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Direct From the Operating Room

Get a front row seat in an operating room and watch a live surgery in these interactive programs for students grades 9-12.

As students watch a close up, guided view of the surgery they can also hear first-hand responses to their questions from the surgical team involved.

The surgery is streamed onto a 24-foot screen at TELUS Spark, filmed from multiple HD cameras and angles, equipped with microphones to an audience of up to 150 students. Students will gain insight into many aspects of healthcare, including preventative medicine, anatomy, biomedical engineering, and careers in the field.

Direct From the Operating Room is for students grades 9-12.

Booking for 2017 is currently underway. Surgeries begin at 8:00 a.m.

Contact us for details at 403.817.6802 or book online today.


Total Knee Replacement

Presented in partnership with ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES

Students will watch a total knee replacement in real-time while interacting with Dr. Werle, Head of Joint Reconstruction with AHS Calgary Zone and Clinical Associate Professor with the U of C, along with the surgical team. The surgery is broadcast live from Rockyview General Hospital, Orthopedic (knee) surgery. Students will learn how injury and arthritis can damage a knee and how an artificial joint can reduce pain and restore mobility.

Price: $285 + GST
For up to 15 people. Each additional person: $18 + GST
Standard chaperone ratios apply (1:10)
Dates for 2017 school year: February 14, March 14, April 4, April 18, May 16, May 30

Can’t make it to TELUS Spark? We'll come to you.

Remotely connect your classroom to our live knee replacement surgery experience. All you'll need is a webcam, computer, display screen and internet access. (Remote Access is subject to availability.)

Price: $300 + GST
Remote Access with question-and-answer interface; Max students: 30
Remote Access only; Max students: 50

Cataract Extraction and Lens Implantation

Presented in partnership with the GIMBEL EYE CENTRE

Students will watch and ask questions of Dr. Gimbel and his team as they extract cataracts (a clouding of the lens in the eye) on two different patients using leading-edge technology and procedures pioneered in Calgary. Cataracts are the cause of half of the world's blindness and this surgery helps restore vision to the patient on the table.

Price: $285 + GST
For up to 15 people. Each additional person: $18 + GST
Standard chaperone ratios apply (1:10)
Dates for 2017 school year: TBA

For more information and to book your students call: 403.817.6802 or email: [email protected]

Payment and Cancellations:  Changes or cancellations for the Direct from the Operating Room program need to be completed at least 12 business days prior to the scheduled visit. Any changes are subject to availability. The first change to a booking is free of charge. Subsequent changes will be charged a $25 administration fee. Cancellations within 12 business days of your visit or connection will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. School cheques can be mailed or accepted at our main information desk. Major credit cards will be accepted through our Call Centre. Full payment must be made 12 business days prior to your scheduled visit or connection.