Paediatric surgery under the spotlight
This week the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is hosting the British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons annual conference, attended by more than 60 delegates from Europe, Africa and North America.
The paediatric surgical team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has gained an enviable reputation for their advanced keyhole surgery skills, with many life-saving procedures carried out on pre-term babies weighing as little as 1.9 kilograms.
This week's conference began with a teaching workshop specialist registrars and nurses and is being followed today with a programme of lectures. On Wednesday there will be a live operative demonstration of laparoscopic lower GI procedures.
Lectures taking place in the Benjamin Gooch Hall (East Atrium) today (Tuesday 7 November) are:
11.15am -11.40am – Human factors in Training Airline Crews: Are they Relevant to Surgeons?
Guy Hirst, FRAeS, Recently retired British Airways captain
2.00pm – 2.30pm – A Critical Review of Paediatric Robotically-Assisted Surgery after 100 Cases:
Michael Irish, Paediatric Surgeon & Assistant Professor of Surgery, Blank Children's Hospital & University of Iowa, USA
2.30pm – 2.45pm – From Laparoscopy to Robotic Surgery:
Azad Najmaldin, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.
NNUH Paediatric surgeon Mr Milind Kulkarni will be available to talk about the live demonstration and to discuss the latest laparoscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques for newborn babies at 10am on Wednesday 8 November in the Benjamin Gooch Hall (East Atrium).