Women in MICCAI


Recent WiM Events

Joint WiM/RISE 2021 Event

Women in MICCAI (WiM) and the RISE hosted a virtual event in conjunction with MICCAI 2021 on September 29, 12:30 - 13:30 UTC. 

Female scientists and the pandemic: Surviving or Thriving?

Female scientists’ research productivity dropped off at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been attributed to women’s disproportionate caregiving responsibilities, service roles and emotional labor. In this session, you will learn common barriers which constrain women in the workplace, along with strategies to support women’s success and tips to personally navigate adversity, barriers, and obstacles.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Amy Diehl serves as Chief Information Officer at Wilson College and is a workplace gender bias expert and consultant. She has a PhD in administration and leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was named to the 2020 EdTech Dean’s List of Higher Ed IT Influencers Worth a Follow and a 2019 Central Penn Business Journal Woman of Influence.

Her research has been published in academic journals, book chapters, and magazines such as Fast Company, Ms. Magazine, and University Business Magazine. She is a frequent conference speaker and workshop facilitator and has served as a gender discrimination lawsuit expert witness.

Event Program (September 29, UTC time) 

12:30 - 12:35 Introduction of WiM & RISE 

12:35 - 12:40 Introduction of the WILL initiative 

12:40 - 13:15 Keynote “Female scientists and the pandemic: Surviving or Thriving?” by Dr. Amy Diehl

13:15 - 13:30 Q&A session

To support the WiM and RISE, you can

- visit our Twitter page and main website.

- subscribe to the WiM WILL YouTube channel and give a thumbs up to the WILL 2021 inspirational interviews from our community.

- become a member of the RISE network to Reinforce Inclusiveness & diverSity and Empower minority researchers in Low-Middle Income Countries (LMIC) by filling out this Google form.

 WiM Networking Event

Women in MICCAI (WiM) hosted a live networking event in conjunction with MICCAI 2021 on September 29, 20:00 – 21:00 UTC.

Event Program (September 29, UTC time)

20:00 - 20:15 Introduction of WiM and WILL initiative

20:15 - 21:00 Spatial chat and networking

About the WiM WILL 2021 initiative

We are excited to announce that we have received 8 excellent submissions for our WILL initiative (https://wim-will.github.io/site) including diverse and very inspirational interviews from our community members (student, faculty, …). These present a great testimony to our MICCAI legacy. 

All submissions can be found on the WIM WILL YouTube channel:

- subscribe to the WiM WILL YouTube channel and give a thumbs up to the WILL 2021 inspirational interviews from our community.

The final top 3 winning interviewers will be announced on 30/09//2021 at the MICCAI2021 Awards & Closing ceremony.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Women in MICCAI (WiM) Committee is to strengthen and widen the representation of female scientists in the MICCAI community by pursuing policies that encourage more female participation in the field and ensure fair and equitable career promotion for female faculty and students - policies that assist in overcoming implicit gender bias within the community. WiM’s activities include: the coordination with the organizers of the annual MICCAI conferences, the organization of networking events within the community particularly at the MICCAI conference on an annual basis, the development and maintenance of online discussion and promotion platforms (e.g. Twitter Facebook, LinkedIn, Googlegroups), and interfacing and advising the MICCAI board on related matters.

History

The first of a series of informal, hour-long, networking events for female scientists within the community were held at MICCAI 2015 and at ISBI 2016.  Several successful workshops for Women at CVPR and Women in Machine Learning were (WiML) were recently held. Based on the discussions and issues raised at those events, a group of faculty members in the community (Tal Arbel, Parvin Mousavi, Ipek Oguz, Gozde Unal) proposed to create a “Women in MICCAI (WiM) Committee”. Dr. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, Fellow IBM, joined as an executive member from industry. The WiM committee was approved by the MICCAI board in October 2016. The executives of the committee change over time with founding and previous board members remaining involved as advisors. Membership is open to everyone. 

Contact

email: womeninmiccai@gmail.com

Twitter

Google Groups: wim-board@googlegroups.com 

 

Board Members

2022 (Current)

Dr. Xiaoxiao Li (The University of British Columbia) – WiM President

Dr. Baiying Lei (Shenzhen University)  WiM Secretary 

Dr. Ayelet Akselrod-Ballin (Zebra Medical Vision)  WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Rui Liao (Siemens Healthineers)  WiM Industrial Liaison

Dr. Jessica Rodgers (Queen's University)  WiM Public Outreach Officer

Dr. Francesca Galassi (University of Rennes, Inria-Irisa)  WiM Election Officer

Dr. Ghada Zamzmi (National Institute of Health (NIH))  WiM Code of Conduct Officer

2021

Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University)  WiM President

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari (Case School of Engineering)   WiM Annual Event Executive 

Dr. Linwei Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology)  WiM Election Officer

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (Gazi University)  WiM Outreach Officer

Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas)  WiM Annual Event Executive

2020

Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University)  WiM President

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari (Case School of Engineering)   WiM Annual Event Executive 

Dr. Despina Kontos (University of Pennsylvania)  MICCAI Board Liaison Officer 

Dr. Linwei Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology)  WiM Election Officer

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (Gazi University)  WiM Outreach Officer

Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas)  WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Beatriz Paniagua (Kitware/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)) – WiM Advisor

2019

Dr. Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University) – WiM President

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari (Case School of Engineering) – WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Despina Kontos (University of Pennsylvania) – WiM MICCAI Board Liaison Officer

Dr. Linwei Wang (Rochester Institute of Technology) – WiM Election Officer

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya (University of Rennes 1) – WiM Outreach Officer 

Dr. Thi Hoang Ngan Le (University of Arkansas) – WiM Annual Event Executive

Dr. Ipek Oguz (Vandelbilt University) – WiM Advisor

Dr. Parvin Mousavi (Queen's University) – WiM Advisor

Founding Members

Dr. Tal Arbel (McGill University) – WiM Advisor

Dr. Gozde Unal (Istanbul Technical University) – WiM Advisor

Dr. Parvin Mousavi (Queen's University) – WiM Advisor