Two decades after the clinical introduction of capsule endoscopy, we dedicate the workshop to a discussion of recent research and clinical developments in the field, with a focus on the challenges associated with the integration of different subsystems providing additional capabilities, and on those associated with the use of capsules in a clinical setting.

Among the topics of interest, we will discuss clinical and engineering issues related to robotic capsule manipulation and autonomy, to the finite battery lifetime or the constraints of wireless power transfer, to the quality of visualization techniques, to the constraints of wireless data transfer or local storage, to widespread industrial adoption and market opportunities.

Call for Posters

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for poster presentation for the upcoming workshop on “Clinical and Integration Challenges in Capsule Endoscopy,” scheduled to take place on June 25th, 2024, hosted by the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2024, in the Royal Geographical Society, London (UK). The workshop will aim at stimulating discussion on the opportunities and on the challenges of recent research and clinical developments of the capsule endoscopy.
To acknowledge and celebrate outstanding research, we are pleased to announce that a cash prize will be awarded to the best poster presentations. More details here.


08:30 - 09:00Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 09:40Keynote (Clinical): The unmet clinical needs for endoscopyAlberto Arezzo - Department of Surgical Sciences at University of Torino (Italy) (online)
09:40 - 10:05Ingestible bots for drug device combinationsMaya Thanou - Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London (United Kingdom)
10:05 - 10:30Ingestible technology development from the lab to clinical trialsAniek Even - OnePlanet Research Center, IMEC (Belgium)
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:40Keynote (Industrial): Lessons learned from translating AI from development to deployment in healthcareAndrea Cherubini - Cosmo IMD
11:40 - 12:05Navigating Technological Readiness Levels: Lessons Learned from Regulatory and Launch Perspectives in Capsule EndoscopyTanja Nowak - Medical Affairs (Germany)
12:05 - 12:30The era of Artificial Intelligence In Digestive Endoscopy: where are we and where are we goingEmanuele Marciano - Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana (Italy) and Dario Gambaccini - Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana (Italy)
12:30 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:00Progress towards a vision of autonomous capsule endoscopy and integration challenges in the autocapsule projectProf. Giuseppe Iannaccone (UNIPI)
14:00 - 15:00Panel Clinical & EngineeringAll speakers + Pietro Valdastri
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00Restoring dexterity in magnetic flexible endoscopy to enable microultrasound imagingPietro Valdastri (University of Leeds)
16:00 - 16:30Smart Ultrasound Capsule Endoscopy: Present Development and Future ProspectAlexandru Moldovan (University of Glasgow) + Bartas Abaravicius (University of Edinburgh)
16:30 - 17:00Poster Award
17:00Workshop End

Learning Outcomes

The workshop will aim at stimulating discussion among the participants on the opportunities and on the challenges of recent research and clinical developments capsule endoscopy. The full day workshop will include presentations from invited speakers on significant progress of capsule endoscopy, issues and perspectives related to clinical applications, research and innovation directions, integration challenges, market trends and challenges, regulatory considerations.

The programme will also include two panels: one related to clinical aspects, and one to engineering and industrial aspects. In addition, an open call will be offered, with selection for poster presentations. This part aims to give participants broad exposure to the pertinent topic areas associated with capsule endoscopy technology.

Full Day Workshop (09:00 – 17:00)


This workshop is accredited for 6 CPD points.