Digital Operating Room Summer School (DORS) 2019
26.08. – 30.08.2019 / Leipzig, Germany

Schedule


DORS 2019 Programm

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 university Leipzig plans to hold his 6th 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 and divided into lectures, visits and hands-on sessions. In addition it is also planned to establish workshops, 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 individual workshops.

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

  1. Integrated operating room (Leipzig University Hospital – ENT)
  2. ZEEGO Hybrid-OR (Heart Center Leipzig)
  3. MRI Cardiac Catheter Lab (Heart Center Leipzig)
  4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lab (Leipzig University Hospital – Radiology)
  5. Computer Tomography Lab (Leipzig University Hospital – Radiology)
  6. Tumor board (Liver Cancer Center Leipzig)
  7. DaVinci-OR (University Hospital Leipzig)
  8. Fully networked operating room (ICCAS demo OR)

 

DORS TUTORS

Surname:
Melzer
First Name:
Andreas
Title:
Prof. mult. Dr. med. | MD, DDS
Position:

Executive Director of the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Medical technology for laparo-endoscopic surgery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Interventional and intraoperative MRI Image guided robotics
  • Surgical instrumentation and surgical robotics
  • Nitinol devices
Career:

Andreas Melzer studied Medicine and Dentristy in Mainz and Tübingen From 1986 – 1993 Andreas Melzer was Technology Director at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Lab of Prof Gerhard Buess in Mainz and Tübingen. From 1993 – 2000 he had Training in Radiology and was Leader of the Interventional MRI research at the Mülheim Radiology Institute University Witten-Herdecke. In 2000 he got a Clinical Position at the Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and the Dept. of Vascular Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital Buer, Gelsenkirchen for six years. From 1998 to 2006 Melzer was Professor of Applied Biomedical Engineering. From 2003 till 2006 he was Founding Director and Chairman of the Board at the Institute for Medical Technologies and Management in Medicine INSITE med.University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen. Since 2006 he is Professor of Medical Technology, Head of the Division and Founding Director of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) of the Universities Dundee and St Andrews, Scotland. He’s also Board Member of the Clinical Research Centre at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee and Director of the Joint Research Institute Medical Technology of the Northern Research Partnership (NRP) (Universities Aberdeen, Robert Gordon and Dundee). Since 2014 Andreas Melzer is Executive Director of the ICCAS.

Surname:
Neumuth
First Name:
Thomas
Title:
Prof. Dr.
Position:

Vice Director and Group Leader of the research group Model-based Automation and Integration at Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Model-based medicine
  • Smart biomedical technology
  • Situation-aware information systems
Career:

In 2014, Thomas Neumuth founded the Digital Operating Room Summer School (DORS), which has since become an important part of international medical technology education. During his career, he has worked with international project partners in Europe, Asia, and America. As part of his international activities, he is also responsible for the development of medical information systems and biomedical technology of the European Modular Field Hospital (EUMFH) which is funded by the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) of the European Commission. Thomas Neumuth plays an important role in the conceptual design and development of the ICCAS and is partly responsible for its standing as a leading center for medical technology in Germany.

Surname:
Pirlich
First Name:
Markus
Title:
Dr. med.
Position:

Senior physician at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:

• Digital operating room (OR.NET)
• Implantable hearing systems
• Salivary gland diseases
• Plastic surgery

Career:

From 10/2006 until 12/2012 Markus Pirlich studied at the Medical School of Leipzig University. From 01/2013 until 04/2018 he worked as an ENT Assistant Physician at the University of Leipzig Medical Center. Pirlich is active as senior physician and ENT-specialist since 06/2018. His research focuses on the digital OR room (OR.NET), implantable hearing systems, salivary gland diseases and plastic surgery.

Surname:
Lindner
First Name:
Dirk
Title:
PD Dr. med.
Position:

Senior physician at the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:

• Neurosurgical imaging
• Neuronavigation
• Scull base surgery and intraoperative ultrasound

Career:

Dirk Lindner received his PhD in 2002. Between 2007 and 2008 he worked as a scientist at the Innovation Centre of Computer assisted Surgery (ICCAS). Since 2010 Dirk Lindner is consultant of Neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery, and since 2013 senior physician. In 2017 he finished his postdoctoral lecture qualification and works now as a private lecturer.

