Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is an honor and great privilege for us to invite you to MICCAI 2020, the 23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, to be held in Lima, Peru, October 4-8, 2020. For the first time in Latin America, this conference will be organized under the banner of values we all cherish:
FAIRNESS, ACCESSIBILITY, SUSTAINABILITY and RESPONSIBILITY
Let us all join our thoughts with our actions, along this fantastic regional spirit.
MICCAI is the premier international conference in information processing, machine learning and computational modeling in medical image computing and computer assisted interventions, with nearly 2,500 participants attending courses, satellite symposiums and scientific sessions. State of the art research in Artificial Intelligence in Radiology / Pathology, Medical Robotics, Computer Aided Interventions and Health informatics will be brought close to you, by stimulating a whole new generation of challenges and ideas.
Every year, MICCAI attracts world-leading students, scientists, engineers and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines associated with medical imaging and computer assisted interventions. The main conference spans three consecutive days and consists of oral presentations and poster sessions, with workshops, tutorials and challenges scheduled on the day before and after the main meeting. These satellite events focus on state-of-the-art and emerging developments within the spectrum of activities represented by MICCAI, evaluating and discussing their potential, performances, feasibility, responsibility, accessibility, safety, sustainability and fairness, while comparing with current standards. Keynote sessions and panels within the main conference, feature distinguished scientists and experts sharing their experience and vision related to MICCAI challenges.
Latin America has a strong cultural richness and diversity, a common language, common cultural values and common historical influences that have forged strong bonds between its people. The human potential is enormous and the healthcare challenges and opportunities are tremendous. Coming closer to Latin America is essential today to open the door to this exciting dynamic, by identifying untapped research challenges, new collaborations and new markets. Bringing MICCAI to Latin America will help expose and stimulate a variety of actors, by facilitating their access to the most recent developments in these fields. Geographically, Peru is located close to the center of the Latin American region, allowing young scientists from Latin America to join us, by bringing some fresh insights and enthusiasm. The diversity of Peruvian culture, the incredibly natural beauty, rich archaeological heritage and the fantastic cuisine will definitely be the ingredients of a successful and memorable meeting. We are proud to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of advanced knowledge, expertise and experience in the field produced by leading institutions and outstanding scientists, physicians and educators around the world, and we would like you to be a part of this event. We hope you will consider supporting this meeting, and will be happy to discuss your sponsorship requirements. We aim to ensure that this event both highlights your organization, and creates meaningful linkages with members of the community.
We look forward to welcoming you to MICCAI 2020.
Daniel Racoceanu and Leo Joskowicz
MICCAI 2020 General Chairs