Course Overview

The 4-day comprehensive Basic Robotic Training Course utilizes a blended training experience that will focus on:

  • Defining robotic surgical platform components, features, setup requirements, and troubleshooting measures. 
  • Developing the psychomotor skills required to safely operate robotic surgical platforms.
  • Demonstrating how robotic surgical platforms are integrated into the operating room setting and how platforms can be best utilized in clinical practice. 
  • Developing clinical efficiency through comprehensive team training. 

During this program, your experience will include; discussions on robotic surgical technology, human factors associated with robotic surgery, surgical skills evaluation tools for robotics, robotic surgical platform training, hands-on simulation, wet & dry lab experiences, and competency development in the skills required to safely operate the Intuitive Surgical daVinci Robot. 

The course also includes; developing efficiencies within the healthcare team, extensive evaluation of your robotic skills throughout the course, access to robotic surgical resources to aid in your practice, a comprehensive follow-up evaluation following the course to ensure your making the most out of your training. This training is available to surgeons, fellows, and residents that are interested in safely transitioning learning into practice and developing competency in robotic surgical skills. 

Program Objectives:

  • Identify the specific robotic platform components, settings, and features required to safely utilize and operate the robotic surgical platform. 
  • Demonstrate the proper robotic platform pre-operative setup, troubleshooting measures, and emergency procedures required to safely operate robotic surgical platforms. 
  • Demonstrate competency in the following core robotic psychomotor skills; Endowrist Manipulation, Camera Navigation, Instrument Clutching, 4th Arm Application, Energy Application, Needle Driving, Surgical Knot Tying, and Suturing. 
  • Demonstrate competency in the basic skills required for the surgical 1st assistant to include; Camera Navigation, Instrument Insertion, Item Hand-off’s & Transfers, Cutting, Retraction, Suctioning, Irrigating, Energy Application, and Hemoclip Application. 
  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of each robotic surgical team member and competently perform the proper setup of the robotic surgical platform for a surgical procedure. 

Course Cost:

  • $4,200                      Includes: Breakfast + Lunch 
  • $3,600                      Fellows & Residents Rate. Verification Required

(Hotel accommodations are not included.)

Course Experience:

In order to maximize the experience for the course attendee, the course agenda is individualized for each attendee; consequently, the agenda will be different for each course participant. All course attendees will receive the same experience and level of instruction and will be required to successfully complete each course element to receive full credit for the course. 

Credentialing & Privileging Disclosure:

The determination of a physician’s readiness to perform robotic surgery is solely the responsibility of the hospital, surgical center or medical facility where the procedure takes place, as to which neither AdventHealth nor its affiliates have any role. The skill competency of a particular physician and any procedure-specific training needs are matters that are determined solely by each treating hospital, surgical center or medical facility on its own behalf. 


AdventHealth Tampa is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AdventHealth Tampa designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 38.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

There are no conflicts of interest by either the planners or the presenter of this activity to disclose.

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Access Presentations & Abstracts


J. Scott Magnuson, MD, FACS

Medical Director of Head & Neck Surgery

AdventHealth Celebration

Chief Medical Officer

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Zachary Boucher, MD

Robotic General Surgeon 

Lakeland Regional Health 

Lakeland, FL

Danielle Julian, MS

Director of Education
AdventHealth Nicholson Center
Celebration, FL

Barbara-Don Morrissiey, BS

Education Operations Manager
AdventHealth Nicholson Center
Celebration, FL


* Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Mon, Apr 04, 2022

  • 8:00 - 9:00 Welcome/Course Overview/Pre-Test
  • 9:00-12:00 Simulation Laboratory
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Lecture
  • 13:00-16:00 Si Platform Overview, Set Up & Instrumentation
  • 16:00-19:00 Simulation Laboratory

Day 2: Tue, Apr 05, 2022

  • 8:00-11:00 Xi Platform Overview, Set Up & Instrumentation
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Team Training: XTT
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Lecture
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Simulation Laboratory
  • 14:00-17:00 Hands-on Laboratory: Basics, Suturing & FRS Dome
  • 17:00-18:00 System Troubleshooting
  • 18:00-19:00 Simulation Laboratory

Day 3: Wed, Apr 06, 2022

  • 8:00-11:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 11:00-12:00 daVinci Si System - Review- Education
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Lecture
  • 13:00-14:00 daVinci Xi System - Review- Education
  • 14:00-17:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 17:00-19:00 Laboratory: Excised Tissue Dissection

Day 4: Thu, Apr 07, 2022

  • 7:00-11:00 Laboratory - daVinci Robotic Procedures
  • 11:00-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-14:00 Simulation Laboratory
  • 14:00-15:00 Final Examination
  • 15:00-16:00 Course Evaluation & Wrap up


Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

700 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL 34747



Hotel Accommodations are not included in the price of registration.  

Bohemian Hotel Celebration is our preferred vendor.  You may reach out to CFL.NicholsonCenterEducation.Info@AdventHealth.com for any further questions regarding hotel accommodations.

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Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place, Celebration FL, 34747

Parking: Free parking is available beside the facility