ADT Tokyo

CARTIS had a strong presence at the ADT Tokyo conference in June, delivering multiple presentations and a poster:


  • Peter Evans - Immediate Temporary Prosthetic Rehabilitation using Pre-Operative CT Data
  • Dr. Alba Gonzalez Alvarez - Customised Foot for Single Vector Mandibular Distractor
  • Lawrence Dovgalski-  Comparison of Commercially Available Surgical Planning Softwares
  • Prof. Dominic Eggbeer - Developing Resilience and Local Supply Chains for Advanced Digital Technology in Resource Constrained Environments
  • Prof. Dominic Eggbeer – ADT Outcome Measures
  • Prof. Dominic Eggbeer - Creating a Platform for In-Hospital Quality Management Systems (poster)
  • Mr Adrian Sugar - New Technologies and Planning Strategies for Treatment of Acute Complex Facial Fractures


Peter, Adrian and Dominic were also responsible for chairing sessions and assisting with conference duties associated with their roles in the ADT Foundation.

The Tokyo conference promised to showcase the latest technological advances whilst covering important wider topics on outcome measures and education. It didn’t disappoint. Perhaps some of the most exciting advances have been made in virtual reality/surgical planning and haptic technologies applied to training and practice. The opening keynote by Prof. Liam Grover also highlighted significant advances in the application of tissue engineering and additive manufacturing to enhance mechanical performance. Developments in microsurgery were also evident, as showcased by prof. Takahiro Nozaki and others.

As advanced digital technologies become more widely adopted into routine care, the ADT conference has evolved to embrace an ever-wider range of disciplines. In the early days around 2002-2005, the conference programme focussed heavily on rapid prototyping. As this has now evolved into additive manufacture, the focus seems to have shifted towards efficiency improvements enabled by virtual reality and higher fidelity training. It is also clear that the shift towards in-hospital design and manufacturing capability is well and truly in progress. Whilst the evolving regulatory situations and need for enhanced training bring about challenges, this trend is likely to continue.

Tokyo had many fantastic highlights. CARTIS is extremely grateful to the lead organiser, Prof. Masayuki Takano, the local organising committee, Gress and the ADT Foundation Administrators, RES Seminars.

The 2021 conference will be hosted in Amsterdam. Further details will be announced soon.

For further details on the ADT Foundation and conference programmes, click here.

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