Professor Arnaud Wattiez delivered the prestigious Alec Turnbull Lecture today at the ASM 2017, in Hull.

Professor Wattiez is a past President of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy and a world-renowned minimally invasive surgeon. A pioneer in minimal access gynaecological surgery, for many years his work has been at the forefront of technical advances. He has developed widely accepted techniques in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, endometriosis, and gynaecological oncology. As well as his entertaining, educational and thought-provoking key-note lecture, Prof Wattiez also delivered a fascinating talk on difficult hysterectomies, sharing his tips and techniques on how to make the impossible possible.

Professor Wattiez with Shaheen Khazali, Suzi Shears-Hutt, Karolina Afors and Nadine Di Donato outside Hull’s City Hall

Following his presentation, Arnaud was presented with an Honorary Fellowship of the BSGE by President Dominic Byrne. This is awarded to medical practitioners and others who have made a significant contribution to the specialty, traditionally including the person who gives the Alec Turnbull lecture at the ASM.

Arnaud met with the Scope editorial team, sharing his wit, his wisdom and his charm for the next issue of the newsletter. Whether you heard him talk at the ASM, or you missed out, you can read his perspective on ‘Where we are now and where we are going’ in the summer Scope, out in June.