HSMR2022: THE 14TH HAMLYN SYMPOSIUM ON MEDICAL ROBOTICS
PROGRAM

Days: Sunday, June 26th Monday, June 27th Tuesday, June 28th Wednesday, June 29th

Sunday, June 26th

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07:30-08:00Coffee & Registration
10:20-10:40Coffee Break
12:00-13:00Lunch Break
14:10-14:30Coffee Break
Monday, June 27th

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08:00-08:30Coffee & Registration
08:45-09:30 Session 6: Prof Jaydev Desai, "Robotic Transcatheter and Endovascular Interventions"

Professor of Pediatric Research, The Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract: Mitral regurgitation is a common heart valve disease. Current approaches for mitral valve repair include open heart surgery (which carries the risk of post-operative complications) and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR). TMVR is a relatively new approach that is performed on a beating heart using a catheter that is guided to the target location to implant the device to reduce or eliminate mitral regurgitation. Given the tortuosity of the path that needs to be taken to reach the mitral valve, TMVR is a clinically challenging procedure. The first part of the talk will focus on our work in developing a highly articulated, intravascular meso-scale robot that can be guided to deploy the mitral valve implant under image guidance.

The second part of the talk will focus on the area of micro-scale robotic systems involving steerable guidewires. One of the primary requirements of an endovascular robotic system is to be able to successfully steer the guidewire towards the target location with minimal or no harm to the vessel. Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) remain the riskiest, most challenging, and least successful vascular lesions to treat with traditional endovascular devices. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) in particular, is one of the most common causes of cardiovascular deaths worldwide. Procedural complexity in treating CTOs are attributed to multiple causes. The second part of the talk will present our work on the development of 400 microns (~0.016”) robotically steerable guidewire as a potential solution to this challenging clinical problem.

Biography: Dr. Jaydev P. Desai is currently a Professor at Georgia Tech in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and holds the G.P. “Bud” Peterson and Valerie H. Peterson Faculty Professorship in Pediatric Research. He is the founding Director of the Georgia Center for Medical Robotics (GCMR) and an Associate Director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM). He completed his undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 1993. He received his M.A. in Mathematics in 1997 and M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in 1995 and 1998 respectively, all from the University of Pennsylvania.

He was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He is a recipient of several NIH R01 grants, NSF CAREER award, and was the lead inventor on the “Outstanding Invention in the Physical Science Category” at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was formerly employed. He is also the recipient of the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award and the 2021 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award.

He has been an invited speaker at the National Academy of Sciences “Distinctive Voices” seminar series and also invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. He has over 195 publications, is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Robotics Research, and Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Encyclopedia of Medical Robotics. At 2018 ICRA, his prior work was the finalist for “IEEE RAS Award for the Most Influential Paper from ICRA 1998”.

His research group has received several accolades including the best student paper award, best symposium paper award, cover image of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and featured article in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are primarily in the areas of image-guided surgical robotics, pediatric robotics, endovascular robotics, and rehabilitation and assistive robotics. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME, and AIMBE.

