Paediatric Robotic Surgery
Date: Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Venue: Hamlyn Centre, 3rd Floor, Paterson Building, St. Mary's Campus,  Imperial College London, South Wharf Road, W2 1NY.

Location: No 1 on the St. Mary's Campus Map, available here. 

Workshop Aims:

Applications of robotic surgery in children are unique and highly varied compared to adult patient populations. In recognition of this, an intensive programme exclusively focused on paediatric robotic surgery will be provided at this inaugural European workshop. Course content will include an introduction to basic principles, overview of special considerations in children, technology familiarisation, procedure specific applications, and intensive hands-on training. Furthermore, the exciting integration of image-guided surgery with robotics will be covered, with leading international faculty demonstrating augmented reality relevant to paediatric pathologies. Participants will also be provided with an insight to emerging next-generation robotic surgical platforms.
The Hamlyn Centre laboratories provide a distinctive setting in which multiple robotic systems will be available for a hands-on training experience in small-groups led by experienced faculty. This workshop is suitable for surgeons of any experience and skill level (trainee to senior consultants) with an interest in computer-assisted surgery.

Topics to be covered: 
  • General principles
  • Hardware what you need to know
  • Setting up and maintaining a robotic surgical service lessons learned and practical tips
  • Robotic abdominal, thoracic, hepatobiliary, retroperitoneal, and oncological surgery
  • Emerging robotic platforms for minimally invasive surgery
  • Image-guided minimally invasive surgery
  • Hands-on small group skills training


08:00  Registration & Coffee   

08:30  Introduction: Principles & Practice of Robotic Surgery 

09:30  Hands on Practice Station 1 

11:00  Coffee Break

11:30  Hands-On Station 2

13:00  Lunch Break 

13:3Horizon Scanning Interactive Lectures

14:0Hands-On Station 3

15:30  Coffee Break

16:00  Hands-On Station 4

17:30  Discussion & Conclusion               

More information on this workshop is available in the flyer below.


Azad Najmaldin, Leeds General Infirmary 
Tom Cundy, Imperial College London

Azad Najmaldin, Leeds

Gloria Pelizzo, Italy

Juan Camps, South Carolina USA

Erik Mayer, London

Shirley Martin, London

Tony Loftus

Philip Pratt, London

Kevin Cleary, Boston USA

Kate Davenport, Boston USA