Conference to showcase leading developments in gynaecological robotic surgery

Posted by es328 at Feb 28, 2017 11:08 AM |
7th Annual British and Irish Association of Gynaecological Robotic Surgeons conference taking place at University of Leicester between 1 and 3 March

Issued by the University of Leicester Press Office on 28 February 2017

The University of Leicester will host the 7th Annual British and Irish Association of Gynaecological Robotic Surgeons conference between 1 - 3 March.

The conference will be looking at a number of aspects of robotic gynaecological surgery including surgeon training, anaesthetic implications, theatre set up as well as state of the art procedures for cancer (cervix and womb), endometriosis and incontinence surgery.

International experts including Professor Henrik Falconer from the Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden and Professor Philippe Van Trappen from the University of Ghent, Belgium will be speaking as well as UK experts.

Gynaecological surgeons, trainees and theatre nurses/practitioners from all across the UK and Ireland will be attending to share their knowledge and experience and learn from the experts.

Dr Esther Moss, from the University of Leicester’s Department of Cancer Studies and lead robotic gynaecological surgeon at the University Hospitals of Leicester, said: “Leicester is one of the largest gynaecological robotic centres in the UK and this conference is a great opportunity for us to showcase both the clinical and academic work we are doing here in this area of surgery.

“The introduction of robotic surgery has meant that many women are now able to have keyhole surgery who would previously have not been suitable for standard keyhole surgery and instead would have had to have traditional open surgery.

“There are always ways that we can improve patient care and this conference enables specialists to spend time discussing new developments with international experts, which can then be introduced in clinical practice.”

Karamjit Singh, Chairman of Leicester’s Hospitals, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be opening the Annual Conference of the British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecological Surgeons here in Leicester.

“It strengthens the fantastic partnership that we are continuing to develop between our hospitals and the University of Leicester. Hosting this conference will help to promote Leicester as a centre of excellence in the country, showcasing the pioneering work in healthcare we are able to provide our patients.”

The conference will take place at Stamford Court, Manor Road, Oadby, LE2 2LH on 1-3 March 2017.

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