Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First International Virtual Association of Surgeons (iVAS) Meeting Today!

The first International Virtual Association of Surgeons (iVAS) meeting will be held on April 22nd 2008 at 11:00am PDT (+9 = 21.00 A'dam time) at the lecture theater on the Second Health campus (an SLurl is posted below). It is not restricted to surgeons, and all those interested in simulation, education and technology in healthcare are most welcome. The program is (PDT Time):
  • 11:00 am Welcome and introduction to iVAS James Kinross and Julian Leong, Imperial College London, UK.
  • 11.10 am Serious Story Development: Modeling Virtual Patients As Characters (Keynote): Professor LeRoy Heinrichs -Stanford University Medical Media and Information Technologies (SUMMIT), USA.
  • 11.40 am Eye tracking in surgery, Mr. Marios Nicolaou, Plastic Surgery SPR, St. George's Hospital, UK.
  • 12.00 pm Building a surgical robot Dr. Mitch Lum and Hawkeye King, BioRobotics laboratory University of Washington, USA.
  • 12.20pm Closing remarks: Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College London, UK
  • 12.30pm Questions and networking
http://slurl.com/secondlife/National%20Health%20Service/132/127/26/?title=Our%20NHS%20Our%20Future The inaugural International Virtual Association of Surgeons (iVAS) conference will occur on April 22nd 2008. The conference will be run in the same manner as a real-world conference, with key note addresses from internationally recognised leaders. The editorial board will consist of experts in the field from Imperial College London, Professor Ara Darzi and Professor Guang-Zhong Yang. The abstract call on surgical technology, robotics, simulation and education can be found at http://ubimon.doc.ic.ac.uk/iV
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