Coffee & Registration 08:00 - 08:30
Main Hall & Marquee
08:30 - 08:45
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Welcome Address

Conference Co-Chair:
Professor The Lord Darzi of Denham
Professor Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research. He is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and Chair of Imperial College Health Partners. He is an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust. His research is directed towards achieving best surgical practice through innovation in surgery, enhancing patient safety and the quality of healthcare.

08:45 - 09:30
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Keynote Talk: From screening to Cure: The role of colonoscopy and technology in Early colorectal cancer management

Professor Noriko Suzuki:
Honorary Consultant Endoscopist, St Mark's The National Bowel Hospital
Chair: Professor The Lord Darzi of Denham
Dr Noriko Suzuki has been a member of the staff at St Marks since 1998 and an honorary consultant specialist endoscopist since 2004. Dr Suzuki trained in medicine at Osaka City University and completed specialist training in Japan. Her specialist interests include the prevention, diagnosis and endoscopic management of early colorectal cancer. She has a particular interest in complex therapeutic endoscopy such as endoscopic submucosal dissection.

09:30 - 10:30
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Session 1: Imaging & Navigation

Session Chairs:
Kevin Cleary, Chlidren's National Medical Center
Pierre Jannin, University of Rennes
09:30 Chi Xu, Alfie Roddan, Haozheng Xu and Stamatia Giannarou Microscopic Vision-guided Robotic Tissue Scanning
09:42 Marzie Lafouti, Liane Feldman and Amir Hooshiar MedSAM-Flow: A Deep Fusion Methodology for Robust Realtime Tracking of Objects in Laparoscopic Videos
09:54 Zhaoyang Jacopo Hu, Sion Kim, Etienne Burdet and Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena Gesture Recognition for Shared Control in Robotic Suturing with LSTM Networks and Transformers
10:06 Yaxi Wang, Vivek Muthurangu and Helge Wurdemann Learning Based Sim-to-Real Autonomous 3D Navigation for Robot-Operated Right Heart Catheterization
10:18 Howie Choset, Ananya Bal, Magdalena Wysocki, Mohammad Farid Azampour, Nassir Navab and John Galeotti Adapting Ultra-NeRF for Practical Application: 3D Reconstruction of Live Tissue from Porcine Subjects

Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:00
Hall & Marquee
11:00 - 13:00
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Session 2: Needles and Catheters

Session Chairs:
Daniel Leff, Imperial College London
11:00 Jette Bloemberg, Aimée Sakes and Paul Breedveld Wasp-Inspired Steerable Needle for Transperineal Focal Laser Ablation
11:12 Giovanni Pittiglio, Fabio Leuenberger, Margherita Mencattelli, Max McCandless, Edward O'Leary and Pierre E. Dupont Magnetic Ball Chain Catheters for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
11:24 Nadia D'Alessandro, Selene Tognarelli, Izadyar Tamadon, Emiliano Votta and Arianna Menciassi A Multi-DOF Tendon-Actuated Steerable Sheath for Precise Positioning in Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure
11:36 Matteo Bomben, Paul Kang, Thomas Looi, Naomi Matsuura and James Drake Development of a Flexible Tissue Resection Device for Robotic Intracranial Tumour Removal
11:48 Mostafa A. Atalla, Jelte Nieuwenhuis, Alan Martin, Xuan Wang, Ahranee Canden, Matt Carre, Roger Lewis, Michaël Wiertlewski and Aimee Sakes Ultrasonically-Lubricated Catheters: Miniaturization and Ex-vivo Tissue Validation
12:00 Ayhan Aktas, Akilesh Perumal, Rongwan Chen, Seong Young Ko, Daniele Dini and Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena Friction-based Robotic Driver for Programmable Bevel-tip Needles
12:12 Hongguang Li, Haipeng Liang, Sheng Xu, Bradford Wood and Zion Tsz Ho Tse Needle Tracking with Single Smartphone Magnetometer and Compliant Mechanism Needle Holder
12:24 Emily McCabe, Margaret Rox, Maxwell Emerson, Tayfun Efe Ertop, Inbar Fried, Mengyu Fu, Janine Hoelscher, Fabien Maldonado, Erin Gillaspie, Jason Akulian, Yueh Lee, Alan Kuntz, Ron Alterovitz and Robert Webster An Integrated Fluid Channel for a Bevel Tip Steerable Needle with In Vivo Demonstration
12:36 Fnu Abhimanyu, Andrew Orekhov, John Galeotti and Howie Choset Learning to Register Needles in Ultrasound Images During Tissue Insertion
12:48 Joseph Lovatt-Fraser, Anhao Liu, Lyndon da Cruz, Christos Bergeles and S.M.Hadi Sadati Bioinspired Suction Cup Equipped Needle for Minimally Invasive ONSF

