The MICCAI student board (MSB) represents student interests within the MICCAI society, and aims to stimulate the involvement of students within the MICCAI community. The MSB enhances student networking in the community, engages students in the MICCAI society, and advises the MICCAI board on matters of relevance for students. The MSB organises social and professional and student events during the MICCAI period, in collaboration with local organisers, and maintains the MICCAI Educational Initiative.
History of the MICCAI student board
In 2010, the MICCAI board initiated a social media presence, which was coordinated by Hakim Achterberg and Adrian Dalca through a Facebook group, which now boasts nearly 1000 members, and is managed by the MSB. Additionally, Hakim organised the first student social events during MICCAI 2011 in Toronto - a pub night and a bus trip to the Niagara Falls.
During MICCAI 2012, the MICCAI student board helped a group of students to organise a student career event as well as a student social trip. Given the success of these events, it was agreed to try to organise similar events for the future MICCAI conferences. To ensure continuity and mandate, the MICCAI board formally acknowledged the MICCAI Student Board as part of the MICCAI organisation.