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COVID-19: The future of surgery and innovation

Start 6:00 PM
End 7:00 PM

Event Overview

COVID-19 Q&A webinar series

COVID-19 - Innovation and the future of surgery

Our recent Commission on the Future of Surgery gazed twenty years into the future to identify advances in medicine and technology that are likely to change surgical care. We analysed evidence and assessed the implications of such developments for patients, the surgical profession and the healthcare system. In light of COVID-19 we have updated this session to focus on how innovation during the pandemic will influence the future of surgery.

Hosted by Mr Richard Kerr, consultant neurosurgeon and author of the Commission on the Future of Surgery, we bring you the opportunity to discuss and highlight projects and innovations that will impact the way we work moving forward.

So, which innovations will make the greatest impact? What does the future mean for patients? How will the delivery of surgery change? What is the future of the surgical team? Tune in to discover how you, as the current and future surgical workforce, can influence the future of surgery.

Why should you tune in?

The panel will be showcasing key innovations that have emerged during the pandemic and discuss how these and others may impact the future of surgery. 

  • Gain insight into how simple ideas can impact practice and improve patient experience.
  • Hear individual experiences on innovating during times of crisis.
  • Q&A session with panel.

We want to ensure that we are supporting you and providing you with the most helpful information for yourself and your peers. Please get in touch with our events team with any questions or further topics you would like to be discussed during this session. 


For those unable to join the live stream on Wednesday, the recording will be made available on our COVID-19 webinar page.

Further resources available

  • Download our guidance for Recovery of Surgical Services to help handle the backlog of surgical work being created by the outbreak. In the coming weeks we will be launching a series of tools to support this guidance, stay tuned!
  • Get involved with our COVID Research Group, bringing together a network of people to collaborate on a range of different COVID-19 specific research projects, all in the hope to find some answers to the unprecedented questions.


Additional Information

Please note that the RCS Webinar and Events programme is subject to change. In the event that we are unable to run a session we will endeavor to notify all participants in a timely fashion and where possible offer a suitable alternative.

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