The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics (#HSMR22) is now in its 14th year and has provided an annual forum for surgeons and engineers from across the globe to network and explore the latest developments in medical robotics.

Every year researchers, clinicians and engineers are invited to submit papers on a range of topics covering clinical specialities in Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Orthopaedic and Paediatric Surgery.

The Symposium continues to grow year on year and it has now become the leading medical robotics event attended by an international audience of over 600 delegates with clinical, scientific and engineering expertise.  The symposium has gained a prominent reputation for presentations, discussion and demonstrations of cutting-edge clinical practice and emerging technologies in robotic surgery.

This year we plan to build beyond the previous achievements and take the symposium to even higher successes with the theme of MedTech Reimagined. We have already received full CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons and to complement this we are planning a programme with increased focus on clinical practitioner centred talks, workshops and presentations.

Background to the Hamlyn Symposium

The Hamlyn Symposium was established in 2007. It grew out of Imperial College’s Cross Faculty Workshops on Medical Robotics funded by the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery. Establishing this centre was made possible through philanthropic support from both the Helen Hamlyn Trust and Lady Hamlyn personally.

The symposium has grown over the years from around 50 in 2007 to 600 delegates in 2019 and we are delighted that it is now established as an annual international forum for clinicians, engineers, and researchers to exchange ideas and explore new challenges and opportunities in healthcare technologies.

This year’s programme will feature a number of CPD accredited workshops, and a two day conference featuring prominent keynote speakers, industry exhibitors and our annual Surgical Robot Challenge.


The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 24 CPD points