Under the leadership of Prof. Andrew Gumbs, Editor-in-Chief of Artificial Intelligence Surgery (AIS), the Editorial Office of AIS successfully held an online Editorial Board meeting on 21 September 2022 to greet 32 new Editorial Board members and discuss a published white paper and future development plans for AIS.
As of September 2022, 32 distinguished scholars whose research fields focus on the intersection of artificial intelligence and surgery newly joined the Editorial Board of AIS. In June 2022, AIS published a white paper titled "Definition of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Action in Clinical Surgery" carefully planned by 20 Editorial Board members for over a year. Therefore, the Editorial Office of AIS organized this meeting, and the agenda is as follows:
1. Greet the new Editorial Board members.
2. Recent developments of AIS: publications, white papers and citations.
3. Future direction of AIS: podcasts, guidelines, Special Issues, and webinars.
Some highlights of the meeting:
Brice Gayet, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM), University Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
Andrew A. Gumbs, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Poissy-St-Germain-en-Laye, Poissy, France.
Adrian Park, Department of Surgery, the Earl Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning Center, Anne Arundel Health System, Annapolis, USA. Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
Lee Swanström, Chief Innovations Officer/Scientific Director, IHU-Strasbourg, France. Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University Oregon, USA.
Luca Milone, Department of Surgery, Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York, USA.
Clarissa Ferrari, Head of Research and Clinical Trials Office, Poliambulanza Institute Hospital Foundation, via Bissolati, Brescia, Italy.
Mohammed Abu Hilal, Hepatobiliopancreatic, Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit, Poliambulanza Institute Hospital Foundation, via Bissolati, Brescia, Italy.
Eyad Elyan, School of Computing Science and Digital Media, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK.
Vincent Grasso, Family Christian Health Center, Harvey, USA.
Gudrun Aspelund, Centre for Health Security and Communicable Disease Control, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Thomas Baptist Brunner, Department for Radiology, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
Pedro F. Gouveia, Champalimaud Clinical Centre, Lisbon, Portugal.
Alfredo Illanes, INKA-Application Driven Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
Takeaki Ishizawa, Department of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka Metropolitan University, Osaka, Japan.
Ulf Dietrich Kahlert, Department of General-, Visceral-, Vascular- and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
Michael Kreissl, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.
Abraham Lebenthal, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
Marialuisa Lugaresi, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
Zbigniew Nawrat, Fundacja Rozwoju Kardiochirurgii, Zabrze, Zabrze, Poland.
Bettina M. Rau, Department of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery, Hospital of Neumarkt, Neumarkt, Germany.
Thomas Schnelldorfer, Division of Surgical Oncology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, USA.
Vivian Strong, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA.
Patricia Sylla, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA.
Xin Wang, Department of Pancreatic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan, China.
Lequan Yu, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.
Jawad Ali, Department of Surgery, Ascension Health, Austin, USA.
Belinda de Simone, Département de Chirurgie Viscéral, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Poissy/Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Poissy, France.
Marcello Di Martino, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, A.O.R.N. Cardarelli, Napoli, Italy.
Luca Gordini, Department of General Surgery, Gruppo San Donato, Milan, Italy.
Gianluca Rompianesi, HPB, Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Transplant Surgery Unit, Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy.
Tzu-Jung Tsai, Department of Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
Taiga Wakabayashi, Center for Advanced Treatment of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases, Ageo Central General Hospital, Saitama, Japan.
The list is arranged in no particular order.
Once again, welcome the new members of the Editorial Board and their valuable comments on the white paper. The Editorial Office of AIS will continue adhering to high-quality publishing to bring readers more meaningful articles and innovative columns. Please stay tuned.
Respectfully submitted by the Editorial Office of AIS.