T.E.C.I. Center Events
Surgical Metrics Project at ACS Clinical Congress 2022
The Surgical Metrics Project is a collaboration between the T.E.C.I center, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The Clinical Congress will take place October 17-19, 2022 in the Exhibit Hall of the San Diego Convention Center. The project gives surgeon participants the opportunity to use wearable technology to digitize their surgical actions and decisions and then compare their approaches to those included in a database of master surgeons.
Project RADAR at AUA 2022
Project Surgical RADAR uses the latest in simulation technology to help urological surgeons do just that. Inspired by the TECI Center and American College of Surgeons’ Surgical Metrics Project, Project Surgical RADAR, which stands for Robust AI-generated Data-driven Assessment of Robotic skills, uses a realistic physical platform that simulates a very complex part of a radical prostatectomy procedure that involves sparing the nerves responsible for preserving erectile function.
TECI Center Team Presents at Holman Research Day
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TECI Center Team Members Help Organize Culturally Inclusive Food Fair
A series of events that promotes diversity through food!
TECI Center Represented at Bay Area Cancer Connections Conference
TECI Center team member, Cassidi Goll Provides Resources at Bay Area Cancer Connections Annual Conference.
Stanford Medicine Celebrates Women in Medicine Month
Dr. Pugh at SAGES Presidential Plenary
Dr. Pugh’s talk focuses on reimagining surgical education.
Dr. Carla Pugh Gives Talk for Kern National Network
The talk addresses healthcare professionals' role in addressing health inequity and enabling human flourishing across diverse populations.
TECI Center Hosts First Retreat Back on Campus
Full of dogs and snacks, just the way we like it!
TECI Center Team Members Help Organize PRIDE Parade
Dr. Pugh Delivers Second Annual Gerald B. Zelenock Lecture on Medical Education
“Precision Learning and Data Sharing through Wearable Technology” https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/surgery/events/202106/gerald-b-zelenock-lecture
Dr. Carla Pugh Serves as Keynote Speaker at Cafe Scientifique: Silicon Valley
Dr. Pugh gives talk on quantifying haptics in surgery.
Dr. Carla Pugh Featured in American College of Surgeons Bulletin Brief Interview
In this interview, Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Vice-Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents, and Director, Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL, talks to Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, MAMSE, about the intersection of surgical simulation and skills assessment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWrifVSgtkU
Socially Distanced TECI Center Team Outing
The TECI Center enjoyed some fun in the sun at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Outings like these are so important to the culture at the TECI Center!
Dr. Pugh's talk, "Improving performance of medical trainees with wearables, haptics and analytics," demonstrated how our research enables the measurement of hands-on performance in clinical procedural skills.
Institute for Surgical Excellence – AI & Surgical Metrics
Dr. Pugh presented the Surgical Metrics Project to a group of global leaders in surgical excellence. Learn about the Institute for Surgical Excellence here.
Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Silicon Valley
Su Yang and Cassidi Goll presented the Surgical Metrics Project to the attendees of the Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Silicon Valley conference curated by ApplySci.
Data Collection at University of Wisconsin – Madison
T.E.C.I. Center researchers teamed up with the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin – Madison to use magnetic motion tracking sensors to collect procedural data from microsurgeons. There will be ongoing collaborations between the teams at Stanford & UW-Madison.
Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum
Santa Clara, CA
Dr. Carla Pugh was a keynote speaker at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum where she discussed the ways sensors, haptics, simulation, machine learning and more can be utilized to increase capabilities and improve functionality of their solutions in healthcare.
Department of Surgery Research Panel
The T.E.C.I. Center participated in a lively panel discussion showcasing the latest advancements across the spectrum of surgical care. Stanford’s world-class physician-scientists discussed new ways we’re measuring and improving surgical skills, improving care for older trauma patients, and translating cutting-edge science into better oncological care. Panelists included Dr. Electron Kebebew, Dr. Kristan Staudenmayer, Dr. Carla Pugh & Dr. Brendan Visser.
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Annual Event
Dr. Pugh’s lecture, “The Modern Physical Examination - How Can we Make it Better?” took a look at emerging techniques for training clinicians to perform physical exams.
AAHSL/GIR Nina Matheson Lecture
Dr. Pugh’s presentation, “The Quantified MD Project: Precision Learning Through Wearable Technology,” was presented at the 2019 AAHSL/GIR Nina Matheson Lecture. AAHSL comprises the libraries serving the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools belonging to or affiliated with AAMC. Learn more here.
Silen Visiting Professor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Pugh’s presentation, “The Quantified Surgeon: Implications for Longitudinal Tracking Using Sensor Technology” focused on the future of surgical data science and it’s applications in education and quality improvement.
Stanford 25 Skills Symposium – The Use of Sensors to Enhance Physical Exam Assessment
Dr. Pugh presented at the symposium where she discussed the application of sensor technology in simulation environments to quantify & assess clinical procedural skills.
