PROGRAMME

Programme Advisors: Maurice Nahabedian, Todd Heniford, Jeffrey Janis, Asit Arora

The programme may change before the event. 
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Registration and refreshments
Registration
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Welcome and introduction
Opening
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Training the next generation of surgeons
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  • Simulation and extended reality (XR): improving access to robotic training - Professor Bijendra Patel, Professor of Surgery, Queen Mary University of London & Society of Surgical Simulation
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Preparation and precision
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  • Future modelling: virtual surgical planning and 3D printing - Chai Gadepalli, Consultant ENT (laryngologist and airway surgeon) at Salford Care Organisation, Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester and Edge Hill University
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Industry Symposium
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Bloom43 by Plexaa

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Highlights of Intraoperative Imaging
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  • Novel technology to improve precision during cancer resection - Babar Vaqas, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Queens Hospital Romford, and Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London
  • Elevating clinical judgement through use of fluorescent imaging in breast reconstruction and other surgeries - Charles R. Kays, Plastic Surgeon, Wilmington Plastic Surgery
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Break and exhibition viewing
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The AI Revolution
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  • Keynote: Understanding AI and its implications for surgery and healthcare
  • Impacts of Chat GPT for surgical practice and academia
  • AI in Practice: the role of AI in urological surgery and training - Professor Sashi Kommu, Honorary Professor of Urology & Cancer Biology, Consultant Pelvic Cancer Urological Surgeon
  • Utilising AI: predicting outcomes and enabling early intervention - Professor Oliver Pearce, FRCS Ortho, Milton Keynes University Hospital
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Lunch
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New Frontiers in Robotic Surgery
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  • Keynote: Introduction to robotics - past, present and future - Asit Arora, Robotic Head & Neck Consultant Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust London

  • How AI is advancing surgical robotics
  • Panel Discussion: The future of robotic surgery - Roopa Nair, Consultant Obstetrician, Urogynaecologist and Robotic Surgeon, Asit Arora, Robotic Head & Neck Consultant Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust London, Bijendra Patel, Professor of Surgery, Queen Mary University of London & Society of Surgical Simulation
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Break and exhibition viewing
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Innovation outside the theatre
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  • How is NVIDIA’s software technology helping medical companies to evolve their products? Mikael Brudfors, Senior Solution Architect, NVIDIA
  • WISDOM: transforming post-operative care with remote monitoring - Karen Cariaga, Project Manager - WISDOM, Guy's and St Thomas' SSI surveillance, research and innovation.
  • Translating innovation into practice: entrepreneurship in plastic surgery - Maurice Nahabedian, Plastic Surgeon, National Center for Plastic Surgery
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Summary and close of conference
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