The Hamlyn Symposium has a history of attracting leading keynote speakers from the fields of medicine and robotics.  This year we continue with this tradition with keynote presentations from Dr Adrian Park and Dr Fred Moll.   In addition to our keynote speakers, we have a broad array of technical and clinical talks from internationally leading research centres.

Fred Moll

Dr Frederic Moll - “Interventional Robotics: Just Getting Started”

Frederic H. Moll, M.D. is the co-founder and CEO of Auris Surgical Robotics. Prior to Auris, Dr. Moll co-Founded Hansen Medical and served as the company's Chief Executive Officer from 2002 - 2010. Previously, Dr. Moll co-founded Intuitive Surgical Inc., a medical device company, and served as its first Chief Executive Officer and later, its Vice President and Medical Director. Dr. Moll co-founded Origin Medsystems, Inc., a medical device company, which later became an operating company within Guidant Corporation, a medical device company, following its acquisition by Eli Lilly in 1992. Dr. Moll served as Medical Director of Guidant's Surgical Device Division until November 1995.

   
Metin Sitti

Metin Sitti - "Untethered Mobile Milli/Microrobots for Medical Applications"

Metin Sitti received the BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey, in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1999. He was a research scientist at UC Berkeley during 1999-2002. He has been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, since 2002. Since 2014, he is a Director in Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany. His research interests include medical milli/microrobots, physical intelligence, bio-inspired materials and robots, and soft robots. He is an IEEE Fellow. He received the SPIE Nanoengineering Pioneer Award in 2011 and NSF CAREER Award in 2005. He received many best paper and video awards in major robotics and adhesion conferences. He is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics.

   
Adrian Park

Dr Adrian Park - Karl Storz-Hopkins Lecture  "Surgical Visualization – An Evolution"

Dr. Park is Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD and Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Park has made major advancements in the improvement of laparoscopic techniques for complex hernia repair, foregut and spleen surgery.

Previously Dr. Park was the Dr. Alex Gillis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS.  Prior to this appointment, Park served as the Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor and Vice Chair for the Department of Surgery, the Head of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Chair of the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research, and Innovation (MASTRI) Center.  

   

Dr Alberto Arezzo - “The Road Ahead for Endoluminal Intervention”

Prof. Alberto Arezzo is Associate Professor at the University of Torino, Italy. Since the beginning of his career he is serving both as conventional endoscopist and endoscopic surgeon. Being member of the Technology Committee of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) and of the Board of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) and of the Italian Society for Digestive Endoscopy (SIED), Prof. Arezzo is also the Former Scientist at the Section for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Eberhart Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany, Consultant in the field of Endoscopic Surgery and Flexible Endoscopy of Ethicon Endosurgery (Johnson & Johnson Medical), Boston Scientific, Microvasive Endoscopy, Karl Storz Endoskope GmbH and Partner of different FP5/FP6/FP7 projects CLEANTEST, VECTOR and STIFF- FLOP.

CEO AND FOUNDER'S FORUM

This year, the Hamlyn Symposium is featuring a unique insight into the medical robotics industry with the CEO and Founders' Forum. This panel discussion will include CEOs and Founders of some of the most prominent medical robotics companies.

 

Martin Frost, CMR Surgical

Martin Frost is CEO and co-founder of CMR Surgical, one of the fastest-growing British medical device companies revolutionising surgery through the development of the next-generation surgical robot, Versius.  CMR Surgical was founded in Cambridge in the United Kingdom in January 2014 and has been undergoing a period of rapid expansion; doubling in size in the last year and now employing over 170 people.  Following two fundraising rounds, the company has raised more than $46m including from ABB, Cambridge Innovation Capital and LGT Global Invest. With a bold ambition, CMR Surgical is leading the way in medical device manufacturing and is set to compete with some of the largest medical device manufacturers in the world – with a vision to re-balance the heavy reliance of the UK economy on the financial sector by make the UK a leading country for medical device manufacturing globally.  Martin has extensive experience in spearheading some of the world’s most successful companies in both the technology and life sciences sector, generating approximately £170m in funding for technology companies.  

Brian Miller, Intuitive Surgical

Brian Miller, Ph.D., joined Intuitive Surgical in April 2003. In June 2015, Dr. Miller was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Product Development. Prior to this role, Dr. Miller served as Vice President, System Engineering where he was instrumental in the development of innovative technology, obtaining several U.S. patents. Dr. Miller started in the field of robotic surgery in August 2000 at Computer Motion developing software for the AESOP and ZEUS surgical systems. After joining Intuitive Surgical, Dr. Miller contributed to the design of products in the areas of surgical system networking, surgical simulation, and surgical robotic systems. Dr. Miller holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Iowa State University and M.S. and doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Frederic H. Moll, Auris Surgical Robotics

Frederic H. Moll, M.D. is the co-founder and CEO of Auris Surgical Robotics. Prior to Auris, Dr. Moll co-Founded Hansen Medical and served as the company's Chief Executive Officer from 2002 - 2010. Previously, Dr. Moll co-founded Intuitive Surgical Inc., a medical device company, and served as its first Chief Executive Officer and later, its Vice President and Medical Director. Dr. Moll co-founded Origin Medsystems, Inc., a medical device company, which later became an operating company within Guidant Corporation, a medical device company, following its acquisition by Eli Lilly in 1992. Dr. Moll served as Medical Director of Guidant's Surgical Device Division until November 1995.

Bradley Nelson, Aeon Scientific

Brad Nelson has been the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zürich since 2002, where his research focuses on microrobotics and nanorobotics. Fundamentally, he is interested in how to make tiny intelligent machines that are millimeters to nanometers in size.  He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota, worked as a computer vision researcher at Honeywell and a software engineer at Motorola, served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, Africa, and then obtained a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota before moving to ETH.

Michael Otto, KUKA Roboter GmbH

Michael Otto is Vice President of Healthcare and Advanced Robotics at KUKA Roboter GmbH.  Prior to this position that he has held since 2013, he was Sales Director of the General Industry and Business Development division of KUKA and before that he was the Head of Product Management and Marketing at KUKA.  With 19 years of experience at one the world’s leading robotics firms, he has in-depth knowledge and oversight of a broad spectrum of aspects of robotics from product management, marketing, sales and application to healthcare.  Michael has an MBA from the University of Wuerzburg and the University of Boston and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ulm.

Yulun Wang, InTouch Health

Yulun Wang, Ph.D., Chairman, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, launched his career at the intersection of healthcare and technology with the founding of Computer Motion, Inc. and the invention of AESOP, the first FDA-cleared surgical robot. Under his leadership, Computer Motion went public in 1997 and later merged with Intuitive Surgical to forge the multi-billion dollar surgical robotics industry. In 2002, Dr. Wang founded InTouch Health which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing healthcare and technology companies by the likes of Inc. 500 and Deloitte 500. Dr. Wang has received multiple entrepreneurship and leadership awards and was elected to the prestigious ranks of the National Academy of Engineering in 2011. Author to more than 50 publications and 100 registered patents, he is a member of the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Board of Directors, where he also serves as an officer, and is a member of the board of directors at Novaerus. Previously, he served as a board member at Hoag Hospital from 2008 – 2015. Frequently invited to speak at noteworthy meetings and events, Dr. Wang has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, and other nationally televised news programs. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering specializing in Robotics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.