Chennai, India (July 27, 2011) - DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company and one of the world's largest orthopaedic and neuroscience device companies, announced today the opening of the DePuy Institute for Advanced Education and Research in India.
The new 30,000 square-foot facility, the largest DePuy facility of its kind outside the US, is located at Mahindra World City near Chennai. It will serve as one of the company's hubs for education training and research on everything from non-surgical early intervention to complex surgery in the areas of orthopedics, spinal care, sports medicine, soft tissue repair, trauma, and neurosciences.
Education, training and research are the cornerstones of success both inside and outside the operating room and are essential to the advancement of care and the improvement of patient outcomes.
“The DePuy Institute will serve as a hub for education, training and research across the continuum of orthopaedic and neurological care. Every year, thousands of clinicians and health professionals throughout the world participate in DePuy’s educational and training programs in orthopaedics, spine, sports medicine and neurosciences. These programs represent the best in industry-supported education,” said Gary Fischetti, Worldwide Company Group Chairman, DePuy.
“This DePuy Institute will expand the pool of trained surgeons to cater to the unmet needs of several thousands of patients in India. This initiative will significantly improve access to top class medical care,’’ said Michael del Prado, Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Asia-Pacific.
“The DePuy Institute will offer year-round educational programs on the latest concepts, techniques and technologies in the areas of minimally invasive surgery, aging spine, deformity, neurological disease, joint replacement, and trauma care featuring top faculty from leading teaching institutions and academic centers in India and across the world,” said A. Vaidheesh, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India.
The Institute has a 100-seat auditorium, multiple classrooms, and a multi-station skills laboratory. State-of-the-art audiovisual technology will enable health care professionals from all over the world to make new connections with their peers and colleagues that we hope will last a lifetime.
The first program at the Institute will be the “Arthroplasty Essentials” course on July 30, 2011. It will be a unique educational program for practising orthopaedic surgeons who are interested in mastering the art of primary arthroplasty. Around 100 registrations are expected for the first program.
The Course is accredited by Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University and the candidates will be awarded 10 CME credit points. More than 1,000 health care and sales professionals are expected to participate in around 100 programs during the Institute's inaugural year.
The Course aims to equip surgeons with the fundamental skill sets necessary to deal with common joint replacement situations. The program will consist of didactic sessions on primary total hip and total knee replacements, viewing of recorded surgery and interactive discussions with the faculty.
DePuy started its national level professional education initiative in 2008. 32 programs later, more than 550 surgeons have been trained.
The setting up of the Depuy Institute will significantly boost surgeon capacity with much more intensive training.
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., DePuy Spine, Inc., DePuy Mitek, Inc. and Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. are part of the DePuy Family of Companies of Johnson & Johnson, which has a rich heritage of pioneering a broad range of products and solutions across the continuum of orthopaedic and neurological care. These companies are unified under one vision - Never Stop Moving® - to express their commitment to bring meaningful innovation, shared knowledge and a caring touch to patients throughout the world.
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