Surname:
Gockel
First Name:
Ines
Title:
Prof. Dr. med. | MBA
Position:

Managing Director of the Department of Visceral, Transplantation, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Molecular genetic analyses of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract (g4b = genes for barrett’s, ARC = achalasia risk consortium and staR = gastric cancer research)
  • Interdisciplinary translational oncology
  • Tissue- and bioengineering (animal experimental approach) with regenerative therapies of oesophagogastric anastomosis healing
Career:

Ines Gockel studied medicine at the University of Mainz. In addition to her German license to practise medicine, she also received the USMLE-1 and USMLE-2 state examinations in 1995. Gockel is a specialist in surgery, visceral surgery and special visceral surgery and a member of the European Board of Surgery (EBS) Qualification in Surgical Oncology. In addition to medicine, she completed the Leadership Diploma Program at the St. Gallen Business School and the International Hospital and Healthcare Management Master’s Program at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in cooperation with HÉC Montréal, Canada.

Surname:
Feisthammel
First Name:
Jürgen
Title:
Dr. med. | MD
Position:

Doctor specializing in gastrointestinal tumors at Leipzig University Cancer center (UCCL) in cooperation with Department for Gastroenterology and Rheumatology, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:

Gastrointestinal tumors

Career:

Jürgen Feisthammel studied Medicine at university and received his doctorate in Internal Medicine from Leipzig University in 2004. Feisthammel successfully completed a specialist training as a gastroenterologist. Feisthammel is medical specialist for surgery, visceral surgery and special visceral surgery.

He has a qualification in surgical oncology from the European Board of Surgery (EBS) and an MBA in „International Hospital and Healthcare Management“ by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management & HÉC Montréal.

Surname:
Kiefer
First Name:
Philipp
Title:
Dr. med.
Position:

Functional senior physician catheter-assisted valve replacement /TAVI at Heart Center Leipzig, Germany

Research area:

Minimally invasive access valve surgery, transcatheter aortic and mitral interventions

Career:

Philipp Kiefer graduated from Medical School at the University of Leipzig in 2007. He started his cardiac surgical residency at the Heart Center Leipzig under the mentorship of Prof. Fred Mohr and Prof. Randolph Chitwood (USA). After completion of his training he has held a consultant position in cardiac surgery at the Heart Center Leipzig.

Surname:
Hilbert
First Name:
Sebastian
Title:
PD Dr. med.
Position:

Functional senior physician at Division of Rhythmology, Heart Center Leipzig, Germany

Research area:

Rhythmologie

Career:

Sebastian Hilbert studied Medicine at Leipzig University from 1999 until 2005 and works at the Heart Center Leipzig since 2006. In 2018 he habilitated with his work about ‘Challenges in cardiac diseases management: solving old problems with innovative techniques and novel technologies’.

Surname:
Busse
First Name:
Harald
Title:
PD Dr. rer. nat. habil.
Position:

Medical Physicist at Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:

Clinical translation of medical enabling technologies, especially for the planning and control of minimally invasive procedures

Career:

Harald Busse is currently heading the Imaging Research Group in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Leipzig University Hospital. He studied Physics and Medicine at the University of Bonn and received a PhD degree in 1995. Between 1995 and 2000 he held scientific positions in the fields of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology and Information Technology at USC, Los Angeles, Düsseldorf University Hospital and Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin. His research in Leipzig focuses on the clinical translation of medical enabling technologies, especially for the planning and control of minimally invasive procedures. In 2012, he coedited a book on Interventional MRI.