Learn more about the Stanford 25 Skills Symposium here.
Stanford 25 Skills Symposium – Clinical Breast Exam
The T.E.C.I. Center team partnered with Dr. Paula Hillard, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine, to discuss proper clinical breast exam techniques and gave participants the chance to test their skills on the sensor-enabled breast simulators.
Bay Area Cancer Connections (BACC) Annual Event
Redwood City, CA
The T.E.C.I. Center’s Cassidi Goll attended the BACC annual event to provide attendees the opportunity to practice their breast-self exam skills on our sensor-enabled breast simulators.
Surgical Metrics Project Launch
San Francisco, CA
The T.E.C.I. Center team launched the Surgical Metrics Project at the 2019 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress where attendees lined up the contribute to our database of clinical mastery.
ACS Clinical Congress - Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Pugh delivered an address to her fellow Master Surgeon Educators that focused on the use of technology and artificial intelligence for assessing clinical procedural skills.
Association of Women Surgeons Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Pugh’s talk, “Sculpting Yourself: How the Development of a Brand Can Lead to Success” focused on developing, transforming and pivoting your personal brand.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Community & with Stanford Staff
In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the T.E.C.I. Center is partnering with the Stanford Cancer Institute to deliver breast health awareness training events to Bay Area Community members and Stanford staff.
- October 10th – Breast Cancer Luncheon and Training with a faith-based senior breast cancer support group in San Francisco, CA
- October 15th – Two Breast Cancer Awareness Trainings for staff will take place at the Stanford Redwood City campus
- October 17th – Breast Cancer Awareness Training with Stanford Cancer Institute Staff
- October 22nd – Breast Health Awareness Training with Breast Cancer and African Americans (BCAA) Community Ambassadors and Partners
- October 25th – Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar at Cal State University East Bay
Learn about our approach to the breast self-exam here.
Dr. Carla Pugh at xRS 2019
San Francisco, CA
At xRS 2019, Dr. Pugh moderated the panel, "Assessing Applications of VR & AR Within Healthcare Operations: xR in Practice," where panelists discussed the technologies and practices that are contributing to the field of xR in healthcare.
Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
Dr. Pugh delivers her presentation, “Use of Sensors to Quantify Surgical Skill: Simulation 2.0” at the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery event in October 2019. The Philadelphia Academy of Surgery is the oldest continuously meeting surgical society in the United States.
American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
Dr. Pugh attends the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Symposium that centered on emerging technologies and artificial intelligence in surgical care and education.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Department of Surgery
Alongside Dr. Arash Momeni and Dr. Irene Wapnir, Dr. Carla Pugh discussed the importance of breast health awareness and gave a demonstration of the T.E.C.I. Center’s sensor-enabled breast exam simulator.
Annual Krippaehne Lecture at OHSU Surgery
Dr. Pugh’s talk, “The Quantified Surgeon: Implication for Longitudinal Tracking Using Sensor Technology,” she discussed how we must move from requiring minimal competencies to prescribing “metrics for mastery.”
Pilots & Training for the Surgical Metrics Project
As we prepare to launch the Surgical Metrics Project at ACS Clinical Congress in October 2019, we need all hands on deck! Our research team has been holding training sessions for the volunteers that we have recruited to assist with data collection. Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and to all of the Stanford faculty who participated in our pilot series.
Women in Medicine Month
The women of the T.E.C.I. Center attended special events to celebrate Women in Medicine Month!
T.E.C.I. Center Team Participates in the New Stanford Hospital Community Open House
The new Stanford Hospital will officially open its doors to patients in the fall, but on Sept. 14 and 15, local residents can get a sneak peek as part of a two-day community open house featuring a multimedia experience and a health- and wellness-inspired street fair with food trucks and family activities.
Cassidi Goll Presents at Stanford Surgery Town Hall
The Department of Surgery’s Town Hall allowed us to share our current research projects with our fellow researchers and learn about the research being conducted in the department.
Su Yang Presents at the SMASH-Med Program Panel
SMASH-Med is a five-week summer program run by Stanford Department of Surgery for high achieving minority high school students in the Bay Area. Research Engineer, Su Yang, spoke to the students about the research conducted in the T.E.C.I. Center and careers in the fields of medicine and engineering.
Research Open House
The T.E.C.I. Center team welcomed members of the Stanford medicine, engineering & education communities to our open house event where we showcased our current research projects and invited attendees to participate in a pilot for our Surgical Metrics Project. A special thanks to everyone who participated!
Dr. Pugh spoke at Exponential Medicine 2019 where she discussed the lack of standardization when it comes to what a surgeon does with their hands. In her talk, Dr. Pugh described the potential uses for sensor technology to capture what surgeons do with their hands and instruments to accurately measure performance and provide feedback.
