A very successful robotic urology meeting organised in Ankara, Turkey which transferred the experience of worldwide-known robotic surgeons from the USA and Canada to the participants

A very successful robotic urology meeting organised in Ankara, Turkey which transferred the experience of worldwide-known robotic surgeons from the USA and Canada to the participants

February 13, 2014 at 7:34 PM 0 comments

Dr. A. Erdem Canda The 2nd Ankara Robotic Urology Symposium and Course was held between 7th-9th June 2013 at Yildirim Beyazit University, School of Medicine, Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology in Ankara, Turkey. The president of the meeting was Professor M. Derya Balbay from Istanbul, Turkey. The meetingRead More

“See One, Do One… and Teach One”

“See One, Do One… and Teach One”

February 13, 2014 at 7:19 PM 0 comments

L. Sandbergen & J. de la Rosette Back in the old days, the traditional method of teaching in surgery was characterised by the American surgeon William Stewart Halsted‘s three phrases: “See one, do one, and teach one”. In other words, medical trainees were expected to be capable of performing aRead More

Cracking the Cancer-Code

, February 12, 2014 at 7:05 PM 0 comments

Judith O’Malley-Ford MBBS (Qld), MPH, JP(Q), FRACGP The world of medicine and science changed forever the day scientists Watson and Crick discovered the structure of the double helix of DNA, which underpins all our genetic Material. Only at this point did scientists realise just how complicated human beings were inRead More

Contact Lenses and Acanthamoeba Keratitis

February 12, 2014 at 7:03 PM 0 comments

Prof Dr Mervat Salah Mourad, MD Contact lenses are medical devices and not a makeup tool. According to my 35 years’ experience in Egypt, if the population understands this phrase, acanthamoeba keratitis can become a historical disease. Acanthamoeba keratitis became well-known in the 1980’s when the extended-wear contact lenses becameRead More

Welcome to the new and improved EMJ – Blog!

February 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM 0 comments

Now we are all settled into the New Year, we would like to take the opportunity to fill you in with what’s new here at EMJ and what’s install for the rest of 2014. After a tremendous amount of interest last year, we are both eager and excited to buildRead More