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Frank Langlotz
09-30-1998, 07:41 PM
Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

4th CAOS-SYMPOSIUM
Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery
March 17-19, 1999
Davos, Switzerland

The CAOS-Symposium is the premier international forum on the
use of a new breed of computer based tools in orthopaedic surgery.
CAOS '99 will be held in Davos, Switzerland. It will continue the
tradition of multi-speciality, interdisciplinary symposia presenting
the most recent innovations in this rapidly evolving field. CAOS is
for physicians, surgeons, health care providers, researchers, entre-
preneurs, educators, and investors interested in these computer based
technologies.
The objectives of the symposium are to present the most current
thinking on the impact of computer assisted surgical techniques on
the daily clinical and surgical routine, to educate surgeons in the
use of these techniques, and to promote a new partnership between
surgeons and technologists as a necessary basis for the successful
hospital integration of computer assisted surgery systems.
The format at the meeting will consist of invited lectures presented
by an internationally recognized faculty as well as presentations of
submitted papers reviewed by a distinguished program committee.
It will provide ample opportunity for personal interaction with
faculty and other symposium participants and will be an unique educa-
tional experience for practicing orthopaedic surgeons.

TOPICS (Subject to change)
* Basic Concepts
- Advanced Medical Imaging
- Preoperative Planning, Surgical Simulation and Optimization
- Matching Strategies and Registration Techniques
- Navigation Systems
- Medical Robots
* State-of-the-Art CAOS Systems for
- Placement of Spinal Implants
- Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
- Reconstructive Joint Surgery
- Trauma Treatment
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
* Clinical Performance of CAOS Systems
- Participant Interactive Live or Video Presentations of
Computer Assisted Surgeries from Different Hospitals
- Review of Clinical Applications Comparing Conventional to
Computer Assisted Surgeries
* Selected Topics
- Medical Benefit of CAOS
- Accuracy and Safety of CAS Systems
- Interventional Techniques
- Telemedicine
* Surgical Workshop
- Advanced Hands on Presentation and Training
of Various CAOS Techniques

MAURICE E. MUELLER AWARD
In order to promote research in this emerging area the Maurice E.
Mueller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery will be given.
A board of referees will search for individuals whose contribution
fostered excellence in Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery to the
present. The nominee/s should be prepared to come to Davos at the time
of the meeting to receive the award.

SOCIAL PROGRAM
The organizers would like to invite the CAOS participants and accom-
panying persons to an informal welcome reception on Wednesday, March 17,
from 19:00 to 21:00 held in the CAOS venue, at the Convention Center
Davos. This will be the first opportunity to register for the symposium.
The Conference Banquet will be on Thursday, March 18 in the unique and
stimulating atmosphere of a mountain restaurant at an altitude of 2483m
(8146ft.).

POST SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
At this time of the year CAOS participants will have the excellent
opportunity to stay for a skiing weekend. The Davos/Klosters region is
one of the largest resorts in Switzerland. The ski areas are: Pischa,
Jakobshorn, Rinerhorn, Schatzalp/Strela, Parsenn, Gotschna, Madrisa
providing easy access to five spectacular skiing areas covering every
degree of difficulty: Approx. 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% expert
runs.

INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION
The CAOS-Symposium is known as a premier interactive forum on ortho-
paedic surgery and interactive computer based technologies. Consequent-
ly, an industrial exhibition is organized which will show demonstrate
hands-on cutting-edge technology for surgical planning, simulation, exe-
cution, and documentation, covering a wide range of recent developments
in this area. The exhibits will be available to the participants for the
whole duration of the conference.

SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION
Venue Davos Convention Center
Promenade 92
7270 Davos
Switzerland
Beginning Thursday, March 18, 08:00
Ending Friday, March 19, 18:00
Registration Wednesday, March 17, 19:00 - 21:00 at the venue
Thursday, March 18, 07:15 - 08:15 at the venue
Reception Wednesday, March 17, 19:00 - 21:00 at the venue
Registration Before December 1, 1998: CHF 600.-
After December 1, 1998: CHF 700.-
Deadline Submission of abstracts: December 15, 1998
Information CAOS-Secretary
M.E. Mueller Institute for Biomechanics
P.O. Box 30
CH-3010 Bern
Switzerland
Phone +41-31-632-8719
Fax +41-31-632-4951
E-mail caos@mem.unibe.ch
WWW http://cranium.unibe.ch/cas/


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