The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics (HSMR) is now in its 13th year and has provided an annual forum for surgeons and engineers from across the globe to network and explore the latest developments in medical robotics. Every year researchers, clinicians and engineers are invited to submit papers on a range of topics covering clinical specialities in Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Orthopaedic and Paediatric Surgery.
This year we plan to build beyond the previous achievements and take the symposium to even higher successes with the theme of ‘Surgery and Beyond’. We have already received full CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons and to complement this we are planning a programme with increased focus on clinical practitioner centered talks, workshops and presentations.
Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2021:
Featured Speaker Professor Elena De Momi
– Strength/ Opportunities/ Weaknesses And Threats Of AI In Robotic Surgery
We are pleased to announce Professor Elena De Momi is one of the featured speakers of the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2021 (#HSMR21).
Professor De Momi will give a talk on ‘Strength/ Opportunities/ Weaknesses and Threats of AI in robotic surgery’ followed by a Q&A session.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is opening lots of opportunities in the healthcare domain, with decision support systems and automatic diagnosis tools.
AI is also offering possibilities for automation in surgical robotics, making the intervention more effective and increasing patient safety. How far are we from autonomy in surgery?
Elena De Momi, MSc in Biomedical Engineering in 2002, PhD in Bioengineering in 2006, currently Associate Professor in the Electronic Information and Bioengineering Department (DEIB) of Politecnico di Milano.
She is co-founder of the Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory, in 2008, being responsible of the Medical Robotics section. IEEE Senior Member, she is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Robotics Research, of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing and IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. From 2016 she has been an Associated Editor of IEEE ICRA, IROS and BioRob, Area Chair of MICCAI and she is currently Publication Co-Chair of ICRA 2023. She is responsible for the lab course in Medical Robotics and of the course on Clinical Technology Assessment of the MSc degree in Biom. Eng. at Politecnico di Milano and she serves in the board committee of the PhD course in Bioengineering.
Her academic interests include computer vision and image-processing, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and simulators, teleoperation, haptics, medical robotics, human robot interaction. She participated to several EU funded projects in the field of Surgical Robotics (ROBOCAST, ACTIVE and EuRoSurge, where she was PI for partner POLIMI). She is currently PI for POLIMI of the EDEN2020 project, aimed at developing a neurosurgery drug delivery system and of the ATLAS MSCA-ITN-2018-EJD, coordinator of the MSCA-IF-2017 – Individual Fellowships, and co-PI of the ARTERY project. She has been evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission in FP6, FP7 and H2020.