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Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Keyhole Surgery Pioneers

Professor Roger Kneebone

This lecture examines how minimal access (‘keyhole’) surgery has revolutionised medicine in just a few decades. By re-assembling teams of long-retired surgical pioneers from the 1980s and inviting them to re-enact early procedures using realistic simulation it will document the ups and downs of an extraordinary decade. 

Using video footage and interviews, Professor Kneebone will show how surgeons, radiologists, nurses and instrument manufacturers developed completely new ways of working. Their successes, their failures and their challenges continue to resonate today.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture 

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Roger Kneebone is Visiting Professor of Medical Education at Gresham College and Professor of Surgical Education and Engagement Science at Imperial College London. His clinical career has ranged from trauma surgery in Southern Africa to general practice in Wiltshire and he has a longstanding fascination with education and simulation. His academic interests cross disciplinary boundaries and he is Director of the Imperial College Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science (ICCESS) and the Royal College of Music - Imperial College Centre for Performance Science. 

In recognition of his innovative work combining medicine, music and the arts, Roger has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Music, received the City & Guilds of London Art School’s first Honorary Fellowship, and been elected a full member of the Art Workers Guild. In 2012 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship.

Professor Kneebone's lecture series are as follows:

2019/20 Reframing Medical Education

2018/19 Medical Education and Training

All lectures by the Visiting Professor of Medical Education can be accessed here.

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