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MIREIA project at the Transfiere Forum, Málaga, Spain, February 15-17th 2023

Transfiere is the great European professional and multisectoral forum for knowledge and technology transfer held in Spain (https://transfiere.fycma.com/?lang=en). This event, known as the European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation, aims to connect the entire Spanish innovation system and enhance its international projection.
The twelfth edition was held on February 15, 16 and 17, 2023 in Malaga (Spain). Its objective was to promote new opportunities for collaboration and strengthen the Spanish innovation ecosystem at a global level. Transfiere focuses on topics such as talent, scientific-technological development, access to investment and business opportunities. It is a high potential space to generate global alliances and synergies between different actors in the scientific, technological and business fields.
The MIREIA project was present at the forum, at the stand of the CCMIJU (project coordinator). MIREIA results based on virtual and mixed reality technologies, as well as 3D printed models, for medical-surgical training were presented at the event.


Symposium on Innovation in Surgery, Bucharest, Romania, February 22nd-24th 2024

The MIREIA Project was featured at the Symposium on Innovation in Surgery which was held in February 22nd-24th 2024 in Bucharest, Romania. The event showcased the latest breakthroughs in surgical technology, techniques, and research. Participants had the opportunity to be involved in hands-on laparoscopy courses and witness live robotic surgery demonstrations. The event also covered the impact of AI, how to optimize MIS ergonomics, and discovering how technology is transforming gastrointestinal, urological, and other surgical fields.


Dissemination by validation

In the validation process carried out by Medis in Romania, three distinct groups were involved, totaling 98 participants in the validation process for Colon Mold. Among them, 66 also tested HoloLens:
-14 experts from Campina Municipal Hospital - 8 surgeons and 6 gynecologists
-33 participants in the ultrasound course of the National Conference of Surgery (CNC): 17 residents and 16 surgical specialists
-51 visitors to our CNC booth, 15 residents and 36 surgery specialists
- 6 surgeons from CMH evaluating the suture properties of Pancreas and Intestine


International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, Lukang, Taiwan, 20th October, 2023

Alexandru Negoita Tiu (Medis, Romania) held an oral presentation "3D Printing and Virtual Reality in the Colon Surgery"
The project was presented during the Steering Committee Meeting and the Genereal Assembly


The 12th Congress of the Romanian Association for Endoscopic Surgery
30th October-2nd November 2023, Bucharest, Romania

During this conference, an oral presentation titled "Mixed Reality in medical Education based on Interactive Applications (MIREIA)" was held by Juan Alberto Sanchez Margallo (CMCáceres, Spain). At the MIREIA Exhibition Booth, hands-on demonstrations were available on Pancreas and Intestine models.


The 31th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery,
June 20th-23rd 2023, Rome, Italy

During the three days of conference, many of the over 1500 participants visited the MIREIA boothin the Technology Corner of the Medical Exhibition. Numerous surgical personalities, including former presidents of EAES, have tested and appreciated the fidelity and accuracy of the solutions proposed by the Mireia Project. The project Roller-up was posted in the Ultrasound for Surgeons Course, and a short presentation on the work done so far was held during the course.


Romanian National Conference of Surgery, May 24th-27th 2023, Eforie Nord, Romania

The surgeons and residents involved in the surgical ultrasound course were delighted to test the HoloLens system
More than 600 participants registered in the conference had the opportunity to test colon specimens using appropriate surgical instruments, laparoscopic and endoscopic lines.
The advantages offered by the SonoLens system were presented to the audience.
During the scientific sessions, Calin Tiu, MD, PhD, had an oral presentation called "3D Molds and HoloLens applications in colon surgery Training", rreferencing the Mireia Project.


The 11th ARCE Congress Timisoara, Romania, 25-28th September 2022
iSMIT ARCE Special Session

The project was present at the conference with an Oral Presentation: "The response of medical research to the lack of pathological models for training in minimally invasive surgery; possible facilities in intraoperative ultrasound training, offered by the MIREIA Project", Octavia Madge , Thomas Langø , Jan-Magne Gjerde, Magda Chmarra, Jenny Dankelman, Francisco Sánchez-Margallo,Juan A. Sánchez-Margallo, Călin Tiu


The 30th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery,
Krakow, 5-8 July, 2022

During the 30th EAES International Congress in Krakow, 2022, the Mireia Project was present with 2 posters:
118 - The 3D printing of the specimens required in Intraoperative Ultrasound training
794 - The Research Response to the Deficit of Pathological Models in the Intraoperative Ultrasound Training
During the EAES Ultrasound for Surgeons Course, that took place on the 8th of July, a short presentation on Mireia Project was also held.


Validation studies of the MIREIA project begin

The objective validation studies of the results of the MIREIA project have begun. These results include heart, shoulder and colon models, both 3D printed and virtual, for use as educational tools for surgical students and residents.

iSMIT Conference 2021-22, Oslo, May 30-31, 2022

The conference was jointly organized by the International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT) and Oslo University Hospital. The iSMIT membership base include representatives from over 35 countries in medical specialties, instrument manufacturing, biomedical engineering and research.

The conference focused on multidisciplinary advancement of minimally invasive therapy in an attempt to reduce patient trauma arising from traditional surgical operations or radiological interventions.

Juan Alberto Sánchez-Margallo held an oral presentation on “Mixed Reality in medical education based on Interactive Applications – the MIREIA project”
The MIREIA Project in was also presented to the Steering Committee and General Assembly


DATES: SEPTEMBER 22-23, 29-30, OCTOBER 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 2021

Virtual SLS MIS 2020 is a multispecialty conference presented by the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons (fka Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons). Its target audience consists of general surgeons, gynecologists, urologists, pediatric, thoracic surgeons and others interested in laparoscopic, endoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. The Virtual Meeting consists of Focused topic updates on multiple clinical problems and applications in General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Robotics and Multispecialty.


Călin Tiu, mD, PhD, had a presentation called "Dissemination of Medical Research Outputs in Times of Pandemic" where Mireia Project was presented.

Abstract at the Annual Congress of the Spanish Society of Biomedical Engineering. Valladolid (Spain) 2022

Read our article regarding the development of a colon model for training in laparoscopic surgery from semi-automatic processing techniques of medical imaging and 3d printing.

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Here is a list of where Mireia Project travelled to so far and where we plan to visit next

Here you can download a PDF file showing all our dissemination activities during 2021 and 2022, focusing on oral presentations and posters from conferences around the world. The list also includes our planned activities for 2023.

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MIREIA Project was recently presented to EACEA

Presentation of #Mireia to EACEA, project financed by Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances by Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón - CCMIJU Francisco Miguel Sánchez Margallo Juan A. Sánchez Margallo on mixed reality and 3D printing.

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MIREIA Project 2nd meeting in Oslo, Norway

The 2nd project meeting of the MIREIA Consortium took place in Oslo at St Olav Hospital on June 1, 2022 in Hybrid format. The meeting was scheduled in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Conference of the Society of Medical Innovation and Technology on May 30-31, 2022.
In the Simulation and Visualization session on May 31, 2022, a 15-minute oral presentation on the project objectives and the current stage of realization, entitled Mixed Reality in Medical Education based on interactive Application - The MIREIA Project was given by Juan Alberto Sanchez-Margallo.
During the Conference, at the Steering Committee meeting on May 30 and the General Assembly on May 31, Calin Tiu gave three-minute presentations of the Project stage.
During the conference, an 80/200 cm Roller made by Medis, including the contact elements of the project was posted in the exhibition space.