CAMI session at ICT Vilnius Nov. 7th, 16:00-17:30 🗓 🗺

Vilnius, Vilnius city municipality, Vilnius County, Lithuania Map

PROGRAM Computer Assisted Medical Interventions (CAMI) session

Information and Communication Technology Conference


November 7, 16:00 – 17:30

 Session organizer: Philippe Cinquin, TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble University, France,


Objective of the session

Medical Interventions (surgery, interventional radiology, radiotherapy) can benefit from patient-specific optimal planning and performance. Surgeons and physicians demand to see beyond the immediately visible, to be assisted in their real-time vital decisions, to accede to enhanced dexterity, and to be better assisted in training and in demonstration of the Medical Benefit of innvations.

 Computer Assisted Medical Interventions (CAMI) technology successfully brought Information Technology into the Operating Room to answer these demands but, with some exceptions, was yet unable to penetrate significantly into clinical routine practice. The objective of the session will be to discuss the major scientific challenges in this area and to contribute to the elaboration of an international collaboration, with a specific focus on European collaboration, about the way to take up this challenge by an integrated approach that combines medical drive and scientific & technological push, ranging from fundamental research to industrial exploitation.

 Part 1: 16:00 – 16:40 picture of the present state of on-going projects and activities in Europe in this domain:

–       N.Navab, CAMI activities at Technical University München and in Germany

–       D. Hawkes, CAMI activities at University College of London and in United Kingdom

–       P. Dario, CAMI activities at Pisa University in Italy

–       C. Tanner and G. Szekeli, CAMI activities, at The Swiss National Center of Competence in

–       Research on Computer Aided and Image Guided Medical Interventions, and in Switzerland

–       P. Cinquin, CAMI activities in France


Part 2: 16:40 – 17:10 instances of on-going or potential international co-operations in CAMI

–       C. Leroux, HealthCare robotics Topic Group

–       V. Leal, development of open-source tools (CAMI-Tool Kit)

–       D. Hawkes, development of open-source tools (Nifty-IGS)

–       P. Cinquin, CAMI Observatory


Part 3: 17:10 – 17:30 synthesis and brainstorming about actions to start at the European level



This session should interest:

– Universities and research labs mastering ICT techniques that can be applied to CAMI

– Hospitals and experimental platforms willing to participate to translational research in the CAMI domain

– Universities and research labs with expertise in educational sciences willing to apply this expertise to the field of assistance to reduction of the learning curve of surgeons, interventional radiologists, radiotherapists, …

– Companies present in the CAMI domain or companies with a specific expertise that could be integrated in CAMI systems


These stakeholders will be attracted by the perspective of identifying which elements can be shared in order to accelerate the transfer to the patient of innovations in the CAMI domain, and in elaborating a common strategy for making this research visible at the European level.



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