Do you know John Baxter?

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You may recognize John Baxter from his running around the MICCAI conferences where he provides outstanding support to Dekon Congress & Tourism and to the Society. John was instrumental in managing the virtual conferences and continues to manage the new virtual platform Conference Catalysts for the Vancouver 2023 conference. John gets involved from the very beginning, defining virtual system functionality and statements of work, to the very end, troubleshooting during the conference itself.

John’s other key role in the Society is managing the MICCAI Society membership database and maintaining the members-only area of the MICCAI website. Do you want to know how many members are from a given country? Or how many of them are students? John can help you. 

John’s full-time role is in the Laboratory for Signal and Image Processing at the University of Rennes in France. John is a Chargé de Recherche, which is like a research-only Associate Professor. He researches neuro-imaging, human-computer interaction and machine learning. John says, “I like to refer to it as the three brains, that is, the patient's, the doctor's, and the computer's.” 

John earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Western University in London, Canada in 2017 under the supervision of Terry Peters (MICCAI Fellow).  This is when he first became involved behind the scenes with the MICCAI Society. His involvement increased significantly in 2020 with the first virtual MICCAI conference. Since then, John has been involved in helping MICCAI transition from the purely virtual world of 2020 and 2021 into something more mixed.

John lives in Rennes, France, and is delighted to have just bought his first home. Outside of work, John enjoys travelling, spending time in the great outdoors, and reading philosophy. The latter two often in tandem: if you are looking for John, look for the guy sitting in the shade with a book!