Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences



12 October 2020

From 4-8 October, the 23rd international conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) took place virtually, welcoming over 2700 participants from all over the world.

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The annual MICCAI conference attracts world leading biomedical scientists, engineers, and clinicians from a range of disciplines associated with medical imaging and computer assisted interventions, and is a staple conference in the WEISS calendar.

This year was a particularly exciting year for WEISS, with an outstanding 9 WEISS papers being accepted to the conference! Not only this, but WEISS members also received an impressive number of awards over the 5 days…

Sophia Bano, Francisco Vasconcelos, Marcel Tella Amo, George Dwyer, Caspar Gruijthuijsen, Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Tom Vercauteren, Sebastien Ourselin, Jan Deprest and Danail Stoyanov won the IJCARS MICCAI 2019 Special Issue Best Paper Award with their paper entitled: Deep Learning-based Fetoscopic Mosaicking for Field-of-View Expansion.

Not only did an impressive 3 WEISS projects make the final for the MICCAI 2020 Educational Challenge, but we also scooped first place! Congratulations to Nina Montana Brown, Yunguan Fu, Shaheer Saeed, Adrià Casamitjana, Zachary Baum, Rémi Delaunay, Qianye Yang, Alexander Grimwood, Zhe Min, Ester Bonmati, Tom Vercauteren, Matthew J. Clarkson and Yipeng Hu for winning the educational challenge with Introduction to Medical Image Registration with DeepReg, between Old and New. Congratulations also to Matt Clarkson et al. with their submission Basic Augmented Reality Demo (BARD) and Fernando Pérez-García with his work Data Preprocessing and Augmentation Using TorchIO: A Tutorial for making the final!

Zach Baum, Yipeng Hu and Dean Barratt won best paper at the MICCAI Advances in Simplifying Medical UltraSound (ASMUS) workshop with their paper: Multimodality Biomedical Image Registration using Free Point Transformer Networks.

As well as making the final of the MICCAI Educational Challenge, Fernando Pérez-García won the MONAI bootcamp COVID-19 Classification Challenge.

And finally, Stephen Thompson was named as a MICCAI 2020 Outstanding Reviewer!

Huge congratulations to all those who won awards and had papers accepted to MICCAI – it really proves the quality of research being done at WEISS!