Speakers


Alfred Cuschieri

Sir Alfred Cuschieri is Professor of Surgery at the Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna in Pisa and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Institute of Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT). Previously he was Professor and Head of Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee. His research interests include minimal access therapy, endoscopic surgery, technology and microrobotics, ergonomics, nanotechnology and nanoscience and virtual/augmented reality systems for skills training. Alfred Cuschieri is the European Editor-in-Chief of Surgical Endoscopy and serves on the Editorial Board of 10 other peer review journals.
His research areas are:
• Surgical Technology for MAS (Minimal Access Surgery)
• Robotics
• Image Display Technology
• Ergonomics
• Molecular Imaging/Molecular Imprint Polymers, Quantum Dots
• Nanobiotechnology


Dominic King

DeepMind is the world leader in artificial intelligence research and its application for real world impact. DeepMind Health was launched in February 2016 to build mobile tools and use AI research to help get patients from test to treatment as quickly and accurately as possible.  Dominic is the Clinical Lead at DMH, making sure that all the team’s work is driven by input from clinicians and patients, and backed by robust clinical evidence.  He is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College London, where he worked for over a decade in the Academic Surgical Unit.  Dominic's research interests lie in digital health, patient safety and behavioural economics.  As part of his PhD, he co-authored the Cabinet Office Mindspace report, which served as the initial operating framework for the Behavioural Insights Team, established by UK Prime Minister David Cameron.  He has published research in the Lancet, BMJ and Health Affairs and contributed to sessions at the World Economic Forum and Tech Crunch Disrupt. The clinical app company Dominic co-founded, HARK, was acquired by DeepMind in early 2016 and has been incorporated into the Streams clinical system that is being deployed in NHS hospitals.


Romain Pizzi

Romain Pizzi is a veterinary surgeon at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo, head of the veterinary service at the SSPCA National Wildlife Rescue Centre, honorary assistant professor in zoo & wildlife medicine at the University of Nottingham, and chair of the board of Wildlife Surgery International. He has been a TV presenter for the BBC and Discovery’s Animal Planet, completed a PhD on minimally invasive surgery on wildlife, and is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and European recognised specialistin zoo&wildlifemedicine.He has operated onwildlife ranging from giant pandas and tigers,to sharks, elephants, and tarantulas, on five continents.