Women in MICCAI (WiM) Update

Women in MICCAI (WiM) is excited to announce the launch of our 2024 Webinar Series titled “Health Equity in the AI Era: A Humanistic Approach to Fair and Equitable Medical AI”. This initiative aligns with the theme of MICCAI 2024, which will be held in Africa for the first time, emphasizing inclusive and equitable machine learning in healthcare. This focus is further highlighted by the new "MICCAI for Health Equity" session.

Our webinar series aims to enrich the MICCAI community’s understanding by bringing a humanistic perspective to the development of fair and equitable medical technologies. We will explore how biases and inequalities currently present in AI systems can be recognized and corrected. The series will also promote a more equitable research environment and workplace within the MICCAI community by fostering a balanced viewpoint among technical researchers, clinical users, and patients across all races and genders.

To delve deeper into these issues, we will bring together experts from diverse fields such as gender studies, social justice, history, ethics, and science, technology, and society (STS). Their humanistic insights are invaluable in addressing the root causes of inequality and injustice in medical AI, which are predominantly issues of equity, fairness, and justice.

Each webinar in our series will consist of a talk followed by a discussion session. We are planning to conduct 2-3 webinars throughout the year in the lead-up to MICCAI 2024. Our goal is to build momentum and foster a comprehensive understanding of these vital issues among the community.

Watch your inbox and our social media channels for our announcement of the first webinar in this series.