9th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

Country: Italy

City: Genoa

Abstr. due: 15.12.2018

Dates: 21.03.19 — 22.03.19

Organizing comittee e-mail: info@pro-forma.org

Organizers: KU Leuven - Mechanical Engineering


Robotic surgery is one of the most appealing fields of modern robotics. With over 3 decades history, more than 3.800 systems installed worldwide and over 600.000 robot-assisted interventions conducted per year, the field of robotic surgery is considered well-established. Despite these impressive figures and increasing popularity in research labs all over the world, the list of technological advances that made it into the operating room (OR) during this last decade is fairly limited. Long expected techniques such as 3D reconstruction, motion compensation, virtual guidance, haptic feedback, under study in many labs all over the planet did not make their appearance into the market yet.

CRAS seeks to give a clear view on the status and recent trends of assistive surgical robotic technologies. It aims to support and propose concrete measures to accelerate research and innovation in this field. To this end, the ninth edition of CRAS will bring engineers and surgeons together to exchange experiences, ideas and rethink the future of surgical technologies.

For the first time, the Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS) will be completely merged with the National Congress of the Italian Polispecialistic Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC) in a large conference dedicated to ENCOURAGE YOUNG SURGEONS AND ENGINEERS. This will be a unique opportunity for multi-cultural interactions, for identifying surgical needs and potential engineering solutions, and for the establishment of new multi-disciplinary collaborations.

CRAS+SPIGC 2019 aims to foster the transformation of surgery into an INNOVATIVE, INTERACTIVE, TECHNOLOGICAL and EDUCATIONAL process through joint sessions, round-tables and live surgery discussions focused at technological innovations.

Conference Web-Site: https://www.cras-eu.org/