This will mark the ninth year that robotic training courses are offered to colon and rectal surgery residents. The training programs have always been a collaborative effort by Intuitive Surgical (which provided facility space, equipment and personnel) and members of the Association of  Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgeons (APDCRS) with robotic expertise (faculty, curriculum development, clinical training).    The courses are organized, managed and coordinated by the Program Directors Association, with continuing generous financial and logistical support from Intuitive Surgical.    Below is a link that provides information regarding The 2019-2020 APDCRS Robotic Training Program highlighting the application process, training pathway, course offerings and timeline (including a link for Programs to apply for the training).

2019-20 APDCRS Program Robotics Training Overview

The contact person at Intuitive Surgical is Chris Sanchez Chris.Sanchez@intusurg.com