(workshop program is available under the Preliminary Schedule)
Pre-Meeting Workshops – 19 June
14.00 hrs – Session 1:
Preoperative Templating in the Digital Era: Who is in charge?
Robotic surgery and PSI rely on accurate templating and segmentation. These tasks are customarily performed by software engineers. The editing role of the surgeon has become blurred. The live templating of imageless robotic and advanced navigation is equally complex, involving shape matching and 2D/3D imaging. Experts will present the issues and algorithmic solutions. A live debate will follow.
Additive Manufacturing: Explosive Growth and Potential.
Additive manufacturing has rapidly progressed from custom implants to include on-site rapid prototyping of instruments and 3-D printing of complex deformities. The development of new materials and techniques is exciting, yet not validated to date. Industry leaders, engineers and clinicians will present the state-of-the-art technology and a debate will follow.
15.00 hrs – Session 2:
Integrated Digital Health Care Systems: An Arms Race for Data Control.
From start-ups to giant corporations, there is a furious push to acquire and own the whole episode of care data for surgical cases. Personal Health Information form large scale registries, educational physiotherapy videos, office PROMs and hospital financial information are packaged in user friendly patient apps and practice dashboards. The boundaries of ownership and responsible use are still nebulous. Entrepreneurs, and expert clinicians will present and debate.
Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality in Orthopaedic Surgery: Distant Fantasy or Tangible Application?
Imagine the weaving of 3-D elements acquired by various diagnostic tests into your visual field at surgery. From 3-D FEA grids to mobile neurovascular elements to the trajectory of sharp instruments. The use of VR visual glasses may become a necessary standard. Or is the field suffering from too much hype? Recognized developers and pioneer clinicians will present the current data and debate the clinical merit, boundaries and timeline.
16.00 hrs – Coffee Break for registered participants of the Pre-Meeting Workshops
16.15 hrs – Session 3:
Economics of Sector Growth in Advanced Technologies in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Business of Medicine
Advanced technologies are gaining in recognition by clinicians and are used by hospital corporations for marketing purposes. But there are still major hurdles before they can become accepted standards of care. What will it take to grow the economic sector to the point where the new technologies become affordable enough to allow widespread usage? Only then can large scale registry data validate the merit of the technological advances. A panel of economic experts, hospital CFO and practicing clinicians will present the issue and offer insights for possible growth strategies.
Patient Specific Predictive Modeling: Is Artificial Intelligence that Good?
Deep learning, machine-based algorithms, and artificial intelligence may have the potential to be highly predictive of outcomes. These methods are now used in areas as diverse as biomechanical modeling, functional outcome prediction, implant component templating and episode of care cost analysis. Experts will present the current applications, advantages and limitations. A panel debate will follow.