8:00     Registration, Speaker Check-in and Poster Setup

8:30     Welcome & Opening Remarks

Chairs: Pascal Fallavollita, Marta Kersten-Oertel, Cristian A. Linte, Philip Pratt & Ziv Yaniv

8:40     Oral Session I: Image-Guided Orthopaedic & Craniofacial Surgery

Chair: Marta Kersten-Oertel, Concordia University

  1. A Novel Application of an RGBD augmented C-arm for Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery Assistance Séverine Habert – Technical University of Munich, Germany
  2. A Robust Head CT Image Registration Pipeline for Craniosynostosis Skull Correction Surgery Shusil Dangi – Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  3. Multi-modal Imaging, Model-based Tracking and Mixed Reality Visualization for Orthopaedic Surgery Sing Chun Lee – Johns Hopkins University, USA

9:40     Poster Teaser Session I

Chair: Marta Kersten-Oertel, Concordia University

  1. Towards X-ray free endovascular interventions – Using HoloLens for on-line holographic visualization Ivo Kuhlemann – University of Lübeck, Germany
  2. Quantifying attention shifts in craniotomy planning in image-guided surgery: A comparison of augmented reality with traditional navigation Étienne Léger – Concordia University, Canada
  3. Multimodal Connectivity Based Eloquence Score Computation and Visualization for Computer-aided Neurosurgical Path Planning Saeed Bakhshmand – University of Western Ontario, Canada
  4. Estimation of surgical tool-tip tracking error distribution in coordinate reference frame (CRF) involving pivot calibration uncertainty Zhe Min – Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

10:00     Coffee Break (30 minutes)

10:30     Technical Invited Lecture

Chair: Cristian A. Linte, RIT 


Title: Multi-resolution Geometric Models of the Mitral Valve

Michael S. Sacks, PhD 
W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Simulation-Based Engineering Science Chair
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Simulation,
University of Texas at Austin, USA


11:30     Oral Session II: Augmented Reality in Abdominal Surgery

Chair: Cristian A. Linte, RIT 

  1. Real-time Geometry-Aware Augmented Reality in Minimally Invasive Surgery Long Chen – Bournemouth University, UK
  2. Intra-operative ultrasound-based augmented reality guidance for laparoscopic surgery Rohit Singla – University of British Columbia, Canada

12:10     Poster Teaser Session II

Chair: Cristian A. Linte, RIT 

  1. Design and Evaluation of an Augmented Reality Simulator using Leap Motion Trinette Wright – University of Western Ontario, Canada
  2. Distance sonification in image-guided neurosurgery Joseph Plazak – Illinois Wesleyan University, USA 
  3. A prototype for augmented-reality-guided transcranial Doppler ultrasound examination Yiming Xiao – Concordia University, Canada
  4. Development of a Hybrid Virtual/Physical Nuss Procedure Surgical Trainer Mohammad Obeid – Old Dominion University, USA

12:30     LUNCH              

14:00     CLINICAL INVITED lecture

Chair: Pascal Fallavollita, University of Ottawa


Title: Neurosurgeons’ Challenges to Using Virtual and Augmented Reality Visualization in the Clinical World

Sandrine de Ribaupierre, MD

Western University & London Health Sciences Centre,
London ON Canada


15:00     Oral Session III: Calibration & Simulation

Chair: Pascal Fallavollita, University of Ottawa

  1. Hand-Eye calibration Using a Target Registration Error Model Elvis Chen – Robarts Research Institute, Canada
  2. Can surgical simulation be used to train detection and classification neural networks? Odysseas Zisimopoulos – Touch Surgery, UK

15:40     Coffee Break (20 minutes)

16:00     Awards & Closing Remarks

Chairs: Pascal Fallavollita, Marta Kersten-Oertel, & Cristian A. Linte