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A doctor going on a traditional medical mission trip is one strategy for treating the neediest populations around the globe, but an Indianapolis surgeon has spearheaded a different approach that involves no plane ticket, medical equipment or cost to the patient. In fact, Dr. Roberto Flores believes the tool he helped develop is more impactful than sending doctors overseas. Called the Virtual Surgery Simulator, the online training method is empowering local doctors in the poorest regions of the world to perform cleft lip and palate repair surgery without relying on outside resources.
A very special meeting quietly took place about two years ago at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis. In July 2012, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute brought together more than 40 scientists, business leaders and others engaged in the field of drug discovery across the Midwest to explore ways we might better work together to speed new medical breakthroughs.
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