4-8 OCTOBER 2020


The 2020 MICCAI conference will be held in Lima, Peru. The conference will host a variety of satellite events, including tutorials. Tutorials are educational sessions offered by expert researchers and scientists, on topics relevant to the community, and they are expected to offer extensive and up-to-date coverage of a single field in depth. The target audience should be defined and may include professionals seeking continued education, students, clinicians, early career scientists and established researchers planning to broaden their research horizons. There should be a cohesive theme to a tutorial, e.g. methodology, clinical application, software tool, etc., and organizers should explain why the theme is timely and of interest to the MICCAI community.

Furthermore, MICCAI 2020 wants to align to the principles of fairness, accessibility, sustainability and responsibility. Specifically, MICCAI 2020 encourages satellite events applications that promote the discussion of emerging developments within the spectrum of activities represented by MICCAI, evaluating and discussing their potential, performance, feasibility, responsibility, accessibility, safety, sustainability and fairness, while comparing with current standards. Accordingly, in this edition the two following topics will be prioritized:

  • Telemedicine and general technical support to specialists located in non-urban areas.
  • Low cost solutions.

Tutorials covering aspects of professional and career development are also welcome. The tutorial format may combine lectures with demonstrations and hands-on sessions.

Tutorials may take place on October 4 or 8, 2020. Each tutorial may be organized as a half-day (8:00am-12:30, or 1:30pm-5:00pm) or a full-day (8:00am-5:00pm) meeting.

The deadline for proposal submissions is January 15, 2020. If submitted tutorials cover complementary or overlapping themes then feedback will be provided to organizers by January 22, 2020. We reserve the right to ask proposals with substantial overlap to merge or alter their scope. Final decisions will be announced on March 1, 2020.

Organizers of the accepted proposals are expected to:

  • Construct an independent website for their tutorial
  • Manage advertising and promotion of the tutorial
  • Prepare electronic (pdf) versions of teaching material and supporting software, and submit them to the MICCAI 2020 organizing committee (OC) for distribution to the registered participants.

Submission Details

This year, the submission process will be formalized to ensure uniformity. Tutorial organizers must complete the submission form found below: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/TutorialsMICCAI2020. The form contents are included in this call for easier reference.

Selection Criteria

In order to maintain relevance to the conference participants, a selection will be performed within the submitted tutorials. In this edition, due to the number of available rooms it is foreseeable that only a small fraction of the tutorials proposals will be selected.

The specific selection criteria for tutorial events will include:

  • Compliance to priorities in this call and relevance of the topic to the MICCAI community.
  • Quality of the plan describing how the educational objectives will be achieved.
  • Appropriateness of the team providing the instructions.
  • Availability of funds from external sponsors.
  • EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) related criteria.
  • Expected number of participants.


Authors will assign to the MICCAI Society the right to distribute the tutorial material to MICCAI members and to tutorial and conference attendees, independently of the copyright ownership planned by the tutorial organizers. It is up to the tutorial organizers to obtain corresponding agreement of the instructors and, if necessary, consent from journals/publishers to utilize the aforementioned material.


Unfortunately, MICCAI 2020 cannot afford to cover travel arrangements or stipends for the organizers of satellite events nor provide concessions on registration fees.

The MICCAI 2020 satellite events committee has limited funds for waiving the registration fees for a number of speakers, including those from outside the MICCAI community. Organizers should send a request to tutorials@miccai2020.org with justification for their request. Organizers and speakers who plan only to attend the satellite event they are involved in are expected to register for the event unless registration fee waivers have been requested and granted.

Important Dates

15 January 2020
Proposals are due
22 January 2020
Preliminary feedback where relevant
2 March 2020
Final notification of acceptance
1 April 2020
Individual websites are up and running
July 2020
Deadline to submit soft-copy tutorial materials (in pdf)

Tutorial Proposal Submission Form (to be filled through CMT)