IDEAL Conference 2024

  • 3 - 4 April 2024
  • 9:00am
  • The Royal Society of Medicine, Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE, UK
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The IDEAL Collaboration is an initiative to improve the quality of research in surgery and complex interventions to build up a robust evidence base about new procedures and devices.

This year the Collaboration will focus on three critical areas in surgical innovation and practice:

  • robotics and artificial intelligence
  • global surgery
  • education

The conference will feature a series of thought-provoking keynotes from international speakers.

Prices for attendance vary, see booking link above for more information.


The IDEAL Collaboration grew from a group of research methodologists and surgeons who held a series of meetings about improving surgical innovation research at Balliol College, Oxford during 2007-2008.

The Collaboration wishes to engage with all stakeholders involved in surgical and complex interventions research.