Smith+Nephew, the global medical technology company, has announced the opening of Smith+Nephew (S+N) Academy Singapore, a major medical education and digital innovation centre covering the Asia-Pacific region.
Supporting Smith+Nephew’s purpose of Life Unlimited, the S+N Academy Singapore offers an engaging, immersive and interactive training environment for healthcare professionals from across the region to experience the latest products and technologies, and refine their techniques under the guidance of expert peers.
S+N Academy Singapore includes a state-of-the-art digital operating suite of the future including handheld robotics, 4K arthroscopy towers, surgical navigation tools, live transmission capabilities and touch-screen interfaces. The digital experience is supported by a virtual reality simulation studio, tech-enabled teaching auditorium, and a professional broadcast studio where experts can record and live-stream surgical techniques to educate fellow healthcare professionals across the globe.
It also has fully equipped surgical super-stations for hands-on procedural training across Smith+Nephew’s entire portfolio of orthopaedic reconstruction, trauma, robotics, sports medicine, ear, nose and throat and advanced wound management. It is expected that up to 3500 healthcare providers will attend in-person courses at S+N Academy Singapore every year by 2025, with another 5000 being trained through digital technology.