Message from the Board

By Caroline Essert

Welcome to the March (Spring) 2024 edition of the MICCAI Society quarterly newsletter. We’ve had a busy start to the year beginning with the addition of three new Board members and saying farewell three members whose terms have concluded.

On behalf of the Board, my heartfelt appreciation go to Kevin Zhou for serving on the board since 2019, and being our Treasurer for the past three years. Kevin’s attention to detail and strategic foresight have ensured that the MICCAI Society is in a strong financial position for the future. We are grateful to Xiahai Zhuang, who is already a board member, for volunteering to be our new Treasurer.

Our thanks also go to Shuo Li and Dong Ni for their contributions to the Board. Shuo was the General Chair of MICCAI 2022 held in Singapore, which was the first conference to offer both in-person and virtual attendance. We also thank Dong Ni for his support having served on the board in the member-elected position since 2020.

MICCAI Society members will recall the election held in December to vote for a representative to fill the member-elected position. Congratulations to Spyridon (Spyros) Bakas who received a majority and begins his four-year term. In addition, Albert Chung was elected by the Board of Directors for the board-elected position. We also welcome Danail (Dan) Stoyanov who joins the board as he is a General Chair for MICCAI 2026 to be held in Hawaii, USA. Get to know Spyros, Albert and Dan in the announcement written in this newsletter.

We are very excited to see MICCAI 2024 taking shape. The Organizing Committee, led by Karim Lekadir and Julia Schnabel, have been working very hard to deliver an innovative and ground-breaking experience for attendees. With the introduction of two new sessions and having received a record number of paper submissions, MICCAI 2024 promises to be exceptional. You can learn more about what’s in store in the article titled “The Road to Marrakesh”.

I invite you to read more for updates from the MICCAI Student Board, Women in MICCAI and RISE-MICCAI. Stay tuned for more news to come about MICCAI 2024 and the MICCAI Society Awards program as details become available.

See you at MICCAI 2024!

Caroline Essert