On Monday, October 8, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco along with Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the inauguration of a new intuitive surgical robot at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace.
The robot, nicknamed Da Vinci, will be used for gynecological, visceral, and urological surgeries:
“The instruments are fully controlled by the surgeon, allowing the surgeon easier access to sensitive areas with a high precision of movement. The Da Vinci robot contributes to the well-being of patients by reducing the risk of post-operative sequelae, and the duration of hospitalization. The robotic surgery represents a major evolution of surgery for the 21st century.”
And, finally, yesterday, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II participated in the in a conference aboard the ship, Thunder. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the preservation of the environment specifically the oceans. The conference, also held on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), was organized by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and the Musée Océanographique.