[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] SPIGC + CRAS 2019 - Joint Conference on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] SPIGC + CRAS 2019 - Joint Conference on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

Emmanuel Vander Poorten-2
Apologies for multiple postings, please find below the call for CRAS 2019, upcoming March 21-22 in Genova / Italy.


[meetings] SPIGC + CRAS 2019 - Joint Conference on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery

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  SPIGC + CRAS 2019 Joint Conference
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21 - 22 March 2019
Tower Genova Airport Hotel
Genoa, Italy

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Next March 21st and 22nd surgeons and engineers will meet in Genoa to exchange experiences, ideas and discuss the future of surgical technologies. For the first time, the National Congress of the Italian Polispecialistic Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC) will be completely merged with the Joint Workshop on Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS) in a large event dedicated to ENCOURAGE YOUNG SURGEONS AND ENGINEERS.

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One event, two conferences - merged together!
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SPIGC+CRAS 2019 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.

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Large joint conference
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We are currently expecting the participation of about 1000 surgeons and over 100 engineers/scientists.

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Joint sessions
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Science and engineering presentations will be embedded into closely related medically-oriented sessions. Major topics include:
. Minimally invasive surgery
. Robotic surgery
. Surgical staplers and suturing technologies . Trauma and resuscitation . Endoscopy and endoscopic surgery . Microsurgery . Endovascular surgery . Rehabilitation and enhanced recovery after surgery . Imaging and diagnosis . Health Technology Assessment (HTA) . High energy surgical devices . Surgical training . Tracers, surgical guidance and augmented reality . Transplantation and regenerative medicine . ''Low cost" technologies . New technologies, novel methods and future applications . New technologies demonstrations and competition

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New surgical technologies demonstrations and competition
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Research teams working on novel surgical technologies will have the opportunity to demonstrate their prototypes during the conference and enter the New Surgical Technologies Competition. The surgeon delegates will vote and decide the winner!

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Contributions
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Solicited contributions include:
. Extended abstract (2 pages)
. Novel surgical technology demonstration (optional; must be linked to an abstract)

Please check the contributions guidelines and template at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.cras-2Deu.org_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4Jae33n8MnrcVLpYf52VhOmdnagZDuerXyMX6sMh9L0&s=SVC2X7pH7xnqDbAkiM5OEW0Dpt6Et2iPUEqTx92JCkI&e= 

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Important Dates
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Deadline for extended abstracts:   15 December 2018
Notification of acceptance:             15 January 2019
Registration of demonstrations:     31 January 2019

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Conference Website
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We look forward to seeing you in Genoa!

Best regards,

Leonardo Mattos & Emmanuel Vander Poorten,

On behalf of the organizing committee

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Leonardo Mattos, PhD
Head of Biomedical Robotics Lab
Department of Advanced Robotics
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Via Morego, 30 - 16163 Genova, Italy
Phone:  +39.010.71781.409
Mobile:  +39.327.1647194
FAX: +39.010.71781.232
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E.B. Vander Poorten, PhD
Surgical Robotics, Haptic Interfacing, Teleoperation & Training
Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Leuven     
Andreas Vesaliusstraat 13, 3000 Leuven
Dept. of mechanical engineering, division PMA
Celestijnenlaan 300B, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium     
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