The Future of Surgery: Aspirations, Challenges and Reality
This unique webinar, in partnership with The College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, will bring together internationally renowned speakers who will give a brief glimpse into what they think the future of surgery will look like. We will discuss what our challenges would be and what we would hope to achieve, as well as providing a reality check.
Professor Mohan De Silva, the former Chair of the University Grants Commission which is the apex body for all universities, and has held several key positions such as the Presidency of the CSSL and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences University of Sri Jayawardanapura. He has worked as a surgeon from grass root levels of rural Sri Lanka to teaching hospitals as one of the most sought after trainers.
Professor Prokar Dasgupta, King’s Health Partners Foundation Professor of Surgery, is internationally reputed as a clinician-scientist, educator, polymath and 10th Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI). He pioneered robotic surgery in Urology in the UK and trained and mentored several surgeons over 20 years. He studied the role of C nerve fibers in the human bladder and described the "Dasgupta technique" of Botox injections to treat overactivity, which has improved the quality of life of millions of patients worldwide. His basic research interest is in the immunology of prostate cancer. He has >70M in grant funding and H-index of 72. He is known for his services to charity and the National Clinical Entrepreneurship program. He is a recipient of the St. Peter's Medal and a rare breed of surgeons to be honoured with the Fellowship of King's College (FKC).
Professor Mihir Desai is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in robotic and minimally invasive oncologic surgery. Dr Desai has done pioneering work in the technique of robotic radical cystectomy and completely intracorporeal urinary diversion for bladder cancer as well as other aspects of robotic urologic oncology. Dr Desai has done pioneering work in the development of novel robotic platforms including flexible robotics and image guided surgery. He has received many national and international awards for his research and has been an invited faculty member to many meetings world-wide. He has over 300 papers in peer-reviewed literature and has edited two monographs.