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BIOE 500 Seminar Series - Dr. Claudius Conrad

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Bioengineering Department
Location
Everitt Room 2310
Date
Apr 9, 2024   11:30 am - 12:20 pm  
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Claudius Conrad M.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. FACS FSSO

Director of Translational Research, Cancer Center at Illinois; Medical Director of Surgical Strategy and Innovation, Carle Health

Title: Patient Centered Innovation - From Minimally Invasive Surgery to Music in Medicine

Abstract: Professor Claudius Conrad MD PhD PhD FACS FSSO, delivers a comprehensive discourse on the forefront of surgical technology. He examines advancements in liver surgical guidance, bleeding management, and the handling of advanced cases, drawing from his research and his clinical expertise in minimally invasive Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. Dr. Conrad illuminates the future of surgical techniques, emphasizing the fusion of cutting-edge technologies. Additionally, Dr. Conrad delves into the utilization of advanced imaging and navigational tools for precise surgical interventions, aiming for enhanced patient outcomes. His insights highlight the transformative impact of technology in fostering collaboration among surgical teams and optimizing overall performance. Further, he underscores the pivotal role of AI-driven music in medicine, revealing innovative research on its influence on patient and surgical team performance. Supported by his consultancy roles with leading medical device companies, Dr. Conrad's presentation examines the evolution of modern surgery, promising advancements in patient care and surgical excellence.

Bio: Claudius Conrad M.D. Ph.D. Ph.D. is a Professor of Surgery from Boston University, a board certified surgical oncologist with a clinical focus on minimally invasive hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery. Dr. Conrad joins the Carle Illinois College of Medicine in March 2024 as the Director of Translational Research for the Cancer Center at Illinois, and Medical Director of Surgical Strategy and Innovation for Carle Health. After Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School, followed by Complex General Surgical Oncology fellowship at Dana Farber Cancer Center, Dr. Conrad completed the IHPBA minimally invasive HPB surgery fellowship in Paris and Tokyo. With dual PhDs in Cell Biology and Music Philosophy, Dr. Conrad’s research program focuses on understanding cancer biology/cancer prognostication, improving surgical outcomes through novel technology, and investigating the science of music in clinical medicine - a field he co-founded. As a conservatory trained classical pianist and Steinway Artist, his study of music has informed his practice of surgery and goal of healing patients through personalized and innovative care. 

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