Astonishment, curiosity, skepticism. Mario Cypko’s video presentation on patient-specific therapy model caused various reactions at this year’s annual meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
In this video, the computer scientist took the clinicians on a virtual journey from the tumor board of the Leipzig University Hospital into the ICCAS think tank, where the research of the DPM group on decision support systems has been running at full speed since over one year.
Cypko not only reaped the predicate “most spacy video” from the session management, with his abstract presentation he also raised questions about meaning, use and capabilities of such systems and made the participants curious for future developments.
Matthäus Stöhr, assistant physician at the ENT-department of the Leipzig University Hospital and former teammate of the DPM group, also aroused great interest among the conference participants with his lecture on modeling and support of therapeutic decision-making processes on the example of laryngeal cancer. Once again it became apparent that the direct exchange between researchers and users is fundamental. Particularly against the background of the growing amounts of information to the patient and his disease, the previous research results and future prospects to the digital patient model where met with enthusiasm.
The video about the digital patient model, which arose in the course of the video competition “Fast Forward Science”, is to be seen at the ICCAS Research Video Journal under: ICCAS – Digital Patient Modeling Group – Mario Cypko.