About this event

  • Date and time Mon 8 Feb 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme

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.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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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. 



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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