Established in 2012, AK Institute serves as an education and training platform for orthopaedic surgeons, practitioners and patients, with an aim to facilitate the information sharing and wide application of new technologies and concepts in orthopaedics.
As a continuing education program, the academic education program is mainly provided for surgeons in the field of artificial joints. It features training courses (mostly in Beijing, occasionally in other provinces), symposiums (or seminars) on revision surgery and other topics, academic salons on specific subjects, summit forums, academic summits, tour lectures by orthopedic experts, gratuitous medical consultations, and further studies in Beijing hospitals.AK Institute provides a range of services including academic education and training, international academic exchange, and medical technical support programs, with the education and training programs covering artificial joint surgery, spinal surgery, postoperative care techniques and other specialties. In addition to providing exposition of theories, case sharing, and assistance in literature study, the Institute, by conducing workshop demonstration and exercises, providing hands-on experience in surgeries and instrument installation and use, and organizing surgical observations, offers the trainees the opportunities to put what they have learned into practice.As a continuing education program, the academic education program is mainly provided for surgeons in the field of artificial joints. It features training courses (mostly in Beijing, occasionally in other provinces), symposiums (or seminars) on revision surgery and other topics, academic salons on specific subjects, summit forums, academic summits, tour lectures by orthopedic experts, gratuitous medical consultations, and further studies in Beijing hospitals.For example, in the artificial joint arthroplasty salon held in Fuzhou in June this year, more than 100 experts and trainees got together to discuss the topic “Exploring the Survival Rate of Prosthesis”. Every participant, whether it was a well-known expert, a trainer or a trainee, greatly benefited from this event by sharing ideas and experiences. This is just what the education platform intends to achieve."AK Institute provides a superior platform for grass-roots doctors to learn techniques and experiences. Both the lecturers and we enjoyed the process very much.I also followed AK Medical's official account using WeChat." said a trainer.
The highlights of the health education program for patients include gratuitous medical consultations by orthopedic specialists, interactions between patients on a regular basis, as well as the annual charity events.In the charity and gratuitous medical consultation event held in Inner Mongolia Hinggan League in August this year, Aikang Medical and the experts from the Peking University Third Hospital provided medical consultation services for free for many local patients and donated joint prostheses to them. This initiative relieved patients’ financial burden, allowing them to feel the care and love of the society and building a trustworthy reputation for the domestic brand.
On top of the education and training programs at home, the Instituter has been dedicated to the international academic exchange programs, such as short-term and long-term partnerships with overseas hospitals for hospital visits, academic conferences and other trainings.In April, 2018, AK Medical acquired the British leading orthopedic brand JRI Orthopaedics Limited. This marks a milestone in the history of AK Medical, moving the company a step further towards the goal of going global.AK Medical has made six tours in Great Britain and established partnership with such international hospitals as Royal Surrey County Hospital, University College London Hospital and Northern General Hospital Sheffield."AK Medical has opened the door to the world with its world-class products. It will go far in tapping into global market." said an industry expert.
In terms of the medical technical support programs, the Institute provides supports in writing and revising jointly-published journals and academic articles, technical assistance and training for surgeries for special diseases, and more services for the improvement of hospitals for multi-center clinical studies.By cooperating with leading hospitals in Beijing, such as Peking University Third Hospital, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, and Peking University International Hospital, and leveraging the extensive expertise and experience omany well-known medical experts at home, AK Institute sets up an academic communication platform for local surgeons in the field of artificial joint arthroplasty, and promotes the sharing of joint arthroplasty technologies and concepts between major hospitals in Beijing and local hospitals, helping the surgeons in local hospitals improve surgical skills in arthroplasty and enhance their diagnosis and treatment capabilities.