Lunch & Exhibition 13:00 - 14:00
Hall, Marquee & Exhibition Centre
14:00 - 14:45
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Poster Teasers Session 1

Session Chairs:
Hisham Iqbal, Imperial College London
14:00 1 Darren Porras, Fran Porcel and Akkshaj Singh Evaluating DDS for Surgical Video Streaming
14:02 2 Rayan Harari, Roger Dias, Steven Yule, Eduardo Salas, Vaibhav Unhelkar, Theodora Chaspari and Marco Zenati Misalignment of Cognitive Processes within Cardiac Surgery Teams
14:04 3 Roger Dias, Ryan Harari, Marco Zenati, Geoffrey Rance, Rithy Srey, Letian Chen and Matthew Gombolay A Clinician-Centered Explainable Artificial Intelligence Framework for Decision Support in the Operating Theatre
14:06 4 Vera Kortman, Lars van Loo, Jovana Jovanova and Aimée Sakes Design of an expandable multi-chamber suction gripper for minimally invasive surgery
14:08 5 Alessandro D. Mazzotta, Giulia Gamberini, Selene Tognarelli, Gianfranco Silecchia and Arianna Menciassi Multicentric study to validate a sensorized vascular high-fidelity physical simulator through different surgical experiences and specialties
14:10 6 Shamsa Al Harthy, S.M.Hadi Sadati, Zicong Wu, Carlo A. Seneci and Christos Bergeles Variable Stiffness Soft Everting Robot via Temperature Control of Low-Melting Point Alloy Pressurised Medium
14:12 7 Alexander Walder, Simon Winkler and Yeongmi Kim Cost-Efficient and Open-Source Desktop Teleoperated Surgical Training System
14:14 8 Georgios Violakis, Eleni Athanasaki, Stylianos Kostakis, Nikolaos Vardakis, Nikolaos Tiriakidis, Kosmas Tiriakidis, Thomai Tiriakidou, Zhenuy Zhang, Martin Angelmahr and Panagiotis Polygerinos Enabling Shape Sensing in MIS Using a Two-Photon Polymerized Waveguide
14:16 9 Giuseppe Gnazzo, Marina Carbone, Paolo Domenico Parchi and Vincenzo Ferrari Development and Efficacy of a Novel Knee Simulator for Robotic Surgery
14:18 10 Aaron Raymond See, Lanz Benedict De Guzman, Alexander Abad, Thad Jacob Tiong and John Vincent Cortez OmniSense: A Visuotactile Sensor for Force, Texture, and Temperature
14:20 11 Lorenzo Mocellin, Sara Signoretti, Sabina Maglio, Matteo Bernabei, Gastone Ciuti and Arianna Menciassi Deployable Origami-Inspired Gripper for Minimally Invasive Surgery
14:22 12 Porames Vatanaprasan, Shen Treratanakulchai, Jackrit Suthakorn and Sorayouth Chumnanvej Design Optimization of a Soft Robotic Manipulator for Intraventricular Hemorrhage Evacuation
14:24 13 Juliane Mayer, Björn T. Steinbrenner and Peter P. Pott Shape-locked Geometry Reduces Snapping Effects in Concentric Tube Robots
14:26 14 Kenneth Afebu, Yang Liu, Evangelos Papatheou, Jiyuan Tian and Shyam Prasad Towards early bowel cancer detection: A data driven dynamic method of lesions characterisation using a robotic capsule
14:28 15 Haipeng Liang, Hongguang Li, Dimitri Kessler, Tristan Barrett and Zion Tsz Ho Tse A Pneumatic-Driven Robot for MR-Guided Prostate Therapy
14:30 16 Daniel Esser, Tayfun Efe Ertop, Emily McCabe, Fabien Maldonado, Erin Gillaspie, Alan Kuntz and Robert Webster A Continuum Lung Stapler Leveraging Phase Changing Metal for Dexterity and Stiffness

