Keynote lecturers and speakers 2017

Please note lectures may be subject to change

Keynote lecturers

Special Guest and Personal Lecture

Sir Richard Branson (from the Caribbean) on “Pioneering and Leadership”
Virgin Group founder

Hugh Greenwood lecturer

Emmanuel MakasaEmmanuel Makasa
Counsellor-Health: Permanent Mission of the Republic Zambia to the UN at Geneva and Vienna & Embassy of the Republic of Zambia to Switzerland

Journal of Paediatric Surgery Lecture

george w holcomb iii formalGeorge Holcombe III
Mercy Childrens Hospital, Kansas, USA AND Editor in chief Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Storz Keynote Lectures


Abraham Cherian MS, DNB, FRCS (PaedSurg)
Consultant Paediatric Urologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children


Michael Sjöö
Swedish pilot AND surgeon


Oh Let’s Just Do It Open

Chairs: Professor Mark Davenport and Mac Harmon
This will be a debate pitting laparoscopic against open surgery.

Shawn St Peter
Eleri Cusick
Inguinal Hernia
Todd Ponsky
Bruce Jaffray
Holger Till
Peter Cuckow
Philip Szavay
Tony Lander

Symposium Speakers


Moderators: Joe Curry and Celeste Hollands
Georges Azzie (Toronto), Colin Baillie (Liverpool), Hugh Grant (Oxford), Kathy Barsness, Prof Roger Kneebone (University College London)


Moderator: Professor Paul Losty
Michael LaQuaglia – New York, US
Sabine Sarnaki – Paris, France
Steven Warmann – Tuebingen, Germany
Alessandro Inserra – Rome, Italy