Smith+Nephew has opened S+N Academy Munich, located in Kustermann Park in the heart of Munich, Germany. The surgical innovation and training center is designed to provide a central European hub for surgeons from across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Surgeons and other healthcare specialists will learn the latest surgical techniques using the most advanced technology available, and practice surgical techniques using both hands-on and fully immersive digital interactive experiences.
The academy is the latest addition to a global network of nine academies, across three continents. At its peak, S+N Academy Munich is expected to train up to 5,000 global healthcare providers at the site each year.
Additionally, S+N Academy Munich will also serve as a hub to connect healthcare professionals with its global marketing and research and development teams to test and validate new technologies.
“Our investment in S+N Academy Munich is part of a global commitment to drive innovation and learning in medical technology, creating an environment where the best healthcare providers can learn, collaborate, and innovate in order to meet the needs of their patients,” says Cynthia Walker, global senior vice president for medical education, Smith+Nephew.
The aging population, particularly in industrialized countries, has led to a growing demand for new technology and digital solutions to both improve outcomes and meet the cost-efficiencies demanded by value-oriented healthcare systems. Smith+Nephew says it is committed to ongoing investment in research and development to further its purpose of ensuring that patients can live their lives unlimited.
“In 2023, we launched more than 20 new products in orthopedics, sports medicine, and wound care. The evolution of new technologies is allowing us to constantly realize, develop, and implement what’s possible in healthcare, improving outcomes for patients and meeting the demands of health systems worldwide,” says Kenneth Garcia, senior vice president & general manager for Orthopaedics International, Smith+Nephew.
For more information on the academies, visit www.smith-nephew.com .