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  • 4 August 2010 09:47

Brisbane surgeon to broadcast rare operation live on Mediasite internet platform

Renouned Brisbane surgeon Professor Andrew Renaut will demonstrate his international award winning innovative use of the Mediasitet webcasting platform to broadcast a live, rare and "anatomically interesting" laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal tumor in Brisbane on August 5 to surgical students tuning in from all over Australia. Mediasite automates the capture, management, delivery and search of rich media presentations that combine audio, video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing.

Renouned Brisbane surgeon Professor Andrew Renaut will demonstrate his international award winning innovative use of an internet webcasting platform to broadcast a live, rare and "anatomically interesting" laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal tumor in Brisbane on August 5 to surgical students tuning in from all over Australia.

• Professor Renaut will be happy to take media calls anytime between 10 and 12 on 0405 525 416. On the internet technology side you can speak to Julian Lefebvre on 07.5576.5008 after 10 am as well.

The broadcast will take place from OR6 at The Brisbane Private Hospital this THURSDAY AUGUST 5 approximately midday.

NOTE: Viewing live surgery requires a secure login but Professor Renaut is happy to grant temporary access to dedicated non-medical personnel. We will need your contact details in particular your email address. We will then email a username and password. A normal ADSL2+ connection should allow uninterrupted streaming. We can send you a link beforehand to test..

The Professor’s use of the Mediasite webcasting platform to broadcast live surgery procedures has won him international recognition (see Press Release below) and I suggest you also have a chat to Julian Lefebvre on 07.5576.5008 to cover the technology aspect.

TERRY QUINN WordsPLUS 0439 710 418

• PROFESSOR ANDREW RENAUT WINS INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL WEBCAST AWARD.

(for more information please contact Professor Renaut on 07 3831 9322; Julian Lefebvre 07.5576.5008 Email: info@jplmedia.com.au or go to www.jplmedia.com.au/mediasite PR Terry Quinn 0439 710 418)

Andrew Renaut MS(Lond) FRCS(Gen) FRACS FDSRCS – Professor of Surgery. Professor Renaut is both a surgeon and media entrepreneur. Now based in Brisbane he trained as a general and colorectal surgeon in the UK, USA and Australia. In addition to running a busy surgical practice in Brisbane, he has established Videosurgery an internet-based multimedia company that specializes in the Broadcasting of live and archived (unedited) surgical procedures as well as fully edited videos of surgical conditions and procedures.

• “Videosurgery” allows surgical students to “step inside the operating room to watch live webcasts of real surgical procedures as they are happening and allowing them to appreciate unexpected events that may occur and learn from professionals how to cope with them in real time.”

PRESS RELEASE: Immediate Distribution:

Prominent Australian surgeon Professor Andrew Renaut has won a prestigious annual international internet award for his innovative use of the Mediasite webcasting platform to broadcast live surgery procedures.

Mediasite automates the capture, management, delivery and search of rich media presentations that combine audio, video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing.

Judges praised Brisbane based Professor Renaut’s innovative program which allows surgical students to “step inside the operating room to watch live webcasts of real surgical procedures as they are happening – giving them unprecedented access, and allowing them to appreciate unexpected events that may occur and learn from professionals how to cope with them in real time.” The award was presented to Professor Renaut at the recent sixth annual Rich Media Impact Awards ceremony in Madison, Wisconsin. Professor Renaut’s Videosurgery Pty Ltd (www.videosurgery.com) is an internet-based multimedia company that specializes in:

• Fully edited videos of surgical conditions and procedures from experts • Broadcasting of live and archived (unedited) surgical procedures • CPD PowerPoint presentations of surgical conditions from experts • Conference webcasts: PowerPoint presentations synchronized to a video of the presenter recorded at national and international conferences

According to Professor Renaut, Videosurgery “has successfully developed a broadcast system that is specifically designed to remotely capture video images from the OR and to then broadcast these, either live or on demand, to a secure audience using internet-based streaming video.”

ABOUT PROFESSOR ANDREW RENAUT:

Andrew Renaut MS(Lond) FRCS(Gen) FRACS FDSRCS – Professor of Surgery

Andrew Renaut is both a surgeon and media entrepreneur. He trained as a general and colorectal surgeon in the UK, USA and Australia. In addition to running a busy surgical practice in Brisbane, he has established Videosurgery and oversees its continued success. He is passionate about education and uses his considerable creative flair to combine this with the latest audiovisual and web-based technology.

Professor Renaut has an academic appointment at Shandong University in China and this is directly related to the work he has been doing in establishing and promoting similar ventures in this country.

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