Mission

The SDS summer school aims to promote research and innovation on computer/data science tools of clinical value by providing multidisciplinary education on surgical data science. The school is therefore dedicated to educating clinicians and computer scientists on respective contexts, needs, tools and methodologies.

Background

We are witnessing the transformation of operating rooms into smart hubs of interconnected advanced technologies where multiple, highly specialized professionals must coordinate for the benefit of patients. Such high-stake sociotechnical process is generally highly effective but error prone. Surgical data science aims to improve the safety and efficiency of modern surgery by modelling multimodal surgical data and developing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to provide timely assistance to caregivers.

However, to build clinically impactful surgical data science tools there is a need for a tight and effective collaboration between clinicians and computer scientists. Currently, there is a lack of opportunities for these community to meet, learn from each other and finally develop the common language needed to team up and complement each other.

SDS summer school

Educational materials  on fundamentals of image-guided surgery and computer/data science is freely accessible on our dedicated online SDS portal. Upon completing these fundamentals, prospective participants will be able to apply to an onsite selective multi-day intensive summer school consisting of a series of lectures and hands-on labs. During the on-site school participants will get the unique opportunity to work in small teams on practical projects with mentors’ help. Towards this, related materials (datasets and trained models) and resources (accelerators) will be provided, and the teams will be challenged to come up with novel ideas and data science solutions of clinical value.

IHU Strasbourg
The 2022 edition of the Surgical Data Science (SDS) Summer School will be jointly organised by the University of Strasbourg and the Institute of Image-Guided Surgery (IHU Strasbourg). The center offers a truly multidisciplinary environment to innovate in the image-guided surgery domain with strong collaborations with academia and industry. Surgeons and engineers work closely together on practical as well as moonshot research ideas. Promising ideas are funded and supported by internal and competitive research grants or by partnership programs, while developed and validated ideas are translated to products through licensing and startup spin-offs.

Keynote speakers

Nassir Navab, PhD

Nassir Navab, PhD

Professor, Technische Universität München

Stefanie Speidel, PhD

Stefanie Speidel, PhD

Professor, National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Dresden

Lena Maier-Hein, PhD

Lena Maier-Hein, PhD

Professor, German Cancer Research Center

Swaroop Vedula, PhD

Swaroop Vedula, PhD

Assistant Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Lee Swanstrom, MD

Lee Swanstrom, MD

Scientific Director, IHU Strasbourg, France

Cesare Hassan, MD

Cesare Hassan, MD

Associate Professor, Humanitas Rozzano, Italy

Peter Mountney, PhD

Peter Mountney, PhD

CEO, Odin Vision, London, United Kingdom

Dirk Wilhelm, MD

Dirk Wilhelm, MD

Visceral Surgeon, Technical University Munich

Amin Madani, MD

Amin Madani, MD

Endocrine and acute care surgeon, UHN

Daniel Hashimoto, MD

Daniel Hashimoto, MD

Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Offsite & onsite lecturers

Amin Madani, MD, PhD
UHN, Canada

Baptiste Vasey, MD
University of Oxford, UK​

Bernard Dallemagne, MD
NHC University Hospital & IRCAD Strasbourg, France

Daniel Hashimoto, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, USA​

Hani Marcus, MD, PhD​
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK

Ivo Boškoski, MD, PhD
Digestive Endoscopy, Fondazione A. Gemelli IRCCS University Hospital, Rome, Italy

Juan Verde, MD
IHU Strasbourg, France​

Kenneth Patrick Seastedt, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, USA

Marco Delcogliano, MD
Service of Orthopaedic Surgery, EOC, Bellinzona, Switzerland

Riccardo Giuseppe Bertolo, MD, PhD
Staff Urologist, San Carlo di Nancy Hospital, Rome, Italy

Rocco Trisolini, MD
Interventional Pulmonology Division, Fondazione A. Gemelli IRCCS University Hospital, Rome, Italy

Ursula Catena, MD, PhD
CLASS Hysteroscopy Center, Fondazione A. Gemelli IRCCS University Hospital, Rome, Italy

Woo Jin Hyung, MD, PhD
Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea

Dirk Wilhelm, MD
Technical University Munich, Germany​

Barbara Seeliger, MD, PhD
IHU Strasbourg, France​

Joël L. Lavanchy, MD
Bern University Hospital, Switzerland​

Aditya Murali
CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Chinedu Nwoye, PhD
CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Deepak Alapatt
CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Georgios Exarchakis, PhD
CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Husam Nujaim
CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Kun Yuan
CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Luca Sestini
CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Sanat Ramesh
University of Verona, Italy and CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Sebastian Bodenstedt, PhD
National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Dresden, Germany

Saurav Sharma
CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Tong Yu, PhD
CAMMA Lab, University of Strasbourg, France

Tobias Czempiel​
CAMP, TUM, Germany​

Who should consider applying?

Applicants for the onsite course should be:

    • Medical students in their last year
    • Physicians in residency, master or PhD
    • Computer scientists/engineers at a master, doctoral or postdoctoral level

 

Application process

Applicants need to do the following steps:

    • Register on the EVE platform
    • Complete the lectures on the EVE platform
    • Apply to the SDS summer school

Prospective students will be notified via email by 1st of May 2022 to complete registration.
 

Registration fees

    • 250€ for students (e.g. medical, computer science, PhD student)
    • 1000€ for industry participants

Registration cost covers summer school activities, breakfast & lunch, and social events. Upon receipt of motivation letter a small number of complimentary registrations for participants from under-resourced areas will be offered.
 

Important dates

  • Launch of online lectures & opening of applications: 15th of March 2022
  • Application deadline: 30th of April 2022
  • Notification of decision: 6th of May 2022
  • Registration deadline: 16th of May 2022
  • SDS Summer School at IHU-Strasbourg: 18th – 22nd of July 2022

 

Program

The summer school’s five-day on-site intense program will consist of a series of lectures and hands-on labs. These will also provide the participants with a unique opportunity to work in small teams on practical surgical data science projects under the guidance of mentors.

Organizers

Nicolas Padoy, PhD

Nicolas Padoy, PhD

Professor, University of Strasbourg, Director of AI Research, IHU Strasbourg

Pietro Mascagni, MD

Pietro Mascagni, MD

Researcher, IHU Strasbourg

Agnès Gronfier

Agnès Gronfier

Educational Program Manager, IHU Strasburg

Vinkle Srivastav, PhD

Vinkle Srivastav, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Strasbourg

Alexandros Karargyris, PhD

Alexandros Karargyris, PhD

Researcher, IHU Strasbourg

Justine Chadefaux

Justine Chadefaux

Administrative Assistant, IHU Strasbourg

Silvana Perretta, MD

Silvana Perretta, MD

Professor of Surgery, Director of Education, IHU Strasbourg

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Sponsors

Please write to info@edu4sds.org to contact us for any other query

This educational project is supported by the Institute for Image-Guided Surgery.

The Institute is a designated part of the “Programme Investissements d’Avenir” and benefits from the financial support of the government managed by the “Agence Nationale de la Recherche” under reference code ANR-10-IAHU-02. The Institute is also funded by the Région Alsace, the Conseil Général du Bas-Rhin, the Communauté urbaine de Strasbourg and the European Union.