Call for Workshop Proposals

The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2020 ‘Surgery and beyond’ will be held 20-23 June 2020. The conference provides an annual forum for surgeons and engineers from across the globe to network and explore the latest developments in medical robotics.

The symposium will also host a number of satellite workshops on 20th and 23rd June 2020.

The symposium has gained a prominent reputation for presentations, discussion and demonstrations of cutting-edge clinical practice and emerging technologies in robotic surgery. The workshops provide an opportunity to explore some of these topics in greater focus, including diverse subjects that focus on technological innovation with a strong emphasis on clinical translation, resulting in direct patient benefits with global impacts.

Proposals for full or half day workshops can be submitted to the conference organisers via this online form. The deadline for workshop proposals is 15th January 2020. You need to provide an outline of the workshop session, a list of international speakers you plan to invite and a budget outlining the proposed running costs.

Feedback on proposals will be provided on 3rd February 2020 with final decisions made by 24th February 2020 based on these criteria:

-      fit/relevance;
-      programme structure and faculty makeup;
-      and expected audience numbers.

If successful, workshop organisers will be supported by a member of the local organising committee to help make the final arrangements including publicity, website, inviting speakers, inviting paper submissions, completing the final programming etc.


Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation costs for international speakers, and equipment, facilities and materials transport/rental. 

Submit your Proposal

Important Dates

January 15, 2020 Proposals due 
February 3, 2020 Preliminary feedback 
February 24, 2020 Final notification of acceptance 
June 20 & 23, 2020 Workshops dates