Wednesday 16th November - Ben Lindsey - Progress in Surgery is through Technology - Last meeting of 2011

posted 7 Nov 2011, 10:02 by Andrew Cordani   [ updated 11 Nov 2011, 18:57 ]
Townhouse Building – room TH 103                              Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus
(not our usual room but adjacent to it)                        Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE
                                                                            (Parking available in front of Town House Building)
 
Grahame Herbert our planned speaker - architecture, bicycles and much more -  is unfortunately not able to present  as he is recovering from some medical treatment. We wish Grahame well and he will be back to present to us in January. The Airframe story (see www.airframebike.com) is not to be missed so put Wednesday 18th January in your diary now.
 
6.30 – 7.00           Networking                                       
7.00 – 8.00           Dr Ben Lindsey presents “Progress in Surgery is through Technology” – see below
8.10 – 9.00           Inventor Clinic / discussion
 
Close at 9.00 – further networking at the Grove Tavern.
 
Ben is a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital – transplants, vascular and lots of stuff I don’t understand. He will present some of the issues in surgery and how basic (plus intelligent) engineering makes it all happen. No live demonstrations so shouldn’t be too much trauma for those of a queasy nature.  He’ll pose some questions for the innovative engineers among us and with any luck we’ll all get to the pub with all our vital organs safely retained. The observant reader might have noticed the similarity in our names – yes, Ben is my elder son and he very nearly studied Engineering rather than Medicine – indeed his highest academic award was the metalwork prize at Edgecumbe College in New Zealand (don’t ask!).
 
Also, Bob is happy to accept a pitch for the Inventor Clinic.
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