About this event

  • Date and time Tue 17 Mar 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme

Please note: This event was due to take place on Tuesday 17 March 2020 and has now been postponed. This page will be updated as soon as we have a new date. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

In this free evening lecture, Professor Roger Kneebone and Mr Christopher Peters will explore how advances in robotic surgery are transforming the way surgeons teach and learn in the operating theatre.

Advances in ergonomic design have the potential to extend surgeons’ professional life-spans by minimising injury and strain. However, new technologies may have unintended consequences, presenting educational challenges as well as opportunities. Don't miss out on what is sure to be an intriguing and thought-provoking evening.

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Key speakers

Professor Roger Kneebone

Professor Roger Kneebone

Professor of Surgical Education and Engagement Science, Imperial College London and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow

Speaker's biography

Professor Roger Kneebone is a clinician and educationalist whose multidisciplinary research builds on his experience in surgery and general practice and his interests and expertise beyond medicine. He is passionate about engagement in bridging the worlds of clinical practice, biomedical science, patients and society. He leads the Imperial College Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science and the Royal College of Music-Imperial Centre for Performance Science and is Professor of Anatomy at the Royal Academy of Arts.

 

Professor Kneebone Roger presents Countercurrent, a fortnightly iTunes podcast featuring 45-minute conversations with people whose interests and careers cross boundaries. 

Mr Christopher Peters

Mr Christopher Peters

Consultant Upper Gastroenterological Surgeon, Imperial College London

Speaker's biography

Mr Christopher Peters went to medical school in Leeds and stayed there to complete his junior surgical training. After a fellow job in Kings College London he moved to Cambridge to carry out a PhD with Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. After returning to London to complete his higher surgical training he was appointed as a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Upper GI surgeon at Imperial College London with a specialist interest in oesophageal and gastric cancer. His academic interest is in Cancer Biomarkers and in particular understanding why there is a disconnect between the biomarker studies that are generating novel predictors of disease and the clinical world where patients are treated, and why very few biomarkers have successfully transitioned to the point of widespread use. He is also interested in the uptake of new surgical technologies and how healthcare systems can incorporate them into routine practice. 

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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