Friday, March 11, 2011

Institute Doctors Sharing Innovation Expertise Worldwide

Sheikh Zayed Institute faculty are often called upon to share knowledge about pediatric technology and surgical innovation with colleagues regionally in the Washington, DC, area, nationally, and around the world. Some recent activity highlights from members of the Bioengineering Initiative include:
  • Craig Peters, MD, recently was Visiting Professor of Urology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania Division of Urology. He presented “Horizons of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Children,” and discussed the unique structure of the Institute with CHOP faculty, residents, and students.
  • Dr. Peters then traveled to Saudi Arabia for the 23rd Annual Saudi Urological conference and gave a series of lectures, including “Innovations in Pediatric Urology.” The meeting was attended by more than 100 urologists from around the Arabian Gulf region.
  • Kevin Cleary, PhD, presented “Image-Guided Interventions and Medical Robotics: The Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery” at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Cleary’s lecture focused on his career in bioengineering, during which he developed physician-assist systems for precision placement and manipulation of instruments during minimally invasive procedures. He also spoke about how his work will be advanced through the Sheikh Zayed Institute’s unique team science based approach to pediatric surgical innovations.
  • Dr. Cleary also will present “Workflow for Bringing Image Fusion to Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery for Improved Intra-Operative Visualization,” as part of a poster session at the prestigious international CARS 2011 Congress (Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery) in Berlin, Germany in June.

Stay tuned for more updates as our faculty continue their travels around the world.

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