Optical Surgical Navigation Workshop 2017

WMIC 2017 Optical Surgical Navigation Workshop 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
09:00 – 15:00
Room 204-C
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia


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The 2017 Optical Surgical Navigation Workshop will focus on the recent explosion in the use of molecular imaging for surgical guidance.  Novel imaging techniques have the potential to significantly enhance diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in all areas of medicine. For solid tumors in particular, fluorescence guided surgery with molecular navigation is an emerging field that is gaining significant traction with multiple ongoing clinical trials currently in progress.  This field is being driven by the development of molecular targeting agents, including activatable “smart probes” as well as advanced detection methods such as high-resolution microscopy and hybrid technologies such as photoacoustic and fluorescence lifetime imaging.  

As we move toward adopting minimally invasive technologies such as endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, imaging with fluorescence provides enhanced visual definition between diseased and normal tissue for improved outcome and decreased inadvertent injury. This workshop will bring together clinicians and scientists in each of these promising areas of research to highlight how imaging on a molecular level is advancing novel surgical strategies.

As we embark on the pathway to making “precision medicine” a reality, molecular imaging has the potential to provide critical advances in the field of surgery.

Program Schedule

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome and Introduction

Quyen Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D., University of California San Diego


09:05 – 10:45 Session 1 – Probe Design for Margin Detection and Surgical Navigation Part 1

Moderated by Matthew Bogyo


09:05 – 09:30 Speaker 1: Matthew Bogyo

Topic: Recent advances in the design and application of chemical probes for optical surgical guidance


09:30 – 09:55 Speaker 2: Hisataka Kobayashi

Topic: Pros and cons of using multiple electromagnetic imaging agents for imaging cancers in vivo


09:55 – 10:20 Speaker 3: Rosy Favicchio

Topic: Nature Biomedical Engineering, innovations for imaging human health and disease


10:20 – 10:45 Speaker 4:  Quyen Nguyen

Topic:  Illuminating Nerves, Preserving function


10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:15 Session 2 – Probe Design for Margin detection and Surgical Navigation Part 2

Moderated by Yana Reshetnyak


11:00 – 11:25 Speaker 1: Brian Pogue

Topic: EGFR-Affibody (ABY-029) Phase 0 Clinical Trials Update


11:25 – 11:50 Speaker 2: Yana Reshetnyak

Topic: ICG pHLIP Imaging Agent for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery: Precise Targeting, enhanced by Image Processing


11:50 – 12:15 Speaker 3: Jonathan Sorger

Topic: The Value and Challenges of Different Optical Methods of Imaging in Surgery


12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break


13:15 – 15:00 Session 3 – Clinical trials in Fluorescence Guided Surgery

Moderated by Joseph Wyse


13:15 – 13:40   Speaker 1: Eben Rosenthal

Topic: The value of optical imaging different cancers: lessons in pancreas, brain, cutaneous and head and neck cancers


13:40 – 14:05 Speaker 2: Ahmed Suliman

Topic: Clinical Applications & Utility of ICG Fluorescence Imaging In Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


14:05 – 14:30 Speaker 3: Joseph Wyse

Topic: 5-ALA FGS: Clinical and Regulatory Experience and Next Steps


14:30 – 15:00 Speaker 4: Cleopatra Charalampaki

Topic: Visualization of vascular structures of the brain using a novel multispectral fluorescence microscopic technique after intravenous application of indocyanine green


Please contact wmis@wmis.org for more information.



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