Tuesday 28th June 2016; Half day (AM)

Workshop Aims

This workshop will bring together clinicians, computer scientists and engineers from various disciplines to share the latest developments in the fields of surgical imaging, image guidance and augmented reality in surgery. The scope is broad, covering imaging technologies (including clinical systems and applications) as well as the technical aspects of registration, modelling and visualisation. Through the development and fusion of imaging modalities, and the enhancement of the surgeon's sensory experience, participants in this exciting area of research hope to transform surgical practice.

Topics to be covered

  • Optical imaging techniques such as hyperspectral imaging, fluorescence, endomicroscopy and OCT
  • Intra-operative ultrasound, fluoroscopy and CT
  • Multi-scale, multimodality integration
  • Accurate and reliable fusion of preoperative and intraoperative views
  • Display technology and augmented environments in planning and simulation
  • Novel intraoperative registration strategies and tracking techniques.
  • Biomechanical modelling and tissue deformation analysis
  • Hardware and software solutions for real-time performance and deployment
  • Multi-modal visualisation in robotic surgery and minimally invasive platforms
  • Clinical applications, validation and case studies

Confirmed Speakers

  • Cleopatra Charalampaki, Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Merheim, Cologne Medical Center, Germany
  • Adrien Desjardins, University College London
  • Laura Marcu, UC Davis
  • Russell Taylor, Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems, Johns Hopkins University
  • Pierre Jannin, University of Rennes 


  • Neil Clancy, Imperial College London, UK
  • Daniel Elson, Imperial College London, UK
  • Stamatia Giannarou, Imperial College London, UK
  • Michael Hughes, Imperial College London, UK
  • Philip Pratt, Imperial College London, UK


08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Welcome
09:10 Optical Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging for Guiding Minimally Invasive Procedures
Adrien Desjardins
University College London, UK
09:50 Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Augmented Reality in Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery: First-in-Human Study
Laura Marcu
University of California, Davis, USA
10:30 Tea and Coffee Break
11:00 Image Guidance Methods in Robot-Assisted Interventions 
Russell Taylor
Johns Hopkins University, USA
11:40 Deep Brain Stimulation
Pierre Jannin
University of Rennes, France
12:20 Development and Application of Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Neurosurgery
Cleopatra Charalampaki
Cologne Medical Center, Germany
13:00 Closing Remarks / Lunch


Royal Geographical Society, 
1 Kensington Gore, 


Sponsored by the EPSRC-NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operative Partnership Award: Technology Network on Devices for Surgery and Rehabilitation, in partnership with the Enteric HTC at Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London.