14:45 - 15:45
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Industry Forum

Coffee Break 15:45 - 16:15
Marquee & Hall
16:15 - 17:00
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Keynote Talk: Digitally-Enabled Surgery

Dr Sylvain Gioux:
Director of Imaging Research, Intuitive
Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Imperial College London
Dr Sylvain Gioux is the Director of Imaging Research at Intuitive Surgical in the research and development department located in the EU headquarter (Aubonne, Switzerland). Specifically, the R&D department in Aubonne is focused on the design & translation of novel imaging & vision solutions and the evaluation of their potential in future products. He is also responsible for managing technical research collaborations in Europe with a focus on optics & imaging and interfacing with the European innovation ecosystem.

17:00 - 18:00
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Session 3: Smart Devices & Systems

Session Chairs:
Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University
Paolo Fiorini, UNIVR
17:00 Maria Grazia Polizzotto, Ahmed Zohaib Zaidi, Linda Paternò and Arianna Menciassi Smart trans-humeral prosthetic socket
17:12 Haley Mayer, James Drake, Eric Diller and Thomas Looi Compact Magnetic Twisted String Actuated Forceps for Stronger Robot-Assisted Neuroendoscopy
17:24 Benjamin Calmé, Adam Metcalf, Peter Lloyd, Seok Chang Ryu and Pietro Valdastri A Hybrid Millimetric Manipulator with Magnetically Actuated Continuum Robot and Tendon Compliant Gripper
17:36 Ella Walsh, Nillan Nimal, Adnan Munawar, James Drake, Tim Van Mieghem and Thomas Looi Development of a Virtual Da Vinci Xi Training Simulator for Robotic In-Utero Open Spina Bifida Repair - Preliminary Results
17:48 Ruixuan Li, Jeroen Berendsen, Nicolaas Ooms, Ayoob Davoodi, Yuyu Cai and Emmanuel Vander Poorten Development of Smart Low-cost Ball-tip Feeler for Automatic Breach Detection in Pedicle Screw Placement

18:00 - 19:00
Location: Hall & Exhibition Centre

Drinks Reception

All delegates and speakers are invited to join us for a drinks reception. Drinks and canapés are served in the Hall and Exhibition area.

Registration & Coffee 08:00 - 08:30
Marquee & Hall
08:30 - 09:30
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Session 4: Continuum & Fibre Robotics

Session Chairs:
Pierre Dupont, Boston Children's Hospital
Robert Webster, Vanderbilt University
08:30 Kirsten Lussenburg, Paul Breedveld and Aimée Sakes Development of a Novel 3D-Printed Steerable Light Pipe for Eye Surgery
08:42 Hritwick Banerjee, Stella Laperrousaz, Marion Borot and Fabien Sorin Soft Magnetic Fibers and Textiles for Assisting Minimally Invasive Surgery and Soft Orthoses
08:54 Pierre Dupont and Yuan Wang Investigating Neural Network Modeling of Hysteretic Forward Kinematics in Tendon-Actuated Continuum Robots
09:06 Jinshi Zhao, Yue Li, Mohamed E. M. K. Abdelaziz, Bruno Gil Rosa, Libaihe Tian and Burak Temelkuran Electrothermally Actuated Robotic Fibre for Precise Endoscopic Surgery
09:18 John E. Peters, Daniel S. Esser, Abby M. Grillo, Nithin S. Kumar, Robert J. Webster III and Eric J. Barth Toward In-Scanner Transforamenal Epilepsy Interventions: A Compact MR-Safe Concentric Tube Actuation System

09:30 - 10:15
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Keynote Talk: Global Surgery: State of Play and Why it Matters

Dr Kee Park:
Director of Policy & Advocacy, Harvard Medical School
Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Imperial College London
Dr Kee Park spent 10 years teaching neurosurgery in Nepal, Ethiopia, North Korea, and Cambodia, after completing his medical school and neurosurgical residency in the US. He returned to the US for a global surgery fellowship with Professor John Meara and earned a Master’s in Public Health degree from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. His areas of interest include the unmet need for neurosurgical care, global surgery financing, policy and advocacy, and geopolitical effects of health in North Korea.

