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OCITS Workshop: November 7, 2005
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Minimally Invasive Image Guided Therapies
Monday, November 7, 2005, 8:45 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Venue: Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel
950 Dixon Road Toronto Ontario M9W 5N4 * Phone (416) 675-9444

The workshop will be focused on ablative technologies, photodynamic therapy and gamma-knife technology, however, it will include a wide range of topics such as brachytherapy, photodynamic therapy, enabling technologies, treatment planning.

Speakers |  Program |  Printable Program (Word)

Featured Speakers
Dr. KULLERVO HYNYNEN, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Dr. S. MORRY BLUMENFELD, MediTech Advisors, LLC, Israel
Prof. DAVID HAWKES, University College London, London, UK
Prof. RUSSELL TAYLOR, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Dr. BRIAN WILSON, University Health Network, CA
Dr. GERARD GUIRAUDON, Canadian Surgical Technology and Advanced Robotics, CA
Dr. JOHN KACHURA, University Health Network, CA

Printable Program (Word)
8:30 am - 8:45 am

Registration | Continental Breakfast

8:45 am - 8:50 am

Dr. Terry Peters - Robarts Research Institute, CA
(OCITS Principal Investigator)

8:50 am - 9:10 am

Invited Speaker
Dr.John Kachura - University Health Network, CA
Radiofrequency Ablation In Clinical Practice Today

9:10 am - 9:50 am

Invited Speaker
Dr. S. Morry Blumenfeld - MediTech Advisors LLC, Israel
(OCITS Scientific Advisory Board)
Advances in non-invasive focused ultrasound

9:50 am - 10:00 am

Edward Xishi Huang - Robarts Research Institute
(OCITS Student)
Dynamic Multi-modality Imaging of 3D Echocardiography and MRI

10:00 am - 10:10 am

Ting Guo - Robarts Research Institute
(OCITS Student)
Neurosurgical System Development and Application for Planning Functional Stereotactic Neurosurgical Procedures

10:10 am - 10:20 am

Victoria Hornblower - Robarts Research Institute
(OCITS Student)
Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Image Guidance for Interstitial Treatment of Lung Tumours

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Qi Zhang - Robarts Research Institute
(OCITS Student)
Graphics Hardware Based Volumetric Medical Dataset Visualization and Classification

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Refreshment Break

10:45 am - 11:25 am

Invited Speaker
Dr. Kullervo Hynynen - Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
MRI-guided noninvasive focused interventions in the brain

11:25 am - 11:35 am

Nicole Baker - Sunnybrook and Women's College and Health Sciences Centre, CA
An MR-Compatible Ultrasound System for Transurethral Thermal Therapy of the Prostate

11:35 am - 11:45 am

Vanessa Choy - Sunnybrook and Women's College and Health Sciences Centre, CA
MRI Planning and Active Feedback for Transurethral Prostate Thermal Therapy

11:45 am - 11:55 am

Bryan Kim - London Regional Cancer Program LHSC
(OCITS Student)
Investigation of helical tomotherapy gating by bMLC closure and respiratory monitoring

11:55 am - 12:50 pm

Lunch Break

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm

Invited Speaker
Prof. Russell Taylor - Johns Hopkins University, USA
(OCITS Scientific Advisory Board)
Computer-Image-Guided Ablative Therapy as Surgical CAD/CAM

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

Invited Speaker
Dr. Gerard Guiraudon - Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics, CA
A novel approach to cardiac surgery: off-pump, closed, beating, intracardiac surgery

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm

Dr. Brian Wilson - University Health Network, CA
(OCITS Principal Investigator)
Photodynamic Therapy: From the Ideal to Clinical Reality in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm

Slav Yartsev - London Regional Cancer Program LHSC
(OCITS Student)
Image-guidance in Tomotherapy: First Year Clinical Experience in London

2:40 pm - 2:50 pm

William Song - London Regional Cancer Program LHSC
(OCITS Student)
On-line image-guided adaptive radiation therapy (IGART) of the prostate: a retrospective analysis using iso-NTCP dose escalation

2:50 pm - 3:05 pm

Refreshment Break

3:05 pm - 3:45 pm

Invited Speaker
Prof. David Hawkes - University College London, UK
(OCITS Scientific Advisory Board)
Development of shape models, motion models and biomechanical models in image guided interventions

3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

Derek Cool - Robarts Research Institute
(OCITS Student)
3D Prostate Model Reconstruction from 2D Transrectal Ultrasound Biopsy Images

3:55 pm - 4:05 pm

Christopher Smeenk - London Regional Cancer Program LHSC (OCITS Student)
Respiratory Motion Artifacts Affect Visualization and Coverage of Moving Targets with Fast CT

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