The Wizardry of AI and Machine Learning in Cancer Imaging

Thu 18 Jun 2020 Sat 20 Jun 2020 Society

Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

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The Wizardry of AI and Machine Learning in Cancer Imaging

Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon. 18th to 20th June 2020

Message on behalf of Dr. Celso Matos and Prof. Dow-Mu Koh.

Due to the COVOD-19 pandemic and resulting global lockdown, 'The Wizardry of Artificial Intelligence 2.0: AI and Machine Learning in Cancer Imaging' meeting planned for June will be postponed. This course has demonstrated huge demand so it is absolutely our focus to deliver it in the spring/summer of 2021.

As this situation is continually unfolding, we are cautious about announcing new dates until we have a better idea of the future European event landscape. Many thanks for your understanding, and please bear with us. We wish you and your families the very best.

This is a follow-up meeting after our highly successful event in 2019 attended by over 400 delegates from over 30 countries. The aim of this meeting is to promote better understanding and application of AI and machine learning in cancer imaging; and provide a multidisciplinary forum for radiologists, technicians/ radiographers, scientists and industrial partners to discuss and interact. The meeting is organised jointly by the Champalimaud Foundation and the International Cancer Imaging Society. 

This meeting highlights real-world translation in the development of infrastructure/ ecosystem/ data pipeline; as well as illustrative use-cases emerging from clinical needs. Controversies and advances in AI and machine learning approaches? will be presented and discussed. A industrial forum provides the opportunity to hear from scan manufacturer, data science companies, health organisations to understand the development and obtaining regulatory approval of tools for clinical benefit. The content will be a delivered by a panel of invited international expert faculty. 

For the 2020 meeting, we will be soliciting scientific abstracts for a scientific session. In addition, we will also invite the submission of fresh ideas for an incubator session, for which the experts will be able to provide feedback and mentoring. The dateline for abstract submission is 3rd April 2020

There will be two hands-on workshops targeted towards radiologists, who will be able to learn first-hand the concepts and application of AI and machine learning; as well as understand how to establish and use a radiomics pipeline.

This is a commercial-free meeting that is free to attend, in line with the educational mission of the International Cancer Imaging Society and the Champalimaud Foundation. 

Who should attend?

Radiologists, technicians/ radiographers, scientists, industrial partners and all who are interest in the growth and development of AI and machine learning in cancer imaging. 

What are the learning objectives?

1) To understand the real world translation of how imaging departments can prepare for AI
2) To review key AI and machine techniques for cancer imaging
3) To learn advances and controversies in AI and machine learning
4) To understand the perspectives from industry and health policy makers
5) To learn from exemplars of clinical use cases and lessons learnt in their development

Venue: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown Av. de Brasília, 1400-038, Lisboa, Portugal

Date:  Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th June 2020

Registration dates: Until 16 June Free Registration

Official Language: English. No translation system available.

Travel and accommodation:Travel and hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.

Organising Committee:

Celso Matos, Dow-Mu Koh, Fred Prior, Nickolas Papanikolaou, Andrea Rockall, Seong Ki Mun, Luis Martí-Bonmatí, Evis Sala

On behalf of the Champalimaud Foundation and the International Cancer Imaging Society, we would like to invite you to attend this special focus multidisciplinary meeting on the development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in Cancer Imaging.

AI and ML are set to have a deep impact on how radiologists, as well as clinicians, may work in the future. However, there has been limited opportunities for imagers, scientists, clinicians and industrial partners to interact, so as to understand clinical needs, to identify common goals and to prioritise developments.

This meeting will bring together specialists in oncology, cancer imaging, AI and ML, as well as industry members to present and discuss these issues. We welcome your participation in our program and look forward to see you in Lisbon!

Celso Matos, Dow-Mu Koh and Fred Prior

On behalf of the organising committee*

This is a complimentary meeting. 

Online: Click here to register.

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The closest international airport is Lisbon Airport. Please click here for Lisbon airport.

From Lisbon to the Champalimaud Foundation, Centre of the Unknown in Algés:

Train - Linha de Cascais (Yellow Line)
Trolley - 15 (Praça da Figueira -> Algés)
Bus - 28 (Up until Belem)

From Algés to Champalimaud Foundation, Centre of the Unknown:
Walk - 5 minute walk from the Algés train station. Pass through the station underneath the train tracks to the river side before walking back toward Lisbon.
Bus - From the Bus terminal at the Algés station, the #98 bus goes directly to the Centre every ~25 minutes.

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Who are the faculty members?

The meeting will be delivered by an invited faculty drawn from Fellows of the International Cancer Imaging Society, the Champalimaud Foundation and other internationally acknowledged experts. The full programme is being finalised. 


UK Delegates

CPD points awarded by the Royal College of Radiologists – delegates will receive 12 credits in total for attendance on 18th and 19th June.  

Day 1: 6 credits

Day 2: 6 credits Attendees of Radiomics workshops, on day 3 3.5 credits.

European Delegates

Accreditation from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) will be applied for, and made available to all attendees of this course.

US Delegates

American delegates can have their EACCME European CME Credits converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by applying to the AMA. Download the 1 page from here:-

Send the completed  form to the AMA together with the EACCME certificate* and the non-refundable processing fee (AMA members $30 and non AMA members $75).  AMA certificates will be emailed within 3 business weeks. 

Please visit this link for further information


Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts that do not adhere to the following important points will be rejected:

• The title should not exceed 15 words.  
• The abstract should not exceed 500 words for Scientific sessions and 600 words for incubator sessions.
• Please use authors’ initials and surnames only.
• Please provide the Institute and country for each co-author
• Qualifications should be omitted.  Do not include references, tables or figures.
• Please do not use block capitals.

You may choose from two different abstract categories:

1. Scientific session abstract
Scientific abstracts should present new research on any aspects of AI and machine learning related to cancer imaging. The abstract should be no longer than 500 words and should be organised into following sections: Aim, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions. You can include up to two embedded images within your abstract.

2. Incubator session abstract
The incubator session aims to provide presenters with a forum to present new ideas to experts. The expert panel will provide constructive feedback to the presenters, and ideas on how to improve the project.

The abstract in this session should be no longer than 600 words and should be organised into the following sections: Background, Proposed use-case, Methodology, Expected outputs, Discussion. You can also include up to two embedded figures.

The best project presented in the incubator session will be invited to the Faculty Dinner, with the opportunity to network with the Faculty members, as well as mentoring for further development of the project if desired. 

Other things to note: 

Abstracts should not include promissory notes such as “We will provide additional data during our presentation.”  

Submission deadline: 3rd April 2020