Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures, Technische Universität München , Germany

Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab is a full professor and director of the institute for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP) at Technical University of Munich (TUM) with a secondary faculty appointment at its Medical School. He is also acting as Chief Scientific Officer for SurgicEye? GmbH?. In November 2006, he was elected as a member of board of directors of MICCAI society severing until February 2011. He has served on the Steering Committee of the IEEE Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality between 2001 and 2008. He is the author of hundreds of peer reviewed scientific papers and over 50 US and international patents. He is the associated editor of several scientific journals including IEEE TMI and Medical Image Analysis. He received the Siemens Inventor of the Year award in 2001 for the body of his work in interventional imaging and the SMIT technology award in 2010 for his inventive contributions to Camera Augmented Mobile C-arm and Freehand SPECT technologies.


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Birkfellner
Medizinische Universitat Wien, Austria

After school in Austria and Germany, he started studying Physics at the University of Vienna in 1990, and graduated in 1996 in theoretical physics. In 2001, he finished his Ph.D in Medical Physics. From 2001 to 2003 he was a senior researcher at the University Hospital Basel/Switzerland. He became an associate professor of medical physics at the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Physics of Vienna Medical School in 2004. His research interests include medical image processing, medical physics, image-guided therapy and image-guided radiation oncology. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed journal and conference proceedings articles. Currently, he is heading the Digital Image Processing Laboratory at the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Physics at the Medical University Vienna. He is also a reviewer and editorial board member for major journals in the field (Medical Physics, Physics in Medicine and Biology, IEEE TMI), program committee member for several international conferences (MICCAI, SPIE Medical Imaging) and principal investigator for several third-party funded research projects.


Bernhard Kainz, Ph.D
Imperial College London, UK

Bernhard Kainz is a Marie-Curie Fellow at Imperial College London. His current research is on foetal MRI image real-time processing and visualization in the group of Prof. Daniel Rueckert. He finished his Ph.D.-Thesis within the field of medical visualization, volume graphics and GPU algorithms in the team of Prof. Schmalstieg at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology in 2011. His research interests are the interconnection of medical image data acquisition, fast GPU accelerated medical image processing and interactive real-time medical visualization.


Prof. Roy Eagleson
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Roy Eagleson is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, an Associate Scientist at the Robarts Research Institute, and a Scientist and Principal Investigator at CSTAR (The Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics research centre; part of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), LHRI. He is the co-leader within the National Centres of Excellence on Graphics and New Media (GRAND-NCE) project on Simulation and New Media for Healthcare Training (HLTHSIM). As part of the Ontario Research Fund award for Surgical Simulation, Eagleson is co-leader of the Theme on Evaluation of Surgical Simulators. Research Interests: 3D Biomedical Visualization and Surgical Simulation. Human-Computer Interface Design for Surgical Skills Training. Haptic Interfaces and Interactive Immersive Graphical Interfaces (Volumetric Visualization with GPU programming)

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