Coffee Break 10:15 - 10:45
Marquee & Hall
10:45 - 11:45
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Session 5: Soft Robotics

Session Chairs:
Arianna Menciassi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Helge Wurdemann, University College London
10:45 Chen Liu and Ketao Zhang Design of Stacked PVC Gel Actuators-based Active Absorber for Finger Tremor Suppression
10:57 Jacob Rogatinsky, Dominic Recco, Edward O'Leary, Douglas Mah, David Hoganson and Tommaso Ranzani A Soft Robot Guides Pacemaker Lead Placement
11:09 Joshua Davy, Nikita Greenidge, Sukjun Kim, James H. Chandler, Tania Morimoto and Pietro Valdsatri Minaturized Magnetic Vine Robots for Deep Endoluminal Navigation
11:21 Przybylski Flavie, Yinoussa Adagolodjo, Jeremie Dequidt, Christian Duriez and Pierre Berthet-Rayne Enhancing TAVI Robot Flexibility Using Semi-Extensible Materials
11:33 Flora Leung, Korn Borvorntanajanya, Kaiwen Chen, Enrico Franco, Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena, Philip Chiu and Yeung Yam Tip Force Estimation of a Hybrid Manipulator for Lower GI Interventions

11:45 - 12:45
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Session 6: Robotic Endoscopy

Session Chairs:
Elena De Momi, Politecnico di Milano
Gernot Kronreif ACMIT - Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology
11:45 Giuliano A. Giacoppo, Johannes Ohmann, Ali Youssef, Charlotta M. Reetz, Leonhard Heinrich and Peter P. Pott High Dexterity Single Use Flexible Endoscopic Robot
11:57 Bella Boyd, Kaan Esendag, Shuhei Miyashita and Dana Damian Development of a Near-Field Wireless Power Transfer System for Controlling Electronic Motors within Capsule Endoscopes
12:09 Nikita Greenidge, Alessandro Catania, Michele Bertozzi, Benjamin Calme, James Martin, Giuseppe Iannaccone and Pietro Valdastri Enhancing Capsule Endoscopy with Robotic Magnetic Manipulation and Wireless Power Transfer
12:21 Yupeng Wang, Zheyuan Bi, Mike Thomson and Lin Cao A Through-the-scope Robotic Arm with an Hand-writing-Mimicking Control Interface for Endo-Robotics
12:33 Max McCandless, Silvan Otto and Pierre Dupont Steerable Balloon Endoscopes for Transcatheter Intracardiac Procedures

Lunch & Exhibition 12:45 - 13:45
Hall, Marquee and Exhibition Centre
13:45 - 14:30
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Poster Teaser Presentations: Session 2

