Webinar: Technology from a Clinician Perspective

Associate Professor Yi Yang to present at the ARC CMIT online Lecture Series on "Technology from a Clinician Perspective."

Associate Professor Yi Yang will discuss about the application of technology across his surgical speciality of spine surgery and how essential and imbedded the use of technology has become in the practice of Medicine.

Date and time

Thu, 28 October 2021

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM AEDT

Please register to reserve your free webinar placement via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/arc-cmit-lecture-series-technology-from-a-clinician-perspective-tickets-175144721577

The link to the online event will be emailed to all registrants a couple days before the event.

For any enquiries on the webinar registration, please email meg.belmonte@unimelb.edu.au.


Associate Professor Yi Yang, Adult and Paediatric Spine Surgeon M.B.B.S (Hons), Dip Anatomy, FRACS, FA orhtoA

A/Prof Yi Yang is a Melbourne trained spine surgeon specialising in the care of the spine in both children and adults. His focus is purely on the spine, ranging from paediatric conditions such as scoliosis to traumatic and degenerative conditions in adults.

After completing his medical degree and orthopaedic fellowship in Melbourne, Yi has completed spine fellowships in California and Toronto. Whilst overseas, Yi gained extensive experience in the latest techniques in spine surgery, including computer navigation and robotic surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, tethering for scoliosis and the latest techniques of deformity correction for both children and adults.

Yi has appointments at The Royal Children’s, Royal Melbourne and Epworth Hospitals. He has an honorary associate professorship through the University of Melbourne.


Title: “Technology in my practice of spine surgery”


Technology has exponentially progressed over the past few decades. It has changed all facets from our lives. Things which were unimaginable and fiction last century are now common place.

This is especially so within the field of Medicine, and specifically my speciality of spinal surgery. Nearly all aspects of my work require some degree of interaction with technology, most of which has been recently developed.

Technology has helped us form new understanding of existing conditions, diagnose them, share them across teams all the way to using computer navigation and robotics to help during surgery - Modern medicine would struggle to function without access to modern technology.

I will explore and discuss the application of technology across my surgical speciality of spine surgery and how essential and imbedded the use of technology has become in the practice of Medicine.