Surname:
Petersen
First Name:
Tim-Ole
Title:
Dr. med.
Position:

Clinical Advisor at the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:

MR-guided interventions and minimal invasive cancer treatment

Career:

After completing his residency in Radiology in 20013 Tim-Ole Petersen specialized in minimal invasive image guided therapy and was certified as an instructor for Interventional Radiology according the German Society of Interventional Radiology (DeGIR). He is head of the Interventional Radiology at the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of the University Hospital Leipzig since 2017. His clinical work includes the whole spectrum of endovascular and non-vascular image guided interventions with a focus on interventional oncology.

Surname:
Melzer
First Name:
Andreas
Title:
Prof. mult. Dr. med. | MD, DDS
Position:

Executive Director of the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Medical technology for laparo-endoscopic surgery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Interventional and intraoperative MRI Image guided robotics
  • Surgical instrumentation and surgical robotics
  • Nitinol devices
Career:

Andreas Melzer studied Medicine and Dentristy in Mainz and Tübingen From 1986 – 1993 Andreas Melzer was Technology Director at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Lab of Prof Gerhard Buess in Mainz and Tübingen. From 1993 – 2000 he had Training in Radiology and was Leader of the Interventional MRI research at the Mülheim Radiology Institute University Witten-Herdecke. In 2000 he got a Clinical Position at the Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and the Dept. of Vascular Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital Buer, Gelsenkirchen for six years. From 1998 to 2006 Melzer was Professor of Applied Biomedical Engineering. From 2003 till 2006 he was Founding Director and Chairman of the Board at the Institute for Medical Technologies and Management in Medicine INSITE med.University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen. Since 2006 he is Professor of Medical Technology, Head of the Division and Founding Director of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) of the Universities Dundee and St Andrews, Scotland. He’s also Board Member of the Clinical Research Centre at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee and Director of the Joint Research Institute Medical Technology of the Northern Research Partnership (NRP) (Universities Aberdeen, Robert Gordon and Dundee). Since 2014 Andreas Melzer is Executive Director of the ICCAS.

Surname:
Bailis
First Name:
Nikolaos
Title:
M. Sc.
Position:

Resident physician in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • CT-angiographic evaluation of pulmonary embolism
  • MR-g-HIFU interventions (pancreatic cancer) and other image guided interventions (MR-guided prostate biopsies)
Career:

After studying Chemistry in Greece and Germany, with main interest in organic synthesis and drug design, Nikolaos Bailis studied Medicine in Leipzig and since 2016 he is resident in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University of Leipzig Medical Center. His clinical work includes the MR-g-HIFU treatments of uterine fibroids and painful bone metastasis.

Surname:
Landgraf
First Name:
Lisa
Title:
Dr. med.
Position:

Postdoc in the research group SONO-RAY at the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Cell biology
  • Cancer treatment
  • Focused ultrasound and radiation therapy
  • MR-guided focused ultrasound
  • PET/MR imaging
Career:

From 2010 until 2011 Lisa Landgraf was a young researcher at the Department of Genetics in Jena where she investigated virus induced gene silencing in Lepidium campestre and Araboidopsis. Following this, from 2011 – 2014 she was Ph.D. student at the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in Jena. She received her diploma in Biology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 2011, and finished her Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Medicine Jena in October 2015. Since January 2017 Lisa Landgraf is a Postdoc in the research group SONO-RAY at ICCAS.

Surname:
Berger
First Name:
Johann
Title:
M. Sc.
Position:

Research Assistant in the research group SONO-RAY at the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:

Visualization methods in the clinical field and on medical computer science

Career:

Johann Berger studied Computer Science at the Leipzig University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree. He joined ICCAS in 2014 as a student co-worker and finished his Master’s degree in 2016. He joined the research group SONO-RAY in February 2016.

Surname:
Maiwald
First Name:
Bettina
Title:
Dr. med.
Position:

Consultant of Interventional Oncology and Senior Physician of Interventional Radiology in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:

Chemosaturation in patients with primary or secondary liver tumors

Career:

After five-year specialist training in radiology Bettina Maiwald has been working in interventional radiology since 2017, especially in the fields of interventional oncology. She is certified by the German Society of Interventional Radiology and minimal-invasive therapy (DeGIR I). Maiwald is member of the German Society of Radiology (DRG), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the German and European Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (DeGIR, CIRSE).

