T.E.C.I. Center Events

September 2020

Halsted Society Meeting

Virtual Event

At the 2020 Halsted Society meeting, Dr. Pugh discussed the promise and pitfalls in using AI for video-based assessment of surgical performance. 

September 2020

eWear

Virtual Event

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.

July 2020

Institute for Surgical Excellence – AI & Surgical Metrics

Virtual Event

Dr. Pugh presented the Surgical Metrics Project to a group of global leaders in surgical excellence. Learn about the Institute for Surgical Excellence here.

February 2020

Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Silicon Valley

Stanford, CA

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.

January 2020

Data Collection at University of Wisconsin – Madison

Madison, WI

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.

November 2019

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.

November 2019

Department of Surgery Research Panel

Stanford, CA

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.

November 2019

Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Annual Event

Washington D.C. 

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.

November 2019

AAHSL/GIR Nina Matheson Lecture

Phoenix, AZ

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.

November 2019

Silen Visiting Professor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

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.

November 2019

Stanford 25 Skills Symposium – The Use of Sensors to Enhance Physical Exam Assessment

Stanford, CA

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. 

November 2019

Stanford 25 Skills Symposium – Clinical Breast Exam

Stanford, CA

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.

October 2019

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.

October 2019

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.

October 2019

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.

October 2019

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.  

October 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Community & with Stanford Staff

Bay Area

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.

October 2019

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.

October 2019

Philadelphia Academy of Surgery

Philadelphia, PA

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.

October 2019

American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Chicago, IL

Dr. Pugh attends the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Symposium that centered on emerging technologies and artificial intelligence in surgical care and education.

October 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Department of Surgery

Stanford, CA

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.

September 2019

Annual Krippaehne Lecture at OHSU Surgery

Portland, OR

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.”

September 2019

Pilots & Training for the Surgical Metrics Project

Stanford, CA

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.

September 2019

Women in Medicine Month

Stanford, CA

The women of the T.E.C.I. Center attended special events to celebrate Women in Medicine Month!

September 2019

T.E.C.I. Center Team Participates in the New Stanford Hospital Community Open House

Stanford, CA

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.

August 2019

Cassidi Goll Presents at Stanford Surgery Town Hall

Stanford, CA

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.

June 2019

Su Yang Presents at the SMASH-Med Program Panel

Stanford, CA

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.

June 2019

Research Open House

Stanford, CA

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!

June 2019

Exponential Medicine

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.  

June 2019

Dr. Carla Pugh Presents at the Computer Assited Radiology and Sugery (CARS) 2019 Conference

Rennes, France

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.

June 2019

Cassidi Goll of the T.E.C.I. Center Presents at the 2019 Presence Summit

Stanford, CA

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.

May 2019

Holman Lecture & Research Day (Brett Wise)

Stanford, CA

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.

May 2019

Holman Lecture & Research Day (Dr. Hossein Mohamadipanah)

Stanford, CA

Dr. Mohamadipanah discusses his research with fellow colleagues at “Can VR Be Used to Track Skills Decay During the Research Years?"

May 2019

Holman Lecture & Research Day (Su Yang)

Stanford, CA

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.

May 2019

8th Annual Breast Cancer and African Americans Conference

Fremont, CA

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.

April 2019

Surgical Education Week

Chicago, IL

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.

 

March 2019

MedSchool 101

Stanford University

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.

March 2019

TECI Center Hosts Dr. Yusuke Watanabe - ACS International Surgical Education Scholar 

Stanford University

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.

 

March 2019

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.

 

March 2019

Dr. Carla Pugh Gives Keynote Presentation at Diagnostic Excellence Summit

Baltimore, MD

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.”

March 2019

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. 

March 2019

Students from SFSU and Google Tech Exchange Program Visit TECI Center

Stanford University

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.

March 2019

Lecture at Google Tech Exchange Program

Sunnyvale, CA

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.

February 2019

Medical Simulation & Technology Colloquium

Stanford University

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. 

 

January 2019

Collaborative "Lab Exchange" with CHARIOT Team

Stanford University

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.

 

December 2018

Incubator for Medical Mixed and Extended Reality at Stanford (IMMERS) Open House

Stanford University

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.

November 2018

Exponential Medicine

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.

 

 

October 2018

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.

 

August 2018

AI in Medicine: Inclusion & Equity (AiMIE) Symposium 

Stanford University

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

August 2018

Collaborative "Lab Exchange" with Bao Research Group

Stanford University

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.

July 2018

Collaborative "Lab Exchange" with CHARM Lab

Stanford University

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.

June 2018

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. 

May 2018

Big Data in Precision Health Conference

Stanford

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.

March 2018

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

February 2018

Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Conference

Stanford University

"Hacking Healthcare with Sensors: Unfolding the Metrics of Physician Expertise"