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About Incision

Everyone can access one course free of charge. Click here to select your free course. After that you can become a member.

We update the content on a regular basis. New courses are added every week. You can subscribe to the newsletter to be notified of the updates and news.

Our courses are structured and created in a standardized fashion. The process starts with the writing of a step-by-step guide which is then followed by filming the procedure using high-resolution cameras. The film is then edited with the addition of highlights, inlays, and voice-overs to guide and augment learning. The step-by-step guide is written based on the thorough and rigorous review of international guidelines, peer-reviewed publications, and audit reports. It is then reviewed by internal and external surgical specialists.

Our MDs spend more than 40 hours (on average) on a film. The production and editing team (specialized in 3D filming) spends 30-50 hours on every film. Under the supervision of experienced anatomists, a relevant anatomy lesson is added to the courses. Apart from the 2D/3D film of the procedure and the anatomy lesson, other smart learning tools such as goals, objectives, pre- and post-operative information are included in our courses. Each of which is concluded with a test to evaluate learning progress.

The structure of our courses follow a standardized structure; from the writing of surgical steps (audited by experts), filming the procedure using high-resolution cameras, to editing the film using state of the art gadgets. In addition, there are other courses added to the content and finally, a test to assess the knowledge attained through the process.

Incision has three founders, each with a different background and field of expertise. Their diverse skills and entrepreneurial endeavor, are integral to directing Incision. Their passion for innovation, sharing knowledge and supporting learning is evident in the Academy.

Incision is part of the SurgAssist consortium. The consortium has recently been granted funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 700925. The EU Horizon 2020 grant forms the majority further developments of the Academy (70%). The other 30% is accrued from private investors.

Click here to get a complete overview of our courses. We are continually uploading new courses and procedures to the Academy. You can browse the courses by discipline, setting (OR/anatomy lab) or approach (laparoscopic, robotic and open).

Please contact us and let us know which procedures could be added our portfolio. Click here for an overview of all the current procedures in the Academy.

You can give feedback regarding both our content and your experience via the FEEDBACK button inside the Academy. Feedback is important to us! It is directly transferred to our medical team who escalate the matters at hand to the surgical experts linked with the Academy.

For this specific feedback, we ask that you leave your email address in case we need to contact you directly for further questions.

If you are a surgical expert and interested in working together with Incision to develop Academy course(s), or a full portfolio, please get in touch with us.

Incision Academy requires an internet connection; to stream the films and to navigate through the pages. We do have a free app for IOS and Android. With the app, the courses are downloadable with an internet connection and allowing for viewing in areas without internet coverage or areas with a low internet speed.

 

An internet speed of 2MB is sufficient for the streaming of the surgical films, however, the initial load of the website could take up to 15 seconds to load on such a connection. For an optimal experience of the Academy, an internet speed of 10MB is recommended.

You can watch our films on 3D on your smartphone with any 3D viewing device currently on the market. Incision has developed a pocket-sized, foldable 3D viewer with the highest quality lens, available on the market. If you want to watch our films incorporating it as a part of educational meetings, a 3D beamer / TV is required.

For institutional collaborations, we offer a service whereby films can be watched at your institution 3D as part of teaching sessions.

Unless you have a 3D screen on your laptop, you cannot watch in 3D. You can connect your laptop to a 3D beamer and you can watch the films of the procedures with the 3D glasses.

You can choose to watch in 2D or 3D. If you do not have a 3D viewer, you can watch the films in 2D.

We are currently testing the best ways to integrate VR and AR into our Academy and knowledge-sharing platform. Together with our partners at Leiden University Medical Center and Erasmus University, we are developing tools that will help surgical professionals across the world to better prepare for surgeries and to better function as a team in the OR. We are working on a HoloLens application for learning the anatomy of the leg, a learning tool for carpal tunnel release surgery, and our VR operating room. Our first demos will be released soon.

Incision Academy is the first online Academy to receive the Surgical Centre Accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. All materials created by Incision Academy are covered by this gold standard of accreditation. Incision Academy is also endorsed by ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) and is used as educational material for relevant courses.
Moreover, Incision Academy is a global platform and has users from all over the world.

Cadavers are at times preferred for educational purposes such as demonstrating relevant anatomy and surgical technique. This is particularly important in the foundation phase of surgical learning. We are now moving on from this foundation by adding more films of live procedures to the Academy.

About Incision membership

You are now invited to tour the Incision Academy by signing up with your email address on the website.  This gives you access to one course free of charge to explore all features as well as gives you an impression of the content and interface of the Incision Academy. You can select any of the courses among the whole portfolio except the robotic procedures.

If you are pleased with your Incision Academy trial period, you can upgrade to a membership either with individual or institutional membership.

There are two membership options: an individually paid membership (paid either monthly or annually), or an institutional membership. We are happy to discuss tailor-made possibilities for your institution. We provide additional services and features for institutional memberships such as customized learning programs and institutional dashboard. Please get in touch to discuss the possible collaborations.

If you choose to remain a member of the Incision Academy after your 1-month free trial period, you’ll be billed once monthly or annually on the date you originally subscribed.

Please log-in to the Academy, click on My Account via the profile Icon at top right of the page. On the ´My Account´ page, proceed to payment settings, click on View – and cancel your subscription.

Please log-in to the Academy, then click on your “Account”. If you click on “Order” and then “become a member ”, you can see the membership options and follow the prompts. Also, in every single course page, you can find the button to buy the single course or become a member.

Currently it is only possible to create a membership via credit card payment. In the future we aim to offer also other payment options.

Currently, we work with various institutions both in the Netherlands and worldwide. Incision offers institutional membership incorporating a number of institution-specific services and features such as customized programs and institutional dashboard. We are happy to discuss tailor-made options for your institution. Please get in touch to discuss possible collaborations.

About Incision's 3D films, VR and AR applications

You can watch our films on 3D on your smartphone with any 3D viewing device currently on the market. Incision has developed a pocket-sized, foldable 3D viewer with the highest quality lens, available on the market. If you want to watch our films incorporating it as a part of educational meetings, a 3D beamer / TV is required.

For institutional collaborations, we offer a service whereby films can be watched at your institution 3D as part of teaching sessions.

Unless you have a 3D screen on your laptop, you cannot watch in 3D. You can connect your laptop to a 3D beamer and you can watch the films of the procedures with the 3D glasses.

You can choose to watch in 2D or 3D. If you do not have a 3D viewer, you can watch the films in 2D.

We are currently testing the best ways to integrate VR and AR into our Academy and knowledge-sharing platform. Together with our partners at Leiden University Medical Center and Erasmus University, we are developing tools that will help surgical professionals across the world to better prepare for surgeries and to better function as a team in the OR. We are working on a HoloLens application for learning the anatomy of the leg, a learning tool for carpal tunnel release surgery, and our VR operating room. Our first demos will be released soon.

Troubleshooting

Please go to the login page and click on “Lost your Password?”

Please use the Chat or Feedback option inside the Incision Academy to quickly get in touch with us!

Outside the Academy, you can contact us via the contact form.

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