Present-day surgical settings are changing in that they do increasingly involve a profound visual
and technical expertise in preparing and performing surgical interventions. In various fields, from endoscopic procedures to interventional angiography, navigated tumor resection and image-guided ablation or radiation, operating room environments incorporate a large variety of mobile and fixed devices and systems, thereby anticipating a future of surgery that will be largely shaped by computerassistedtechnology.
Consequently, the surgical performance already relates to a multitude of different collaborating
specialities and professions. In operating rooms, research and development labs, companies, and academic institutions, cross-disciplinary teams are searching for new means of adequate surgical support. They aim at early clinical evaluation of new technology and translational research designs while addressing practical implications of visual, haptic, robotic, and cognitive dimensions of technology assisted surgery.
Centering this particular emerging trend in both research and practice, the workshop will bring together surgeons and technical staff, international research labs affiliated to hospitals, independent designers and engineers, and industry representatives, to discuss on-site strategies and pitfalls of practice-based technology development and implementation.
Topics include but are not restricted to:
This workshop is the first of two planned events, with a follow-up at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in
Boston, Massachusetts, in 2018. More information to follow.