IDEAS (Innovation, Design, and Emerging Alliances in Surgery) was created by the Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
As its name implies, IDEAS seeks to foster innovation in surgery, particularly at the interface of surgery and other disciplines, whether the social, biological, or physical sciences. IDEAS seeks to bring innovators from surgery and other professions together to focus on unmet clinical needs, and provide them with a forum for exchanging ideas and forming new, productive collaborations.
IDEAS is focused on “Bringing Innovative Ideas to Life.
Visit the IDEAS websitefor more information.
SURGICAL ROBOTICS: FROM PRINCIPLES TO PRACTICE
The 2014 IDEAS Symposium, "Surgical Robotics: From Principles to Practice," was a unique event that brought together surgeons, engineers, and thought leaders from across the United States and Europe. Topics included government priorities in robotics, medical simulation and training, bionics in human performance, and more.
SURGICAL ROBOTICS: VIRTUAL SURGERY
The IDEAS, "Virtual Surgery," workshop provided a comprehensive updated on the state-of-the-art in virtual surgery and discussed challenges and opportunities. The workshop took place on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
SURGICAL ROBOTICS: BUILDING BRIDGES AND BREAKING BARRIERS
The 2013 IDEAS Symposium, "Surgical Robotics: Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers," provided an interactive forum for innovation at the interface of surgery and other disciplines-whether the social, biological, or physical sciences-with the goal of improving the lives of patients worldwide. Topics included quality of life technologies, wearable robots, and barriers to robotic cardiac surgery, and more.
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR SURGICAL ROBOTICS
The first annual IDEAS Symposium, "Opportunities and Challenges for Surgical Robotics," was held in 2012. Topics included biomechatronics, human performance-enhancement technologies, and image-guided robotic urologic surgery.
Please visit the IDEAS website ( www.ideasprojectharvard.org ) for details about these and other IDEAS programs.
For more information, please contact:
Department of Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
West Campus, Lowry Medical Office Building
110 Francis St.
Boston, MA 02215