WMIC 2018 Optical Surgical Navigation Workshop
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
09:00 – 12:35
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, USA
The 2018 Optical Surgical Navigation Workshop will focus on the recent explosion in the use of molecular imaging for surgical guidance. Novel imaging techniques have the potential to significantly enhance diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in all areas of medicine. For solid tumors in particular, fluorescence guided surgery with molecular navigation is an emerging field that is gaining significant traction with multiple ongoing clinical trials currently in progress. This field is being driven by the development of molecular targeting agents, including activatable “smart probes” as well as advanced detection methods such as high-resolution microscopy and hybrid technologies such as photoacoustic and fluorescence lifetime imaging.
As we move toward adopting minimally invasive technologies such as endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, imaging with fluorescence provides enhanced visual definition between diseased and normal tissue for improved outcome and decreased inadvertent injury. This workshop will bring together clinicians and scientists in each of these promising areas of research to highlight how imaging on a molecular level is advancing novel surgical strategies.
As we embark on the pathway to making “precision medicine” a reality, molecular imaging has the potential to provide critical advances in the field of surgery.
09:00 – 9:05 Welcome and Introduction
Jim Delikatny, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
09:05 – 10:30 Session 1 – Cut it out! Clinical Applications of OSN Moderated by Jim Basilion, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
09:05 – 09:25 Speaker 1: Sunil Singhal, M.D.
Topic: Folate receptor targeted imaging of lung cancer
09:25 – 09:45 Speaker 2: Eben Rosenthal
Topic: Comparing apples to oranges in image guided surgery
09:45 – 10:05 Speaker 3: Takeaki Ishizawa
Topic: Development and clinical applications of intraoperative fluorescence imaging to HPB surgery
10:05 – 10:25 Speaker 4: Go van Dam
Topic: Taking optical surgical navigation to the next level: tools and pitfalls.
10:25 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:05 Session 2 – Translational Applications – from Bench to Kennel to Bedside Moderated by Edward (Jim) Delikatny, Ph.D.
11:00 – 11:20 Speaker 1: Jim Basilion
Topic: Image guided surgery: a theranostic approach
11:20 – 11:40 Speaker 2: Amy LeBlanc
Topic: Large Animals in Preclinical Imaging: The Comparative Approach to Cancer Imaging Research
11:40 – 12:00 Speaker 3: David Holt
Topic: Translation Investigations of Near-Infrared Cancer Imaging
12:00 – 12:05 Discussion
12:05 – 12:35 Round Table Discussion – Negotiating Translational Hurdles Moderated by Eben Rosenthal, M.D.
Janet Eary (NIH), Takeaki Ishizawa, Eben Rosenthal, Sunil Singhal, Go van Dam
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