Dr. Mehmet Emin AKSOY
M.D. M.Sc. Ph.D.
Importance of Medical SimulationModules in Medical Education and Role of Biomedical Engineering
About the Seminar:
Benefits of simulation based modules in medical education have been proved in many studies in last decade and medical professionals adopted various medical simulators in their medical trainings. Currently medical simulators have already become a part of medical education curriculum. Medical training modules not only consist of task specific simulators such as endoscopic, laparoscopic, robotic surgical trainings, but also include software based modules such as serious gaming, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR). Development of these medical simulation modalities and construction of technological infrastructure are novel research topic of biomedical engineers. This speech will focus on importance of medical simulators and simulation based software modules in medical education and the role of biomedical engineers in this novel topic.
Mehmet Emin Aksoy graduated from Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine after he had finished Sankt Georg Austrian High School. Then he graduated as a Family Physician from Taksim Training and Research Hospital. After he had got Master’s Degree at Boğaziçi University Biomedical Engineering Department, he was conferred upon the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering at the same university. He is the founder of the first Medical Simulation Center in Turkey and the Biomedical Services Department established under the supervision of Istanbul Health Directorate. He was the director of Simmerk Medical Simulation Center and project leader on “I-Sim Virtual Hospital” project. He has been serving as the director of CASE (Center of Advanced Simulation and Education) at Acıbadem University since 2013. He is also serving as a member of the NASCE (Network of Accredited Skills Centers in Europe) Executive Committee. Emin Aksoy was elected as the Chairman of NASCE on 5th October 2018. He has been serving as the director of CASE at Acıbadem University and the program Coordinator of the Biomedical Device Technology Department since 2013. His research fields are Serious Gaming, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality in Medicine, Biomaterials Dialysis Membranes, fNIRS, Learning Management Systems, Robotic Surgery.