The theme for this year’s Symposium is "The Next 10 Years: Challenges, Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Robotics"Topics 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
  • Neurosurgery
  • Smart Instruments
  • Surgical navigation and augmented reality systems
  • Surgical simulation, training and skills assessment

The line up of speakers will be confirmed shortly.