Announcement of 8th Hamlyn Symposium
Promote the development of advanced, minimally invasive surgical robots that are intelligent, sensor rich and allow seamless human interaction through multidisciplinary collaboration between the surgical and engineering community

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the Eighth Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics to be held on Sunday, 21st and Monday, 22nd of June 2015 at the Royal Geographical Society. Workshops will be organised on Saturday, 20th and Tuesday, 23rd of June at the Imperial College London. 

The theme for this year’s Symposium is from whole body systems to micro instrumentsTopics to be addressed by the symposium include, but are not limited to: 
  • Co-operative Control and Perceptual Docking 
  • Clinical highlights in Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Orthopaedic and Paediatric Surgery 
  • Economic and general consideration of robotic surgery 
  • Emerging, multi-specialty applications of robotic technology 
  • Flexible Robotics 
  • Human robot interaction and ergonomics 
  • Intra-operative imaging and biophotonics for robotic surgery 
  • Mechatronic designs for medical robotics 
  • Medical image computing and computer assisted intervention 
  • Medical robotics for NOTES 
  • Microbot design and applications 
  • Smart Instruments 
  • Surgical navigation and augmented reality systems 
  • Surgical simulation, training and skills assessment 

The annual Hamlyn Symposium attracts world leading scientists, engineers and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines associated with medical robotics and surgery. There will be a series of invited talks from distinguished speakers who will provide great insights into cutting edge developments in the fields of robotics and medical technologies.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you to the 8th Hamlyn Symposium in June 2015 

Important Dates 

  • 16 March 2015 Paper Submission Deadline 
  • 30 April 2015 Acceptance of Papers Announced 
  • 21 May 2015 Camera Ready Copy Deadline 
  • 20-23 June 2015 Hamlyn Symposium 

o    20 June 2015 – Workshop Day 1 

o    21 June 2015 – Symposium Day 1 

o    22 June 2015 – Symposium Day 2 

o    23 June 2015 – Workshop Day 2 

Submission of Papers 

More information about the paper format can be found here 

All papers need to be submitted electronically via the Symposium Submission website (click here for the submission site).