14 February 2024

The Vattikuti Foundation
KS International Innovation Awards 2024

Humans at the Cutting Edge of Robotic Surgery Academic Symposium

Submissions Accepted: 15 April – 15 July 2024
Symposium & Awards Ceremony: 14-16 February 2025 – Jaipur India

Now is the time to plan and prepare! The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce the dates surrounding its multi-disciplinary technology and robotic surgical competition program, the KS International Innovation Awards 2024 and its accompanying academic symposium, Humans at the Cutting Edge of Robotic Surgery. Submissions for the competition open 15 April 2024 and will remain open for three months through 15 July 2024 at which time multiple rounds of judging will take place.

The purpose of the KS International Innovation Awards 2024 is for robotic surgeons, medical school faculty and students to have an opportunity for close examination of technologies and procedures being used world-wide to improve patient outcomes. What began in 2015 with the national contest amongst urologists in India by a handful of pioneering urologists grew to involving 429 surgeons registered for this global program who provided submissions from 14 countries with procedures in 10 different specialties in 2023.

The KS International Innovation Awards 2024 now will now feature two tracks for the competition: one for innovative procedures and one for innovative use of new technologies. Both tracks demonstrate the use of innovation and technology to support surgical outcomes.

Robotic Procedure Innovation
  • Cardiac
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Head & Neck
  • Micro Surgery
  • Organ Transplant
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric
  • Urology
  • Others
  • Technological Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Imaging Modalities
  • Robotic Systems
  • Tele Surgery
  • Training Modalities
  • Virtual Reality
  • Others
  • The Vattikuti Foundation encourages surgeons and their teams to prepare high-quality, digital submissions showcasing their most extraordinary surgical work employing the latest in technological advances. Each track will have top prize winners receive cash prizes for Runner Up and First Place. Additionally, the top-ranking vetted and judged submissions will also be automatically entered into the international People’s Choice Award competition. In the 2023 competition, 8,000+ individual votes for the People’s Choice award were placed upon viewing of which 83% of votes were placed by surgeons, medical staff, nurses, students, and hospital administrators across 63 countries.

    Submissions reflecting robotic and/or digital surgical procedures, products and tools that improve patient outcomes by assisting surgeons pre-operatively, intra-operatively or post operatively strongly encouraged. The Vattikuti Foundation seeks clinically relevant entries that show how new robotic technology is being used, capturing data predictive models before, during and after an operations to improve patient outcomes as well as surgeon didactic and training skills. The competition awards celebration event and multi-day symposium will be held in Jaipur, India.

    Each qualified submission from the KS International Innovation Awards 2024 has the potential to help form the agenda for the Humans at the Cutting Edge of Robotic Surgery Symposium. The 2023 events were held in partnership with Orsi Academy in Ghent, Belgium. For the upcoming gathering of robotic surgeons and faculty, the symposium and coinciding awards ceremony for the KS International Innovation Awards competition will move to Asia. The transference of knowledge that takes place from the invited participants provides newly initiated robotic surgeons to be face-to-face and learn from the experience of giants in their field so that they may offer state of art surgical care to the patients in their part of the world.

    In addition to the recognition before an audience of thought-leaders and institutions across the world, cash prizes, live and multi-media presentations and publications may also be offered to the high-caliber submissions. Prize winners and those invited to present at the Humans at the Cutting Edge of Robotic Surgery Symposium may be eligible for travel, accommodations and conference registration fees to the events hosted by the Vattikuti Foundation in Jaipur, India. This rigorous academic symposium is designed as an optimal environment for 50-60 robotic surgeons to present and defend their work before an elite gathering of international key opinion leaders.

    This competition is designed to be assessed in a fair, transparent, and unbiased manner, while incorporating helpful ideas and hidden insights for the surgical community to learn from each other. This opportunity is available to any robotic surgeons across disciplines and institutions. Preference is given to complex surgical procedures, surgical innovations, and case series with well-analyzed outcomes data.