4th Biennial North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics

Monday, July 21, 2014

4th Biennial North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics

Dates: July 21-25, 2014

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Co-Chairs: Dr. Cameron Riviere and Dr. Howie Choset, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

URL:  http://biorobotics.ri.cmu.edu/education/summerschool/

This intensive one-week Summer School will provide trainees with lectures, hands-on laboratory experiences, and informal interactions to introduce them to the state of the art in this rapidly growing field.  
The school is designed for PhD and MD students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and other early-career researchers in relevant fields.  A limited number of seats will be available for trainees from outside North America.

Posters: All participants, especially doctoral students, are expected to present posters describing their research projects or interests.

Costs: We have received partial support for the school from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the National Institutes of Health, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Blue Belt Technologies, and the Disruptive Health Technology Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.  
To cover the remaining costs, a registration fee of $595 per student/postdoc will be charged, which will cover tuition, meals, and accommodation in University residences.  A reduced fee of $292 is also available for attendees who do not require lodging or who prefer to make their own arrangements.  All attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Pittsburgh.  Additional reductions in fees are possible, pending additional sponsorships; any updates to the fee will be posted on the website.

Application: To apply, please visit
http://biorobotics.ri.cmu.edu/education/summerschool/.  Applications should be submitted by June 15, 2014. The application process is designed to select the students who are most likely to benefit from attending the school while ensuring that the backgrounds and expertise of the attendees cover a broad range.

Confirmed Speakers:

Howie Choset, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University Paolo Dario, PhD, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa Elena De Momi, PhD, Politecnico di Milano Simon DiMaio, PhD, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Pierre Dupont, PhD, Children's Hospital, Boston Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Gregory Hager, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Blake Hannaford, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle Takeo Kanade, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University Sylvain Martel, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Allison Okamura, PhD, Stanford University Michael Ost, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rajni Patel, PhD, University of Western Ontario Philippe Poignet, PhD, University of Montpellier Cameron Riviere, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, PhD, Imperial College London Nabil Simaan, PhD, Vanderbilt University George Stetten, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University Russell Taylor, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

For more information, please contact: Cameron Riviere (camr at ri.cmu.edu).