Conference IGM: Robotic surgery for head and neck cancer: From workbench to bedside


Event details

Date 19.02.2024
Hour 17:0018:00
Speaker Prof Christian Simon, Head of Department, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Head of Department, Department of Surgery
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
This presentation will delve into the significant advancements robotic surgery has made in the treatment of head and neck cancer over the past 15 years. Our discussion will cover the remarkable benefits of robotic surgery, including enhanced precision, improved dexterity, and minimally invasive procedures, leading to reduced complications and better patient outcomes.
Furthermore, we will address the current state of research, highlighting the predominance of retrospective studies and the urgent need for large-scale randomized trials to establish the clinical effectiveness and safety of robotic surgery in this field. The presentation aims to underscore the necessity of prospective studies to validate these benefits and explore the potential for wider application in treating head and neck cancer.
We will explore how robotic surgery is shaping the future of oncological treatment and the steps needed to integrate this innovative technology into standard treatment protocols. 

Prof Simon Professor and Chairman (Chef de service) of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, at the University Medical Center Vaud (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland since 2012. From 2018 to 2020 he was the chair of EORTC-HNCG. Alongside clinical fellowships at The University of Texas M.D.Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, Washington University in St. Louis,  Missouri, and University of Minnesota (USA) he trained at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He worked as Consultant Surgeon (Oberarzt), Department of Otolarnygology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany before becoming the Vice-Chair in 2009. He obtained his MD degree in 1996 at the University of Hamburg-Eppendorf.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free




Conference IGM: Robotic surgery cancer