[robotics-worldwide] [meetings]: ROOM INFORMATION & FINAL CALL -- IROS 2014 Full-day Workshop: Community Consensus Benchmarks for Clinical Translation of Medical Robots

Javad Sovizi javadsov at buffalo.edu
Mon Sep 8 08:17:04 PDT 2014


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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IROS 2014 Full-day Workshop: Community Consensus Benchmarks for Clinical
Translation of Medical Robots
Date:        September 18, 2014
Place:      Salon 4, Third Floor, Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel<
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/palmer-house-a-hilton-hotel-CHIPHHH/index.html
>, Chicago
Time:       9:00AM - 5:00PM

Workshop Organizers
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Nabil Simaan, Vanderbilt University
Venkat Krovi, SUNY Buffalo
Peter Kazanzides, Johns Hopkins University
Simon Di Maio, Intuitive Surgical

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Workshop Overview
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The past decade has witnessed accelerated growth of medical robotics and
computer-assisted medical technologies due to the significant practical
utility, economic value, and diversity of applications benefiting patients,
providers and healthcare systems. However, several challenges arise from
the complexities engendered within the human body and the diverse sets of
multi-disciplinary knowledge that need to be merged to create these
system-level solutions and to successfully bring them to the market. We
believe that there is a need for the robotics and medical device community
to initiate a discussion on several issues that could benefit academia and
industry in their shared pursuit of improved patient care. We therefore
propose to initiate the first of a series of workshops at the 2014 IEEE/RSJ
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in
Chicago.

Workshop Topics
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1) Open research platforms, system interoperability and synergistic
technical tools (e.g. programming, hardware, communication) that can
benefit academia and industry alike for collaborative medical system
research and development.
2) Virtual and physical benchmark data corpuses; benchmarking performance
of human users; training and accreditation; safety and risk-assessment.
3) Translational research challenges and strategies for bringing medical
devices from lab bench to clinical use.


Confirmed Invited Speakers
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Peter Kazanzides, Johns Hopkins University
Nabil Simaan, Vanderbilt University
Blake Hannaford, University of Washington
Kevin Cleary, Children’s National Health Center
Simon DiMaio, Intuitive Surgical
Jaydev Desai, University of Maryland
Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University
Russell H. Taylor, Johns Hopkins University
Tim Salcudean, University of British Columbia
Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College London
Jacob Rosen, University of California, Santa Cruz
Gregory Hager, Johns Hopkins University
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University
Yo kobayashi, Waseda University
Dennis Fowler, MD, Titan Medical Inc.
Venkat Krovi, SUNY Buffalo


Agenda:
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           We plan to break up the day into three 75 minute periods for
each of the 3 sub-areas followed by a summary session as in the following
table:


9:00-10:15

System Interoperability: 5-6 speakers (7 minutes each) + discussion (30
minutes)

10:15 -10:45

Break

10:45-12:00

Translational research: 5-6 speakers (7 minutes each) + discussion (30
minutes)

12:00-2:15

Lunch Break + Poster Session

2:15-3:30

Quantitative assessment: 5-6 speakers (7minutes each) + discussion (30
minutes)

3:30-4:00

Break


4:00-5:00

Summarization Session: (i) We will generate a summary document as well as
create deadlines for a White Paper; (ii) identifying contributors to
various subsections; and (iii) making plans for the next workshop.


Full details about the workshop can be also found at:
https://sites.google.com/site/ieeerasmedicalrobotics/

Thank you very much for your attention. Looking forward to meeting you in
Chicago.

Javad Sovizi on behalf of the organizing committee:

Nabil Simaan, Vanderbilt University
Venkat Krovi, SUNY Buffalo
Peter Kazanzides, Johns Hopkins University
Simon Di Maio, Intuitive Surgical


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