Panel Discussion

During such an event, a set of doctors interested in the same surgical area, but with different experiences, will answer questions pertaining to a specific aspect of their practice. It is an interactive event which aims to present scientific information in a different way, compared to conventional conferences, as it gives the opportunity to find out distinct professional opinions on the same subject and it also allows participants to directly ask their own questions.

The purpose of the event is for each one of the speakers to share their personal expertise and advice for students with an interest in a surgical technique. The structure of the event will be presented by a moderator who will also ensure a balanced discussion and at the end, questions from the participants will be adressed. Each doctor will have a short presentation and, at the end, 10-15 minutes will be reserved for questions and remarks between the panelists and from the audience. The duration of this event is 60-90 minutes.

Theme: Innovation in Surgery: Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and more

Virtual reality allows surgeons to practice a procedure in a controlled, safe, fully-digital environment. It also allows people to collaborate in the simulation at any time and place. The evolution of Artificial Intelligence is transforming modern surgery into a complexity of precise and autonomous interventions, treating both acute and chronic conditions. As a result, in order to gain insights from this field, we have invited one moderator and two experienced speakers who are eager to share their knowledge with all surgery enthusiasts.

Our invited speakers are:

Bon Verweij, MD, PhD is a neurosurgeon at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. Alongside craniofacial surgeon Marvick Murrain, he used 3D printing and virtual reality technology to implant the world's first total cranial skull in a 23-hour surgery.

Assoc. Prof. Ali Riza Cenk Çelebi, MD is an ophthalmologist working on developing an Artificial Cornea and Drug delivery systems for controlling high IOP. He is also working on Artificial Intelligence, specifically image processing and decision support systems available in ophthalmology. Beside ophthalmology, he studied computer programming and he holds a MSc degree in Biological Data Science.