Simulation, Robotics and Telemedicine: Innovation Driving Patient Care

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Date: November 12th 2013

Location: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

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09:30                     Registration and refreshments


10:00                     Chairman’s welcome and introduction

Professor Davinder Sandhu, Postgraduate Dean/Head of Education, Health Education South West


Session One       Surgical Robotics

                                Chair: Professor Chris Melhuish, Director, Bristol Robotics Laboratory     


10:10                     Advanced laparoscopic surgery using the Da Vinci robotic system

Professor David Gillatt, Director, Bristol Urological Institute

Mr John McGrath, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust


10:35                     Radiology and robotics: minimal intervention, maximum impact

Dr Mark Callaway, Consultant Radiologist, United Bristol Healthcare Trust 


10:45                    Advanced urologic laparoscopic procedures

Dr Magnus Annerstedt, Head of Robotic Surgery, Department of Urology, Herlev University Hospital, Denmark


11:15                     The Da Vinci learning curve for upper urinary tract surgery

Mr Christian Bach, Robotics Fellow, Southmead Hospital, Bristol


11:25                    Minimally invasive technologies for surgery and healthcare

Professor Mark Emberton, Director, Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, UCL; Clinical Director, Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Royal College of Surgeons of England


11:45                    Q&A Panel Discussion


12.15 – 13.00    Lunch and networking


Session Two       Simulation

Chair: Jane Barrie OBE, Chair of the South West Local Education and Training Governing Body


13:00                    In search of simulation and TEL educational quality assurance

Dr David Grant, Associate Dean Simulation, Health Education South West 


13:20                     Simulated ocular surgery

Mr John Ferris, Head of School of Ophthalmology, Health Education South West  


13:30                     Simulated surgical training: a quantum leap

Mr Robert Longman, Consultant Colorectal Cancer Surgeon, United Bristol Healthcare Trust


13:40                     Consultation skills for psychiatrists: an elite sport

Dr Guy Undril, Consultant Psychiatrist, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Hannah Toogood, ST5 in Learning Disability Psychiatry, Severn Postgraduate Medical Education


13:50                    Q&A Panel Discussion


14.20 – 14:50    Refreshments and networking


Session Three    Telemedicine

Chair: Professor Deborah Evans, Managing Director, West of England Academic Health Science Network


14:50                     Telehealth, eHealth or just health?

Dr Nicholas Robinson, President Elect, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Royal Society of Medicine


15:10                     Haptic feedback for surgical robots

Dr Adam Spiers, Research Fellow, Bristol Robotics Laboratory    


15:20                     Telehealth: applications in secondary care

                                Katy Lethbridge, UK Sales & Marketing Manager, Medvivo


15:30                     The innovation landscape in Healthcare

Mr Sasha Karakusevic, Chief Operating Officer, North Bristol NHS Trust


15:50                    Q&A Panel Discussion


16:20                     Presentation of poster prizes

Professor Steve West, Vice Chancellor, University of the West of England; Chair of the West of England Academic Health Science Network


Professor Davinder Sandhu, Postgraduate Dean/Head of Education, Health Education South West


Conference close

Professor Steve West, Vice Chancellor, University of the West of England


16:30                     Refreshments and networking


                                Optional tour of Bristol Robotics Laboratory

                                Tour finishes at 17.15