Professor Ron Kikinis (Harvard Medical School) will give a pleanry lecture.
Title: "Medical Image Computing (MIC): We are living in interesting times".
Abstract: The practice of medicine is undergoing an industrialization process and imaging is evolving at a rapid pace with new modalities and acquisition methods being added at an ever increasing pace. In parallel, results from basic research in the fields of genetics and immunology are beginning to translate into patient care. Driven by these disruptive changes, the importance of MIC is increasing rapidly. Image Informatics, Machine Learning, Radiomics, biomechanical modeling and quantitative imaging are all contributing to the portfolio of tools and technologies being deployed to address the new challenges.