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Maggie Hess receives Second Place Poster Award at ImNO 2015

At the 13th Imaging Network of Ontario Symposium in London (ON), Nisrin Abou-Seido, Jennifer Andrea, Kaci Carter, and Maggie Hess represented the Perk Lab brilliantly. Between them they authored 5 posters and 3 oral podium papers. During the conference, I kept receiving praises from poster judges, session chairs and many senior colleagues about how well prepared our students were. The icing on the cake was that Maggie Hess received the Second Place Poster Award of the Cancer Imaging Network of Ontario (CINO) Consortium.


Emily Heffernan and Maggie Hess receive NSERC USRA Grants

Emily Heffernan and Maggie Hess received NSERC USRA Grants to do summer research in the Perk Lab.

Emily is our newest member, a 2nd year student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She will be working on evaluation of sensory and visual feedback instrumentation for breast conserving surgery navigation.

Maggie is a seasoned and well published Perk Lab researcher, a 3rd year Life Science student. She will be developing a visualization and planning module in SlicerIGT for an articulated snake robot being developed for pediatric ventricular surgery at Sick Kids in Toronto.

Csaba Pinter, Finalist in the IOMP 2015 Young Investigator Competition

Csaba Pinter is a Finalist in the IOMP 2015 Young Investigator Competition at the UPESM World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, June 7-12, 2015.

His paper on "Performing radiation therapy research using the open-source SlicerRT toolkit" is 1 of the 7 finalists from over 1,600 submissions. We do not know what the end may still hold, but he is already in the top 0.4%  :-) Good luck, Csaba, to the presentation and come home with the grand prize! 




Maggie Hess receives SPIE Student Travel Grant

Maggie Hess has been awarded an SPIE Student Travel Grant to assist her attending the SPIE Medical Imaging 2015 conference in Florida.

SPIE Medical Imaging is one of the largest conferences in medical image computing with about 1,000 participants. SPIE issues only a handful of Student Travel Grants, and receiving one was a major scoop. Congrats Maggie, bon voyage to Orlando! 


Maggie Hess wins the Grand Prize at the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare

Please join me in congratulating Maggie Hess who received the Grand Prize in the healthcare research competiton oral presentations of the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare, held on November 15-16, 2014.

Maggie gave a masterly presentation of her project on "Quantification of intra-ventricular blood clot in MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery". This work was previously accepted to SPIE Medical Imaging, 2015.

Great run, Maggie, on to the next one! 


Gabor Fichtinger has been elected to the Administrative Committee of IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society

Gabor Fichtinger has been elected to the Administrative Committee of IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS). His term will begin 1 January 2015 and expire 31 December 2017. IEEE EMBS is the premiere professional organization of our field, with a current membership over 9,600. If Gabor did not have enough to do before, this new post will certainly keep him busy.