National University Hospital, Singapore
06 Apr 2015 - 08 Apr 2015
It brings me great pleasure to invite you to our 2 day congress on robotic head and neck surgery. Robotic assisted procedures have been increasingly performed throughout various surgical specialties and it is no surprise that this technology has also found its application in otolaryngology head and neck surgery. In this meeting, we will be sharing our experience with starting a robotic program in head and neck surgery. The tenets of training, proctor-ship and learning to be an independent robotic trained surgeon will be emphasized.
The congress will comprise of didactic lectures by world leaders in robotic head and neck surgery from both the United States of American and our region; and live surgery of patients undergoing robotic head and neck surgery. The aim is to create an interactive atmosphere between our speakers and the audience so as to understand the selection criteria of patients for the various robotic procedures; as well as to present the latest clinical results and also possible pitfalls and complications of these procedures. The lectures will include operative videos of the various robotic procedures so that the audience can appreciate the salient key points of each procedure.
Our keynote lecture is titled” Using robotic surgery to personalize care in patients with oropharyngeal cancer- revolution or renaissance? In addition, there will be round table case discussions to summarize our learning during these 2 days. Overall, this congress will benefit ENT surgeons or residents who are exploring or have already been performing robotic head and neck surgery and will also appeal to our allied health staff and nurses who are involved in the care of patients undergoing robotic head and neck surgery.