Chair:
Prof The Lord Ara Darzi (Imperial College, UK)
09:30-10:30 Session 7: Smart Devices
Chairs:
Marcia O'Malley (Rice University, United States)
Paolo Fiorini (UNIVR, Italy)
09:30
Subin Lee (DGIST, South Korea)
Seunguk Kim (DGIST, South Korea)
Rene Marcel Solzbacher (DGIST, Germany)
Hyunwook Kim (DGIST, South Korea)
Sanghyun Joung (AIRS Inc., South Korea)
Jaesung Hong (DGIST, South Korea)
Robotic System with Intuitive Control for Endoscopic Bone Cyst Surgery
PRESENTER: Subin Lee
09:42
Vanni Consumi (University College London, UK)
Lukas Lindenroth (UCL University College London, UK)
Danail Stoyanov (UCL University College London, UK)
Agostino Stilli (UCL University College London, UK)
Design and Experimental Evaluation of the SOFTScreen Capsule System in a Colon Phantom
PRESENTER: Vanni Consumi
09:54
Joshua Gafford (EndoTheia, Inc., United States)
Scott Webster (EndoTheia, Inc., United States)
Patrick Anderson (EndoTheia, Inc., United States)
Stanley Herrell (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States)
Keith Obstein (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States)
Daniel Rucker (University of Tennessee - Knoxville, United States)
Robert Webster III (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Answering the FDA’S Call to Action: Using Steerable Sheaths and Mirrors to Prevent ERCP Infections
PRESENTER: Joshua Gafford
10:06
Fabio Tatti (Imperial College London, UK)
Branislav Jaramaz (Smith & Nephew Inc., United States)
Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena (Imperial College London, UK)
Validation of a Proof-of-Concept System for Personalised Computer-Assisted Treatment of Knee Osteochondral Lesions
PRESENTER: Fabio Tatti
10:18
Luke MacLean (Johns Hopkins University, United States)
Nicholas Theodore (Johns Hopkins University, United States)
Design and Characterization of Robotically-Guided Ultrasonic Bone Cutting for Laminectomies and Facetectomies
PRESENTER: Luke MacLean
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Session 8: Soft and Continuum Robotics
Chairs:
Bob Webster (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Kaspar Althoefer (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
11:00
Mark Runciman (Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, London, UK, UK)
James Avery (Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, London, UK, UK)
George Mylonas (Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, London, UK, UK)
Pop-up Soft Robot for Minimally Invasive Surgery
PRESENTER: Mark Runciman
11:12
Giuliano A. Giacoppo (Institute of Medical Device Technology, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Ada L. Bachmann (Institute of Medical Device Technology, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Peter P. Pott (Institute of Medical Device Technology, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
A Simple and Powerful Instrument for Robotic Flexible Endoscopy
11:24
Amirhosein Alian (Imperial College London, UK)
Emilia Zari (Imperial College London, UK)
James Avery (Imperial College London, UK)
Enrico Franco (Imperial College London, UK)
Mark Runciman (Imperial College London, UK)
Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena (Imperial College London, UK)
George Mylonas (Imperial College London, UK)
Shape Sensing for a Soft Continuum Manipulator Using Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT)
PRESENTER: Emilia Zari
11:36
Arincheyan Gerald (Boston University, United States)
Rukaiya Batliwala (Boston University, United States)
Jonathan Ye (Boston University, United States)
Patra Hsu (Boston University, United States)
Hiroyuki Aihara (Harvard University, United States)
Sheila Russo (Boston University, United States)
A Haptic Feedback Glove for Minimally Invasive Surgery
11:48
Christian Debuys (Texas A&M University, United States)
Florin Ghesu (Siemens Healthineers, United States)
Reza Langari (Texas A&M University, United States)
Young-Ho Kim (Siemens Healthineers, United States)
Design and Validation of Zero-Slack Separable Manipulator for Intracardiac Echocardiography
PRESENTER: Christian Debuys
12:00
Canberk Sozer (The University of Sheffield, UK)
Sujit Kumar Sahu (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, Italy)
Linda Paterno (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, Italy)
Arianna Menciassi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, Italy)
Multifunctional Hybrid Module for Manipulators
PRESENTER: Canberk Sozer
12:12
Katie Zuo (King's College London, UK)
Benjamin Jackson (King's College London, UK)
Ross Henry (King's College London, UK)
Christos Bergeles (King's College London, UK)
S.M.Hadi Sadati (King's College London, UK)
Finite Element Dynamics of a Concentric Tube Robot Motion and Interaction with Environment Using SOFA-Framework
PRESENTER: S.M.Hadi Sadati
12:24
Rachael L'Orsa (University of Calgary, Canada)
Kourosh Zareinia (Ryerson University, Canada)
David Westwick (University of Calgary, Canada)
Garnette Sutherland (University of Calgary, Canada)
Katherine Kuchenbecker (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
A Sensorized Needle-Insertion Device for Characterizing Percutaneous Thoracic Tool-Tissue Interactions
PRESENTER: Rachael L'Orsa
12:36
Jesse d'Almeida (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Margaret Rox (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Robert Webster (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Toward Bipolar Electrosurgery with Concentric Tube Robots
PRESENTER: Jesse d'Almeida
12:48
Flora Fung Leung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Chun Ping Lam (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Lap Wing Cheung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Donald Ngo Fung Ip (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Yeung Yam (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Philip Wai Yan Chiu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Ka Chun Lau (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Design of a Robotic Traction Device for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
PRESENTER: Flora Fung Leung
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-14:45 Session 9: Poster Teasers 1
14:00
Junke Yao (University College London, UK)
Giorgia Bosi (University College London, UK)
Gaetano Burriesci (University College London, UK)
Helge Wurdemann (University College London, UK)
Understanding Different Inflated Balloon Catheter Behaviours via Computational Modelling
PRESENTER: Junke Yao
14:02
Jessica Henley (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Joannie Neveu (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Simon Kirby (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Robotic Surgery – Implications for Informed Consent
PRESENTER: Jessica Henley
14:04
Keshav Iyengar (UCL, UK)
