Thursday 7 June 2018
2 Queen Anne Street
4 CPD Points
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This meeting is an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the work of Professor Harold Hopkins FRS – a remarkable optical physicist whose work changed the global practice of surgery and medicine.
Prior to 1959, the optics of the traditional cystoscope were dreadful. After being approached by a Urologist wanting better illumination, Hopkins improved the light transmission 80 fold by developing the Rod Lens, transforming the image quality and opening the door to all minimally invasive (keyhole) short stay surgery.
Also responsible for introducing the CVD reader, Hopkins published the first coherent image transmitted through a fibre optic bundle, paving the way for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic fibre optic endoscopy.
Book a place at this free event to learn about Hopkins’ contribution to medicine, and explore the history and evolution of the instruments that are now used in the most intricate of operations.
This meeting is FREE for all attendees .
*The programme and speaker line up will be updated regularly
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Harold Hopkins - his life and work
Mr Derek Fawcett, Urological Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital and Mr Tom Dehn, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Early clinical cooperation and the evolution of fibre optic endoscopy
Dr Anthony Mee, Retired Gastroenterologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital
The quest for better optics and the rod lens / Jim Gow and photographing the bladder
Mr Jaimin Bhatt, Consultant Urological Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
The winning combination of Karl Storz and Harold Hopkins - the cold light
Mr Ted Almond, Head of Marketing Communications Storz UK
The Hopkins lens - seeing is believing
Professor Manoj Monga, Director of Endourology and Stone Disease, The Cleveland Clinic, USA and Secretary, American Urological Association
Tea and coffee break
The shift from open to laparoscopic surgery
Professor Mike McMahon, Professor of Surgery and Upper GI and HPB Surgeon, University of Leeds and St James's University Hospital, Leeds
The evolution of minimally invasive gynaecology
Professor Chris Sutton, Professor of Gynaecological Surgery
Minimally invasive orthopaedics
Mr Mike Mowbray, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Harold H.Hopkins’ strategic contribution to the development of the zoom lens
Mr Jonathan Maxwell, Optical Consultant and Past Student of H.H.Hopkins
Hopkins-as an academic and teacher
Dr Brian Blandford, PhD under HHH, followed by 45 year career as an Optical Designer
Hopkins' legacy to 21st century medicine and surgery
Dr James Le Fanu , General Practitioner and Medical Columnist, Daily Telegraph
Resume of the day
Mr Roland Morley, President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Close of meeting
Mr Kelvin Hopkins, MP and Son of Harold Hopkins
Close of drinks reception