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Workshop: Community Consensus Benchmarks for Clinical Translation of Medical Robots

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Systems (IROS) 2014

                         
 PANEL DISCUSSION
WEDNESDAY, September 17th Wilson Room, 1:30 pm

                                                              
PART 2: MAIN WORKSHOP: Salon 4, Third Floor, Hilton Palmer House
     9:00AM-5:00PM, September 18, 2014      

Nabil Simaan, Vanderbilt University (nabil.simaan@vanderbilt.edu)

Venkat Krovi, SUNY Buffalo (vkrovi@buffalo.edu)

Peter Kazanzides, Johns Hopkins University (pkaz@jhu.edu )

Simon Di Maio, Intuitive Surgical (simon.dimaio@intusurg.com)

The past decade has witnessed accelerated growth of medical robotics and computer-assisted medical technologies due to the significant practical utility, economic value, and diversity of applications benefiting patients, providers and healthcare systems. However, several challenges arise from the complexities engendered within the human body and the diverse sets of multi-disciplinary knowledge that need to be merged to create these system-level solutions and to successfully bring them to the market.

We believe that there is a need for the robotics and medical device community to initiate a discussion on several issues that could benefit academia and industry in their shared pursuit of improved patient care. We therefore propose to initiate the first of a series of workshops at the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Chicago. 

The workshop will focus the discussion on the following three areas that we believe are key to advancing the medical robotics research community and industry:


    1) Open research platforms, system interoperability and synergistic technical tools (e.g. programming,                           hardware, communication) that can benefit academia and industry alike for collaborative medical system               research and development.

2) Virtual and physical benchmark data corpuses; benchmarking performance of human users; training and         accreditation; safety and risk-assessment.

3) Translational research challenges and strategies for bringing medical devices from lab bench to clinical         use.

This discussion is a critical first step to allowing multiple stakeholders (academia and industry) to identify suitable candidates, build consensus and translate path-breaking/fast-evolving research advances into grounded sets of best-practices/benchmarks and to assist the community in translating robotics research into clinical use.

A white paper will be developed based on the discussion at this information meeting - so please come and share your thoughts, suggestions and opinions with us. Attendance is free


Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ieeerasmedicalrobotics/


Organization:


We plan to break up the day into three 75 minute periods for each of the 3 sub-areas followed by a summary session as in the following table:

Topic

Speaker

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Opening remarks (9:00AM-9:05AM)

Venkat Krovi

 

 

 



Research platforms and system interoperability (9:05AM-10:15AM)

Session chair: Venkat Krovi

Russell H. Taylor

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Nabil Simaan

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Blake Hannaford

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Kevin Cleary

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Simon DiMaio

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Jaydev Desai

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Discussion (~30 minutes)

 

 

 

Break (10:15AM-10:45AM)

 

 

 

 



Translational research in medical robotics (10:45AM-12:00PM)

Session chair: Nabil Simaan

Howie Choset

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Peter Kazanzides

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Tim Salcudean

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Guang-Zhong Yang

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Kevin Cleary

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Jacob Rosen

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Discussion (~30 minutes)

 

 

 


Poster Preview (FAST FORWARD) Session (12:00PM-12:15PM)

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch (12:15PM-1:15PM)

 

 

 

 

Poster presentation (1:15PM-2:15PM)

 

 

 

 



Virtual and physical and quantitative assessment benchmark data corpuses (2:15PM-3:30PM)

Session chair: Simon DiMaio


Gregory Hager

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Toshio Fukuda

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Yo kobayashi

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Dennis Fowler

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Venkat Krovi

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

John E. Tomaszewski

Bio

Abstract

Presentation

Discussion (~30 minutes)

 

 

 

Break (3:30PM-4:00PM)

 

 

 

 

Summarization session (4:00PM-5:00PM)

Session chair: Peter Kazanzides

(i) We will generate a summary document as well as create deadlines for a White Paper; (ii) identifying contributors to various subsections; and (iii) making plans for the next workshop.


Call for Posters/Extended Abstracts:

We solicit extended abstracts of two pages in IEEE Conference format (including figures and references), containing novel work or work in progress.  Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the three areas (mentioned above) that the workshop will be focused on.

To submit your extended abstract to be reviewed by workshop organizing committee send an email to ieeeras.medrobworkshop@gmail.com with the subject [IROS2014: Community Consensus Workshop Poster] containing the following attachments.

        1) PDF of two pages extended abstract (maximum size 5 Mb in IEEE conference paper format).
        2) PPT file of a 1-slide poster preview.
        3) PPT file of a 1-slide biography.

Click here to download IEEE conference paper templates.
Click here to download biography PPT file template.

Poster preview slide has to include full poster title, authors/presenter names/affiliations. Please use bullet points and visible figures to briefly summarize your poster.  

All the submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the workshop organizing committee. Accepted abstracts will be collected in proceedings that will be posted on the workshop website and presented as posters during the workshop. Students with accepted poster will present a brief summary of their work (1 minute presentation) using the single preview slide before poster presentation session.  

Please note that poster dimensions should be limited to 30 inches by 40 inches.

NIH Student Travel Support:

The National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIH/NIBIB) has approved partial travel support via an R13 grant for students and post-doctoral scholars to engage further in the IEEE RAS Medical Robotics activities.

Student travel support applicants will: (i) participate in the IEEE RAS Standing Committee for Standards Activities (RAS-SCSA) Industry Connections forum on Wednesday, September 17th 1:30 PM; (ii) submit and present extended abstracts/posters at the workshop (on Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and (iii) actively engage in organization e.g., videotaping, notetaking, discussions, white paper development (during and after the workshop).

To submit your travel support application, download and complete the application form provided in the following link and send it to ieeeras.medrobworkshop@gmail.com in an email with the subject [IROS2014: Student Travel Support Application]. Please note that the evaluation of the travel support applications begins on Aug. 25th and on a rolling basis. 

Click here to download the travel support application form.

*) In order to be considered for NIH travel support, students and postdocs must be affiliated to a US institution. 

**) Please keep all the receipts. The award notification will be by Sept. 1st but reimbursements will be processed post-conference.

Important dates:

August 25, 2014            Extended abstract Submission deadline
August 25, 2014            Student travel support application deadline
Sept. 1st,   2014            Notification of acceptance (poster and travel support)
Sept 18,     2014                IROS Workshop in Chicago, Illinois, USA


Best Poster(s) Competition:

The award committee and workshop participants will choose the best poster(s), which will be announced at the end of the day.   


Workshop registration guide:

Please click here to see the workshop registration guide through PaperPlaza. 

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