Sarah Spurgeon (University College London, UK)
Danail Stoyanov (University College London, UK)
Generalization for Deep Reinforcement Learning for Inverse Kinematics of Concentric Tube Robots
PRESENTER: Keshav Iyengar
14:06
Aoife McDonald-Bowyer (University College London, UK)
Solene Dietsch (University College London, UK)
Emmanouil Dimitrakakis (University College London, UK)
Joanna Coote (University College London, UK)
Lukas Lindenroth (University College London, UK)
Danail Stoyanov (University College London, UK)
Agostino Stilli (University College London, UK)
Towards Autonomous Robotic Ultrasound Scanning Using Pneumatically Attachable Flexible Rails
14:08
Giovanni Faoro (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Stefano Pane (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Veronica Iacovacci (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Sara Moccia (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Arianna Menciassi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Automatic Vessel Recognition and Segmentation: a Novel Deep Learning Architecture with Transfer Learning Approach
PRESENTER: Giovanni Faoro
14:10
Morenike Magbagbeola (University College London, UK)
Katie Doyle (University College London, UK)
Zainab Rai (University College London, UK)
Lukas Lindenroth (University College London, UK)
George Dwyer (University College London, UK)
Agostino Stilli (University College London, UK)
Brian Davidson (University College London, UK)
Danail Stoyanov (University College London, UK)
A Novel, Research-Orientated Organ Perfusion Platform
14:12
Rema Daher (University College London, UK)
Francisco Vasconcelos (University College London, UK)
Danail Stoyanov (University College London, UK)
A Temporal Learning Approach to Inpainting Endoscopic Specularities and Its Effect on Image Correspondence
PRESENTER: Rema Daher
14:14
Sophia Bano (University College London, UK)
Francisco Vasconcelos (University College London, UK)
Anna David (University College London Hospital, UK)
Jan Deprest (University Hospital Leuven, Belgium)
Danail Stoyanov (University College London, UK)
Detector-Free Dense Feature Matching for Fetoscopic Mosaicking
PRESENTER: Sophia Bano
14:16
Chiara Di Vece (University College London, UK)
Brian Dromey (University College London, UK)
Francisco Vasconcelos (University College London, UK)
Anna L David (Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, UK, UK)
Donald M Peebles (Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, UK, UK)
Danail Stoyanov (University College London, UK)
Deep Learning-Based Plane Pose Regression Towards Training in Freehand Obstetric Ultrasound
PRESENTER: Chiara Di Vece
14:18
Ruiqi Zhu (Imperial College London, UK)
Dandan Zhang (Imperial College London, UK)
Benny Lo (Imperial College London, UK)
Deep Reinforcement Learning Based Semi-Autonomous Control for Robotic Surgery
PRESENTER: Ruiqi Zhu
14:20
Martina Finocchiaro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Alberto Arezzo (University of Torino, Italy)
Arianna Menciassi (Sant'Anna, Italy)
Alicia Casals (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Albert Hernansanz (UPC (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), Spain)
Gastone Ciuti (The Biorobotics Institute, Italy)
Human Machine Interfaces for Robot-Assisted Colonoscopy: a Clinical Survey
14:22
Saina Akhond (Imperial College London, UK)
James Avery (Imperial College London, UK)
George Mylonas (Imperial College London, UK)
A Soft Palpation Sensor for Early Detection of Biological Tissue Abnormalities Based on Electrical Impedance Tomography
PRESENTER: Saina Akhond
14:24
Fabio Tatti (Imperial College London, UK)
Xue Hu (Imperial College London, UK)
Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena (Imperial College London, UK)
Proof-of-Concept Investigation of an Instrument-Mounted Markerless Tracking System for Robot-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery
PRESENTER: Fabio Tatti
14:26
Andrea Mariani (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Dario Galeazzi (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Selene Tognarelli (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
Arianna Menciassi (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
A Physical Simulator Integrated with Soft Sensing for Mastering the Manipulation of Vascular Structures in Robotic Surgery
PRESENTER: Andrea Mariani
14:28
Max B. Schäfer (University of Stuttgart, Institute of Medical Device Technology, Germany)
Moritz Hemmer (University of Stuttgart, Institute of Medical Device Technology, Germany)
Anja M. Glöckner (University of Stuttgart, Institute of Medical Device Technology, Germany)
Peter P. Pott (University of Stuttgart, Institute of Medical Device Technology, Germany)
Robotic Telemanipulation System for Minimally Invasive Surgery Using a Passive Universal Joint and Inertial Sensors
PRESENTER: Max B. Schäfer
14:30
Guido Caccianiga (Haptic Intelligence Department, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
Katherine J. Kuchenbecker (Haptic Intelligence Department, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
Dense 3D Reconstruction Through Lidar: a New Perspective on Computer-Integrated Surgery
PRESENTER: Guido Caccianiga
14:32
Elena Monfort-Sanchez (Imperial College London, UK)
Dr James Avery (Imperial College London, UK)
Dr Alex J. Thompson (Imperial College London, UK)
Prof Ara Darzi (Imperial College London, UK)
Development of a Wearable Fluorescence Sensor for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Gut Permeability
14:34
Zejian Cui (Imperial College London, UK)
Abdulhamit Donder (Imperial College London, UK)
Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena (Imperial College London, UK)
Nonlinear Trajectory Following Control for a Bio-Inspired Steerable Needle
PRESENTER: Zejian Cui
14:36
Kalani Picho (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States)
Brandon Persons (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States)
Jesse d'Almeida (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Nicholas Pacheco (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States)
Colin Reynolds (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States)
Loris Fichera (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States)
Multi Jet Fusion of Nylon-12: a Viable Method to 3D-Print Concentric Tube Robots?
PRESENTER: Kalani Picho
14:38
Giulia Modarelli (University of Pisa, Italy)
Sabina Maglio (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - The Biorobotic Institute, Italy)
Selene Tognarelli (The BioRobotics Institute - Scuola Superiore Sant'anna, Italy)
Arianna Menciassi (Sant'Anna, Italy)
Design, Realization and Preliminary Validation of an Active Physical Simulator for the Study of Pelvic Floor Damages During Childbirth
PRESENTER: Sabina Maglio
14:45-15:45 Session 10: Funders Forum

