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Robot controlled mastoid surgery!

This is a fascinating piece of work by a Korean team developing a human-robot collaborative control. Their model uses image guidance surgery to locate the drill tip’s position. Important structures can be highlighted – in this case the facial nerve....

The newest robot from da Vinci – what can it offer for hypopharyngeal cancer surgery?

The standard existing da Vinci surgical robot (the Si model) has been much maligned for not being optimally designed for transoral access and endoscopic manoeuvrability in head and neck surgery. This preclinical work from Holsinger and his team looks at...

The future of head and neck cancer surgery

Neil Sharma paints an exciting picture of the future of head and neck surgery with nanobots and robot augmented humans – science fiction or reality? Time will tell. ‘May you live in interesting times’ reads the old Chinese curse. The...

RSM: Semon lecture, Presidential Address and Antique Exhibition

Prof Shahed Quraishi OBE, starts his presidential tenure on 2 November 2018 with an afternoon of activity. The theme for the Presidential address is ‘Global Medical Manpower and the current UK challenges’. Prof Anil D’Cruz from Tata Memorial is going...

The Surgical Skills Centre in BACO 2018: pride of place

Simulation in medical training is gaining prominence with every passing year, and BACO will have a large space showcasing this area. We hear from the organisers. In recognition of the developing importance of simulation in surgical training, BACO 2018 has...

Diagnosis, wearables and remote monitoring in 15 and 50 years

In 2069 will we look forward to being enslaved by robots, becoming zombies or having our health (and ill health) diagnosed by nanotech? Ajith George muses over what the future holds for us all. The future of healthcare, not just...

Bringing space science to balance and tinnitus

Jameel Muzaffar is a specialist registrar in ENT surgery in the West Midlands. His research interests include applications of imaging to ENT. Chris Coulson is a consultant otologist, particularly interested in the development of technological solutions. He is part of...

SSHNO 2018 (Scandinavian Society for Head and Neck Oncology) Conference

The 26th Meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Head and Neck Oncology (SSHNO) will take place in Kuopio, Finland, from 23-25 May 2018. The scientific program will address topical aspects and challenges of this demanding and quite heterogenic patient group,...

Meet Robyn our News & Events Co-ordinator

ROBYN COOPER, News & Events Co-ordinator. Robyn joined Pinpoint Scotland a few months ago and would be delighted to hear from you. If you have a course or conference...

The Royal Society of Medicine: Otology Section (2018-19)

The forthcoming RSM Otology section programme promises to deliver a series of forward-looking and thought-provoking meetings. The year begins in November with personal insights from incoming Section President, Richard Irving, about the influences on his practice and his career in...

Funding your otolaryngology / audiology idea by partnering with 
the US Department of Defense

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has been an effective partner in many of our current medical technology advancements, from the surgical robot, to improved clotting wound dressings, to better blood products. For the otolaryngology and audiology entrepreneur looking...

What’s new in laryngology: the next 10 years!

At a time of unprecedented technological advances, Taran Tatla and Jonathan Fishman gaze into the laryngological crystal ball… Introduction The recent explosion in science, technology and innovation takes us into a new era, with the opportunity and capability to transform...