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Memphis BioImaging Symposium


Medical imaging experts will gather at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center for the Fourth Annual Memphis BioImaging Symposium on November 1 and 2.

World-renowned experts in the major fields of medical imaging will gather at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center at the University of Memphis for the Fourth Annual Memphis BioImaging Symposium (MemBIS) on Thursday evening, November 1, and all day Friday, November 2.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday with an introduction to the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid by Eliot Siegel, MD, professor of radiology at the University of Maryland and the VA Maryland Health Care System. A reception will follow featuring research posters and commercial exhibits.

Highlighting Friday’s all-day symposium will be presentations on Imaging Informatics trends from Steven Horii, MD, professor of radiology and clinical director of Medical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, as well as Paul Chang, MD, professor and vice chairman, Radiology Informatics, and medical director Pathology Informatics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Experts from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Toronto, Northwestern University, Harvard Medical School and GE Healthcare will round out Friday’s program with presentations on the latest in high-tech bioimaging.

Chair of the symposium, M. Waleed Gaber, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, said, “Drs. Horii and Chang head the bill of a prestigious group of scientists we’ve attracted for our fourth annual conference. This event has now reached the status of a world-class event in the medical imaging field.”

“Every year since its inception, MemBIS has grown, attracting the top leaders in an increasingly critical medical field. With that growth, Memphis also has gained a reputation as a major center for bioimaging development and training in the United States,” said Steven J. Bares, PhD, president and executive director of the Memphis Bioworks