Science Rendezvous 2018

The Perk Lab held a booth at Science Rendezvous 2018 for children to try their hand at percutaneous procedures. Demos included MIOS that gave our visitors "X-ray vision", and Operation Pig for future doctors to try computer assisted surgery. 



BRA Day 2017

The Perk Lab attended BRA Day 2017 on October 17th to show demos to the Kingston community.

BRA Day is an informative event for breast reconstruction awareness. In its second year, BRA Day drew a crowd of over 200 people, a combination of women affected by breast cancer and members of the community supporting breast cancer care. The Perk Lab showed two projects relating to breast care cancer and members of the lab had the opportunity to speak with members of the Kingston breast cancer community.



Dean Barbara Crow visited the Perk Lab

Barbara Crow, the new Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Queen's, visited the Perk Lab on August 15.

Dean Crow visited the Perk Lab as part of her tour in the School of Computing. She chatted with our students and saw captivating live demos, such as by Rebecca Hisey about her project "Real-time workflow detection using webcam video in central venous catheterization training".


The Perk Lab Participates in SSTEP

During the week of May 29 - June 2, the Perk Lab participated in the Surgical Skills and Technology Elective Program (SSTEP). This program runs every summer and is open to second year Queen's medical students. This year, the Perk Lab brought three stations for participants to use and train with. These stations were US Needle Tutor, Lumbar Tutor and Suture Tutor. We enjoyed seeing our hard work coming to light and getting feedback from the program participants!

Dr Katharine Carter Visits the Perk Lab!

Dr Katharine Carter (Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Centre) visited the Perk Lab on June 7th to see our breast lumpectomy navigation system in clinical use. She also delivered a wonderful presentation about the history of breast cancer treatment and was shown various projects in the lab. We enjoyed her lively presence and hope she will visit us again soon!

Surgery / PerkLab joint project on CKWS TV News

The subtitle says everything: "It’s a ground-breaking surgical technique that could revolutionize the way breast cancer patients undergo surgery." Congrats to our team, especially to Tamas Ungi, MD, PhD and Gabrielle Gauvin, MD, who are spearheading this fantastic work and they are also starring in the video.