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Leo Joskowicz
03-30-2000, 05:32 PM
Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the program of ISRACAS'2000, the Third Israeli
Symposium on Computer-Aided Surgery, Medical Robotics, and Medical Imaging,
which be held at the Technion on May 18, 2000.

The program includes five distinguished speakers, 14 refereed paper
presentations, and a "Perspectives from Industry" session in which
companies will describe technical aspects of their state of the art

Below is enclosed the call for participation with all the details of the
program and registration, which can also be found on the Symposium web site:


Please note that early registration ends on May 1st. We encourage you to
register early, as the number of participants is limited.

You are most welcome to forward and distribute the call to all interested

Looking forward to seeing you at the Symposium,

Leo Joskowicz
Moshe Shoham
Symposium co-organizers

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* Web site: http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~josko/isracas2000.html *
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* The James H. Belfer Memorial Symposium Series *
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* ISRACAS'2000 *
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* Thursday, May 18, 2000 *
* Technion-Israel Institute of Technology *
* Haifa, ISRAEL *
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* Technion - Israel Institute of Technology *
* The Hebrew University *
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* GE Medical Systems Israel *
* Centers of Excellence for Magnetic Resonance, *
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* Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering *
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Symposium Organizers

L. Joskowicz PhD The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
M. Shoham DSc Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology


The goal of the Symposium is to convene in Israel clinicians, scientists,
and engineers actively interested in medical imaging, computer science, and
robotics, and their application to the planning, monitoring, and execution
of medical surgeries. The symposium is the sequel of the first and second
ISRACAS symposia, held on May 4th, 1998 at Technion, and May 6, 1999 at the
Hebrew University. Each was attended by over 150 participants (evenly
distributed between clinicians, industry, and engineering academia).

Symposium format

The one-day events included five invited speakers, 14 oral presentations of
refereed papers, and an industrial perspectives session..

Symposium Topics

Relevant research in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomechanics, and Electrical Engineering including but not limited to:

- multi-modal image reconstruction and segmentation
- architectures, control, and applications of medical robots
- virtual and augmented reality surgery, telesurgery
- image and sensor data registration
- computer-aided diagnosis and preoperative planning
- intraoperative surgical monitoring, support, and planning
- surgical simulators, anatomical modeling, atlases
- safety issues in computer-assisted surgery

All medical specialties include but are not limited to:

- radiology
- orthopaedics and traumatology
- laparoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy
- neurosurgery
- cardio-vascular surgery
- minimally invasive surgery
- urology
- craniofacial surgery and dentistry

Invited speakers

G. H. Barnett, MD Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
Cleveland, USA.
"Evolution and Future of Computer-Assisted Neurosurgery"

J.C. Bowersox, MD PhD, Dept of Surgery, University of California,
San Francisco, USA.
"Telesurgery: from development to clinical applications"

F. Jolesz, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School,
Boston, USA.
"The vision of the operating room of the future"

P. Dario, Phd, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Advanced Robotics Technology and System Lab.
Pisa, Italy.
"Medical Robotics: principles and applications"

P. Merloz, MD, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Univ J. Fourier,
Grenoble, France.
"Clinical aspects of computer-assisted spine surgery"

Preliminary Program


8:30-8:45 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
M. Shoham and L. Joskowicz, Technion and Hebrew U.

8:45-9:20 Invited lecture 1
"Evolution and Future of Computer-Assisted Neurosurgery"
G. H. Barnett, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA

9:20-9:45 Papers Session 1: Neurosurgery and neurology
Chair: M. Blumenfeld, GE Medical Systems, ISRAEL

1. "A digital brain atlas: evaluation by functional MRI"
H. Dickhaus, K.A. Ganzer et al.
University of Heidelberg, GERMANY

2. "Clinical experience with routine application of interactive
image-guided neurosurgery system in the treatment of
40 neurosurgical patients"
Y. Shoshan, E. Ashkenazi, et al.
Hadassah University Hospital, ISRAEL

9:45-10:20 Invited lecture 2
"The vision of the operating room of the future"
Ferenc Jolez, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA.

10:20-10:45 COFFEE BREAK

10:45-11:20 Invited lecture 3
"Clinical systems: computer-assisted spine surgery"
P. Merloz, MD
Univ J. Fourier, Grenoble, FRANCE

11:20-12:30 Paper session 2: Orthopaedics
Chair: C. Milgrom, MD, Hadassah Hospital, ISRAEL
M. Roffman Carmel Hospital, ISRAEL

1. "Computer-assisted distal radius osteotomy"
H. Croitoru, R. Ellis, et al.
Surgical Navigation Systems and U. of Waterloo, CANADA

2. "Planning of total knee replacement: analysis of the critical
parameters influencing the implant"
M. Marccaci, S. Martelli et at.,
Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, ITALY

3. "Robot-assisted registration for total knee replacement"
D. Glozman and M. Shoham
Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, ISRAEL

4. "Developments of the Hull computer assisted orthopaedic surgery
system CAOSS projects"
R. Phillips, WJ Viant, et al.
University of Hull, UK

5. "Simulator and distal targeting device for in-vitro experimentation
and training in computer-aided closed medullary nailing"
L. Joskowicz, C. Milgrom, et. al,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL

12:30-13:45 LUNCH BREAK

13:45-14:45 Special session: perspectives from industry
Chair: Ori Hadomi, DenX, ISRAEL.

1. "The PoleStar N-10 System for intraoperative MRI neurosurgery"
Z. Polunski, Odin Technologies, Yokneam, ISRAEL.

