Imagine you are sitting in a medical tent in a combat zone. You are the military surgeon and a soldier is brought to you with injuries from a bomb blast that you have no idea how to treat. This wasn’t in your training. You have no idea what to do. How do you save this soldier’s limb – or even more importantly – this soldier’s life? Now imagine you are in a rural, remote hospital. A new patient is brought to you with a congenital condition you have never seen before. While you are a surgeon and had extensive training, this is beyond your expertise. They are clearly suffering and their daily life impeded. Do you turn them away? Do you let them suffer the rest of their life?


While seemingly extreme, these are not completely uncommon scenarios, especially in low-resource settings where a surgeon may need to wear many hats. However, using the power of artificial intelligence (AI), a team of passionate and dedicated individuals headed by Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram are seeking to make these situations a thing of the past. With even just a small tablet strapped to the side of the operating table, with their technology, surgeons can now use intraoperative video calling to get guidance on unfamiliar cases or to get mentorship and training from experts around the world.


Featured in top organizations such as TED, CNN, the British Army, and others, Proxime is a force for good that is changing the face of global surgery. Join us as we hear the inspiring story of Dr Hachach-Haram and the technology that is making a movement both inside and outside the walls of the operating room!

Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram: Founder of Proxime, NHS Surgeon, TED Speaker, and Recipient of the British Empire Medal






“Augmented Reality, “Fail fast, learn early”, and Interdisciplinary teams”

Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, BEM, the recipient of the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2018, is an NHS surgeon, lecturer and clinical entrepreneur. Nadine drew on her passion for innovation, education and global surgery to found Proximie, an augmented reality platform aiming to improve access to expert care and to scale clinical expertise. Through its patented platform, doctors can virtually transport themselves into any clinical setting to visually and practically interact and collaborate. From marking up a patient to providing real-time virtual presence overlaid with content and a rich palate of augmented reality they aim to provide safe, accessible and high-quality care to every patient around the world. Proximie has enjoyed significant success with early adoption by major medical institutions and device companies and has been covered by news agencies around the world. Dubbed by CNN the “Future of Surgery”, Proximie has gone from strength to strength and won multiple awards including Foreign Press Association Science Story of the Year.