Image-Guided Surgery Congress

22-23 November 2019
Orsi Academy

The Congress

European Molecular Imaging Event
22-23 November 2019

Following the success of our two previous editions we will again be hosting a two-day international congress on image-guided surgery. This time we will organize the conference at Orsi Academy, a surgical training center in Melle, Belgium.

This congress will cover a range of technologies available for image-guided surgery including:

      -  fluorescence-guided surgery

      -  radioguided surgery

      -  augmented reality visualizations

      -  virtual reality visualizations

Unique to this occasion will be the live streaming of surgeries. In line with our previous image-guided surgery congresses, the venue will promote participants gaining hands-on experience with the presented technologies. As the conference will be broadly advertised to physicians (of all surgical disciplines), researchers and industry, we aim to provide a unique environment for translational science that will catalyze novel advancements in the field.

Prior to this IGS congress a 2-day Hands-on training course fluorescence-guided surgery (organized by Prof. Alex Mottrie, Dr. Hendrik van der Poel, Fijs van Leeuwen and Klaas Vandenheede and sponsored by Intuitive Surgical and Karl Storz). This course  will be held on November 21 - November 22, 2019 at Orsi Academy and will allow physicians of all specialties to get familiar with fluorescence-guided surgery.

For participants of the training ( registration to the congress will be complementary

Congress Chairs:

Organizing Committee:

Aftermovie 2015 Event

Aftermovie 2017 Event


Our EU CME accreditation application for this event is currently pending.


Please click on the button below te register for the IGS-congress:


Participating Industry


Friday 22nd of November

11.00 - 11.30  Welcome & Coffee/ Registration

11.30 - 13.00  “Radio- & Fluorescence Guided Surgery (1)"


  • Dr. Max Witjes

  • Dr. Alexander Vahrmeijer​​​

  • Moderators: Dr. Tessa Buckle, Prof. Joachim Klode

13.00 - 14.00  Lunch, poster session and hands-on

14.00 - 16.00  “Radio- & Fluorescence Guided Surgery (2)"

  • Dr. Clare Schilling

  • Dr. Henk van der Poel


  • Prof. Joachim Klode

  • Moderators: Dr. Alex Vahrmeijer, Dr. Stephan Verheye

16.00 - 17.00  Coffee break, posters and hands-on

17.00 - 18.30  “Surgical Navigation”

  • Prof. Nasir Navab

  • Dr. Matthias van Oosterom

  • Dr. Stephan Verheye

  • Moderators: Dr. Max Witjes, Dr. Fijs van Leeuwen

18.30 - 21.00  Drinks and diner 

Saturday 23rd of November

09.30 – 11.00  “Comparing Image-Guided Surgery                                        Modalities - Prostate Cancer”

  • Dr. Tobias Maurer

  • Prof. Freddie Hamdi

  • Dr. Pim van Leeuwen

  • Moderators: Dr. Henk van der Poel, Prof. Alex Mottrie

11.00 – 12.00  Coffee break, posteres and hands-on  

12.00 – 13.00  Round Table & Delphi Consensus

  • Moderators: Dr. Henk van der Poel, Prof. Alex Mottrie

13.00 - 14.00  Lunch, poster session and hands-on

14.00 – 15.30  “AR & VR Applications”

  • Dr. Anoop Kowshik

  • Dr. Ben Fuerst

  • Dr Guillaume Segaert

  • Moderators: Dr. Mathias Worni, Prof. Nassir Navab

15.30 – 16.00  Closing remarks and drinks



Leiden University

Medical Center

Orsi Academy

Netherlands Cancer Institute

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

Orsi Academy

Poster Competition

We encourage junior researchers (PhD, postdoc, students) to present their work in the form of a poster presentation during the conference. When interested in this option the attendee should submit a 250 word abstract (including graphic figure) for review to innotech&


Junior attendees that have submitted an abstract will be notified before the end of October 2019 if they are allowed to present their work as poster presentation.


NOTE: Only abstracts of people that have signed up for the conference will be considered.

Deadline: 23rd of October 2019

In collaboration with Junior Orsi.


Hands-on sessions


Hands-on sessions that you can join during the conference:



Please click on the button below to register:

Travel Arrangements


We strongly recommend you to book a room in one of Orsi's partner hotels in Ghent and Aalst.

You can book a room at Orsi rates by sending an e-mail to the reservation department. 

Taxi Transfers

Please send your transfer request to our cooperating taxi company Limo Saelens. You can reach them directly on 24/7 on +32 475 27 89 36. Their email address is  


(!) In order to provide a fluent service, airport transfers need to be requested 2 days prior to scheduled departure. Last minute changes can be done within a time frame of 2 hours.

Orsi Academy

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