2. "Interactive data language for medical imaging research"
T. Kehoe and A. Rubin
Reseach Systems and Dan-El Technologies, UK and ISRAEL

3. TBD

4. TBD

5. TBD

14:45-15:20 Invited lecture 4
"Telesurgery: from development to clinical applications"
J.C. Bowersox, MD PhD,
University of California, San Francisco, USA

15:20-16:05 Paper session 3: Emerging technologies and applications
Chair: D. Maor, PhD, InSight Therapeutics Ltd

1. "Placement of endosteal implants"
W. Birkfeller, F. Watzinge, et al.
University of Vienna, AUSTRIA

2. "Image-guided diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases:
progress and challenges"
J. Berger and B. Madjorov
University of Pennsylvania, USA

3. "Our Tele-3D C-FESS remote surgical procedures: the real time
transfer of live video image in parallel with volume rendered
models of surgical field
I. Kaplan, L. Simicic, et al.
University of Zagreb, CROATIA

16:05-16:20 COFFEE BREAK

16:20-17:00 Invited lecture 5
"Medical Robotics: principles and applications"
P. Dario, Phd,
Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, ITALY

17:00-18:00 Paper session 4: Medical image processing and Virtual reality
Chair: D. Cohen-Or, PhD, Tel-Aviv University, ISRAEL

1. "Path extraction in 3D medical images for virtual endoscopy"
T. Dechamps and L. Cohen
Universite Paris IX Dauphine, FRANCE

2. "Estimate of bone fragility by image processing of digital bone
I. Leichter, A. Simkin et al
Jerusalem College of Technology and Hadassah Univ. Hospital, ISRAEL

3. "The volume of mastoid pneumatization: a 3D reconstruction of
ultra-high resolution CT -- preliminary results"
M. Luntz, S. Malatskey, et. al.
Bnai Zion Hospital, Haifa, ISRAEL

4. "Clinical evaluation of a see through display for intraoperative
presentation of planning data"
J. Brief, S. Hassfeld, et al.,
U. of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, GERMANY

18:00 Closing Remarks
L. Joskowicz and M. Shoham, The Hebrew U. and Technion. ISRAEL

Local Program Committee

D. Adam PhD Technion
M. Berman PhD Biomedicom Ltd
R. Beyar MD DSc Rambam MC and Technion
M. Blumenfeld PhD GE Medical Systems Israel Ltd
Y. Charit PhD Technion
D. Cohen-Or PhD Tel-Aviv University
M. Gomori MD Hadassah Hospital
P. Itzchak MD Tel Hashomer
D. Maor PhD InSight Therapeutics Ltd
C. Milgrom MD Hadassah Hospital
M. Roffman MD Carmel Hospital
A. Simkin PhD Hadassah Hospital
R. Yagel PhD InSight Therapeutics Ltd
M. Zahler PhD Contec Medical Ltd

Industrial Liason: Ori Hadomi, DenX

International Advisory Board

N. Ayache PhD INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
R. Bucholz MD St. Louis U., USA
A. Colchester PhD U. of Kent, UK
P. Dario PhD Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
B. Davies PhD Imperial College, UK
A. DiGioia MD Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh USA
S. Delp PhD Northwestern U., USA
E. Grimson PhD MIT, USA
B. Jaramaz PhD Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh USA
L. Kavoussi MD Johns Hopkins U., USA
R. Kikinis MD Harvard Medical School, USA
S. Lavallee PhD TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France
H. Lemke PhD Technische Universitat, Berlin, Germany
P. Merloz MD Centre Universitaire et Hospitalier Grenoble, France
R. Mosges MD U. of Cologne, Germany
L. Nolte PhD U. of Bern, Switzerland
R. Phillips PhD U. of Hull, UK
D. Stulberg MD Northwestern U., USA
R.H. Taylor PhD Johns Hopkins U., USA
J. Troccaz PhD TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France
M. Vannier MD University of Iowa, USA

Symposium Venue

The Symposium will be held at the Mossad Neeman, Technion, Haifa, Israel.


Following are three hotels in Haifa (transportation required).
We urge you to book early, as May is a busy tourist season.

Dan Panorama Haifa
107 Hanassi Ave.
Haifa, Israel
Tel: (+972)(0)4-8303020
Fax: (+972)(0)4-8377573
Category: *****

Nof Hotel
101 Hanassi Ave.
Haifa 34642, Israel
Tel: (+972)(0)4-8354311
Fax: (+972)(0)4-8388810
Category: ****

Dvir Hotel
124 Yafe Nof St.
Haifa, Israel
Tel: (+972)(0)4-8389131
Fax: (+972)(0)4-8381068
Category: ***


Participants are required to register and pay a nominal fee which
entitles them to a copy of the Symposium proceedings and coffee break

Early registration: IS 200 (US $50) IS 100 (US $25) for students
(by May 1st, 2000)
On-site registration: IS 250 (US $60) IS 125 (US $30) for students

We encourage participants to register early, as the number of
participants will be limited.

Please e-mail or fax the following information to

Prof. Moshe Shoham
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Technion City, Haifa 32000, Isreal
Phone: +(972)-4-829-3264
FAX: +(972)-4-832-4533
Email: shoham@tx.technion.ac.il

Information can also be obtained from:

Dr. Leo Joskowicz
Institute of Computer Science
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Phone: +(972)-2-658-6299
FAX: +(972)-2-658-5439
E-mail: josko@cs.huji.ac.il

Check our web site for frequent updates:


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Early registration: __ IS 200 (or US $50)
__ IS 100 (or US $25) for students
(by May 1st, 2000)
On-site registration: -- IS 250 (or US $60)
__ IS 125 (or US $30) for students

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Send, together with your payment to:

Prof. Moshe Shoham
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology
Kiriat Hatechnion,
Haifa 32000, Israel
E-mail: shoham@techunix.technion.ac.il
Phone: +972-4-829-3264
Fax: +972-4-832-4533

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