Tuesday 10 March 18:00 - 19:30

Centre of the Cell
4 Newark Street
E1 2AT

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Will robots replace surgeons?

Science & Technology

Centre of the Cell’s Big Question Lectures give you the chance to hear from leaders in science and healthcare about the cutting-edge biology and innovative front-line medicine going on right here in East London.

Our next Big Question lecture is: “Will robots replace surgeons?”

Join us for an exciting talk about the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare with world-renowned surgeon and innovator, Professor Shafi Ahmed. We will explore how emerging technologies could revolutionise medicine and pave the way for more equitable surgical care across the globe.

Where: Perrin Lecture Theatre, Blizard Institute, 4 Newark Street, London, E1 2AT

When: Tuesday 10th March 6pm – 7:30pm

Format: 45 minute lecture with time for a Q&A, followed by refreshments in the Blizard Institute reception

Tickets for the lecture are free of charge, but booking is essential. Over 14s only.

For enquiries about the lecture please contact Charlotte Morgan on 0207 882 3639. For any enquiries about Centre of the Cell, contact our Bookings Officer, Mohammed Rofik, on 020 7882 2562.

Visitor information about Centre of the Cell can be found at www.centreofthecell.org

About the speaker:

Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi-award winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur. As his day job, Shafi is a consultant cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals. After hours, he is always looking at ways of translating technology into clinical practice with a mission to provide affordable and accessible surgical training to anyone and everyone.

Shafi made world headline news in 2014 by streaming a live operation using Google Glass to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries. In December 2016 he used the Snapchat spectacles to record and teach surgery across the globe, which has had over 100 000 downloads and reached millions of people through social media. In 2018 he performed a live operation on Channel 5 for a programme titled ‘Operation Live’, which was shortlisted for a BAFTA award in 2019.

Shafi’s passion for merging the world of medicine, global education, and virtual reality was the driver behind co-founding Medical Realties, who have developed the world’s first virtual reality training platform. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Silver Scalpel award for the best national trainer in surgery in 2015; British Bangladeshi Person of the Year in 2016; and the Future NHS award in 2018.


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