15 years ICCAS
Marking the first successful 15 years in existence of ICCAS, for the first time, this year’s Status Seminar was held virtually with around 90 participants on March 11, 2021. Since the formation of our Innovation Center, 2020 was the most challenging year of all – overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions. Nonetheless, thanks to the outstanding efforts of our staff and with the help of online tools and electronic communication systems, we were able to continue working on our ongoing projects and to even launch eight new ones with a total funding volume of 4.47 million euros. Among these, the three industry-funded projects financed by Karl Storz GmbH, avateramedical® GmbH and Janssen Cilag Deutschland GmbH deserve special mention.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Melzer, Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumuth and PD Dr. Claire Chalopin presented the current results of our well-established research groups of Model-Based Automation, Digital Patient Model, Life Support Systems, Intraoperative Multimodal Imaging, Image-guided Focused Ultrasound and MR-guided Interventions. We also introduced Prof. Dr. Galina Ivanova´s research group, which will support ICCAS’ work in biomedical data analysis.
The ICCAS team thanks everyone for a successful 2020 and looks forward to welcoming you back in person next year for the 2021 status seminar.