The Stanford Workshop on Surgical Simulation
Stanford University
June 20-22, 2001
Tentative Program


The meetings will take place in CIS-X101 and breakfasts, lunch and breaks on the adjacent patio. 
Both are located in the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS) Annex.
Wednesday, June 20th
8:00 – 9:00    Registration and Buffet breakfast
9:00 – 9:15    Welcome and Introduction
                Kenneth Salisbury
               Stanford University
9:15 – 10:30   Opening talks  
Surgical Simulation:  To Err is Human
Thomas M Krummel, MD
Chairman of Department of Surgery
Stanford University  
Deformable Models: Past, Present and Future 
Demetri Terzopoulos 
Moses Prof. of Computer Science and Mathematics 
New York University, Courant Institute
10:30 – 11:00   BREAK
11:00 – 12:00  Session I : Model acquisition 
CAML: A Modeling Language For Medical Simulation
Stephane Cotin and Paul Neumann
Research lead
In vivo linear elastic property measurement of porcine liver 
Mark Ottensmeyer 
Lead Investigator 
Simulation Group, CIMIT MGH    
Preparing Visible Human Type Data for Finite Element Analysis  
Karl Reining 
Post Doctoral Fellow 
University of Colorado Health Science Dept 

12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:30  Session II : Simulation and interaction with deformable bodies      
Fast Proximity Queries for Simulating Rigid and Deformable Models  
Dinesh Manocha 
UNC Chapel Hill  
Efficient collision detection for flexible objects
Stephen Sorkin
PhD candidate
UC Berkeley / Stanford University 
Simulation with contact for Haptic Interaction
Diego Ruspini
Ph.D candidate
Stanford University
Closed-Form Primitives for Generating Volume-Preserving Deformations of Solid Models
Greg Chirikjian
Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
15:30 – 16:15 BREAK
16:15 – 18:00 Session III : Applications of soft tissue simulation
A 3D Finite Element Model of the face to predict aesthetic and functional consequences 
of Plastic and Maxillofacial surgery  
Payan Yohan  
Assistant prof. 
TIMC Laboratory  
Digital Training Simulator for Robotic Assisted Endoscopic CABG. (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
Einar Haug
Senior Scientist
Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: Special Considerations for Surgical Simulation
Alok Shrivastva
Laparoscopic and Robotic Urology Fellow
Vattikuti Institute of Urology,
Henry Ford Health System
Endovascular simulators for interventional therapy training 
Dwight Meglan       
Chief Technology Officer  
Mentice Inc.  
Andreas Nόrnberger, Ph.D
EECS, UC Berkeley
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at the Faculty Club
Thursday, June 21th
8:00 – 9:00    Buffet breakfast
9:00 – 10:30   Session IV: Simulation methods for deformable objects
Adaptive Nonlinear Finite Elements for Deformable Body Simulation Using Dynamic Progressive Meshes 
Frank Tendick 
Assistant Prof. 
Department of Surgery 
University of California San Francisco  
A real-time non-linear deformable object simulator 
John Canny 
UC Berkeley 
Tradeoffs in Interactive Deformation Simulation
Dinesh Pai
University of British Columbia
Multimodal Simulation of Tool - Tissue Interactions: Physics or Phiction?
Mandayam A. Srinivasan
MIT Touch Lab 
10:30 – 11:00   BREAK
11:00 – 12:00  Session V: Simulation methods for deformable objects 
Real-time Dynamics of Deformable Finite Element Models
Cagatay Basdogan, Ph.D.
Virtual Environments Laboratory
JPL-California Institute of Technology
LEM - An Approach for Real Time Physically Based Soft Tissue Simulation 
Remis Balaniuk 
Research Associate 
Stanford University 
Tissue Modeling via Space Filling Elastic Spheres   
Francois Conti 
Robotics Lab 
Stanford University 
12:00 – 14:00  LUNCH
14:00 – 15:30  Session VI: Applications of soft tissue simulation (cont.)
A Patient-Specific, Real-Time Surgical Simulation System with Soft Tissue Deformation 
and Multi-User, Multi-Instrument, Networked Haptics  
Kevin Montgomery  
Technical Director 
National Biocomputation Center 
Stanford University  
Non-linear computer simulation of brain deformation in-vivo  
Karol Miller 
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering 
The University of Western Australia  
Direct Computation of Soft-Tissue Deformation in Craniofacial Surgery Simulation 
Matthias Teschner 
National Biocomputation Center 
Stanford University  
The Missing Links:  What the Simulation Industry Needs from Academia
Steve Dawson  
Program Lead
CIMIT Simulation Group Massachusetts General Hospital
15:30 – 16:15 BREAK
16:15 – 17:45 Session VII: Use of VR based methods on Medicine 
Sketching of 3D Shapes
David L Tonnesen 
Research Scientist 
Starlab and FoAM, Brussels, Belgium
Military Medical Modeling & Simulation in the 21st Century  
J. Harvey Magee  
Project Officer 
Medical Modeling & Simulation & Advanced Medical Technologies  
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)  
Looking Back; Thinking Forward About Surgical Simulation
LeRoy Heinrichs, MD, PhD
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Stanford University
The Integration of Simulation in the Medical Curriculum: Collection and Analysis of 
Eletronic Performance Data
Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD.
SUMMIT – Stanford University

19:00 – 21:00 Dinner (on the garden outside Gates bld.)
Friday, June 22
8:00 – 9:00    Buffet breakfast
9:00 – 10:30   Session VIII: Issues in Surgical Simulation 
Haptic Texture Generation - A Heuristic Method For Virtual Body Structures 
Bharti Temkin 
Assistant Prof. 
Texas Tech University  
Modeling interaction with deformable objects in real-time
Diego d'Aulignac
PhD candidate
INRIA Rhone Alpes
A Microsurgery Simulation System
Joel Brown
PhD student
Stanford University
Integration of simulation in a medical curriculum  
Parvati Dev  
Stanford University  
10:30 – 11:00   BREAK

11:00 – 12:00  PANEL - The research issues: What are the key technical bottlenecks 
in surgical simulation?
12:00 – 14:00  LUNCH
AFTERNOON      Demonstrations