SickKids recently acquired a da Vinci SI from Intuitive Surgical for research purposes. With this recent acquisition, we have organized this Paediatric Urology Robotic Consortium to share ideas and collaborate on ongoing research efforts with a particular focus on robotics in paediatric urology (instruments design, approaches, and outcomes).

This will be a password protected forum open to anyone who wants to follow and/or contribute. Access to the site will provide you the opportunity to blog, post, share anything in relation to robotics in paediatric urology over a period of approximately six months. The hope is that this initiative will culminate into a working group that meets either annually or bi-annually for a round table discussion with focused dialogue, data analysis and a report production. The mission of the consortium is to take robotic research and training to the next level, and potentially develop a broader understanding on the progress of robotic surgery in paediatric urology and methods to enhance its utility.

For those interested, please email lisa.abreu@sickkids.ca and she will provide you with an access username and password to the forum.

Thank you!