Hamlyn Winter School (7-11 Dec, 2015)

Surgical Imaging and Vision is a growing area of research and an integral part of every endeavour in Robotic Surgery. It has advanced from a pre-operative planning and post-operative assessment tool to emerging platforms for intra-operative guidance and navigation. Advances in imaging have enabled the development of new modalities beyond the conventional whole-body techniques such as MR, CT and US to enable in vivo, in situ tissue characterisation by the use of biophotonics techniques that can be integrated with robotic instruments. The development of 3D vision facilitates structural-functional fusion, accurate focused energy delivery, large-area in vivo microscopic imaging, motion adaptation, visual servoing, and navigation under dynamic active constraints. All these are important for the development of new surgical robots for minimally invasive surgery. 

The Winter School focuses on both technical and clinical aspects of Surgical Imaging and Vision, with invited lectures, hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and mini-projects. The School's focus is to familiarise researchers with the cutting edge research of this rapidly expanding field covering key areas of:

  • Fundamentals and current state-of-the-art in surgical imaging;
  • Vision algorithms for tracking, 3D scene reconstruction and surgical navigation;
  • Intra-operative registration and retargeting;
  • Multi-modal image fusion and real-time augmented reality systems based on inverse realism;
  • Robot assisted large area microscopic imaging and mosaicing;
  • Dynamic active constraints with real-time vision;
  • Vision enabled surgical robot design and miniaturisation.

Participants should have a science or medical degree and typically be at a master, doctoral or postdoctoral level.

Speakers (click here for a detailed schedule)

  • Christos Bergeles, University College London, UK
  • Dorin Comaniciu, Siemens Healthcare, Germany
  • Brian Davies, Imperial College London, UK
  • Stamatia Giannarou, Imperial College London, UK
  • Pierre Jannin, University of Rennes, France
  • Pearse Kean, Moorfields Eye Hospital / UCL, UK
  • Su-Lin Lee, Imperial College London, UK
  • Dipankar Nandi, Imperial College London, UK
  • Silvana Perretta, NHC Strasbourg, France
  • Prof. Marc Pollefeys, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Philip Pratt, Imperial College London, UK
  • Reza Razavi, King's College London, UK
  • Celia Riga, Imperial College London, UK
  • Tim Salcudean, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Raphael Sznitman, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Dr. Neil Tolley, Imperial College London, UK
  • Tom Vercauteren, University College London, UK
Event date: 
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, December 11, 2015 - 18:00