OG Robotic Consensus Meeting

Monday 16th January 2023

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Robotic surgery is becoming increasingly popular amongst upper gastrointestinal surgeons specialising in oesophageal and gastric disease. We are excited to announce that AUGIS will be holding a meeting on the 16th January at the Royal College of Surgeons for all surgeons interested in performing robotic surgery in this area. We will cover training, implementation and governance.

There will be presentations from industry partners and opportunity to meet with the robotic teams as well as surgeons experienced with these platforms. In the afternoon there will be an open forum to discuss safe implementation and governance of robotic surgery in the UK. This will lead to an AUGIS statement guiding clinicians on robotic surgery in their respective trusts. We welcome both experienced and inexperienced surgeons to partake in this important meeting designing the future of robotic OG surgery in the UK. 

This meeting is free for AUGIS members and you can register on the link below.

For consultant non-members the cost to attend is £50 and for trainee surgeon non-members the cost is £25.

View Provisional Programme in PDF

Please note that this is a face to face meeting only


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CMR Surgical 


Preliminary Programme


Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Robotic Consensus Meeting Programme

Monday 16 January 2023

OG Benign and Cancer Section at the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Programme awarded 6 CPD Points by the ASGBI

08:45 – 09:00    Welcome, introduction and aims of the meeting: James Gossage


09:00 – 10:35    Session 1            National Implementation of Robotics

Chairperson:     Stuart Mercer and Jihène El Kafsi             

09:00 – 09:15    Implementation of robotic urological surgery: Ed Chedgy

09:15 – 09:30    Implementation of robotic colorectal surgery: Jim Khan                          

09:30 – 09:45    OG surgery in the Netherlands: Ewout Kouwenhoven                  

09:45 – 10:00    Future of surgical robotics in the UK: Prokar Dasgupta   

10:00 – 10:15    Early experiences in OG benign Surgery: Shaun Preston

10:15 – 10:30    Early experiences in OG cancer Surgery: Bruno Sgromo     

10:30 - 10:35    Questions

10:35 - 10:50    Industry Presentation:  Intuitive   Daniel Musker, Sr Group Manager UK&I, Intuitive  

11:00 - 11:30     Coffee Break                                                 

11:30 – 12:30    Session 2            Training pathways in OG surgery

Chairperson:    Kirk Bowling and Arul Immanuel

11:30 - 11:45     Who, how and when in OG cancer surgery?: Gijs Van Boxel  

11:45 – 12:00    Who, how and when in OG benign surgery?: Steve Hornby    

12:00 – 12:15    Current OG robotic surgery in the UK: Philip Pucher                                            

12:15 – 12:30    Robotic surgical training - trainee perspective: Sam Body         

12:30 - 12:35    Questions       

12:35 - 12:50    Industry Presentation: CMR Surgical      Mark Slack, Chief Medical Officer, CMR Surgical

13:00 - 14:00     Lunch Break                          

14:00 – 14:30    Session 3            Patients perspective and impact of robotic surgery              

Chairperson:    Robert Walker & Richard Evans

14:00 - 14:15     Patient reported outcomes after robotic surgery: Stuart Andrews

14:15 – 14:30    What are the patient perspectives?: John Campolini

14:30 – 14:45    Royal College Perspectives on Robotic Surgery: Ralph Tomlinson

14:45 – 15:30    Session 4            Governance and Audit

Chairperson:     Grant Sanders and Ian Maheswaran                    

14:45 – 15:00    How should we set up governance for robotic surgery? : Nick Maynard

15:00 – 15:30   Robotic surgical trial design and recruitment: Sheraz Markar                                                           

15:30 - 17:00    Session 5            Consensus Statements and group discussion

Chairperson: Nick Maynard and Matthew Forshaw

Proposals: James Gossage

Representatives:  Kirk Bowling, Steve Hornby, Asif Chaudry, Stuart Mercer, Matthew Forshaw & John Campolini



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