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2021 Summer School on Surgical & Interventional Engineering

Key information

Subject area:

Life Sciences & Medicine

Course type:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Course delivery mode:


Credit level:

Not for credit


5 days

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

The online course will be delivered via MS Teams, using a combination of live & recorded lectures and interactive sessions.

Surgical and Interventional Engineering (SIE) is an integral part of endeavours to achieve cognitive sensor-guided robotically assisted surgery. Using interventional planning, AI, computational modelling, and advanced instrumentation, SIE promises personalised, and cost-effective therapies in the operating theatre of the future.

The operating theatre of the future will interconnect classical medical imaging and navigation technology with novel molecular-level imaging sensors and dexterous actuators on a high-speed network bus to leverage interoperability, off-site computational capabilities, and BigData streams thereby delivering AI-based intraoperative decision support and surgical assistance. This upcoming MedTech domain of cognitive sensor-guided surgery requires multi-disciplinary collaboration between hardware engineers, software engineers, and clinical scientists that understand the intricacies of the instruments and navigation technology that interlink within an operating theatre network. Further, to enable downstream translation of the research, these scientists must be capable of working effectively within an environment that respects and understands the constraints that surgical applications impose. 

Surgical and Interventional Engineering (SIE) is an integral part of endeavours to achieve cognitive sensor-guided robotically assisted surgery. SIE encompasses interventional planning making use of AI and computational modelling, and the development of miniature surgical tools and imaging instrumentation for safe and effective navigation and manipulation. SIE research aims to optimise surgery and intervention for timely, personalised, and cost-effective therapies in the operating theatre of the future.

The School involves invited lectures from specialists in the domains of surgical and interventional engineering.

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What does this course cover?

The Summer School include a series of lectures on the topics of novel instrumentation for optimal surgery, and navigation algorithms for precise interventions.

There are more than 20 lecturers, including Christos Bergeles, Clare Heaysman, Wenfeng Xia, Rachel Sparks, Thomas Booth, Hongbin Liu, Valentina Vitiello, Daniel Elson, Tom Vercauteren, Silvia Schievano, Dana Damian, Prashant Jha, Ton van Leeuwen, Evangelos Mazomenos, Alistair Young, George Mylonas, Liangzhong Xiang, Stamatia Giannarou, Martin Bishop, Prokar Dasgupta, Simeon West, Jonathan Shapey and Adelaide De Vecchi.

Click here to view the programme and speaker profiles.

What will I achieve?

Our Summer School will educate post-graduate research (PGR) students and research professionals on both technical and clinical advances in Surgical and Interventional Engineering.

It will allow participants to interact with scientists from the international community and to engage with world renowned experts in a diverse range of topics on Instrumentation Technologies for Personalised Treatments, and Navigation Technologies for Precision Medicine.

Who will I learn with?

Christos  Bergeles

Christos Bergeles

Senior Lecturer

Wenfeng  Xia

Wenfeng Xia


Who is this for?

This course is for post-graduate students, and research professionals from academia and industry working on the domain of Surgical and Interventional Engineering and aligned domains (e.g. Medical Imaging, Computer-Assisted Interventions, Instrumentation and Robotics).

There are no strict entry requirements, however, as part of the application applicants are asked to include a motivation letter to demonstrate alignment to the School's remit.

What is the teaching schedule?

Details on the training schedule can be found in the programme document.

Fees and discounts

  • Corporate fee: £175
  • Non-Corporate fee (university, hospital, research): £150
  • Early Bird fee :£100

There are a limited number of places at the Early Bird rate. Once allocated, the early bird offer will no longer be available.

Payments must be made by credit or debit card.  Invoices are not available as method of payment.



Course status:


Full fee £175

Non-Corporate (hospital, university) £150

Early Bird £100

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