Support African students at MICCAI 2024

Tuesday 9th April 2024

Dear MICCAI colleagues,

At MICCAI 2024, we are working towards having unprecedented participation of African researchers and students. This is a great opportunity, as it will result in new MICCAI members and friends, as well as new collaborations and research avenues.

However, due to limited funding in African research institutions, local researchers are often unable to attend major conferences such as MICCAI 2024.

In light of this, we are reaching out to the MICCAI community for support. We invite you, your colleagues, or your institutions to consider sponsoring the attendance of an African student or early-career researcher at this year's MICCAI conference.

Should your lab, department, or institution have grants or any financial resources – such as travel bursaries or inclusivity funds – specifically designed for such purposes, we encourage you to allocate them towards sponsoring an African student's attendance at our conference.

Your generous donation, whether it's €20, €50, €100, €250, or even €500, will directly contribute to funding travel expenses, conference registration fees, and accommodations for these students. Our goal is to raise €10,000.

You can donate in either Euros or US Dollars.

To express our gratitude, we will acknowledge (with your consent) your or your institution's generosity on the MICCAI conference website and proceedings.

Alternatively, or in addition, when you register for the conference, you will be invited to provide a separate, personal donation towards this fund. Every little helps!

Thank you for considering our request. Your contribution will make a world of difference for an aspiring researcher's career, while making MICCAI 2024 a landmark event in inclusivity.

Best wishes,

Karim Lekadir and Julia Schnabel
MICCAI 2024 General Chairs