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Smith+Nephew opens an Academy in Singapore for healthcare professionals

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The Smith+Nephew (S+N) Academy Singapore is a major medical education and digital innovation centre providing medical education and digital innovation to healthcare professionals across Asia-Pacific.

The S+N Academy Singapore offers an engaging, immersive and interactive training environment for healthcare professionals (HCP). Through the Academy, these HCPs can look forward to experiencing the latest products and technologies. They will also be able to access expert peers who can help them with training, practice and refinement of their techniques.

Smith+Nephew has a strong and successful business in Asia-Pacific and ambitious growth plans to provide our medical technology to more surgeons and nurses. It is impossible to overstate the importance of education and hands-on experience as we take customers on this journey, and the new Academy will be vital in improving access to the latest innovation to drive better clinical outcomes.

Myra Eskes, President APAC and Global Service, Smith+Nephew

By 2025, up to 3500 healthcare providers will attend in-person courses at S+N Academy Singapore every year. There will be another 5,000 providers trained through digital technology. 

As developers and manufacturers of medtech products, Smith+Nephew empowers healthcare professionals with education and training to help improve patient outcomes in Asia Pacific and across the world. We provide innovative learning programmes – through the S+N Academy Singapore – on surgical techniques, the latest evidence, and the safe and effective use of our products.

Myra Eskes, President APAC and Global Service, Smith+Nephew elaborating on the role of Medtech organisations and HCP education

S+N Academy Singapore features

The S+N Academy Singapore includes a state-of-the-art digital operating suite of the future including handheld robotics, 4K arthroscopy towers, surgical navigation tools, live transmission capabilities and touch-screen interfaces.


There is a virtual reality simulation studio where experts can convert their training into a digital experience. This process is complemented by a tech-enabled teaching auditorium, and a professional broadcast studio. S+N envisions experts recording and live-streaming surgical techniques to fellow HCPs globally to educate, train and share knowledge and best practices.

The academy also has fully equipped surgical super-stations for hands-on procedural training across Smith+Nephew’s entire portfolio of orthopaedic reconstruction, trauma, robotics, sports medicine, ear, nose and throat and advanced wound management.

Providing value to Singapore-based HCPs

Available from the opening in November, courses at the academy include peer-to-peer flagship programmes designed specifically for the Asia-Pacific region under the brands INSPIRE for Sports Medicine, and ASPIRE for Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Robotics. These courses will feature 50 distinguished global faculty and provide peer-to-peer education to 200 healthcare professionals from Asia-Pacific. 

The S+N Academy Singapore will be available to the wider healthcare community. This includes collaboration with start-ups and early-stage investors to support the development of new innovations, government and industry partners to showcase their innovation and investments, and medical institutions to utilise the latest training infrastructure.

Myra Eskes, President APAC and Global Service, Smith+Nephew sharing about their plans on reach out and collaborate with organisations, within the healthcare professional space