Funding Panel:

  • European Commission Representative, Holland (To Be Confirmed)
  • Ms Philippa Hemmings, Head of Healthcare Technologies, EPSRC, UK
  • Mr Michael Wolfson, Program Director, Division of Discovery Science & Technology (Bioengineering), NIH, USA

Moderator:

  • Prof Pietro Valdastri, Professor and Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Director of the STORM Lab UK, University of Leeds, UK

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Chair:
Pietro Valdastri (University of Leeds, UK)
15:45-16:15Coffee Break
16:15-17:00 Session 11: Prof Laura Marcu, "FLIM-guided robotic surgery"

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery, University of California at Davis

Abstract: This presentation overviews a clinically-compatible label-free multispectral fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) technique developed in our laboratory and its applications in surgical oncology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of FLIM in surgical robotics and the potential of this approach to improve surgical decision-making during trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS). We demonstrate the straightforward coupling of FLIM apparatus with the da Vinci surgical platform and innovative methods for real-time dynamic augmentation of imaging parameters on the surgical field of view as seen on the da Vinci console. Current results demonstrate the utility of FLIM-derived parameters detecting tissue biochemical and metabolic characteristics to distinguish oral and oropharyngeal cancer in real-time from surrounding normal tissue in patients in-situ during TORS. Current findings suggest that label-free FLIm-based tissue assessment, characterized by simple, fast and flexible data acquisition and display, could find applications in a variety of robotic procedures.

Biography: Dr. Laura Marcu is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery at the University of California at Davis. She received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 1998 from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Her research interest is in the area of biomedical optics, with a particular focus on research for the development of optical techniques for tissue diagnostics including applications in oncology, interventional cardiology, and tissue engineering. Since 2007 she has served as co-director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center – Biomedical Technology Program, at the UC Davis Medical Center. She authored over 200 articles (120 peer-reviewed). Currently, she serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Biophotonics and the Translational Biophotonics, and was the Associate Editor for Biomedical Optics Express. She is a Fellow of AAAS, AIMBE, BMES, OSA, SPIE, and NAI.

Chair:
Stamatia Giannarou (Imperial College London, UK)
17:00-18:00 Session 12: Magnetic Technology
Chairs:
Cameron Riviere (Carnegie Mellon University, United States)
Arianna Menciassi (Sant'Anna, Italy)
17:00
Zaneta Koszowska (University of Leeds, UK)
Giovanni Pittiglio (University of Leeds, UK)
James Chandler (University of Leeds, UK)
Michael Brockdorff (University of Leeds, UK)
Pietro Valdastri (University of Leeds, UK)
Geometric Reinforcement Towards Fully Soft Magnetic Endoscopic Endonasal Surgical Manipulators
PRESENTER: Zaneta Koszowska
17:12
Nicholas Posselli (University of Utah, United States)
Emma Pinegar (University of Utah, United States)
Jake Abbott (University of Utah, United States)
Magnetic Endoluminal Devices Can Assist in Their Own Insertion
17:24
Michael Brockdorff (University of Leeds, UK)
Giovanni Pittiglio (University of Leeds, UK)
Tomas da Veiga (University of Leeds, UK)
James Chandler (University of Leeds, UK)
Pietro Valdastri (University of Leeds, UK)
Dual-Arm Platform for Control of Magnetically Actuated Soft Robots
17:36
Roland Dreyfus (Multi-Scale Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Quentin Boehler (Multi-Scale Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Christophe Chautems (Multi-Scale Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Bradley Nelson (Multi-Scale Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
A Navigation Console to Steer Magnetic Instruments Under Radiological Guidance for Neuro-Vascular Interventions
PRESENTER: Roland Dreyfus
17:48
Trevor J Schwehr (Johns Hopkins University, United States)
Adam J Sperry (University of Utah, United States)
John D Rolston (University of Utah, United States)
Matthew D Alexander (University of Utah, United States)
Jake J Abbott (University of Utah, United States)
Alan Kuntz (University of Utah, United States)
Toward Targeted Therapy in the Brain by Leveraging Screw-Tip Soft Magnetically Steerable Needles
PRESENTER: Alan Kuntz
18:00-19:00Welcome Reception
Tuesday, June 28th

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08:00-08:30Coffee & Registration
08:30-09:30 Session 13: Surgical Guidance
Chairs:
Kevin Cleary (Chlidren's National Medical Center, United States)
Stefanie Speidel (National Center for Tumor Diseases Dresden, Germany)
08:30
Martina Favaretto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Aldo Marzullo (University of Calabria, Italy)
Elena De Momi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Studying the Usability of Forbidden Region Virtual Fixtures for Safer Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery
08:42
Thomas Fuchs (Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, Germany)
Eleni Felinska (Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, Germany)
Alexandros Kogkas (Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK, UK)
George Mylonas (Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK, UK)
Beat Müller-Stich (Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, Germany)
Felix Nickel (Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany, Germany)
ISurgeon: Augmented Reality Telestration for Improved Surgical Training
PRESENTER: Thomas Fuchs
08:54
Zeyu Wang (The Hamlyn Centre/ Dept of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK)
Junhong Chen (The Hamlyn Centre/ Dept of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK)
Ruiyang Zhang (The Hamlyn Centre/ Dept of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK)
Benny Lo (The Hamlyn Centre/ Dept of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK)
The Design of a Biomimetic Whisker-Based System for Clinical Gastrointestinal Diseases Screening
PRESENTER: Zeyu Wang
09:06
Rema Daher (Imperial College London, UK)
Connah Kendrick (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Moi Hoon Yap (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Daniel Leff (Imperial College London, UK)
Stamatia Giannarou (Imperial College London, UK)
Vision-Based Robot Localisation for Ductoscopic Navigation
PRESENTER: Rema Daher
09:18
David Black (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Septimiu Salcudean (University of British Columbia, Canada)
A Mixed Reality System for Human Teleoperation in Tele-Ultrasound
PRESENTER: David Black
09:30-10:15 Session 14: Prof John Skinner, "The Adoption of Robotic Technology for Orthopaedic Surgery in Healthcare Systems"

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University College London

Abstract: This lecture will review the current trends and use of surgical robots in orthopaedic practice. Clinical outcomes and results will be discussed alongside the challenges and obstacles to adoption of innovative robot assisted surgical solutions. The introduction and dissemination of robotic surgery can be costly and difficult to justify initially, particularly in universal healthcare systems. This can hamper widespread use ahead of the accumulation of long term outcome data.

