About this event

  • Date and time Mon 11 May 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

This webinar will provide a forum for the presentation of academic and research papers and the delivery of the annual John Wickham lecture. 

Six academic papers will be presented by Urological Trainees, followed by the state of the art lecture (the annual John Wickham memorial lecture), delivered by Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, Plastic Surgeon, Clinical Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Proximie*, on How AI, AR and real time clinical collaboration is changing surgical paradigm. 

*Proximie is an augmented reality platform that allows doctors to virtually transport themselves into any operating room, anywhere in the world, to visually and practically interact in an operation from start to finish.

There is no cost to register for this meeting as we are supporting the RSM Section of Urology trainee prize presentations.


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Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available 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.

Key speakers

Nadine Hachach Haram

Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram

Plastic Surgeon, Lecturer, Clinical Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Proximie

Speaker's biography

Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram drew on her passion for innovation, education and global surgery to co-found Proximie, an augmented reality platform that allows doctors to virtually transport themselves into any operating room, anywhere in the world, to visually and practically interact in an operation from start to finish.


From marking up a patient to providing real-time virtual presence in assisting and instructing on an operation, Proximie aims to provide safe, accessible and cost-effective surgery to every patient around the world. Dubbed the "future of surgery" by CNN, Proximie has gone from strength to strength and won multiple awards as well as being the main focus of the Foreign Press Association Science Story of the Year. It aims to revolutionize the delivery and education of healthcare by reducing the cost of that delivery while providing improved quality to the end patient, ensuring that every patient gets the best care, the first time, every time.


She most notably received the British Empire Medal in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her innovative work within the fields of surgery and medicine. Nadine also undertakes a number of roles to help advance surgery, including council member of the Royal College of Surgeons Future of Surgery Commission, council member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) Innovation UK and council member of the Royal Society of Medicine plastic surgery section. 


Previous TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_hachach_haram_how_augmented_reality_could_change_the_future_of_surgery 


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Michael Dinneen, Urology Section President, Royal Society of Medicine

Malcolm Coptcoat Short Papers Prize presentations

Chair: Mr Taimur Shah and Mr Christian Brown

Stopping medications for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia post-TURP: Are we falling short?

Mr Kelvin Adasonla, Core Trainee Year 1, Urology, Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

The challenges and anxieties of pregnancy in patients with Cystinuria

Mr Robert Ashe, Medical Student, King's College London

Bladder fibrosis and posterior urethral valves: A search for new tests and new therapies

Mr Kevin Coa, Paediatric Urology Specialist Registrar and Research Associate, University College London Great Ormond Street, Institute of Child Health

Best Practice Tariffs: could they be the solution to compliance with British Association of Urological Surgeons ureteric stone targets?

Mr Samuel Folkard, Urology Specialty Trainee Year 3, Kent Surrey and Sussex Deanery

Predictors of non-diagnostic renal mass biopsy

Mr Luke Foster, Urology Registrar, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

5 and 7- year cancer control following focal therapy using HIFU for localised non-metastatic prostate cancer in 1,565 patients in the UK

Miss Deepika Reddy, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial Prostate, Imperial College London

John Wickham Memorial Lecture

Introduced by Mr Ben Challacombe, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

How AI, AR and real time clinical collaboration is changing the surgical paradigm

Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, Plastic Surgeon, Lecturer and Founder of Proximie

Question and answer session
Announcement of prize winners
Close of meeting



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