TechMed Summerschool

Cancelled: July 6-9, 2020

Cancellation 2020, join us next year!

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, TechMed Summerschool has come to the difficult decision to cancel the Summerschool this year. We would like to thank all of our academic staff, (inter)national lecturers, partner universities and participants for their commitment to our Summerschool. We look forward to welcoming all of you next year. Information on a new edition will be published as soon as possible.
TechMed Summerschool 2021 will offer short intensive academic courses that will increase your knowledge, enhance your research skills and expand your international network. Our course leaders will share the latest developments in research and education with you.

Programme Tuesday July 7, 2020

The operating room of the future

08:30 – 08:55

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.

08:55 – 09:20

Circularity: the ultimate option in technical design of instruments

Dr. ir T. 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?

09:20 – 09:45

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

Dr. J.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?

09:45 – 10:10

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.

10:10 – 10:35

Coffee break & visit Exhibition
Visit the exhibitors who make this summerschool possible.

10:35 – 11:00

Visual planning of surgery: 3D as option?

Dhr Roy P.J. van den Ende MSc
Again a new challenging option to work on in the near future. Does it add anything or is the surgeon’s skills and eye irreplaceable? How to develop 3D broader, and on which indication is it applicable.

11:00 – 11:25

Augmented reality for intraoperative visualization: an implementation tool?

Prof. Dr. Th. J.M. Ruers (AvL)
This new tool is not only challenging, but also gives (probably) a better pre-operative imaging of planned operation. Is it worth to implement that new feature? How does it work and where do we have to work on to get it implemented?

11:25 – 11:50

Fluorescence guided surgery – from bench to bedside

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

11:50 – 12:15

Hybrid concepts for surgical guidance

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 sugery?

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch & visit Exhibition
Visit the exhibitors who make this summerschool possible.

13:15 – 14:00

Workshop 4: Robotica

Dr. Fijs van Leeuwen, Prof dr J. van der Hage
All participants in small groups.

14:00 – 14:45

Workshop 5: 3D Lab

Dhr Roy P.J. van den Ende MSc
All participants in small groups.

14:45 – 15:15

Tea break
Visit the exhibitors who make this summerschool possible.

15:15 – 16:00

All participants & Faculty.
Workshop 4/5.

16:00 – 16:45

All participants & Faculty.
Workshop 4/5.

16:45 – 18:00

Q & A and consultation
With specialists for research proposal at Exhibiotion site.

18:00 – 19:30

Boat tour & Drinks on Leiden Canals

All participants & Faculty.


Individual dinner
Rest of evening free for individual dinner in Leiden

TechMed Summerschool at Leiden

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

  • July 6-9, 2020
  • LUMC, Leiden The Netherlands


Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus). The health and safety of our members and participants are our first priority. We are closely monitoring any specific travel advisories through official channels, which include the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Before traveling to the Summerschool, we recommend that you stay informed of any information your local health agencies may make available and take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. TechMed Summerschool continues to closely monitor this dynamic situation and will provide updates with any developments. Please check to see updated status information as the event dates and details may be subject to change.

We look forward to welcoming you!

TechMed Summerschool is an initiative of:

  • Cancelled: July 6-9, 2020
  • 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.