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Robots will replace Surgeons

date_range Event date: 15/03/17

access_time 18:00 - 19:15

location_on University of Bradford, Norcroft Centre

This Lecture entitled ‘Robots will replace surgeons’, part of the Cantor Technology Lecture Series, will outline the importance of developing new technologies in Health. The lecture will be delivered by Mr Shafi Ahmed. Shafi is a Consultant Surgeon at The Royal London Hospital in London.

Mr Shafi Ahmed qualified from Kings College Hospital Medical School in 1993, trained in London and obtained his specialist registration in general and colorectal surgery. He was appointed as a Consultant General, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomews Hospitals in 2007. He performed research on the genetics of colorectal cancer and obtained his PhD from the University of London.

He works in the Centre for Academic Surgery and has established minimal invasive colorectal surgery within the trust. He is pioneering single incision laparoscopic colorectal surgery (virtual scarless surgery) and also works with liver surgeons to pioneer simultaneous laparoscopic liver and bowel resections for cancer. He is the lead clinician and Multi Disciplinary Team lead for colorectal cancer at Barts Health NHS Trust.

The Cantor Technology Lecture Series seeks to provide a forum for academics, students, experts in their fields and the public to discuss areas of work of the University and their relation to society.

As a leading technology university, the University of Bradford has a duty to use its strengths to maximum value for society and strives to do this through its research and application of knowledge.

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