Session Chairs:
Hisham Iqbal, Imperial College London
13:45 17 Shrivatsa Mishra, Roger D. Dias, Marco A. Zenati and Theodora Chaspari Acoustic patterns of good and bad interprofessional communication behaviors in the operating room
13:47 18 Ethan Tang, Glenn Maguire, Dale Podolsky and Thomas Looi Robotic Cleft Palate Repair Using Novel 3 mm Wristed Tools
13:49 19 Arion Law, Radian Gondokaryono, James Drake, Tim Van Mieghem and Thomas Looi Feasibility of daVinci-based 2mm Tendon Driven Continuum Tools for Robotic Repair of Open Spina Bifida
13:51 20 Denise Weinmann, Peter P. Pott and Max B. Schäfer Steerable Tip Enables Expanding Robot to Pass Sigmoid Curve
13:53 21 Diego Dall'Alba, Michał Naskręt, Sabina Kamińska and Przemysław Korzeniowski FF-SRL: High Performance GPU-Based Simulation For Surgical Robot Learning
13:55 22 Emilia Zari, Shuhang Chen, Daniele Dini and Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena Photoresponsive Valves for Soft Robotic Actuation
13:57 23 Sofia Breschi, Alex Ranne, Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena and Elena De Momi Augmented Reality Assisted Robotic Endovascular Surgery: A Pilot Study
13:59 24 Muhammad Aldian Salman, Indrawanto Indrawanto and Vani Virdyawan Stiffness Investigations of a Soft Robot Actuator for Affordable Endotracheal Intubation Devices
14:01 25 Deepak Raina, Ziming Zhao, Richard Voyles, Juan Wachs, Subir Kumar Saha and S. H. Chandrashekhara UltraGelBot: Autonomous Gel Dispenser for Robotic Ultrasound
14:03 26 Hasan Dad Ansari Mohammad, Di Wu, Fabian Trauzettel, Zhen Li, Beatriz Farola Barata, Xuan Thao Ha, Diego Dall'Alba, Gianni Borghesan, Mouloud Ourak, Veronica Iacovacci, Selene Tognarelli, Jenny Dankelman, Elena De Momi, Paul Breedveld, Paolo Fiorini, Jos Vander Sloten, Arianna Menciassi and Emmanuel Vander Poorten Magnetic catheterization using a medical robotic platform
14:05 27 Joshua Brown, Angus B. Clark and Bukeikhan Omarali Design and Implementation of a Polar-type 3D Printer for Highly Optimised Manufacturing of Prosthetic Sockets in LMICs
14:07 28 Ziting Liang, Haoqian Yang, Chuang Lu, Mohamed E. M. K. Abdelaziz, Lukas Lindenroth, Steve Bandula, Danail Stoyanov and Agostino Stilli A Novel MR Safe Needle Insertion Robot for Abdominal Interventions
14:09 29 Hao Yang, Ayberk Acar, Keshuai Xu, Anton Deguet, Peter Kazanzides and Jie Ying Wu An Effectiveness Study Across Baseline and Neural Network-based Force Estimation Methods on the da Vinci Research Kit Si System
14:11 30 Basma Alabdullah, Athanasios Diamantopoulos, Alejandro Granados and Lukas Lindenroth Effect of Reconfiguration on the Workspace and Stiffness of a Parallel, Fluid-driven Soft Robotic Mechanism
14:13 31 Alexander Saikia, Chloe He, Sophia Bano and Danail Stoyanov An adaptable robotic arm-based research platform for the capture of multi-view datasets
14:15 32 Zejian Cui and Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena Calibration Framework for Positioning Accuracy Improvement of da Vinci Surgical Instruments

14:30 - 15:30
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Global Surgery Forum

Kee Park, Harvard University
Ana Cruz Ruiz, Imperial College London

Coffee Break 15:30 - 16:00
Hall, Marquee and Exhibition Centre
16:00 - 17:00
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Session 7: Sensing Technologies

Session Chairs:
Simon DiMaio, Intuitive
Massimilliano Zecca, Loughborough University
16:00 Duncan Raitt, Sara Abad, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam and Helge Wurdemann Soft-Tipped, Compliance Controllable Sensor for Measuring Forces During Minimally Invasive Surgery
16:12 Daniel Van Lewen, Catherine Wang, Hun Chan Lee, Anand Devaiah, Urvashi Upadhyay and Sheila Russo Monitoring Forces in Soft Robotic Brain Retraction via Origami Sensing Modules
16:24 Guillaume Lods, Florent Nageotte, Bernard Bayle and Benoit Rosa Force Sensing along Continuum Robots using Compliance Matrix and Shape Acquisition
16:36 Korn Borvorntanajanya, Jabed F Ahmed, Enrico Franco and Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena Pneumatic Sensor for Force Measurement in Colonoscopy
16:48 Radu-Florin Stancu, Manuel J. Marques, Carlo Seneci, Ross Henry, Lyndon Da Cruz, Christos Bergeles, Michael Hughes and Adrian Podoleanu Ultra-thin Fiber Distance Sensors for Robotic Microsurgery

17:00 - 17:45
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Keynote Talk: Wireless Soft Medical Milliscale Robots inside the Body

Professor Metin Sitti:
President and Professor of Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey
Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Imperial College London
Prof. Metin Sitti is the President of Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey since fall 2023. Beforehand, he was the director of the Physical Intelligence Department at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany (2014-2023), professor at ETH Zurich in Switzerland (2020-2024), honorary professor at University of Stuttgart, Germany since 2017, tenured professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA (2002-2014), and a research scientist at UC Berkeley, USA (1999-2002).

17:45 - 18:00
Location: Ondaateje Lecture Theatre

Awards & Closing Ceremony

Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Imperial College London
Robert Merrifield, Imperial College London