Surname:
Neumuth
First Name:
Thomas
Title:
Prof. Dr.
Position:

Vice Director and Group Leader of the research group Model-based Automation and Integration at Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Model-based medicine
  • Smart biomedical technology
  • Situation-aware information systems
Career:

In 2014, Thomas Neumuth founded the Digital Operating Room Summer School (DORS), which has since become an important part of international medical technology education. During his career, he has worked with international project partners in Europe, Asia, and America. As part of his international activities, he is also responsible for the development of medical information systems and biomedical technology of the European Modular Field Hospital (EUMFH) which is funded by the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) of the European Commission. Thomas Neumuth plays an important role in the conceptual design and development of the ICCAS and is partly responsible for its standing as a leading center for medical technology in Germany.

Surname:
Speidel
First Name:
Stefanie
Title:
Prof. Dr.
Position:

Professorship for Translational Surgical Oncology at the National Center for Tumor Diseases, University Cancer Center UCC Dresden, Germany

Research area:
  • Translational surgical oncology
  • Computer assisted surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Medical and biomedical image processing
  • Surgical workflow analysis
  • Soft-tissue navigation and intraoperative visualization
  • Surgical training and surgical data science
  • Data glasses for surgeons
Career:

Stefanie Speidel worked as an IT-expert at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In 2017, she became the first female Professor at the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Dresden. Speidel has the Professorship for Translational Surgical Oncology at the National Center for Tumor Diseases at the University Cancer Center UCC Dresden.

Surname:
Barach
First Name:
Paul
Title:
Prof. Dr. | MD (anesthesia, intensive care) | Master of Public Health
Position:

Clinical Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, USA

Research area:
  • Managing large scale change and performance improvement
  • Innovating in healthcare quality, safety, education, training and simulation
  • Mentoring and developing teams for high performance
  • Guiding organisation learning and complex initiatives in diverse cultures
Career:

Paul Barach is a Clinical Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and is a practicing double board certified physician. A scientist in Anesthesiology and Critical care, from the Massachusetts General Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

He is a formally trained health services researcher, with advanced post graduate training in quality improvement and lean techniques at Intermountain Healthcare, and in advanced medical education and assessment methods from the Harvard Medical School Josiah Macy Program. He has had additional training in epidemiology and statistics including both methodological as well as applied HTA (Health Technology Assessment) research.

He has particular expertise in the design of healthcare facilities, culture and structure of acute settings, leadership, management and change in health sector organizations, quality and safety in health care, resilient health care, accreditation and surveying processes in international context and the restructuring of health services.

Professor Barach has published extensively (more than 200 refereed contributions, and 300 total publications, 5 books). He has presented at or chaired international and national conferences, workshops, symposia and meetings on more than 500 occasions, including over 60 keynote addresses.

He referees for 20 journals and for international health research bodies as well as for many international conferences and symposia. Paul has advised the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank and has served as a consultant on health care reform to governments in a number of countries focused on reducing burden of NCD’s working in Asia, GCC, MENA, and Africa including targeted health systems strengthening and delivery of better clinical services.

Surname:
Neumann
First Name:
Juliane
Title:
M. Sc. | Dipl.-Inf.
Position:

Research Assistant at the research group Model-based Automation and Integration (MAI) at the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Perioperative risk management
  • Surgical workflow modeling
  • Surgical workflow management
Career:

Juliane Neumann studied Computer science with focus on medical informatics at the University of Leipzig and graduated in 2014. During her study she already worked for ICCAS as a student assistant and additionally in the domain of analysis and optimization of medical processes. In October 2014 she joined the research group Model-based Automation and Integration (MAI).

