Optical Surgical Navigation Workshop 2018

WMIC 2018 Optical Surgical Navigation Workshop 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
09:00 – 12:35
Room 612
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, USA


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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.

Program Schedule

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

Please contact adiaz@wmis.org for more information.

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