DePuy announced on 27 July 2011 the opening of the DePuy Institute for Advanced Education and Research in India. The institute will operate as a hub for education, training and research on everything from non-surgical early intervention to complex surgery in the areas of orthopaedics, spinal care, sports medicine, soft tissue repair, trauma, and neurosciences.
The new 30,000 square-foot institute is the largest DePuy facility of its kind outside the USA. It is located at Mahindra World City near Chennai.
“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 programmes in orthopaedics, spine, sports medicine and neurosciences. These programmes represent the best in industry-supported education,” said Gary Fischetti, Worldwide Company Group chairman, DePuy.
“The DePuy institute will offer year-round educational programmes 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 centres in India and across the world,” said A Vaidheesh, managing director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India.
The Institute has a 100-seat auditorium, multiple classrooms, a multi-station skills laboratory and audiovisual technology that will enable health care professionals to interact with peers and colleagues worldwide.
The first programme at the institute will be the “Arthroplasty Essentials” course on 30 July 2011. The programme will consist of didactic sessions on primary total hip and total knee replacements, viewing of recorded surgery and interactive discussions with the faculty. It 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 programmes during the institute’s inaugural year.