Surname:
Köhler
First Name:
Hannes
Title:
M. Sc.
Position:

Research Assistant at the research group Multimodal Intraoperative Imaging at the Innovation Center for Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Biological tissue spectroscopy
  • Hyperspectral imaging
Career:

Hannes Köhler studied Biomedical Engineering in the bachelor’s program at the Technical University of Ilmenau and graduated in 2014. Afterwards he studied Medical Engineering Science in the master’s program at the University of Lübeck with a focus on biomedical optics, medical imaging and image processing. In 2016 he started as Development Engineer at SenTec GmbH in Rostock and is currently working for Diaspective Vision GmbH in Pepelow. He joined the ICCAS research group Multimodal Intraoperative Imaging as Guest Researcher in 2017 and is now Research Fellow.

Surname:
Stolzenburg
First Name:
Jens-Uwe
Title:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. habil. | FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Glasg)
Position:

Director of the Department of Urology, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Robot assisted surgery in urology using the DaVinci system
  • Prostate therapy
Career:

Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg studied Medicine at the Leipzig University and received his doctorate in the field of urology. He was fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England FRCS (Eng), the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow FRCS (Glasg) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh FRCS (Ed). Since 2007 he is Director of the Department of Urology at the Leipzig Medical Center.

Surname:
Cleary
First Name:
Kevin
Title:
Ph.D.
Position:

Technical Director at the Bioengineering Initiative at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Washington D.C., USA

Research area:
  • Medical robotics
  • Medical device development
  • Minimally invasive interventions
  • Image-guided navigation
Career:

Kevin Cleary received his doctorate from the University of Texas in Austin and was an NSF-sponsored post-doctoral fellow in robotics in Japan.

He came to Children’s National from Georgetown University Medical Center’s Department of Radiology where he was Director and Professor at the Imaging Science and Information Systems Center.

As Research Professor and Engineer, Kevin Cleary leads the Institute’s interdisciplinary bioengineering team with a focus on improving visualization in pediatric surgery through medical devices and robotics. As part of that work, he is modifying devices designed for adult surgery to work better in the smaller bodies of children.

He is the co-editor of the book Image-Guided Interventions: Technology and Applications.

Surname:
Feußner
First Name:
Hubertus
Title:
Prof. Dr. med.
Position:

Professor at Clinic and Polyclinic for Surgery at the Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Research area:
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract
  • Medical technology
Career:

Hubertus Feußner is Head of the research group MITI (Minimally Invasive Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Intervention) at the Klinikum rechts der Isar since 1999. In the same year he was appointment as an Extraordinary Professor of Surgery. In 2013 he was the 1st Chairman of the Computer and Telematics Assisted Surgery Section (CTAC) of the German Society of Surgery. Feußner is an honorary member of the Hungarian Society of Surgery since 2000 and Member of the Executive Board of the German Society for Computer- and Robotic Assisted Surgery (CURAC) since 2013.

Surname:
Bieck
First Name:
Richard
Title:
M. Sc.
Position:

Research Associate in the research group Model-based Automation and Integration at the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Image processing and visualization for surgical applications
  • Reconstruction and analysis of patient-specific model data
Career:

Richard Bieck studied Biomedical Engineering with a focus on biomechatronics in the bachelor degree at the Technical University of Ilmenau and graduated in 2012. He then studied Biomedical Engineering in a consecutive master’s program at the University of Rostock. His areas of specialization were medical image processing, implant technology and biomechanics. During his studies he worked as a Research Assistant at the Biomechanics and Implant Technology Research Laboratory (ForBioMit) of the University Medical Center Rostock in the working group numerical simulations and biomechanics. After his graduation in 2014 he joined the ICCAS as a Research Associate in the research group Model-based Automation and Integration.

Surname:
Rockstroh
First Name:
Max
Title:
M. Sc. | Dipl.-Inf.
Position:

Research Associate in the research group Model-based Automation and Integration at the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:

Automatic detection of device data in the operating room and their processing

Career:

Max Rockstroh studied Computer Science with a focus on medical informatics at the University of Leipzig and graduated in 2012. The main topics were computer assisted surgery and management of hospital information systems. During his studies he worked as a research assistant in the working groups Standards (STD) and Model-based Automation and Integration (MAI) within the ICCAS. After his graduation he joined ICCAS as a Research Associate in the research group Model-based Automation and Integration. Since 2014 Rockstroh is Project Leader of the subproject 6 (Demonstrator) within the project OR.NET.

