Surgical interventions require enormous attention and can be highly challenging due to scene dynamics.

Computer vision methods and augmented reality systems can help surgeons navigate during complex procedures. To this end, the workshop will explore the role of computer vision and augmented reality in surgery and its potential to increase efficiency, precision, and reproducibility in surgical procedures, ultimately ensuring patient safety.

We will talk about the computer vision and augmented reality approaches that can complement the surgical team by assisting the surgical procedures during complex tasks. The workshop will feature academics and researchers from leading international institutions covering the latest developments and specific use cases on these topics, and a panel discussion to address the potential of these developments, challenges and future directions.

Let us know any questions you believe are important aspects in your research, particularly in terms of current challenges, future directions, how to better collaborate with surgical teams/clinicians, in what ways they can help, and in what ways your research can help them, what are some low hanging fruits, success stories, successful clinical translations, anything you believe would be interesting for the community etc via this form.

Objectives and learning outcomes:

  • The attendees will learn how computer vision and augmented reality can help surgeons navigate during complex procedures.
  • The attendees will learn how computer vision and augmented reality can increase efficiency and precision in surgical procedures.
  • The attendees will learn about 3D scene geometry and 3D vision from monocular and stereo endoscopic video.
  • The attendees will learn about novel visualization, interaction and guidance techniques and their application for specific neurosurgical tasks.
  • The attendees will learn about how Augmented Reality from preoperative image can be used to aid localisation in laparoscopic surgery.
  • The attendees will learn about the latest developments and specific use cases of computer vision and augmented reality in surgery.
  • The attendees will have an idea of the challenges and future directions of computer vision and augmented reality in surgery.

Speakers:

Dr. Mathias Unberath, Johns Hopkins University, 3D Vision in Endoscopy

Dr. Marta Kersten-Oertel, Concordia University, Exploring new visualization and interaction methods for more intuitive guidance in neurosurgery

Prof. Adrien Bartoli, Université Clermont Auvergne, Laparoscopic Augmented Reality from Preoperative Image Data

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This workshop is worth 1.5 CPD points, please register to qualify for certification.

 

Free Registration. Times are in BST