Robots are popular with patients and increasingly so with surgeons. Professor Skinner will give an overview of these issues along with some ideas on the necessary governance, data collection requirements and safeguards that will be essential for the safe and responsible adoption of this exciting technology.

Biography

Professor John A Skinner MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(Orth) – is Professor of Orthopaedic surgery at University College London and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (RNOH). He is President of the British Orthopaedic Association. He sits on the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and chairs the Future Surgeons Forum.

He is a hip and knee arthroplasty surgeon and is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He was awarded an orthopaedic American British Canadian Travelling Fellowship and is a member of the International Hip Society. He has served as President of the British Hip Society and worked on the NICE guideline committee for joint replacement surgery. He jointly established the London Implant Retrieval Centre in 2007, which has collected 8000 failed orthopaedic implants and has published 130 papers on this subject, including reasons for failure. He provided clinical leadership on metal bearing hips for patients and surgeons and chaired the UK MHRA Expert Advisory Committees on Metal bearing hips for 10 years. This work contributed to advice that is followed worldwide and applies to 1.5 million patients with metal bearing hips. He has advised the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) USA on matters related to Hip Arthroplasty surgery. He has worked on custom CAD CAM arthroplasty implant design, surgical planning and patient specific instrument design. He has introduced 4 surgical robotic systems at the RNOH for arthroplasty and spine surgery. His Research interests focus on optimising outcomes for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

