Workshop: Community Consensus Benchmarks for Clinical Translation of Medical Robots
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Systems (IROS) 2014
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 (email@example.com)
Venkat Krovi, SUNY Buffalo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Peter Kazanzides, Johns Hopkins University (email@example.com )
Simon Di Maio, Intuitive Surgical (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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 email@example.com
with the subject [IROS2014: Community Consensus Workshop Poster] containing the
1) PDF of two pages extended abstract (maximum size 5 Mb in IEEE conference paper format).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
*) 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.
Workshop registration guide:Please click here to see the workshop registration guide through PaperPlaza.