: Thu, Dec 13, 2018

  • 07:00 - 11:00 OR Robotic Platform Preparation
  • 11:00 - 12:00 FRS Dome Dry Lab
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
  • 13:00 - 16:00 Simulation Lab
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Fine Motor Movement Testing and Microsurgery Training
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Simulation Lab
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Non-Technical Skills Overview

Day 5: Fri, Dec 14, 2018

  • 07:00 - 12:00 Robotic Lab
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
  • 13:00 - 16:00 Simulation Lab
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Robotic Suturing Lab
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Performance Testing, Closing Evaluations & Documentation


Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

700 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL 34747


Hotel accommodations at the Bohemian Hotel at Celebration are included in your registration price. Please reach out to FHNC.INFO@Flhosp.org for any further questions about hotel accommodations.

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Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747

Parking: Two lots are available on either side of the facility for free parking