Scientific programme

Thursday, June 2, 2020
9.00-11.30 YEARS academic meeting
9.00-11.30 National societies meetings: Korean, Italian, Turkish, Spanish, German
11.00-11.45 BIARGS AGM
12.00-12.15 OPENING
Chair: Prof. Barry O’Reilly, Cork University Hospital, Ireland
Prof. Barry O’Reilly, Cork University Hospital, Ireland Conference President
Ms. Marielle Nobbenhuis, The Royal Marsden Hospital, UK
Mr. Thomas Ind, The Royal Marsden Hospital, UK
12.15-12.45 PLENARY SESSION 1
Chair: Prof. Barry O’Reilly, Cork University Hospital, Ireland
From Boole to Artificial Intelligence – “Back to the Future”
Prof. Barry O’Sullivan, Insight Centre, UCC, Ireland
12.45-14.25 ACADEMIC SESSION 1
The future of surgery
Chair: Mr. Thomas Ind, The Royal Marsden Hospital, UK & Prof. Barry O’Reilly, Cork University Hospital, Ireland
12.45-13.10 Robotic surgery: how did we get here?
Prof. Arnold Advincula, Columbia University, USA
13.10-13.35 Enhancing surgical performance
Dr. Mark Campbell, LERO software research centre, University of Limerick, Ireland
13.35-14.00 Futuristic ‘meta’-surgery
Prof Shafi Ahmed, Professor of Surgery, Futurist and Innovator, UK
14.00-14.25 The ethical dilemnas of AI in healthcare
Prof. Michael O’Riordan, Consultant Colorectal surgeon, UCC, Ireland
15.30–16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.00 ACADEMIC SESSION 2
Chairs: Ms. Orfhlaith O’Sullivan and Dr Yair Dykan, Cork University Hospital, Ireland,  Dr. Steven Schraffordt, Meander Medical Center,  Netherlands
16.00–16.20 Training in robotics in the USA
Prof Arnie Advincula, Columbia University, USA
16.20–16.40 Evidence in the Mesh debate
Prof. Chris Maher, University of Queensland, Australia
16.40–17.00 Debate  (Moderator Dr Steven Schraffordt) -
Robotic versus Standard laparoscopy in urogynaecology
Prof. Chris Maher, University of Queensland, Australia (Standard) vs.
Prof. Catherine Matthews, Wake Forest University, USA (Robotic)
17.00-18.00 VIDEO SESSION 1
Horror videos
Chair:Dr. Thomas Herbert, France
Co-Chairs: Dr Manou Kaur, Liverpool, UK, Prof. Arnold Advincula, Columbia University, USA & Prof. Catherine Matthews, Wake Forest University, USA
18.00-19.00 SERGS AGM
18.00-20.00 WELCOME DRINK
Friday, June 3, 2022
Oral presentations
Chairs: Pluvio Coronado, Spain  & Dr. Alison De Maio, University College Cork, Ireland
8.00-8.15 Title: TBC
8.15-8.30 Title: TBC
8.30-8.45 Title: TBC
8.45-9.00 Title: TBC
9.00-9.15 Title: TBC
9.15-9.30 Title: TBC
9.30-10.00 PLENARY SESSION 2
Chair: Thomas Hebert, France & Peter Rusch, Germany
Future of surgery - a global perspective
Prof. Jaap Bonjer, Professor of Surgery AMC/UMC, Netherlands
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
Evidence based surgery, training and costs
Chairs: Prof. Henrik Falconer, Sweden & Prof. Barry O Reilly, University College Cork, Ireland
10.30-10.50 Can surgery be evidence based – Cochrane perspective
Prof. Chris Maher, University of Queensland, Australia
10.50-11.10 Future of surgical training
Prof. Sean Tierney, Dean of Surgical Affairs RCSI, Ireland
11.10-11.25 Evidence based training – Comparisons between aviation and surgery
Captain Karl O’Neill, Chief Instructor ATO, Pilot Training, Aer Lingus, Ireland
11.25-11.40 Are there comparisons between managing emergencies in the cockpit versus the operating theatre
Captain Niall Downey, Pilot with Aer Lingus and Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, Ireland
11.40-12.00 Optimising the costs of Robotic surgery and training
Prof. Catherine Matthews, Wake Forest University, USA
12.00-13.00 Lunch break
14.00-16.10 ACADEMIC SESSION 3
Chairs: Dr. Matt Hewitt, University College Cork, Ireland & Prof. Rainer Kimmig, Germany
