Scientific programme

Final version as of May 20, 2022


Thursday, June 2, 2022
9.00-11.00 YEARS academic meeting
9.00-11.15 Spanish national society meeting
11.15-11.45 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

Prof. John Higgins, Chair of ObGyn, UCC, Clinical Director of Womens and Infant Services

Ms. Marielle Nobbenhuis, The Royal Marsden Hospital, UK

BIARGS President

 Mr. Thomas Ind, The Royal Marsden Hospital, UK

SERGS President

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 & Dr. Daniel Galvin, 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 Web 3.0 and the surgical metaverse
Prof. Shafi Ahmed, Professor of Surgery, Futurist and Innovator, UK
14.00-14.25 The ethical dilemmas of AI in healthcare
Prof. Micheal O’Riordain, Consultant Colorectal surgeon, UCC, Ireland
What is the Impact of the New AirSeal Robotic Solution in Gynecological Surgery?

Dr. Jordi Ponce (Spain) & Tom D’Arcy (Ireland) 

15.30–16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.00 ACADEMIC SESSION 2
Chairs: Ms. Orfhlaith O’Sullivan & 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. Arnold 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


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

18.00-18.30 SERGS AGM
18.30-20.00 WELCOME DRINK
Friday, June 3, 2022
Oral presentations
Chairs: Dr. Pluvio Coronado, Spain & Dr. Alison De Maio, University College Cork, Ireland
8.00-8.15 Title: 3D printing model for precise pre surgical planning in Robotic Surgery
Rooma Sinha, Bana Rupa, Mamatha Reddy ; India
8.15-8.30 Title: Impact of Surgery on Surgeon Health (ISSUE): A Feasibility Study.
A . Amirthanayagam, M. Zecca, S. Barber, B. Singh, E.L. Moss; UK
8.30-8.45 Title: Same-Day Discharge after Robotic assisted Pelvic floor Reconstruction
D. Bolovis, M. Schreibmayer, C. Brucker; Germany
8.45-9.00 Title: 2arm-3instrument “Sinha-Apollo” Technique for Robotic Hysterectomy
Rooma Sinha, Bana Rupa, Mamatha Reddy ; India
9.00-9.15 Title: Effectiveness of robotic surgery compared to conventional laparoscopy in gynecologic surgery
PJ. Coronado, M. Gracia, M.A. Herráiz, ; Spain
9.15-9.30 Title: Robotic assisted rectal segmental resection in DIE, the NOSE technique
L. Benbakoura, M. Chas, J. Pilloy, T. Hebert; France
9.30-10.00 PLENARY SESSION 2
Chair: Dr. Thomas Hebert, France & Dr. 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. Oscar Traynor, 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
13.00-14.00 INDUSTRY SPONSORED SESSION - Intuitive Surgical Sárl
Robotic-assisted surgery and beyond

Moderator : Ms. Marielle Nobbenhuis, Royal Mardsen London, United Kingdom

Speakers: Dr. Thomas Hébert,  University of Tours, France; Dr. Christian Wagner, Gronau

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
Prof. Pernille Jensen, Denmark
14.20-14.30 Long term outcome of robotic trachelectomy for early stage cervical cancer
Prof. Henrik Falconer, Karolinska Hospital, 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
Ms. 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, European Institute 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: Prof. Vito Cela, Italy& Prof. Martin Heubner, Kantonsspital Baden, Switzerland
16.30-17.00 Initial Clinical Experience with Robotic Assisted Vaginal Surgery
Dr. Rick Estape, USA
17.00-17.15 Lessons to be learnt from the BSGE endometriosis database
Dr. Arvind Vashist, UCLH, UK
17.15-17.30 Tips & tricks for managing the large fibroid uterus
Prof. Arnold Advincula, Colombia University, USA
17.30-17.45 Fertility after robotic surgery for deep endometriosis
Dr. Vito Cela, Italy
17.45-18.00 The advantage of robotics in the obese patient
Dr. Ruaidhri McVey, Mater Hospital, Ireland
Kingsley Hotel
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Oral presentations
Chairs: Mr. Thomas Ind, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK & Ms. Marielle Nobbenhuis, Royal Marsden Hospital London, UK
8.00-8.10 Title: Total robotic assisted pelvic anterior exenteration and full in miami pouch urinary reconstruction. Demonstration of the concept
C. Duong, H. M. Doucet, B. F. d’Arcier, T. Hebert; H. Lamirand; France
8.10-8.20 Title: Hints and tips in cases of challenging myomatosis
V. Chatzirafail, E. Karatrasoglou, A. Mpakas, G. Gallou, A. Pavlaki, A. Tserkezoglou; Greece
8.20-8.30 Title: Traditional vs robotic assisted laparoscopy in cervical cancer: cost-effectiveness
Giovanni Falcicchio, Italy, X. He, G.R.Damiani, G. Cormio , M. Villa, E. Cicinelli, A. Pellegrino, Italy
8.30-8.40 Title: What is surgery? aim for a unifying definition for modern surgery understanding the applications for enhanced recovery
O. Ali; UK
8.40-8.50 Title: ICG-guided targeted Para-Aortic lymphadenectomy for advanced cervical cancer staging by robotics
S. Fernandez, C. Ortega, L. Martí, M. Barahona, J. Ponce; Spain
8.50-9.00 Title: Can we justify not offering robotic surgery to patients with endometrial pathology. Lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic experience
N. Gul, R. Todd; UK
9.00-9.20 Presidential address
Mr. Thomas Ind, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
9.20 - 9.30 Invitation to SERGS 2023 meeting
Vasiliki Chatzirafail, Greece
9.30-10.00 Coffee break
10.00 - 11.00 ABSTRACT SESSION 3
Oral presentations
Chairs: Prof. Vanna Zanagnolo, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy & Dr. Stephanie Motton, France
10.00-10:15 Title: De novo pain and relief of pain after robotic abdominal synthetic mesh implants
S.E. Schraffordt Koops, H.W.R. Schreuder, L. Heydanus, F. van Zanten; The Netherlands
10.15-10.30 Title: Shaving technique with Robotic approach in 45 patients affected by DIE
Giovanni Falcicchio, Italy, G.R.Damiani, X. He, G. Cormio, M. Villa, E. Cicinelli, A. Pellegrino; Italy
10.30-10.45 Title: Real-time augmented reality in robotic surgery. A lesson to learn from laparoscopy
Vasiliki Chatzirafail, Greece
10.45-11.00 Title: Robotic assisted isthmus cerclage: Benson modified technique
C. Picard, M.Chas, J. Pilloy, F.Perrotin, J. Potin, C. Arlicot, C. Brisson, J. Villemagne, C. Diguisto,  T. Hebert; France
11.00-12.20 BIARGS Session
Chairs: Dr. Nick Elkington, London, UK & Mike Smith, UK
11.00-11.20 Role of neuropelveology in endometriosis,
Dr. Shaheen Khazali, London, UK
11.20-11.40 Training UK trainees robotic surgery: Introduction of RCOG ATSM
Dr. Nahid Gul, Stoke, UK
11.40-12.00 Role for robotic ovarian debulking: Mirrors study
Dr. Simon Butler-Manuel, Guildford, UK
12.00-12.20 Should Robotic Pelvic Fellowship be part of oncology training
Ms. Ailín Rogers, Mater Hospital, Ireland
12.20-12.30 Closing session
Closing speech


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