RACS annual meeting to discuss robots affect on surgery in Port Lincoln

Surgeons from across South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory meet in Port Lincoln next month to discuss the effect of robots on surgery and hear from joint Australian of the Year Dr Richard Harris.

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Meeting at the Port Lincoln Hotel will feature surgeons and other medical organisations discussing a range of topics affecting the profession.

The meeting's theme this year is 'Robots in surgery - Tsunami or just the next wave?' to look at the increasing use of robots in surgery and how new technologies may impact human surgery techniques.

Anesthesiologist Richard Harris, who helped rescue the Thai soccer team and their coach from the Tham Luang cave last year, will present the meeting's main lecture, the Anstey Giles Lecture.

The three-day event will hear a local perspective from Port Lincoln Hospital's director of nursing Sandy LeBrun and seminars on navigating a safe patient transfer, case studies, implants/devices, a shark tank panel and a debate.

The RACS Annual Scientific Meeting will take place from September 5 to 7 at the Port Lincoln Hotel.