Chair:
Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena (Imperial College)
10:15-10:45Coffee Break
10:45-12:45 Session 15: Neurosurgery
Chairs:
William Anderson (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States)
Pierre Dupont (Harvard University, United States)
10:45
Alistair Weld (Imperial College London, UK)
Michael Dyck (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Julian Klodmann (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Giulio Anichini (Imperial College London, UK)
Luke Dixon (Imperial College London, UK)
Sophie Camp (Imperial College London, UK)
Alin Albu-Schäffer (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Stamatia Giannarou (Imperial College London, UK)
Collaborative Robotic Ultrasound Tissue Scanning for Surgical Resection Guidance in Neurosurgery
PRESENTER: Michael Dyck
10:57
Nicholas Posselli (University of Utah, United States)
Paul Bernstein (Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, United States)
Jake Abbott (University of Utah, United States)
Head-Mounting Surgical Robots for Passive Motion Compensation
11:09
Anthony Gunderman (Georgia Institute of Technology, United States)
Saikat Sengupta (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States)
Dimitri Sigounas (George Washington University, United States)
Kevin Cleary (Children's National Hospital, United States)
Yue Chen (Georgia Institute of Technology, United States)
Towards an MRI-Conditional Robot for Intracerebral Hemorrhage Evacuation
PRESENTER: Kevin Cleary
11:21
Pierre Dupont (Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, United States)
Karl Price (Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, United States)
Joseph Peine (Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, United States)
Margherita Mencattelli (Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, United States)
Ashkan Pourkand (Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, United States)
Thomas Looi (Sick Kids Hospital, Canada)
James Drake (Sick Kids Hospital, Canada)
Yash Chitalia (Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, United States)
Bimanual Endoscopic Robot for Neurosurgery
PRESENTER: Pierre Dupont
11:33
Ayhan Aktas (Imperial College London, UK)
Ali Anil Demircali (Imperial College London, UK)
Riccardo Secoli (Imperial College London, UK)
Burak Temelkuran (Imperial College London, UK)
Ferdinando M Rodriguez Y Baena (Imperial College London, UK)
Towards a Procedure Optimised Steerable Microcatheter for Neurosurgical Laser Ablation
PRESENTER: Ayhan Aktas
11:45
Timothy A. Brumfiel (Medical Robotics and Automation (RoboMed) Laboratory, United States)
Kent K. Yamamoto (Medical Robotics and Automation (RoboMed) Laboratory, United States)
Asif Rashid (George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States)
Akiyuki Shigematsu (Medical Robotics and Automation (RoboMed) Laboratory, Japan)
Coley Chapman (George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States)
Shreyes N. Melkote (George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States)
Joshua J. Chern (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, United States)
Jaydev P. Desai (Medical Robotics and Automation (RoboMed) Laboratory, United States)
Design of a Meso-Scale Grasper for Robotic Pediatric Neuroendoscope Tool
PRESENTER: Jaydev P. Desai
11:57
Daniel Esser (Vanderbilt University, United States)
John Peters (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Abby Grillo (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Sarah Garrow (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Tyler Ball (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States)
Robert Naftel (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States)
Dario Englot (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States)
Joseph Neimat (University of Louisville, United States)
Will Grissom (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Eric Barth (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Robert Webster III (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Robotic Curvilinear Laser Thermal Therapy Probe for Transforamenal Hippocampotomy
PRESENTER: Daniel Esser
12:09
Jin Seob Kim (Johns Hopkins University, United States)
Ryan Fischer (University of Miami, United States)
Iahn Cajigas (University of Miami, United States)
Michael Ivan (University of Miami, United States)
Doyoung Chang (University of Miami, United States)
A Steerable Guide for MRI-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy
PRESENTER: Michael Ivan
12:21
Derick Sivakumaran (Magnebotix AG, Switzerland)
Fabian Christopher Landers (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Quentin Boehler (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Christophe Chautems (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Salvador Pané (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Bradley J. Nelson (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
In Vitro Navigation of a Magnetic Sphere Using a Model Predictive Controller for Neurovascular Targeted Drug Delivery Applications
12:33
Hrishikesh Raghuram (University of Toronto, Canada)
Benjamin Keunen (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
Nathan Soucier (University of Toronto, Canada)
Thomas Looi (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
Samuel Pichardo (University of Calgary, Canada)
Adam Waspe (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
James Drake (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
An MRI Compatible MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Neonatal Neurosurgery Platform for Intraventricular Hemorrhage
12:45-13:45Lunch Break
13:45-14:30 Session 16: Poster Teasers 2
13:45
Amir Szold (Assia Medical Group, Israel)
The Fulcrum Effect in the Control of Electromechanical Articulated Laparoscopic Instruments
13:47
Alessandro Casella (Politecnico di Milano, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
Gaia Romana De Paolis (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Elena De Momi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Dario Paladini (Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Italy)
Sara Moccia (The Biorobotic Insitute, Sant'Anna, Italy)
Leonardo Mattos (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
Inexact Multi-Task Learning for Fetal Anastomoses Detection
13:49
Ameya Pore (University of Verona, Italy)
Nicola Piccinelli (University of Verona, Italy)
Giacomo De Rossi (University of Verona, Italy)
Matteo Piano (University of Verona, Italy)
Daniele Meli (University of Verona, Italy)
Diego Dall'Alba (University of Verona, Italy)
Riccardo Muradore (University of Verona, Italy)
Paolo Fiorini (University of Verona, Italy)
EndoVine: Soft Robotic Endoscope for Colonoscopy
PRESENTER: Ameya Pore
13:51
Jarrett Ten (University of Sheffield, UK)
Quentin Lahondes (University of Sheffield, UK)
Shuhei Miyashita (University of Sheffield, UK)
Dana Damian (University of Sheffield, UK)
Development and Control of a Robotic Simulator for Peristaltic Motion
PRESENTER: Quentin Lahondes
13:53
Alice Valeria Iordache (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Alessandro Casella (Politecnico di Milano, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
Elisa Iovene (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Junling Fu (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Federico Pessina (Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy)
Marco Riva (Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy)
Giancarlo Ferrigno (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Leonardo Mattos (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
Elena De Momi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Envisioning Robotic Exoscope: Concept and Preliminary Results
PRESENTER: Elisa Iovene
13:55
Adam J Sperry (University of Utah, United States)
Jake J Abbott (University of Utah, United States)
Minimum-Parameter Adaptive Propulsion Matrix of Screw-Type Magnetic Capsule Endoscopes
PRESENTER: Adam J Sperry
13:57
Max B. Schäfer (University of Stuttgart, Institute of Medical Device Technology, Germany)
Julia Nawratil (University of Stuttgart, Institute of Medical Device Technology, Germany)
Moritz Hemmer (University of Stuttgart, Institute of Medical Device Technology, Germany)
Sophie Weiland (University of Stuttgart, Institute of Medical Device Technology, Germany)
Peter P. Pott (Institut für Medizingerätetechnik, Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
Cable-Driven Linear Haptic Display for Medical Interventions
PRESENTER: Max B. Schäfer
13:59
Lianne R. Johnson (Rice University, United States)
Michael D. Byrne (Rice University, United States)
Marcia K. O'Malley (Rice University, United States)
Comparison of Performance Metrics for Real-Time Haptic Feedback in Surgical Skill Training
14:01
Kiana Abolfathi (School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK)
Mohammad Reza Hairi Yazdi (School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran)
Ali Kafash Hoshiar (School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK)
Predictable Therapeutic Microswarm Dispersion for Targeted Drug Delivery Application
PRESENTER: Kiana Abolfathi
14:03
Yash Chitalia (Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University, United States)
Abdulhamit Donder (Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, United States)
Pierre Dupont (Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University, United States)
Modeling Telescoping Tendon-Actuated Continuum Robots
PRESENTER: Yash Chitalia
14:05
Ravi Naik (Imperial College London, UK)
Kaizhe Jin (Imperial College London, UK)
Alexandros Kogkas (Imperial College London, UK)
Hutan Ashrafian (Imperial College London, UK)
Ara Darzi (Imperial College London, UK)
George Mylonas (Imperial College London, UK)
Preliminary Findings of a Multimodal Sensor System for Measuring Surgeon Cognitive Workload
PRESENTER: Ravi Naik
14:07
Junhong Chen (Imperial College London, UK)
Zeyu Wang (Imperial College London, UK)
Ruiqi Zhu (King's College London, UK)
Ruiyang Zhang (Imperial College London, UK)
Weibang Bai (Imperial College London, UK)
Benny Lo (Imperial College London, UK)
Reinforcement Learning for Path Generation for Surgical Robot Maneuver
PRESENTER: Ruiyang Zhang
14:09
Hisham Iqbal (Imperial College London, UK)
Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena (Imperial College, UK)
Augmented Reality for Seamless Human Robot Interaction in Surgery
PRESENTER: Hisham Iqbal
14:11
Radian Gondokaryono (University of Toronto; PCIGITI Sickkids Hospital, Canada)
Mustafa Haiderbhai (University of Toronto; PCIGITI Sickkids Hospital, Canada)
Adnan Munawar (John Hopkins University, United States)
Thomas Looi (PCIGITI Sickkids Hospital, Canada)
James Drake (PCIGITI Sickkids Hospital, Canada)
Lueder Kahrs (University of Toronto; PCIGITI Sickkids Hospital, Canada)
A Modular ROS-Based dVRK Teleoperation Controller Architecture
14:13
Lingyu Lyu (Imperial College London, UK)
Elena Monfort-Sanchez (Imperial College London, UK)
Mark Runciman (Imperial College London, UK)
George Mylonas (Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, UK)
James Avery (Imperial College London, UK)
FMRI and MEG Compatible Hand Motion Sensor
PRESENTER: James Avery
14:15
Spyridon Souipas (Imperial College London, UK)
Stephen Laws (Imperial College London, UK)
Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena (Imperial College, UK)
Brian Davies (Imperial College London, UK)
Signature Robot: a Miniature Robot for Orthopaedic Surgery
PRESENTER: Stephen Laws
14:17
Margaret Rox (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Aidan Copinga (University of Utah, United States)
Robert Naftel (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States)
Robert Webster (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Alan Kuntz (University of Utah, United States)
Optimizing Continuum Robot Tendon Routing for Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
PRESENTER: Margaret Rox
14:19
Sina Najjari (University of Leeds, UK)
Peter Culmer (University of Leeds, UK)
Ali Alazmani (University of Leeds, UK)
Design, Fabrication, and Evaluation of a Biomimetic Soft Peristaltic Pump for Biomedical Applications
PRESENTER: Sina Najjari
14:21
Lap Wing Cheung (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Ka Chun Lau (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Flora Leung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Donald Ngo Fung Ip (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Henry Chow (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Philip Wai Yan Chiu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Yeung Yam (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Distal Joint Rotation Mechanism for Endoscopic Robot Manipulation
PRESENTER: Lap Wing Cheung
14:30-15:30 Session 17: Industry Forum

