Besides being the acronym for Beijing International Symposium and Workshop on Robotic Cardiac Surgery — we hope BISROCS also embodies some other meanings associated with our important work here during the conference and with the work we will continue to do when we go back to our respective cities and countries.
BI — stands for two things here: "Biennial" and "Beijing International", indicating that "This international meeting takes place in Beijing every two years”.
Roc — makes us think of Rock and Roll.
One of the earliest meanings in the English language for "rock and roll" is "to shake up, or to disturb". It is quite proper to describe the disruptive technology — robotic surgery for it is changing the way we perform surgery, the way we interact with our teams and the way we utilize virtuality to modify reality.
Of course, one of the newest meanings of "rock and roll” is the music which began in 1950s in the United States that swept the world — even all the way to China which could get people up out of their chairs and moving. Therefore, it also means "let’s get moving — let’s get started!" This kind of music sounds like a celebration.
We hope this meeting will also be a celebration — a celebration of the hard work and the excellent accomplishments of so many dedicated surgical teams from around China and around the world — a celebration to welcome the new surgical teams just starting on their robotic surgery journeys. Beyond limits of human hands!
BISROCS, let's Rock and Roll!