At this year’s MEDICA, taking place from November 12 to 15, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Prof. Thomas Neumuth is represented with two contributions. On November 12, with a lecture on “Medical Technology and Artificial Intelligence [AI]” and on November 14, as an expert in a panel discussion on “Operating Theater 4.0 – The OR.NET Approach to Safe and Dynamic Device Networking”.
At the 30th Conference of the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT), which takes place in Seoul (Korea) from November 08 to 10, Prof. Andreas Melzer acts as congress organizer and member of the international scientific committee. He also gives an invited lecture on “Future Operating Room & Safety” and presents results of the SONO-RAY Group.
The European Union conducted its largest civil protection exercise (ModEX) ever held in Europe in Bucharest from October 14 to 18. The exercise trained the coordination and cooperation of diverse Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) from different nations. A total of 517 emergency personnel from 17 countries and more than 1500 Romanian volunteers took part. Prof. Thomas Neumuth and Erik Schreiber evaluated the digital patient file for disaster relief developed at ICCAS under real conditions. They worked in the newly established project team “European Modular Field Hospital” (EUMFH).
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From October 21 – 25, the 6th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound (FUS) takes place in Reston (Virginia, USA). At the worldwide leading forum Prof. Andreas Melzer presents the topics of the SONO-RAY research group: “Focused ultrasound-hyperthermia and radiation therapy for combined treatment of brain and prostate tumors” and “Concepts for robot-assisted focused ultrasound to support radiation therapy”.
“MR Safety” is the topic of the School of MRI, which is organized by the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, taking place in Vienna from October 18 – 20. The course informs about current risk factors as well as latest clinical trends and standards in this field of work. Prof. Andreas Melzer contributes his knowledge in the area of patient and personnel safety. He holds a lecture on “MR-safety issues in interventional MR”.
Two new projects have launched at ICCAS. Already in September, the BMBF-funded joint project “Cooperative immersive assistance system for minimally invasive surgery – COMPASS” started, in which ICCAS and several partners from science, clinic and industry develop an artificial navigation awareness for the intelligent support of minimally invasive endoscopic navigation.
On October 9th, the kick off of the BMBF-funded KMU-innovativ project “Innovative imaging for tissue differentiation in minimally invasive surgery – LYSiS” took place at ICCAS. In this project, ICCAS in cooperation with Diaspective Vision GmbH and the Clinic and Polyclinic for Visceral, Transplantation, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery is researching on a computer-assisted method for the automatic characterization, recognition and presentation of tissue from intraoperative hyperspectral imaging data.
At the World Congress for Nuclear Medicine (Annual Conference of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine – EANM 2018), which takes place from October 13-17 in Düsseldorf, Prof. Andreas Melzer speaks on the topic of “Trends in Computer-Assisted Intervention”. Afterwards, the experts discuss “Incorporating Imaging and Machine Intelligence in the Operating Room” and how interventional workflows will be affected.
The Fraunhofer Interactive Exhibition #Zukunftsarbeit takes place from October 8 – 12, 2018 in Berlin. Prof. Andreas Melzer is one of the experts of the panel discussion #Zukunftsarbeit Gesundheit. Diverse top-level panelists from science and politics will discuss the workplace of the future in the field of health and nursing care. The discussion points will serve as a basis for a Fraunhofer white paper with recommendations on the work place of the future in the fields of manufacturing and health.
On October 5 and 6 the 12th Interventional MRI Symposium will take place in Boston (USA). There, Prof. Andreas Melzer will lead the “Special Session for European Focused Ultrasound Charitable Society”, in which he will also share his knowledge on “Novel Technologies and Applications of MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) and High Intensive Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)” as a guest speaker. In addition, poster contributions on the topics “Status Quo and Demands for MR-Guided Endomyocardial Biopsies” and “Integration of a MR-Compatible Robotic Arm for PET/MRI Guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment” will be presented.
The third newsletter for 2018 has been published with information about our activities from June until mid-September. Enjoy reading this summary!
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