DRAFT Agenda

Monday, June 18, 2018

07:00 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk Open


8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION 1: Future robotics

Chairs: SRS – Chairs: Vipul Patel, MD,Farid Gharagozloo,MD, Peter Wiklund, MD, Alex Mottrie, MD

8:00 a.m.

Welcome and introduction

8:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Industry discussion:

9:45 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break- Visit Exhibitors

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Industry discussion

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 17:00 p.m.

Break into subspecialty sessions


Welcome reception


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

07:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk Open

6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION 1: ERAS protocols in robotics

Chairs: Yannik Cerantola, John McGrath, Ulf Gustafsson

8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.

Welcome and introduction

8:05 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

Developing an ERAS protocol in Robotics

Presented by Yannick Carentola

8:20 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

ERAS protocol in RARP: Daycase complex surgery protocol

Presented by John McGrath

8:35 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

ERAS protocols in colorectal Robotic Surgery

Presented by Ulf Gustafsson

8:50 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.

What can we learn from other specialties in ERAS

Panel discussion

09:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Session presentations to be confirmed

09:00 a.m. – 09:15 a.m.

Redefining Thoracic outlet syndrome management with Robotic surgery’

09:15 a.m. – 09:30 a.m.

Microsoft Hololens in Healthcare

09:30 a.m. – 09:45 a.m.


9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break – Visit with Exhibitors

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Plenary Session 3: Lessons Learned, Challenging Cases and avoiding Complications

Moderators: Rene Sotelo, MD and David Albala, MD

Panel: Senthil Nathan

10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Video: Surgical Complications in the upper abdomen:

Recognizing Them and Fixing Them

Presented by Rene Sotelo, MD

10:35a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Video: Surgical Complications in the pelvis:

Recognizing Them and Fixing Them

Presented by Marcus Gomez

11:15a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Video: Challenging Cases: How to Recognize Challenging Robotic surgery and overcoming the challenges.

Presented by Senthil Nathan, MD

11:35a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Complications in robotic-assisted cardiothoracic surgery - Abbas Abba

11:55a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Panel discussion and closing comments

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 17:00 p.m.

Break into subspecialty sessions


Bus leaves for Vasa museum for Gala Dinner


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk Open

08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sub-specialty section meeting with presentations and Live surgeries

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.



12:30 p.m. – 9:45 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION 1: Training and Curriculum development

12:30 p.m. -12:45 p.m.

Validating Robotic Training Curriculums

Presented by Alex Mottrie, MD

12:45 p.m. -13:00 p.m.

Train the trainer curriculum development

Presented byJeff Levy, MD

13:00 p.m. -13:15 p.m.

Defining and validating Non-Technical skills training in Robotics

Presented by: Kamran Ahmed

13:15 p.m. -13:30 p.m.

Improving theatre team efficiencies and reducing costs with team training

Presented by Justin Collins

13:30 p.m. -13:45 p.m.

Secrets of the robotic dance (The world’s busiest robot)

Presented by Jeff Nalesnik

13:45 p.m. -13:55 p.m.

Where do we go from here with training?

Panel discussion

13:55 p.m. – 14:05 p.m.


14:05 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 3: AI in healthcare. Opportunities and challenges on the road ahead.

Chair: Prokar Dasgupta

14:05 p.m. – 14:20 p.m.

The future as I see it

Presented by Prokar Dasgupta, UK

14:20 p.m. – 14:35 p.m.

Automation in robotic surgery

Presented by Paolo Fiorini, Italy

14:35 p.m. – 14:50 p.m.

The STAR robot

Presenter TBC

14:50 p.m. – 15:05 p.m.

AI and machine learning

Presented by Sabyasachi Ray (Accenture, UK and India)

15.05 p.m. – 15:20 p.m.

The internet of Skills - is tactile 5G the future?

Presented by Mischa Dohler, UK

15:20 p.m. – 15:30 p.m.

Panel discussion and close

15:30 p.m. – 17:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION 4: Innovative technologies in training

Chairs: Alex Mottrie, Vip Patel, Jacques Marescaux

15:30 p.m. – 15:50 p.m.

Integration of Future technologies into training

Presented by Jacques Marescaux(Ircad)

15:50 p.m. – 16:10 p.m.


Presented by Justin Collins

16:10 p.m. – 16:30 p.m.

Will 3D printed models replace cadavers?

Presented by: Dr Ahmed Ghazi (Rochester Medical Center)

16:30 p.m. – 16:50 p.m.

Big data analytics and robotics

Presented by Andrew Hung (USC)

16:50 p.m. – 17:00 p.m.

Panel discussion



Draft – subject to change

Agenda for Sub-Specialty Group Sessions

N.B. rooms (A-D) will be allocated according to the number of registrants in each section.


A (Erling Persson-hall 1000 seats)

B (Aula Medica room 100 seats)

C (Samuelssonsalen 148 seats)

D (Andreas Veslius 200 seats)

Monday 18th June

08:00 – 12:00



Monday 18th June

12:30 – 17:00


(LIVE surgery from KS)

Multiple live surgeries


(LIVE surgery with LiveArena)


(LIVE surgery with LiveArena)


(LIVE surgery with LiveArena)

Mt. Sinai

Tuesday 19th June

08:00 – 12:00



Tuesday 19th June

12:30 – 17:00

General surgery/ Single site/Bariatrics

(LIVE surgery with LiveArena)


(LIVE surgery from KS)


(LIVE Transplant surgery with LiveArena)


(LIVE surgery from KS)

Wednesday 20th June

08:00 – 12:00



General surgery/ Single site/Bariatrics

(LIVE surgery with LiveArena)


Wednesday 18th June

12:30 – 17:00



KS = Karolinska Hospital

LiveArena = live surgery broadcasting technology that we have used in previous events. 

Urology Program Draft                                  

Monday afternoon sessions:

A (Urology)




Vip Patel RARP 12:30-13:30 from KS Live surgery





13:30 Lessons learned from the LAPPRO study: open vs Robotic- assisted prostatectomy

Presented by: Olof Akre (Confirmed)




13:45 Surgical margin in robotic assisted prostatectomy. Does it matter? Presented by Stavros Tyritzis




14:00 Nomograms in RARP. A prediction of extracapsular growth in Prostate cancer. Presented by Bernardo Rocco (Confirmed)




14:15 Surgical management of Locally advanced prostate cancer

Presented by TBC




14:30 Coffee break




15:00 – 16:00 Alex Mottrie Live surgery RAPN




16:00 Radical prostatectomy for Oligometastatic prostate cancer. Presented by TBC




16:15 Lessons Learned from 10,000 Robotic cases. Is the journey as important as the destination? Presented by Vip Patel.





16:30 Video of Retzius sparing prostatectomy: step by step video by Peter Wiklund (Confirmed)




16:45 Surgical management for ED post RARP talk by TBC




17:00 Welcome reception in Foyer of Aula Medica




Tuesday afternoon sessions


(LIVE Transplant surgery with LiveArena)




12:30 live transplant surgery by Rajesh Ahlawat (Confirmed)




13:30 Ask Alex about a talk for RAPN




13:45 Oncological outcomes comparing open and robotic cystectomy for bladder cancer. Presented by TBC




14:00 – 14:15 Functional outcomes following RARC by Abbi Hosseini(Confirmed)





Coffee break




14:30- 15:30

Pre-recorded neobladder formation ‘Tip and tricks’





Further presentations from Senthil Nathan and Rafael Coelho

Urology content TBC




17:00 close