Tech in Focus as Future Surgery 2021 Targets Patient Care Revolution

The first Future Surgery event to take place in-person has been a huge success with clinicians uniting at ExCeL London.

Future Surgery has a few goals. It aims to provide insight into innovation in surgery, meet the training needs and promote networking. Consequently it hopes to develop a stronger voice for all surgical professionals and their multidisciplinary teams in perioperative care.

Key amongst the themes for 2021 were Global Health Innovation, Patient Centred Care, Disruptive Technology, Sustainability and The Green Theatre.

96 exhibitors at the event provided an insight into new products and innovations. This enabled the perioperative disciplines to discuss how technology and new ways of working could revolutionise patient care and outcomes.

Luminary speakers

The show brought together over 150 world-renowned speakers and experts as part of a CPD accredited programme. The event was co-produced with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, to explore a wide array of core topics from disruptive technology, connectivity, human factors, global health innovation, training and research.

The show featured five dedicated educational theatres. It also hosted the annual Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) Innovation Summit to promote best practice in surgical training, along with the Association for British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) Surgical Simulation Theatre of the Future.

Organiser comments

Claire Brown, Future Surgery Programme Director, said: “After many months of working through the pandemic, and the most challenging of times within our healthcare system, the show offered important insight and training enabling everyone in the perioperative team to come together, reflect, share experiences, and learn about how to technology and new ways of working will revolutionise patient care and outcomes.

“We were delighted to see record attendance this year and look forward to building on this success to deliver another inspirational programme in 2022. The show has been over two years in the making and we wish to extend a huge thank you to our Advisory Board, speakers, partners and exhibitors who have collaborated with us on the journey to bring this fantastic event to life.”

Royal College comments

Professor Neil Mortensen, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, said: “We are delighted to be partners in this cutting-edge event. Technology has played a crucial role in delivering healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic and the pace of change has been unprecedented. Future Surgery show is a perfect opportunity to showcase technological advances and assess the implications for patients, the surgical profession and the healthcare system.”

Source: Future Surgery 2021

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