Women in MICCAI

Would you like to join us?

We are soliciting applications for all WiM Board roles. (Application deadline: July 25, 2021)

We encourage applications from all genders, racial and ethnic groups, and career stages.

Please click to apply 

WiM Board Open Positions:

WiM Board President (Voting)
WiM Secretary (Voting)
WiM Annual Event Executive (Voting)
WiM Industrial Liaison (Voting)
WiM Public Outreach and Membership Officer (Voting)
WiM Honorary Elections Officer (Non-Voting)
WiM Code-of-Conduct Off. (Non-Voting)

Please send us a copy of CV and a short statement (two-page maximum) highlighting past and current involvement with MICCAI and experience in promoting diversity in the MICCAI society.

Membership on the WiM Board requires membership of the MICCAI Society and participation at previous MICCAI conferences. Membership will take effect on 09/01/2021 for a term of two years.

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact the WiM Election officer at wim-board@googlegroups.com.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

WiM Inspirational Leadership Legacy (WILL) 2021
We are happy to announce our new initiative: WiM Inspirational Leadership Legacy (WILL) to enhance and spotlight our MICCAI leaders and to build our digital community legacy. For more details, please visit: https://wim-will.github.io/site [Deadline: 10th August 2021]

To join, participants will share video interviews with inspirational MICCAI members (e.g., supervisor, colleague, Ph.D student, etc) in their fields. An anonymous panel of judges will first review and shortlist the best videos based on the content and interviewer’s skills. The top 3 videos will be selected following a public vote and each of the 3 winning teams will receive an award of $300. To participate in this initiative, check our GitHub website for more details will.github.io/site Submission deadline: August 10, 2021  








WiM 2020 Event (virtual) Oct 6th 2020, 12:30 -14 UTC






WiM 2020 Event's theme this year is "Transitions and Role Models", and it will feature keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Sobierajski Avila, Dr. Veronika Cheplygina and Dr. Julia Schnabel who will talk about the "real" and "less traditional aspects" of their career paths including taking leaps and lessons learned along the way. We will also hold a live panel discussion and a Q&A session with our keynote speakers.

You can find more information about our keynote speakers following the links:

Dr. Lisa Sobierajski Avila: https://www.kitware.com/lisa-avila/
Dr. Veronika Cheplygina: https://veronikach.com/
Dr. Julia Schnabel: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/julia-a-schnabel

Mission Statement

The mission of the Women in MICCAI (WiM) Committee is to strengthen and widen the representation of female scientists in the MICCAI community by pursuing policies that encourage more female participation in the field and ensure fair and equitable career promotion for female faculty and students - policies that assist in overcoming implicit gender bias within the community. WiM’s activities include: the coordination with the organizers of the annual MICCAI conferences, the organization of networking events within the community particularly at the MICCAI conference on an annual basis, the development and maintenance of online discussion and promotion platforms (e.g. Twitter Facebook, LinkedIn, Googlegroups), and interfacing and advising the MICCAI board on related matters.


The first of a series of informal, hour-long, networking events for female scientists within the community were held at MICCAI 2015 and at ISBI 2016.  Several successful workshops for Women at CVPR and Women in Machine Learning were (WiML) were held recently. Based on the discussions and issues raised at those events, a group of faculty members in the community: (Tal Arbel, Parvin Mousavi, Ipek Oguz, Gozde Unal) proposed to create a “Women in MICCAI (WiM) Committee”. Dr. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, Fellow IBM, has joined as an executive member from the industry. The WiM committee was approved by the MICCAI board in October 2016. The founders and our industry member are the current executives of the committee with plans to rotate the positions over time. Membership is open to everyone. 


email: womeninmiccai@gmail.com


Google Groups: wim-board@googlegroups.com 

Board Members


Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University) - WiM President

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari (Case School of Engineering) -  WiM Annual Event Executive 

Dr. Linwei Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology) - WiM Election Officer

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (Gazi University)  - WiM Outreach Officer

Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas) - WiM Annual Event Executive



Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University) - WiM President

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari (Case School of Engineering) -  WiM Annual Event Executive 

Dr. Despina Kontos (University of Pennsylvania)MICCAI Board  Liaison Officer 

Dr. Linwei Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology)WiM Election Officer

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (Gazi University)  - WiM Outreach Officer

Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas) - WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Beatriz Paniagua (Kitware/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)) - WiM Advisor


Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University) - WiM President

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari (Case School of Engineering) - WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Despina Kontos (University of Pennsylvania) - WiM MICCAI Board Liaison Officer

Dr. Linwei Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology) - WiM Election Officer

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (University of Rennes 1) - WiM Outreach Officer 

Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas) - WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Ipek Oguz (Vandelbilt University) - WiM Advisor

Dr. Parvin Mousavi (Queen's University) - WiM Advisor

Founding Members

Dr. Tal Arbel (McGill University) - WiM Advisor

Dr. Gozde Unal (Istanbul Technical University) - WiM Advisor

Dr. Parvin Mousavi (Queen's University) - WiM Advisor