20 June 2014
This year, the 28th International Congress of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) will bring together the scientific community of developers and users of computer-assisted systems for medicine in Fukuoka (Japan). About 200 specialist lectures and presentations by worldwide renowned experts have been announced for the four-day congress. Scientists from all research fields of ICCAS will be among them. ICCAS board members are presented in organizational and advisory committees, like the founding father Professor Heinz U. Lemke, who also acts as coordinator and tutor at different meetings.
For The ICCAS the CARS Congress is an important foundation for international professional exchanges each year. Today, further events of cooperating societies and organizations entwine around the actual congress, such as the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS). Mario Cypko (DPM) recently became a member of its Junior Force – Group. There, he will introduce the project about the Digital Patient Model with a poster and a video presentation. In the EPMA/IFCARS workshop, he will speak about “The user interaction with Multi-Entity Bayesian Networks for large patient-specific treatment decision models”.
Matthäus Stöhr (DPM) will hold a lecture on “The model of the decision-making process for tumor boards”, specifically in the therapy of laryngeal cancer.
His many years of experiences in the field of surgical process modeling and design of surgical workflow management systems Professor Thomas Neumuth (MAI) will pass on in the tutorial “Medical Workstations and Model-guided Medicine“.
Philipp Liebmann (STD) finally will illustrate research results of the Standard-group in a lecture on DICOM and IHE in surgery. He will also chair the meeting of the DICOM Working Group 24.
The scope of the topics presented and discussed at the CARS-Congress is wide. It ranges from adapted IT-infrastructure for the operating theater over new methods and IT-tools for patient and process modelling to solutions of the DICOM and IHE working groups. The scientists may certainly be curious about the innovations and challenges of another year of research.