RCS surgery evening

RCS holds future of surgery event

Following the launch of its independent commission to explore the future of surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons will be holding a Future of Surgery evening in Edinburgh.

The event will give attendees an insight into the Commission on the Future of Surgery with a focus on Robots, AI and 3D printing.

The Commission aims to set out a vision of the future advances in medicine and technology, and how those developments will affect the delivery of surgical care.

Chaired by consultant neurosurgeon and RCS Council member, Richard Kerr, the Commission consists of 12 commissioners with different areas of expertise.

Gazing 20 years ahead, the commissioners will explore innovations that are most likely to affect surgical treatment. As well as looking at their possible relevance and value, it will consider their implications for patients, surgical training and clinical outcomes.

In particular, the commissioners will consider developments in areas such as minimally invasive surgery, robot-assisted surgery, genetics, regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence, VR, 3D printing and planning, pharmacology and much more.

With this in mind, the Edinburgh Future of Surgery event will include presentations on technology and innovation from a number of surgical entrepreneurs including Nadine Hachach-Haram, Axel Sylvan and Ryan Kerstein.

The event, which takes place from 6pm to 9pm on 5th April at Timberyard, 10 Lady Lawson St, will also give attendees plenty of opportunity to network with experts and peers.

Interested in other surgical events?

For details on other upcoming surgical events in the UK and The Republic of Ireland, including the ASIT International Surgical Conference 2018 and the 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Surgery visit this link: http://www.cairntechnology.com/blog/events