Welcome Message

Dear my respected colleagues,

We would like to express our full respect to those who leads minimally invasive, functional preservation surgery for better treatment of head and neck cancer patients.

The upcoming 8th International Robotic Surgery Symposium (8th IRSS) will be held on October 27th (Sat) to 28th (Sun), 2018. We have pride and self-esteem in this symposium to have pioneered a new horizon of robotic surgery for head and neck cancer every year.

This year, we have prepared a more productive program than ever, with the motto of ‘Moving Forward the New Generation of Robotic Head and Neck Surgery’ to make a stepping stone of leading robotic surgery in the head and neck field.

There will be 15 keynote lectures in 2 days about the New concept of robotic surgery in pharyngeal and laryngeal cancer, Trials on progress, and the new surgical robot with the World leading Keynote Lecture speakers (J. Scott Magnuson, Neil D. Gross, Giuseppe Spriano, Eric J Moore, Snehal Patel, Chris Holsinger, Akihiro Shiotani, Woong Youn Chung, Angkoon Anuwong, Michael C. Singer, Enver Ozer, Umamaheswar Duvvuri, Se-Heon Kim, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Yoon Woo Koh).

In addition, 50 faculty members from 21 countries around the world will share 12 sessions discussing on recent updates in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), Robotic Thyroid & Neck Surgery, and Robotic Sleep Surgery.

In particular, this year’s Live Surgery Session will go on to the TORS and Retroauricular Neck Dissection using “daVinci SP” system, which is operated for the first time in the world.

Please honor us with your presence and share your knowledge at the 8th IRSS.

Best regards,



Se-Heon Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
President of IRSS Symposium