The Scientific Education and Research Foundation (SERF) hosted two bio-skills laboratory courses in March in the organization’s Rocky Mountain Education Center. Both courses were held in the center’s cadaver lab, where attendees gain hands-on experience while working with cadavers. The first lab course, which was held on March 4, was sponsored by DJO Global. The course featured teaching on total knee and total shoulder replacements.
The second course featured total ankle replacements and was held on March 31. The course was taught by the group’s chief resident. Dr. Eric Kuhlman, a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Oscar Noel, a sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon, of the Center for Spine and Orthopedics, also attended the program. Exac Tech Flex Ortho sponsored the course.
“When looking for a cadaver lab for surgeon education, there are many things I consider, such as location, price, and ease of doing business. After considering my options, I decided to book SERF in Thornton. Upon arrival, the facility was spectacular. There is a great auditorium for didactic lectures and top-notch audio-visual equipment. The lab itself has everything – different table and bed options, instruments, and a place to clean dirty instruments. As far as ease of doing business, Monroe Smith at SERF was awesome… From booking to set-up and clean-up, it was a success all around. We will be booking more labs with this facility!”
— Chad Giarratano, Exactech
For more information about SERF’s facilities, including its bio-skills laboratory and amphitheater, and scheduling programs at the Rocky Mountain Education Center,
visit www.theserf.org or contact SERF Director Monroe Smith at 720-540-7374.