Surgicon was established in Sweden 2010 and is an international network of surgeons, experts in instructional design and engaged stakeholders with different backgrounds, working together towards scientifically validated surgical training methods, for the benefit of every patient on an operating table.

Our hypotheses: Well structured and scientifically validated surgical training might reduce the time to form a new independent surgeon and might also reduce costs and suffering from avoidable surgical errors. These two ideas have to be subjected to scientific studies to be validated.

We wish to inspire more scientific research on surgical training, certification & re-certification procedures. We also intend to gather validated data in this limited research field, to create an open source of information for interested followers.


Senior: Richard M. Satava, Anthony G. Gallagher, Richard L. Angelo, Peter Naredi, Mats Brännström, Olle Ljungqvist, Kai Olms

Junior: Dan Farahmand , Niclas Kvarnström, Karin Sillén


Margareta Berg, MD PhD, Orthopaedic surgeon, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Founder of Surgicon
Susanne Börjesson, Operating theatre nurse, Sahlgrenska University Hospital & KAT Surgical Training Lab
Dan Farahmand, M.D., Ph.D., Dept of Neurosurgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Chairman of the Surgicon Foundation Board
Roger Fogelkvist MD, Senior General Surgeon, Kungälv Hospital
Niclas Kvarnström, M.D., Ph.D., Dept of Transplantation, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Juuso Kuikka, Medical student Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University
Oskar Lindwall, Ph.D., Associate professor, Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg, Board member
Sara Persson, Medical student Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University
Miriam Petersson, Medical student Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University
Jonatan Regander, M.D., B.Soc.Sc., Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Örebro University Hospital, Board member
Elin Schoultz, M.D., Sahlgrenska Center for Cancer Research, Dept of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University
Vishal Amlani, M.D., Dept of Vascular Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Board member
Emma Wahlström, M.D., Intern Physician, Kungälv Hospital

Geographical localisation: Gothenburg, Sweden