Focus sessions will be incorporated into the scientific program of AMMM 2023. These sessions aim to provide a dedicated platform for discussing clearly defined topics related to medical additive manufacturing. The goal is to gather relevant presentations and discussions within a focused time slot. Typically, the focus sessions consist of 5-6 presentations that revolve around a particular subject or theme of AMMM. These presentations are carefully selected to ensure they align with the session's topic and contribute to a comprehensive discussion on the subject matter. The duration allocated for each focus session is 90 minutes. You may apply for inclusion in a focus session with your submission as part of the submission process: https://www.ammm.science/submissions
Dr. Philipp Imgrund (Session Chair): Digital work flow for additive manufacturing of patient specific implants (PSI)
This session presents the results of a collaborative project to create a complete digital and physical value chain for patient-specific orbita implants using AI algorithms and additive manufacturing. The team developed a segmentation process chain, trained an implant design algorithm, optimized the additive manufacturing process, and validated the implants' density, microstructure, and biocompatibility. A relational database structure was developed for process traceability, and the workflow was validated for necessary certification requirements.
Dr. Thomas Friedrich and Prof. Jack Stubbs (Session Chairs): Anatomical models
Models of anatomical structures and details have already played an important role in medicine for a long time, especially in the education of physicians, but also in the development of procedures and devices. With the sophisticated tools of advanced 3D-printing, the reproduction of very special individual features becomes more versatile, while the process is accelerated at the same time. This opened up new applications like presurgical planning, or the training of surgery and interventions on rare pathologies under realistic conditions.
Prof. Theodor Doll (Session Chair): Routes towards in-situ 3D printing
Personalised medicine allows for optimal patient care and is also sustainable in terms of healthcare costs. Recent efforts are moving in the direction of OR-side printing of implants and are opening up the view of the last big goal: the production of individually customised implants in the surgical wound itself. Here, undercuts can be created, graded soft-hard as well as biologised-inorganic transitions can be produced. The challenges, however, are great and range from radiation and heat management in the body cavity, to the control of polymerisation radicals, to a regulatory approach yet to be developed as an overarching clinical process.
Fraunhofer IAPT, Germany
Fraunhofer IMTE, Germany
Digital Anatomy Simulations for Healthcare, USA
Hannover Medical School MHH & Fraunhofer ITEM, Germany