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CSTAR is the exclusive training centre for da Vinci robotic surgery in Canada. CSTAR received this designation from Intuitive Surgical Inc. to provide education and support to healthcare providers across Canada and internationally. Each training program is specifically designed for the learners needs with the primary purpose to develop and increase a surgical team’s confidence and competence in the use of da Vinci. In turn this provides the context for improvement in the safety and quality of patient care. Didactic and instructional sessions are designed for surgeons, first assistants, biomedical personnel, and da Vinci coordinators.