Digital Twins are virtual replicas of physical systems that allow their behaviours and responses to be simulated in a digital version of the environment for decision-making. The integration of digital twins and medical robotics has the great potential to revolutionise medical treatments by providing personalised, accurate, and predictive solutions. This workshop will explore the development and application of the burgeoning field of Digital Twins in various medical fields, such as diagnostics, drug delivery, surgery, and patient monitoring, as well as for disorders in various organs, such as the brain, heart, blood vessels, and skin.

We will invite engineers, clinicians, researchers, and students working on mathematical modelling, medical robotics, and digital health to join us. The participants will showcase their cutting-edge computational methods, models, robotics algorithms, and clinical cases, and discuss outstanding problems. We will debate how these digital counterparts can advance our understanding of complex biological systems, predict disease progression, optimise treatment plans, and tackle unsolved challenges.


08:30 - 09:00Registration, Coffee & Put Up Posters
09:00 - 09:10Opening remarks by Dr Tian Yuan
09:10 - 09:50Towards biomechanics-based pre-procedural planning for thoracic endovascular aortic repair of aortic dissectionProf. Elena De Momi, Politecnico di Milano
09:50-10:30Towards biomechanics-based pre-procedural planning for thoracic endovascular aortic repair of aortic dissectionDr. Xiaoxin Kan, Jinshan Hospital
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break & Posters
11:00 - 11:40Understanding cancer structural heterogeneity with tissue multiphysicsDr Stefan Antonowicz, Imperial College London
11:40 - 12:20Image-based multi-physics modelling of load bearing soft tissues. Outlook on meniscus- inspired dampersDr Olga Barrera, Oxford Brookes University
12:30 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:10Modelling the biomechanics of human brain: from macro to microDr Michele Terzano, Graz University of Technology
14:10 - 14:50Bio-inspired design of Integrated Mesh Electronics, Transistor Probes, and Micro-Power Units for Multifunctional Physiological Interrogation and Sustainable OperationDr Yunlong Zhao, Imperial College London
14:50 - 15:10Coffee Break & Posters
15:10 - 15:50Brain biomechanics to brain pathologyDr Mazdak Ghajari, Imperial College London
15:50 - 16:30Inverse design for shape morphing in inflatable structures and soft robots, based on mechanical metamaterialsDr Antonio Elia Forte, King's College London
16:30 - 17:10The Brain: the most complex organ in the universeProf. Riva, Marco, Humanitas University
17:00Workshop End & Poster prizes

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the latest advances, challenges, and future directions in developing digital twins for robotassisted medical treatments.
  • Gain new insights into the integration of digital twins and medical robotics to maximise treatment efficiency and efficacy.
  • Identify the key gaps in collaboration between mathematicians, engineers, and clinicians for the implementation of Digital twins in medical treatments.

Full Day Workshop (09:00 – 17:00)


This workshop is accredited for 6 CPD points.