Surname:
Melzer
First Name:
Andreas
Title:
Prof. mult. Dr. med. | MD, DDS
Position:

Executive Director of the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Medical technology for laparo-endoscopic surgery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Interventional and intraoperative MRI Image guided robotics
  • Surgical instrumentation and surgical robotics
  • Nitinol devices
Career:

Andreas Melzer studied Medicine and Dentristy in Mainz and Tübingen From 1986 – 1993 Andreas Melzer was Technology Director at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Lab of Prof Gerhard Buess in Mainz and Tübingen. From 1993 – 2000 he had Training in Radiology and was Leader of the Interventional MRI research at the Mülheim Radiology Institute University Witten-Herdecke. In 2000 he got a Clinical Position at the Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and the Dept. of Vascular Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital Buer, Gelsenkirchen for six years. From 1998 to 2006 Melzer was Professor of Applied Biomedical Engineering. From 2003 till 2006 he was Founding Director and Chairman of the Board at the Institute for Medical Technologies and Management in Medicine INSITE med.University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen. Since 2006 he is Professor of Medical Technology, Head of the Division and Founding Director of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) of the Universities Dundee and St Andrews, Scotland. He’s also Board Member of the Clinical Research Centre at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee and Director of the Joint Research Institute Medical Technology of the Northern Research Partnership (NRP) (Universities Aberdeen, Robert Gordon and Dundee). Since 2014 Andreas Melzer is Executive Director of the ICCAS.

Surname:
Neumuth
First Name:
Thomas
Title:
Prof. Dr.
Position:

Vice Director and Group Leader of the research group Model-based Automation and Integration at Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS), University of Leipzig Medical Center, Germany

Research area:
  • Model-based medicine
  • Smart biomedical technology
  • Situation-aware information systems
Career:

In 2014, Thomas Neumuth founded the Digital Operating Room Summer School (DORS), which has since become an important part of international medical technology education. During his career, he has worked with international project partners in Europe, Asia, and America. As part of his international activities, he is also responsible for the development of medical information systems and biomedical technology of the European Modular Field Hospital (EUMFH) which is funded by the General Directorate of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) of the European Commission. Thomas Neumuth plays an important role in the conceptual design and development of the ICCAS and is partly responsible for its standing as a leading center for medical technology in Germany.

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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.



The videos give an insight into the practical exercises and hands-on sessions of the summer school, which are supervised by practicing physicians and technicians. The following hands-on sessions will take place during the summer school:

– Computer Assisted Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery | Use Case Mastoidectomy
– Computer Assisted Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery | Sinus Surgery
– Computer Assisted Neurosurgery I Use Case Lumbar Spine
– Computer Assisted Neurosurgery I Use Case Craniotomy
– Rigid Endoscopy in Visceral Surgery
– Flexible Endoscopy
– Heart Valve Interventions
– MRI-guided Interventions
– Image-Guided Interventions
– Device Networking in the OR
– Medical Robotics

Computer Assisted Neurosurgery
Computer Assisted Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
Endoscopy Challenges I

Endoscopy Challenges II
Device Networking in the OR
Medical Robotics

DORS History

DORS 2018

Program

For the fifth time, the ICCAS hosted its Digital Operating Room Summer School (DORS). In theory and practice the 16 international participants worked on different topics related to computer assisted medicine. The particularly positive feedback from the guests was mainly due to the rich and varied program and to the intensive support provided by the entire ICCAS team. Between lectures, technical exercises and OR visits there was enough time for constructive exchange and stimulating discussions between the participants and the national and international tutors. The event, accredited with 35 European CME-Credits (EACCME®), offered an interdisciplinary approach to medical and technical aspects and is annually organized in close cooperation with physicians of the Leipzig University Hospital and the Heart Center Leipzig.
The focus was 2018 on topics of latest computer-assisted applications in the medical fields of: Ear-Nose-Throat Surgery, Visceral and Heart Surgery, Urology and Radiology as well as on the Digital Patient Model, Medical Robotics and future-oriented technologies for the operating theatre of tomorrow. The combination of lectures, hands-on sessions, visits to operating rooms and discussions ensured an intensive and methodically wide-ranging insight into the content. Social events offered intensive communication, relaxation and exchange of experiences.


