TechMed Summerschool

July, 5, 6, 7 2021

Programme Monday July 5, 2021


Day coordinators: Frank Willem Jansen, Jos vd Hage, Max Ligtenberg

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Introduction TechMed Summerschool at Leiden

Dr. M. Sesmu Arbous (LUMC)
How can we strengthen the bridge between the medical specialists and the engineers?

‘Who is who’

All participants
Beforehand participants and faculty prepare 2 questions: “Who are you & personal goals” to be shown with picture.

The green OR: mission impossible?

Prof. dr. Frank Willem Jansen
Due to the signed agreement of the Green Deal 2.0 by care providers, Hospitals have to implement their appointment to reduce their CO2 footprint to a neutral level in 2050. The OR is one of the most polluting areas in Hospitals. How to get a CO2 reduction in the OR and minimize its other pollution (volatile anaesthetics, use of plastic, harmful production processes)? What are the technical challenges. To measure is to know.

Circularity: the ultimate option in technical design of instruments

Dr. Ir. Tim Horeman (TUDelft)
The discussion to purchase reusable or disposable surgical instruments has probably been settled by circular design of new instruments. However, is that a challenging opportunity? Or fake news?

Digital Operating Room Assistant (DORA): process management of the future

Dr. John J. van den Dobbelsteen (TUDelft)
Planning of the OR processes is currently still performed by human beings. This is not only an intensive process, but also costly. By implementing new technical features, this process can be automated and optimized. What are the missing links?

Technology application in developing countries: challenges or opportunities?

Prof. dr. Jenny Dankelman (TUDelft)
SMART technological tools, like iPhones, bring the 3rd world nearer to the developed countries and create chances to implement new surgical techniques as minimally invasive surgery. However, simple and applicable instruments and technologies have to be developed for these countries based on techniques and technologies of the developed countries. How to succeed? Where is the opening to get easier implementation.

Virtual Surgical Planning

Dr. Roy P.J. van den Ende 
Different aspects of the use of virtual surgical planning in combination with 3D printing and intraoperative navigation are presented.

‘Who is Who’ part 2

All Participants
Meet the experts.

Fluorescence guided surgery – from bench to bedside

Dr. Alexander L. Vahrmeijer (LUMC)
Development of a pipeline for the introduction new fluorescent agents in image guided surgery.

Hybrid concepts for surgical guidance

Prof. dr. Fijs W.B. van Leeuwen (LUMC)
Integration of different surgical guidance technologies allows surgeons to benefit from the best of each individual modality. Are hybrid concepts a logical next step forward in surgery?

Prepare medical-technological project “OR of the future” in small groups

All participants in groups of 4
9 statements/medical-technological challenges within the theme of “the OR of the future”. 

Q &A and consultation with specialists for medical-technological project

All participants in groups of 4
Experts answer questions of the participant-groups.

“OR of the future by participants”
Presentation of Medical-technological project by each group.
Wrap-Closure of first day
All participants & Faculty

TechMed Summerschool at Leiden

Are you looking for an inspiring Summerschool, combining Technical and Medical Science?

  • July, 5, 6, 7 2021
  • LUMC, Leiden The Netherlands
Due to COVID-19, the summer school will take place online in 2021

We look forward to welcoming you!

TechMed Summerschool is an initiative of:

  • July, 5, 6, 7 2021
  • LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands

TechMed Summerschool

Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden

Het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum is het universitair medisch centrum dat bestaat uit een samenwerkingsverband tussen het Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden en de Faculteit der Geneeskunde van de Universiteit Leiden.