The MICCAI Society was formed as a non-profit corporation on July 29, 2004, pursuant to the provisions of the Minnesota Non-Profit Corporation Act, Minnesota Statute, Chapter 317A, with legally bound Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.  The official corporate name is The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society (“The MICCAI Society”). 

The organization was founded with a focused professional mission and with member enrollment and benefits.  The Society is governed by an elected Board of Directors (the MICCAI Board) with officers, including a President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Society staff coordinators are appointed by the Board to help manage and conduct the various activities of the Society. These include membership management, conference organization and support, publications, public communication, and industry relations.  The MICCAI Society goals and focus are multi-disciplinary in nature and bring together scientists, engineers, physicians, surgeons, educators and students who contribute to and participate in the mission and activities of the MICCAI Society.

The history of the Society dates from the early 1990s when three separate international conferences evolved into a single conference in 1998 which was named the MICCAI (Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention) Conference. The MICCAI conference was organized yearly until the founding of the MICCAI Society in 2004.

The MICCAI logo is used in all activities organized and officially endorsed by the MICCAI Society.