Reminder: Paper Submission Deadline - 28 March 2012. The 5th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2012 will be held at Royal Geographical Society in London on 1st and 2nd of July 2012. A reminder that the deadline for your paper submission is 28th March 2012. Topics to be addressed by the symposium include, but are not limited to: · Clinical highlights in Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Orthopaedic, and Paediatric Surgery · Flexible Robotics · Emerging, multi-specialty applications of robotic technology · Medical robotics for NOTES · Mechatronic designs for medical robotics · Microbot design and applications · Surgical simulation, training and skills assessment · Human robot interaction and ergonomics · Surgical navigation and augmented reality systems · Intra-operative imaging and biophotonics for robotic surgery · Medical image computing and computer assisted intervention · Economic and general consideration of robotic surgery Important Dates · 28 March 2012 Paper Submission Deadline · 07 May 2012 Acceptance of Papers Announced · 31 May 2012 Camera Ready Copy Deadline · 30 June 2012 Workshops · 01-02 July 2012 Hamlyn Symposium Submission of Papers Submissions are accepted on Clinical and Technical topics. The paper submission site is accessible at . Invited Speakers · Keynote: Professor Shigeo Hirose, Hirose Fukushima Lab · Professor Pierre DuPont, Children’s Hospital Boston, · Professor Howie Choset, Carnegie Melon University, · Professor Rick Satava, University of Washington · Dr Vipul Patel, Global Robotic Institute, Florida More information can be found on the Hamlyn Symposium Website at Workshops As part of the Hamlyn Symposium 2012, there will be interactive and hands-on half day workshops/tutorials organised at the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London on Saturday, 30th of June and on Tuesday, 3rd of July. The workshops will provide a great forum for academia, industries and governing bodies to exchange ideas, promote emerging research directions and present novel technologies in engineering and medicine. To find out more information about workshops, the provisional themes and to register for workshops, please visit Accommodation for Symposium Delegates We have provisionally held a number of rooms from 30th of June to 2nd of July 2012 in The Kensington Hotel on 109-113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5LR. In order to confirm individual reservations, it is expected that delegates contact the hotel directly (Tel: +44 (0)207 969 3913; Email: by quoting the reference number IMPE300612 and make individual bookings by providing their card details as a guarantee. The rooms are subject to availability and any unsold rooms will be released after 1st June 2012. We look forward to receiving your abstract and welcoming you to the 5th Hamlyn Symposium in July 2012. Best wishes, Hamlyn Symposium Management Committee