Dr. Carla Pugh Presents at the Computer Assited Radiology and Sugery (CARS) 2019 Conference
Dr. Carla Pugh presented during the Mixed Reality for Surgical Simulation, Training and Education Session. Her talk, "Use of Sensor-Based Metrics to Improve Mastery Learning During Simulation," can be found here.
Cassidi Goll of the T.E.C.I. Center Presents at the 2019 Presence Summit
Along with several other research teams, the T.E.C.I. Center received seed grand funding from Stanford’s Presence Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Inclusion & Equity. The Presence Mini Summit brought grantees together to share their research. Cassidi Goll of the T.E.C.I. Center presented the research insights from the project titled “Promoting Breast Health Awareness and Community Based Conversations: Can Haptic-AI Technology Help?” Overall, the event fostered a synergetic environment, allowing attendees to form collaborations for future work.
Holman Lecture & Research Day (Brett Wise)
Brett Wise’s poster, “Screening Surgical Residents’ Laparoscopic Skills Using Virtual Reality Tasks: Who Needs More Time in the Sim Lab?,” explores the correlation between perceptual-motor skills in a VR environment and a simulated surgical environment.
Holman Lecture & Research Day (Dr. Hossein Mohamadipanah)
Dr. Mohamadipanah discusses his research with fellow colleagues at “Can VR Be Used to Track Skills Decay During the Research Years?"
Holman Lecture & Research Day (Su Yang)
Research Engineer, Su Yang demonstrates how motion tracking data can be used to accurately stratify surgeon’s performance levels in his work, “Translating Motion Tracking Data Into Resident Feedback: An Opportunity for Streamlines Video Coaching.
8th Annual Breast Cancer and African Americans Conference
The T.E.C.I. Center team had the great privilege of conducting a data collection at the 8th Annual Breast Cancer and African Americans Conference in May 2019. This uniquely designed community educational event is organized by Pamela Ratliff at the Stanford Cancer Institute. The conference is committed to raising awareness about breast cancer in African Americans throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area in an effort to reduce health disparities among our most vulnerable and medically underserved populations. Aiming to promote breast self-awareness, the T.E.C.I. Center team used their breast exam simulators to collect both quantitative sensor data and qualitative survey data from attendees of the conference.
Surgical Education Week
Alongside a global network of surgical educators, Dr. Pugh presented at the Association for Surgical Education’s Surgical Education Week in April 2019. The plenary presentation, “Use of Error Management Theory to Quantify and Characterize Residents Error Recovery Strategies” showcased research conducted by Carla M Pugh, MD, PhD, Katherine L Forsyth, PhD, Elaine R Cohen, MEd, Anne-Lise D D'Angelo, MD, Jacob A Greenberg, MD, EdM, Caprice C Greenberg, MD, MPH, and Douglas A Wiegmann, PhD.
Med School 101 brings Bay Area high school students to the Stanford campus for sessions on a variety of medical and scientific topics taught by some of the country's top experts. During the daylong program, students attend lectures and interactive courses, participate in a virtual anatomy class and other hands-on activities, and learn what it's like to be a real medical student. Dr. Pugh gave the welcoming address to the MedSchool 101 attendees.
TECI Center Hosts Dr. Yusuke Watanabe - ACS International Surgical Education Scholar
The TECI Center team had the honor of hosting Dr. Yusuke Watanabe, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) visiting international surgical education scholar. Dr. Watanabe is the Assistant Director of Research and Development Division, Health Policy Bureau of the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Dr. Carla Pugh Gives Keynote Presentation at FT Digital Surgery Summit
San Francisco, CA
The future of surgery will be shaped by a host of factors, from the rise of artificial intelligence to the evolution of hardware and sensors. Incredible leaps are being made in computing power, miniaturization and connectivity, empowering surgeons to reduce risks and improve patient outcomes. The FT Digital Surgery Summit examined how next-generation surgical technologies are transforming performance in the operating room. At the Summit, Dr. Carla Pugh was invited to give a keynote presentation, “Automating the Metrics of Surgical Expertise: What do Surgeons Really Need?” Learn more here.
Dr. Carla Pugh Gives Keynote Presentation at Diagnostic Excellence Summit
The Diagnostic Excellence Summit aims to address the major public health and health care quality concerns related to improving diagnosis in health care. The 2019 summit theme was “Improving Diagnostic Performance Through Innovative Educational Strategies.” At the Summit, Dr. Carla Pugh was invited to give a keynote presentation, “Sensors, Motion Tracking and Artificial Intelligence: Unfolding the Metrics of Mastery in Procedure-Based Medicine,” as well as lead a breakout session, “Haptic Feedback to Improve Hands-on Clinical Skill.”