Impressions

Bild Short overview

DORS 2017

Program

ICCAS‘s Digital Operating Room Summer School (DORS) successfully ended in early September. The feedback of the 26 participants from 12 states was very positive. They were convinced by the well balanced combination of theoretical knowledge transfer, OR-visits and practical units. Physicians of Leipzig University Hospital and Heart Center Leipzig as well as foreign experts supported the extensive summer school program, certified with 38 European CME-Credits (EACCME®). The course contents included computer assisted applications in the fields of ENT-, Neuro-, Visceral- and Heart-surgery, Urology and Radiology, the Digital Patient Model, medical robotics and technologies for the future operating room. The next DORS is scheduled from August 27 – 31, 2018.


Impressions

Bild DORS-Team - Participants and tutors all together
Bild Dirk Lindner, MD - Introduction in hands-on Neurosurgery
Bild Harald Busse, PhD - Shows a setup of image guided intervention in Department of radiology
Bild Mario Cypko, PhD - Supports hands-on Digital Patient Modeling
Bild Participant - Hands-on ENT-surgery
Bild Participants - Hands-on in surgical robotics
Bild Prof. Andreas Melzer, MD, DD and Juergen Feisthammel, MD - Lecture in Endoscopy
Bild Prof. Kevin Cleary, PhD - Lecture in Medical Robotics
Bild Prof. Thomas Neumuth, PhD - Welcome and Introduction
Bild Stefan Franke, PhD - Introduction in hands-on OR-workflows

DORS 2016

Program

The internationally oriented course familiarized about 20 participants latest computer-assisted OR-technolgy from the object of research until the direct use on the patient.

Computer scientists, engineers and medics from Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, China, Japan and India experienced an inspiring week with many practical sessions. The well filled programm kept its promise – interesting expert lectures, followed by practical exercises partly on patient phantoms and visits to state-of-the-art operating theaters and labs of Leipzig University Hospital and Heart Center Leipzig.

The participants praised the good balance between clinical and technical aspects as well as the theoretical explanations and practical sessions. The whole course was certified with 57 credits by the national authority ‘Sächsische Landesärztekammer’ and with 33 European CME-credits (EACCME®).


Impressions

Bild Prof. Neumuth - Welcome and Introduction
Bild Participants and tutors all together
Bild Dirk Lindner, MD - supports hands-on CAS in Neurosurgery
Bild Prof. Alberto Arezzo - supports hands-on Flexible Endoscopy
Bild Gero Kraus, MSc - supports hands-on Surgical Robotics
Bild Salih Abdelaziz, PhD - lecture about Surgical Robotics
Bild Participants - hands-on training an Aortic Valve Implantation
Bild Participants - hands-on training on Laparoscopy Trainer (Lübecker Tool Box)

DORS 2015

Program


Impressions

Bild Prof. Thomas Neumuth - Welcome and Introduction
Bild Participants and tutors
Bild Visit to integrated ENT-OR
Bild Dirk Lindner, MD - introduction hands-on Neurosurgery
Bild Dirk Lindner, MD - supports hands-on Neurosurgery
Bild Participant at ICCAS Demo OR

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 30. Application for all days (modules) and for single days (individual modules) of DORS 2019 is possible

Costs

Early bird registration is open until 30.04.2019.
Please note that only 3 single modules can be booked. If you only want to participate in 4 days, you have to register for the whole week.



TYPE Early-bird Regular per module
M.Sc./ PhD students 700 € 800 € 175 €
Academic position 850 € 950 € 175 €
other participants 950 € 950 € 175 €
(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).

Venue 1

SIKT Leipzig Exterior

Venue 2

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 | ICCAS director
E-Mail: andreas.melzer@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