Digital Operating Room Summer School (DORS) 2017

28.08. – 01.09.2017 / Leipzig, Germany

Motivation

Modern medical treatment is characterized by an increasing number of various technological elements such as technical medical instruments, medical information systems, imaging components and surgical assistance systems. The need for research and development into new medical systems and networked applications for methods of treatment is growing rapidly. This applies in particular to the scientific fields of medicine, computer science, engineering and mathematics. If they are to support individual treatment for patients in the best way possible, new technologies have to be integrated into the clinical environment. Moreover, these systems need to be able to communicate and interact both with each other and with the hospital’s IT system.

Description

The integration of new technical infrastructure and technologies as well as the variety of resulting information present new challenges for physicians, engineers and manufacturers. To empower a new generation of young scientists to meet these challenges and carry out future projects, the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS) at Universität Leipzig plans to hold a Digital Operating Room Summer School (DORS).

DORS is primarily aimed at graduates, doctoral students, post-docs and senior scientists from research and industry with a multidisciplinary background. The five-day intensive course with an attractive, varied program will comprise lectures, hands-on sessions, visits to operating rooms and Individual workshops, giving the participants an extensive overview of medical technology in digital operating rooms from different angles along with insights into current research projects and problems.

Content and pedagogical concept

Clinical experts and users will explain their views and expectations regarding innovative computer-assisted technologies as well as the current state of progress in clinical practice and research. Both successful developments and negative examples will be addressed and the advantages and disadvantages for therapeutic medicine set out. Moreover, the technical background of innovative infrastructure and technical standards will be examined, and various architectures, frameworks and communication technologies for computer assisted interventions in the digital operation room explained.

The educational concept of the summer school provides for the strong interdisciplinary dovetailing of medical and technical aspects in a manner which is unique in the global technology landscape. Accordingly, the summer school will be organized in daily modules each devoted to a different topic (see below) and divided into lectures, visits and hands-on sessions. For the year 2017 it is also planned to establish discussion rounds, in which the participants put their own research fields under discussion.

This broad combination of teaching methods involving the close integration of theory and practice will give participants an intensive insight into many different aspects of computer-assisted surgery. Particular attention will be paid to achieving a sound balance between theoretical teaching, opportunities for participants to try out what they have learned, providing demonstrations of clinical practice and as an innovation 2017 individual workshops.

Planned practical demonstrations will take place at the following laboratories and operating rooms:

  1. Integrated operating room (Leipzig University Hospital – ENT)
  2. Hybrid operating room (Heart Center Leipzig)
  3. Tumor board (Liver Cancer Center Leipzig)
  4. Fully networked operating room (ICCAS demo OR)

It is also planned to have the summer school certified by the Saxon Medical Association and the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education in order to attract physicians in particular to DORS and to evaluate scientific quality as well.

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Special features

The educational concept of the summer school provides a strong interdisciplinary interaction of medical and technical aspects in a manner which is unique in the global technology landscape. Accordingly, the summer school will be organized in modules each devoted to a different topic and divided into lectures, visits and hands-on sessions.

This broad combination of teaching methods involving the close integration of theory and practice will give participants an intensive insight into many different aspects of computer-assisted surgery. Particular attention will be paid on achieving a sound balance between theoretical teaching and providing demonstrations of clinical practice.

Opinions and impressions about previous DORS events

A very intensive training course in a positive sense

Good balance between theoretical and practical topics

A great way to get an overview of the state of the art OR-technology

Conditions of participation

Application is open to:

  • MD-, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students
  • postdoctoral fellows
  • young and senior researchers in science or industry
  • industrial professionals

from the fields of

  • medicine
  • medical/health/bio informatics
  • medical/health/bio engineering.

To guarantee individual support in small working groups the number of participants is limited to 40. Application for all days (modules) and for single days (individual modules) of DORS 2017 is possible.

Costs

Early bird registration is open until 31.05.2017
TYPE Early-bird Regular per module
M.Sc./ PhD students 600 € 700 € 150 €
Academic position 750 € 850 € 150 €
other participants 850 € 850 € 150 €
(all prices include VAT, lunch, coffee breaks and working materials)

Venues

The school will be held at the premesis of ICCAS (Semmelweisstrasse 14, 01403 Leipzig).

SIKT Leipzig Exterior

ICCAS at Semmelweisstrasse

Locations

Leipzig is always worth a visit. The city of Linden, is now over a thousand years old and Germany's fastest growing city. Famous events in European history such as the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 and the Peaceful Revolution in 1989 are associated with it. Today, Leipzig is a key center of commerce, culture and learning. Moreover, the city has become an attractive business location in Central Germany. It focuses on expanding industries such as biotech and biomedical engineering. The result is an extended landscape of higher education and the establishment of important research centers. After work a guided tour through Leipzig city center or a pub visit are planned to better get to know the location and your international colleagues.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The scientific committee

Head of the committee

Prof. Thomas Neumuth, PhD | ICCAS vice director
E-Mail: thomas.neumuth@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Prof. Andreas Melzer, MD, DDS | ICCAS director
E-Mail: andreas.melzer@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

PD Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, PhD | ICCAS Junior Research Group Leader
E-Mail: steffen.oeltze-jafra@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Contact

Event organization
Universität Leipzig // Faculty of Medicine
Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS)
Frederik Krabbes

Phone: 0341 / 97-12032
Fax: +49( (0) 341 / 97 12009
E-Mail: dors@iccas.de