Dr. Carla Pugh Presents at Gunn High School
Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Carla Pugh was invited to speak to a computer science class at Gunn High School, showing students how technology is woven into other fields.
Students from SFSU and Google Tech Exchange Program Visit TECI Center
Students from San Francisco State University’s Promoting Inclusivity in Computing (PINC) and Google’s Tech Exchange Program visited the TECI Center for an interactive presentation about our research initiatives.
Lecture at Google Tech Exchange Program
Google has partnered with seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to create a Tech Exchange Program to provide students with computer science internships at Google headquarters in California. The participating HBCUs are Howard University, Florida A&M University, Morgan State University, Prairie View A&M University, North Carolina A&T University, Dillard University, and Spelman College.
The program provides students with computer science courses on a number of different subjects such as machine learning, product management, computational theory, and database systems. The classes will be taught by HBCU professors and Google engineers. Additionally, the students will get to meet Google software engineers from different product areas to learn more about the various positions within the company. Learn more here.
Dr. Carla Pugh was invited to give a lecture highlighting her journey as a Black academic surgeon-scientist and inventor.
Medical Simulation & Technology Colloquium
The TECI Center invited our industry and academic collaborators to attend a Medical Simulation & Technology Colloquium. The goal of the colloquium was to spark ideas for new avenues of collaboration and to foster a platform for likeminded individuals to garner feedback and resources.
Collaborative "Lab Exchange" with CHARIOT Team
The TECI Center team had the pleasure of meeting with the Childhood Anxiety Reduction through Innovation and Technology (CHARIOT) team, directed by Dr. Thomas Caruso and Dr. Samuel Rodriguez. The TECI Center looks forward to future collaborations with the CHARIOT Program. Find more information here.
Incubator for Medical Mixed and Extended Reality at Stanford (IMMERS) Open House
Incubator for Medical Mixed and Extended Reality at Stanford (IMMERS) is an initiative to enable medical applications of MR and extended reality (XR), particularly those where patient data (images, measurements, interventional plans) are projected onto the patient’s body. IMMERS aims to bring together researcher and physicians primarily in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, but across the entire Stanford campus and work with industry partners to envision, enable and enact solutions to real challenges in healthcare. IMMERS is directed by Bruce Daniel, MD and co-directed by Brian Hargreaves, PhD. Find more information here.
San Diego, CA
Exponential Medicine is a unique and intensive four-day experience that gathers world-class faculty, innovators and organizations from across the biomedical and technology spectrum to explore and leverage the convergence of fast moving technologies in the reinvention of health and medicine. At Exponential Medicine 2018, Dr. Carla Pugh served as a panelist on the Digital Surgery Panel. Her talk can be found here.
Data Collection at American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
In October 2018, the TECI team held a major performance data event at the annual American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting. During this meeting over 130 anesthesiologists volunteered to be instrumented with sensors and perform two simulated intubations (normal patient & critically burned patient). Sensors on the manikin, physicians and their instruments enabled digital documentation of a variety of approaches to intubation.
AI in Medicine: Inclusion & Equity (AiMIE) Symposium
Dr. Carla Pugh was invited to serve on a panel titled "Frameworks for an Inclusive Future of AI in Healthcare," where panelists discussed the ways in which AI and technology can help to address the deeper problems of access and inequity in healthcare. Learn more about the AiMIE Symposium here.
Collaborative "Lab Exchange" with Bao Research Group
The Bao Research group, directed by Professor Zhenan Bao, utilizes the principles in chemistr, physics, and material sciences to enable novel applications and the development of flexible, stretchable electronics and energy devices. Learn more about the Bao Research Group here.
Collaborative "Lab Exchange" with CHARM Lab
The Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Lab designs and studies haptic systems using both analytical and experimental approaches. Learn more about the CHARM Lab here.
AI in Healthcare Summit
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Carla Pugh serves on the Insight Exchange Network's (IEN) Advisory Board for the annual AI in Healthcare Summit. In June 2018, Dr. Pugh was invited to give a presentation titled "How is AI Turning Wearables into Meaningful Clinical Information?" at IEN's 2nd Annual AI in Healthcare Summit.
Big Data in Precision Health Conference
At Stanford's Big Data in Precision Health Conference, Dr. Pugh moderated the session titled "Digital Health & Technology." The conference brings together researchers and leaders from academia, hospitals, government, and industry to spark collaborations, address challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health. Watch Carla Pugh's interview here.
IEEE Haptics Symposium
San Francisco, CA
At the IEEE Haptics Symposium, Dr. Pugh served as a panelist for the session titled “Ask a surgeon: an open Q&A exploring haptics in surgery.”
Panel members included Sherry Wren, MD, Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, Daniel Oh, MD, Johannes Kratz, MD
Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Conference
"Hacking Healthcare with Sensors: Unfolding the Metrics of Physician Expertise"