Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the winter school will take place online this year.
Surgical Imaging and Vision is a growing area of research and an integral part of every endeavour in Robotic Surgery. It has advanced from a pre-operative planning and post-operative assessment tool to emerging platforms for intra-operative guidance and navigation. Advances in imaging have enabled the development of new modalities beyond the conventional whole-body techniques such as MR, CT and US to enable in vivo, in situ tissue characterisation by the use of biophotonics techniques that can be integrated with robotic instruments. The development of 3D vision facilitates structural-functional fusion, accurate focused energy delivery, large-area in vivo microscopic imaging, motion adaptation, visual servoing, and navigation under dynamic active constraints. All these are important for the development of new surgical robots for minimally invasive surgery.
The Hamlyn Winter School on Surgical Imaging and Vision is a week long course, held online this year from 30th Nov – 4th Dec 2020. Participants should have a science or medical degree and typically be at a master, doctoral or postdoctoral level.