Live interactive medical TV transmission from Strasbourg to the 26th Annual Meeting of ESHRE in RomeSubmitted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 16:02
On behalf of the ESHRE Special Interest Group Reproductive Surgery, ATiT produced a 3 hour long live interactive satellite TV broadcast of surgical interventions on Tuesday 29 June 2010. This session was coordinated and moderated by Professor Stephan Gordts from LIFE Leuven. The programme connected three operation theatres in the Hospital Maternité Schiltigheim, IRCAD Strasbourg, with an audience of about 1000 participants of the ESHRE conference in one of the large auditoriums of the Fiera di Roma. Amongst the operating surgeons were Prof. Dr. Arnaud Wattiez abd Dr. Joseph Nassif (IRCAD Strasbourg), Dr. Sara Brucker (Uni-Frauenklinik Tübingen), Dr. Rudi Campo, (LIFE Leuven), Dr. Antoine Watrelot (Part-Dieu Lyon), Dr. Guardin and Dr. Hummel (IRCAD Strasbourg).
More than 6 cameras, 2 SNG links and 2 satellite channels were used to capture and transmit the images of the gynaecological interventions in the best possible quality. Operating surgeons answered questions from the audience while demonstrating innovative surgical techniques and procedures. Amongst the cases were Deep endometriosis, Vaginoplasty Rokitansky, Hysteroscopic septum, Endometriotic cysts, Laparoscopic myomectomy, Transvaginal ovarian drilling and finally Tubal anastomosis.
The programme, sponsored by Karl Storz lasted for more than three hours and was received very well by about a thousand viewers. The viewers in the auditorium were impressed with the scientific quality of the programme as well as with the technical and organisational quality of the live transmissions.
This month's issue highlights a forum on Video and Active Citizenship, a new special interest group on video in higher education, a teachers' resource on the topic of cyberbullying and a report on the level of interest in educational video during the Global Learn conference Conference in Malaysia.
Readers will also notice a new feature about tools of the trade, now launching with an insight into Adobe's new eLearning Suite. In our feature article on past winners, finalists and Highly Commended now we now explore the multimedia literacy project INgeBEELD, a MEDEA 2009 Finalist.
You can read the entire newsletter for more interesting articles on relevant organisations, events and competitions such as the Erasmus EuroMedia Awards and the ALT/Epigeum Award.
Almost 400 people attended the EDEN annual conference held in the beautiful city of Valencia from 9 - 12 June. The theme of the conference this year was 'Media Inspirations for Learning' and so a presentation of the MEDEA Awards given by Sally Reynolds from ATiT turned out to be a popular choice for lots of participants.
This presentation provided a snapshot of how the MEDEA awards scheme has been growing since its launch in 2007 and a description of the types of entries it receives. It was also a timely reminder that the closing date for receipt of entries this year is 31 July.
EDEN also provided a good opportunity to promote the Media and Learning conference being held in Brussels on 25 - 26 November in collaboration with the Flemish Ministry of Education, where themes related to to how best to utilise the impact of media will be the main focus of discussion.
The Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum, held in Brussels from 26-28 May, brought together almost 50 young civil society leaders, musicians, and journalists from around the World to exchange their experiences and to formulate action plans to fight corruption in their countries.
This dynamic event aimed at strengthening the Global Youth Anti-Corruption network (GYAC) by engaging emerging leaders, many of whom come from Fragile States, in a dialogue to build stronger social accountability mechanisms.
The forum combined discussions, musical sessions and the creation of a dynamic online community to support the work of these young leaders as they advocate for good governance to be more effective in the fight against corruption.
Apart from the main working group of young civil society leaders, the forum also supported the emergence of a strong network of young journalists who will collaborate on a global level to play a strategic role in promoting good governance. These journalists are supported by the European Center for Journalism.
The Forum also supported the work of young musicians who have been promoting the message of fighting corruption all over the world. Three of the winning bands from the DRC, Palestine and Malawi were selected to take part in the Forum through their participation in a competition organised by Jeunesses Musicales International.
The Forum concluded with a performace of a special song promoting the anti-corruption message composed and performed by the three bands in the Beursschouwburg, Brussels where this event took place. This forum was supported by the World Bank, visit the GYAC website for more information.
This week ATiT launched Pigeon - its new, all-in-one, standalone SMS networking, voting and audience response tool. This new tool offers a confidential messaging system that allows conference and exhibition visitors send text messages to other subscribers of the service without exposing their mobile number. It also includes a handy, user-friendly audience response system based on SMS messaging - avoiding the need for costly keypads which can be used for all types of audience responses including voting.
Launched just in time for the IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt next week, you can find out more about Pigeon at IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel by visiting the Abbit Meeting Support Stand D780. You can also contact ATiT for more information.
Live interactive medical TV transmission from 6 Operation Theatres to the EBCOG Conference in AntwerpSubmitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 21:20
On Friday 7 May 2010, ATiT produced on behalf of +he Academy (The European Academy for Gynaecological Surgery) live demonstrations of surgical interventions organised by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists, the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. The programme connected six operation theatres in two Belgian Hospitals (UZ Gasthuisberg in Leuven and Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg ZOL in Genk) with a large auditorium in Antwerp.
More than 10 cameras, 3 satellite uplinks and 4 satellite channels were used to capture and transmit the images of the gynaecological interventions in the best possible quality to the Koningin Elizabethzaal in Antwerp where hundreds of participants could follow 4 operations simultaneously. Operating surgeons answered questions from the audience while demonstrating innovative surgical techniques and procedures. The programme, sponsored by Storz, Intuitive Surgical, Covidien and AMS, lasted for more than three hours and was received very well by the hundreds of viewers.
13 surgeons from all over Europe carried out operations such as Robotic Radical Hysterectomy, Urogynaecology, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Ureter Endometriosis or a Laparoscopic BSO and Pelvic Lymphadenectomy. The viewers in the auditorium were impressed with the scientific quality of the programme as well as with the technical and organisational quality of the live transmissions.
This month's newsletter includes an introduction to EuroCreator, which is offering video resources to European teachers. It also gives an insight into an innovative special interest group on educational podcasting and tells the story behind the MEDEA 2009 Finalist, Studiecoach, produced by the Dutch Open University.
Readers of the May issue can read about KlasCement, offering video resources to Dutch-speaking teachers, learn about several calls for related competitions such as the EUROPRIX Multimedia Awards and the JAPAN PRIZE and find out more about what is happening in the field of media and education through the articles and announcements about recent developments and publications contained in the May edition.
Read the newsletter on the Media in Education website.