THE FUTURE OF HEAD AND NECK INTERVENTION

research symposium & black tie gala

 

THE FUTURE OF HEAD AND NECK INTERVENTION

research symposium & black tie gala

Guest Speakers

Mr. Joep Kraeima

Mr. Joep Kraeima

Mr. Joep Kraeima
Technical physician and Coordinator clinical center for 3D Technology - University Medical Centre Groningen, Netherlands

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Joep Kraeima graduated for his masters in Technical Medicine and his masters in Health Sciences in 2014. Hereafter he continued with his work at the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the university medical center Groningen. He started here as a technical physician and performed research in the field of 3D virtual planning of surgery.

In September 2015 the 3D Lab was founded in the UMCG, where he, together with Dr. Max Witjes and Dr. Peter van Ooijen coordinates the activities.

In 2016 he was the first to start a fellowship for technical physicians in the OMF surgery. This clinical specialization programme will educate a new clinical professional who is dedicated to innovate and improve the care within OMF surgery.

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Joep Kraeima studeerde Technische Geneeskunde aan de Universiteit Twente. In 2014 behaalde hij zijn mastertitel voor technische geneeskunde en voor health sciences.

Hierna is hij, in het verlengde van zijn afstudeeronderzoek voor technische geneeskunde, begonnen met werken als technisch geneeskundige en promovendus op de afdeling MKA-chirurgie van het UMCG. Zijn werkzaamheden richten zich op het implementeren van technologie in de MKA-patiëntenzorg. Zijn onderzoek richt zich op 3D virtuele planningen van operaties en patiënt specifieke operatie guides en fixatiematerialen.

In september 2015 is in het UMCG het 3D Lab opgericht, om 3D techniek breder door het ziekenhuis te kunnen ontwikkelen en toepassen in de patiëntenzorg. Joep Kraeima is coördinator van het UMCG 3D Lab.

In 2016 is hij gestart met het fellowship, ook wel klinische specialisatie opleiding, voor technisch geneeskundigen in de MKA-chirurgie; deze klinische specialisatie opleiding richt zich op het opleiden van een clinicus die met behulp van (3D) technologie de MKA-chirurgische zorg blijft verbeteren.

Future of Augemented and Virtual Reality in Surgery

Dr. Peter Kwan

Dr. Peter Kwan

Dr. Peter Kwan
Plastic Sugeon - University of Alberta

Dr. Kwan earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and MD from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and completed his residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Alberta. During residency, he completed a PhD in Experimental Surgery in molecular biology of wound healing and skin tissue engineering through the Clinical Investigator Program. After residency, Dr. Kwan went on to complete two fellowships; one in Pediatric and Adult Burns at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California and the University of California Davis Medical Centre in Sacramento, CA, followed by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research and Trauma at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB.
Dr. Kwan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. His research interests include hypertrophic scarring following burn injury, skin tissue engineering, and improving the quality of care for Plastic Surgery trauma patients.

Future of Wound Healing

Professor Bo Håkansson

Professor Bo Håkansson

Bo Håkansson
Biomedical Signals and System Research - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Bo Håkansson received his doctorate degree in 1984 at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden regarding the bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) and continued that research for decades.

Håkansson became full time professor in biomedical engineering 2003 and he has since then initiated several new projects such as a transcutaneous active hearing implant called the Bone Conduction Implant (BCI), a new audiometric bone conductor called B81 and bone conduction projects related to diagnosis of dizziness or vertigo and projects in bone conduction communication.

In recent years, Håkansson also been involved in projects for control of prosthetic arms or legs and projects to alleviate phantom pain from missing limb. The research has resulted in more than 100 scientific publications and 20 patent families.

Håkansson is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology within the Biomedical Signals and Systems research group.

Future of Bone Conduction Hearing Technology

Professor Dr. Dr. Dennis Rohner

Professor Dr. Dr. Dennis Rohner

Professor Dr. Dr. Dennis Rohner
Specialist in oral & maxillofacial surgery, Switzerland

Dennis Rohner completed the Dental and Medical Board examinations in 1985 and 1990, respectively. He has been trained in Handsurgery, General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery before entering the Dept. for Reconstructive Surgery. He spent 1 year as Research/Clinical Fellow in Singapore (Plastic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital). He completed his training in Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery at the University hospital of Basel (Prof. J.Prein) in 1999.

