Harriet Black Nembhard, professor of industrial engineering and director of the Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems (CIHDS) at Penn State, recently attended the 6th Annual International Conference in Computational Surgery and Dual Training. The conference was held May 25-26 in Bordeaux INP, France.
As part of the conference Nembhard presented during a minisymposium on the topic of “Perioperative Surgical Care Models explored: Quality, Cost, Human Factors, and
The conference, held annually, gathers a strong interdisciplinary group of surgeons, radiologists, applied mathematicians, bioengineers, computer scientists, physicists, and more, all interested in combining their skills and knowledge to make a difference in the operating room. It also seeks to provide a forum for new ideas to build the interdisciplinary curriculum of surgeons/computational scientists, and provide material for the continuous education of surgeons.
The conference presented recent progress and new trends of research in the following four complementary fields of computational surgery: 1. Modeling and Simulation of Surgery Procedure, 2. Medical Robotic, and Image Guided Surgery Intervention, 3. Image Analysis and Visualization for Pre/Post Surgery, 4. Information Technology Framework for Surgery Platform.
The consortium COSINE (COmputational Surgery International NEtwork) founded in 2008, aims at producing a new breed of engineers and scientists who can work with physicians and surgeons to develop innovative medical practice. Work presented at the conference will be published in the Journal of Computational Surgery and can be purchased here.