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:

  • $4,166                      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 has 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. 

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Access Presentations & Abstracts


J. Scott Magnuson, MD, FACS

Course Director

Medical Director of Head & Neck Surgery

AdventHealth Celebration


Chief Medical Officer

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Ryan Juza, MD

General Surgeon

UH Cleveland Medical Center

Cleveland, OH

Danielle Julian, MS

Director of Education

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Babs Morrissiey

Education Operations Manager

AdventHealth Nicholson Center


* Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Mon, May 02, 2022

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Welcome/Course Overview/Pre-Test
  • 09:00-10:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Simulation Laboratory: Laparoscopic Skills Review
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV- Trainer
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Lecture
  • 13:00-14:00 daVinci Si Platform Overview
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Draping & Port Placement
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Docking & Instrumentation
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Simulation Laboratory: Team Training
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Simulation Laboratory - daVinci Skills Simulator

Day 2: Tue, May 03, 2022

  • 8:00 - 09:00 daVinci Xi Platform Overview
  • 9:00 - 10:00 daVinci Xi Platform Draping & Port Placement
  • 10:00 - 11:00 daVinci Xi Platform Docking & Instrumentation
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Team Training: XTT
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Lecture
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Laboratory: Dry Basics
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Laboratory: Dry Suturing
  • 16:00 - 17:00 daVinci Platform Troubleshooting
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 18:00-19:00 Laboratory: FRS Dome

Day 3: Wed, May 04, 2022

  • 8:00 - 9:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 9:00 - 10:00 daVinci Si System - Review- Education
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 11:00- 12:00 daVinci Xi System - Review- Evaluation
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Lecture
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Laboratory: Excised Tissue Dissection
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 16:00-17:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer

Day 4: Thu, May 05, 2022

  • 7:00-11:00 Laboratory - daVinci Robot
  • 11:00-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-13:00 Simulation Laboratory - dV-Trainer
  • 13:00-14:00 Simulation Laboratory - daVinci Skills Simulator
  • 14:00-15:00 Final Course Test
  • 15:00-16:00 Course Evaluation & Adjourn


Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Marriott Autograph Collection

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Marriott 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.