14.00-14.20 SENTIREC; SLN in early stage cervical cancer
Dr Pernille Jensen, Denmark
14.20-14.30 Long term outcome of robotic trachelectomy for early stage cervical cancer
Prof. Henrik Falconer, Sweden
14.30-14.50 Cervical cancer – Being more conservative
(inferences from SHAPE and CONSERVE)
Prof. Donal Brennan, University College Dublin, Ireland
14.50-15.10 Robotics and exenteration
Dr. Marielle Nobbenhuis, Royal Marsden Hospital London, UK
15.10-15.30 Robotically assisted cancer field surgery in endometrial cancer – results and implications
Prof. Rainer Kimmig, University of Essen, Germany
15.30-15.50 Image guided surgery  in oncology
Prof. Ronan Cahill, University College Dublin, Ireland
15.50-16.10 Round table
Prof.Rainer Kimmig, University of Essen, Germany, Prof. Vanna Zanagnolo, Europea IInstitute of Oncology, Milan, Italy & Prof. Donal Brennan, University College, Dublin, Ireland
16.10-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.45 ACADEMIC SESSION 4
Endometriosis and Benign Gynaecology
Chairs: Vito Cela, Italy& Prof. Martin Heubner, Kantonsspital Baden, Switzerland
16.30-16.45 Technique for dealing with deep infiltrative endometriosis
Dr. Jeremie Belghiti, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France
16.45-17.00 Lessons to be learnt from the BSGE endometriosis database
Dr Arvind Vashist, UCLH, UK
17.00-17.15 Tips & tricks for managing the large fibroid uterus
Prof. Arnold Advincula, Colombia University, USA
17.15-17.30 Fertility after robotic surgery for deep endometriosis
Dr. Vito Cela, Italy.
17.30-17.45 The advantage of robotics in the obese patient
Dr. Ruaidhri McVey, Mater Hospital, Ireland
17.45-19.00 ABSTRACT SESSION 2
Oral presentations
Chairs: Prof. Vanna Zanagnolo, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy & Stephanie Motton, France
17.45-18.00 TBC
18.00-18.15 TBC
18.15-18.30 TBC
18.30-18.45 TBC
18.45-19.00 TBC
Kingsley Hotel
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Pecha Kucha oral presentations from selected posters
Chairs: Thomas Ind, UK  & Marc Barahona, Spain
Comment: Pecha Kucha is the transliteration of an onomatopoetic Japanese term that means "chit chat”. Classically, a Pecha Kucha session consists of timed talks in a quick-fire manner. Speakers will need to be warned about the strict timing of this session. Microphones will be cut off at 5 minutes.
There will be two minutes between each talk for questions. Speakers will line up for their talks. Instructions will be given to speakers allowing them 10 slides in PowerPoint video format. Each slide will move forward every 30 seconds allowing five minutes per talk. If speakers wish to spend longer on a slide, they should have two identical slides (giving a whole minute per slide). The talk should summarise the posters.
8.00-8.07 TBC
8.07-8.14 TBC
8.14-8.21 TBC
8.21-8.28 TBC
8.28-8.35 TBC
8.35-8.42 TBC
8.45-9.30 Presidential address
Mr. Thomas Ind, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
9.30-10.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.20 BIARGS Session
Chairs: Nick Elkington, London& Mike Smith,Manchester
11.00-11.20 Role of neuropelveology in endometriosis, Shaheen Khazali, London,UK
11.20-11.40 Training UK trainees robotic surgery: Introduction of RCOG ATSM – Nahid Gul, Stoke
11.40-12.00 Role for robotic ovarian debulking: Mirrors study -  Simon Butler Manuel, Guildford
12.00-12.20 Should Robotic Pelvic Fellowship be part of oncology training : Ailin Rogers, Colorectal Surgeon, The Mater, Dublin
12.20-12.30 Closing session
Closing speech


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