Industry Panel:

  • Mr Jim Nevelos, Vice President of Advanced Technology and Research (Joint Replacement), Stryker Corp.
  • Mr Ori Hadomi, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Medtronic Inc.
  • Mr Brian Uthgenannt, Global Marketing Manager, Corin Group.
  • Mr Branko Jaramaz, Senior Director, Research and Development, Smith and Nephew
  • Mr Thomas Küenzi, Senior Director Velys R&D, DePuy Synthes
  • Mr Felix Wandel, Vice President of Robotics and Technology (EMEA), Zimmer Biomet

Moderators:

  • Prof Alister Hart, Royal National Orthopeadic Hospital and Chair of Orthopeadics, University College London
  • Mr Johann Henckel, Royal National Orthopeadic Hospital
  • Prof Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Hamlyn Centre Co Director, Imperial College London
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Session 18: Clinical Insights
Chairs:
Duke Herrell (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Amir Szold (Assia Medical Group, Israel)
16:00
Anna Di Laura (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital & UCL, UK)
Johann Henckel (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, UK)
Martin Belzunce (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, UK)
Harry Hothi (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital & UCL, UK)
Alister Hart (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital & UCL, UK)
3D Printed Cups for Acetabular Reconstruction: a 3D-CT Implant Study
PRESENTER: Anna Di Laura
16:12
Christophe Chautems (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Nikola Cesarovic (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Peter Bode (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Bradley Nelson (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Firat Duru (University Heart Center Zurich, Switzerland)
Results of in Vivo Cardiac Arrhythmia Ablations with an Electro-Magnetic Navigation System
16:24
Tom Pampiglione (University College London Hospital, UK)
Lluis Fumado (Hospital Del Mar, Spain)
Maarten Ruben Grootendorst (Lightpoint Medical Ltd., Netherlands)
Kunal Vyas (Lightpoint Medical Ltd., UK)
Manish Chand (University College London Hospital, UK)
A Drop-in Robotic Gamma Probe for Minimally Invasive Radioguided Surgery
PRESENTER: Tom Pampiglione
16:36
Richard Hendrick (Virtuoso Surgical, Inc., United States)
Neal Dillon (Virtuoso Surgical, Inc., United States)
Lauren Branscombe (Virtuoso Surgical, Inc., United States)
Trevor Bruns (Virtuoso Surgical, Inc., United States)
Evan Blum (Virtuoso Surgical, Inc., United States)
Moffat Oresi (Virtuoso Surgical, Inc., United States)
Stephanie Amack (Virtuoso Surgical, Inc., United States)
S. Duke Herrell III (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States)
Robert Webster III (Vanderbilt University, United States)
The Virtuoso Surgical System: First Live Animal Experience
16:48
Brendan F. Judy (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
A. Daniel Davidar (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Andrew Hersh (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Carly Weber-Levine (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Amanda N. Sacino (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Brian Y. Hwang (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Tej D. Azad (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Ann Liu (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Joshua Materi (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Tara Dedrickson (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
William S. Anderson (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Nicholas Theodore (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, United States)
Neurosurgical Robotics: Pushing the Boundaries with a Single Platform for the Sacrum to the Cranium
PRESENTER: Brendan F. Judy
17:00-17:45 Session 19: Karl Storz - Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope Lecture: Prof Alex Golby, "Optimizing surgery for patients with brain tumors: The right information at the right time in the right place"

Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School 

Abstract: Treating patients with brain tumors requires balancing the need for aggressive oncologic therapy with preservation of neurologic function. Treatment for nearly all brain tumor patients starts with surgical resection of the lesion. Maximal removal of tumor tissue–if it can be accomplished without causing additional neurologic deficit–provides the best prognosis and sets the stage for efficacious adjuvant treatment. Achieving maximal safe surgical resection however can be challenging. In order to perform optimal surgery, the surgeon must have a patient specific understanding of the location and extent of the tumor as well as of adjacent and at-risk eloquent structures in the brain. Multimodal imaging now allows the delineation of individual functional anatomy including cortical (grey matter) and subcortical (white matter) eloquent areas as well as the relationship to the tumor. Bringing this data into the operating room and coordinating it with the surgical gesture is critical to make it most informative for guiding surgical decision making. As the surgery progresses, brain shift changes the configuration of these critical anatomic relationships and efforts to measure brain shift, tissue resection, and other intraoperative changes are essential to maintain the accuracy of mapping. At the completion of surgery, creating and exporting a data file which includes surgical observations, locations of tissue samples and other critical information from the surgery can best inform post-operative adjuvant therapy including novel strategies to deliver agents directly to the tumor.

Biography: My research focuses on the translation of a broad range of neuroimaging techniques to neurosurgical planning and intraoperative guidance. The overarching goal of this work is to help surgeons perform optimal brain surgery by defining and visualizing critical brain structures and pathologic tissue to be removed.

Since 1998, I have worked on the development and validation of fMRI for the pre-operative evaluation of patients with lesions in and near critical areas of the brain. This has been a translational research effort which adapted fMRI, initially developed as a neuroscience technique to be applied in groups of subjects to make statistical inferences about populations, to the vastly different scenario of clinical decision-making for individual patients. Since our research program began at BWH in 2003, we have developed new techniques for the use of fMRI in single subject analyses necessary for surgical planning. In addition, we have developed numerous acquisition strategies geared towards accommodating the limited neurologic functions of some patients as well as analytic approaches to maximize the utility of fMRI for surgical planning. Presurgical fMRI has the potential to bring meaningful pre-operative individualized functional anatomy mapping to neurosurgeons around the world as an alternative to awake mapping, a technique which is demanding and remains limited to very specialized centers.

I have also worked extensively on the translation of diffusion MRI (dMRI) including tensor imaging (DTI) to map white matter anatomy in neurosurgical patients. Diffusion MRI allows the in vivo depiction of the location, course and integrity of macroscopic white matter tracts in the brain through a process known as tractography. As with fMRI, the translation of this technology to clinical decision-making has required numerous fundamentally novel approaches. We have developed segmentation approaches for defining tracts based on high dimensional clustering as well as statistical atlases which allow labeling of individual patient tracts even in the setting of mass effect and peritumoral edema. My group works collaboratively with MRI physics and MRI analysis groups to continue to be at the forefront of technical innovation. We have released many of our tools to the public via 3D Slicer (slicer.org) and we have organized several international challenge workshops to apply diffusion techniques to real world clinical data.

With both these methods, translation of the technology required understanding of clinical needs, constraints, and opportunities for improved clinical care. Specific analysis techniques needed to be developed to adopt these techniques so that they were applicable to single subject data, and, in particular, to neurologic patients who have structural lesions and often are limited by their neurological deficits. In these efforts, we work closely and collaboratively with scientists in radiology and computer science to translate emerging technical innovations into the operating room.

Another major area of translational investigation is in the development of intraoperative imaging techniques. I was the lead surgeon in developing the AMIGO (Advanced Multi-modality Image-Guided Operating Suite) at BWH and serve as the Co-director of AMIGO. AMIGO is one of the key resources of the National Center for Image Guided Therapy funded by NIH. This suite contains all contemporary imaging methods within an operating room environment and was specifically designed to support translational research. The suite is the site of many of surgical procedures in which we are developing strategies for intraoperative imaging and guidance.

Several of our important research efforts are built on the AMIGO platform. These include the intra-operative use of high field MRI including development of intra-operative dMRI tractography. We have also leveraged the resources of the AMIGO suite to develop novel strategies to simplify intraoperative imaging using techniques such as ultrasound and stereovision to give surgeons information in near real time to guide surgery. Another area of research leveraging the resources of AMIGO is the development of tissue level molecular imaging.We have funded collaborative projects using mass spectrometry, Raman spectroscopy, and fluorescence imaging.Our eventual goal is to give surgeons in most settings tools that will help them to perform safer and more effective surgery.

Chair:
Daniel Elson (Imperial College London, UK)
Wednesday, June 29th

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08:30-09:00Coffee & Registration
10:50-11:10Coffee Break
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
15:20-15:40Coffee Break