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Measuring Surgical Behavior


Date: Friday, August 27
Time: 10:00-12:30
Location: Zernike
Chair: Gabrielle J.M. Tuijthof (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Medical technology is evolving quickly. This is also true in the operating theatre, where the introduction of minimally invasive surgery has brought many benefits for the patient: less morbidity, and quicker recovery. Despite these advances in technology, patient safety cannot be guaranteed for 100%.

This symposium aims to give an overview of different methods as developed by researchers in the surgical field. They will all discuss their own efforts to meet the challenge of measuring surgical behaviour. Finally, we can point out a direction towards a future ultimate registration tool.


10:00 Teaching arthroscopy: analysis of verbal communication in the operating
Gabrielle Tuijthof (Delft University of Technology / Academic Medical Centre, The Netherlands),
Alexander Vos, Inger Sierevelt, Mattias Schafroth and Gino Kerkhoffs (Academic Medical Centre, The Netherlands).
10:20 Methods for Automatic Statistical Modeling of Surgical Workflow.
Tobias Blum, Nassir Navab and Hubertus Feußner (Technische Universität München, Germany).
10:40 Coffee break
11:10 In-vivo measuring surgical workflow activities in the OR.
Loubna Bouarfa (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands),
Laurents P. S. Stassen (Academic Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands),
Pieter. P. Jonker & Jenny Dankelman (Delft University of Technology).
11:30 Learning curve assessment and identification of surgical pitfalls of a new hip prosthesis using time-action analysis.
Jakob van Oldenrijk & Elisa Rijk (Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands),
Wouter Runne (Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and
Cees van Egmond (Isala Klinieken Zwolle, The Netherlands).
11:50 Haptic Feedback Provides Objective Assessment of Surgical Skills.
G. Chami (General Hospital, Scunthorpe, United Kingdom).
12:10 Methods for Objective Assessment of Arthroscopic Skills.
N. Howells (University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom).
12:30 End of session