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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. Surgeries begin at 8:00 a.m.

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.

Dates for 2019 coming soon!


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.)

Remote Access with question-and-answer interface; Max students: 30
Remote Access only; Max students: 50

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.