In 2005 he has written a master thesis (“Prefabrication of free vascular flaps”) and was subsequently appointed as an Associate Professor at the University of Basel. He is one of the founders of the Cranio Facial Center, where he practices since 2003. Dennis Rohner is a Faculty Member of AO International. He has lectured and published internationally.

His research interests include tissue engineering, prototyping of resorbable scaffolds, prefabricated free flap reconstruction and application of 3D manufacturing technology.

Future of Head and Neck Reconstruction

Steven Csorba

Steven Csorba

Steven Csorba

Steven Csorba was born in Edmonton in 1964. He is a cancer survivor, community builder, wellness advocate and artist who projects the drive and depth of a person who knows life is precious. There is a focus in every waking moment, a kind of deep-truth view that gives cruisers through life pause for thought.

In 2003, he challenged the conventional approaches to cancer survivorship. In fact his goal was not to beat cancer – but instead he focused on helping others and did so in the biggest way he could. To cope with numerous surgeries, radiation treatments and a disruptive ten year battle and rehabilitative process, he developed a ruthlessly simple and powerful “me to we” belief system of giving back, self improvement and inspiring others.

As a measure to improve the quality of his mental and physical health, Steven used Arts in Medicine Therapy as an alternative to traditional pain medication and trained like an Olympic athlete to elevate his immune function as well as to test the efficacy of pre-habilatative medicine. His ground breaking work in this regard is now being validated through clinical studies and becoming standard practice for leading cancer care clinics worldwide.

From 2013-2015, he led and convinced countless corporate sponsors to come together to build a safe place for endangered traumatized youth at iHuman to turn their life around through creativity and community building. As a dedicated savvy do-gooder and through art donations, he has helped raise over $5 Million for a variety of charities in Alberta.

Prior to his cancer battle, Steven was an award-winning brand communication strategist and public speaker. His visionary work for clients like Industry Canada , Xerox, Apple, The Department of National Defence, The Alberta Government, NAIT, The United Way who has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institute for innovation in risk managed digital brand building.

Keynote Address

Dr. Jordan Green

Dr. Jordan Green

Dr. Jordan Green
Professor - MGH Institute of Health Professions and the Hardvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Green is, Matina Souretis Horner Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab (SFDL) at the MGH Institute of Health Profession. He also holds a faculty position in the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Program at Harvard. He has been appointed the inaugural

His research focuses on disorders of speech production, oromotor skill development for early speech and feeding, and quantification of speech motor performance. This work has been supported by the National Institute of Health since 1993, private foundations, and corporations. His research has been published in national and international journals including Child DevelopmentJournal of NeurophysiologyJournal of Speech and Hearing Research, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

He has served on multiple grant review panels at the National Institutes of Health. In 2012, he was appointed as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and in 2015, Dr. Green received the Willard R. Zemlin award in Speech Science.

Future of Functional Assessment of the Head and Neck

Dr. Ola Harrysson

Dr. Ola Harrysson

Dr. Ola Harrysson
Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics, NCSU (USA)

Dr. Ola L. A. Harrysson joined the ISE Department at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2002 after receiving his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Prior to attending UCF he was born and raised in Sweden and received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dala University. He has been conducting research in Additive Manufacturing for over 20 years. His main areas of research are medical applications of AM technologies, custom design and fabrication of orthopedic implants, medical device development, and materials development for Direct Metal AM technologies. Dr. Harrysson is the Co-Director of the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics at NCSU and the Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor. He has affiliate appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering at NCSU as well.

Future of Additive Manufacturing in Medicine

Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM)
Misericordia Community Hospital
1W-02, 16940-87 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta Canada T5R 4H5

Phone: 780-735-2660
Fax: 780-735-2658
Email: vanessa.hearn@covenanthealth.ca

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