MIIT 2022 conference merges with SIIM
February 2, 2022
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – For 15 years, the Medical Imaging Informatics and Teleradiology (MIIT) conference has provided Imaging Informatics education through an annual one or two-day meeting in Ontario. Through talks from thought leaders in Canada, as well as the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere, attendees learned about the state of the art in Medical Imaging Informatics practice and research. Many of the talks were focused on subjects or perspectives that are uniquely Canadian, such as the use of regional Diagnostic Imaging Repositories (DIRs).
In 2020, MIIT – like many other meetings – shifted to an online delivery format. In 2021, the online format was repeated, but broken into half-day sessions in the spring and fall, with some prerecorded content and some broadcast live.
With the uncertainty of the environment for in-person and even online meetings, the MIIT program committee made the painful but prudent decision to not hold a meeting in 2022.
Through a collaboration with the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), the MIIT program committee – Dr. David Koff (pictured), Don Dennison, and Jason Nagels – are excited to be chairing an inaugural Canadian Track as part of SIIM’s Global program presented during the #SIIM22 Annual Meeting, June 9-11 in Kissimmee, Florida.
#SIIM22, Imaging the Possibilities, will feature speakers from around the globe who will be presenting topics relevant to Imaging Informaticists. Two distinct programs will be offered during #SIIM22 to accommodate both in-person and virtual attendees, with education and networking opportunities for all. Industry partners will also be heavily involved in the meeting with a day dedicated to bringing the latest technologies and vendor curated education to the forefront on InformaticsTECH Day.
Prior to the kick-off of #SIIM22, SIIM is offering a NEW four-week course, Advanced Imaging Informatics Training (AIIT), that will roll out using online weekly modules and open office hours. On June 8th, AIIT will culminate with an exciting in-person opportunity for hands-on training in our Virtual Hospital Platform in Florida!
“SIIM and MIIT share a common vision to provide important and meaningful Imaging Informatics content to our community. We are proud to bring the Canadian perspective to the attendees of the SIIM Annual Meeting,” said Dr. Koff.
“We are pleased with the growing interest in SIIM’s Global Track program, which we introduced at the SIIM 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and are excited about the inclusion of content from thought leaders based in Canada,” commented Cheryl Kreider Carey, CEO of SIIM.
The Canadian track will feature 3 sessions:
- “No Blame, No Shame: The Canadian Approach to Peer Learning”, with Dr Karen Finlay, Chief Diagnostic Imaging at Hamilton Health Sciences and Dr. Yoan Kagoma from HHS/McMaster University, chaired by Dr David Koff.
- “Research, Security, and De-Identification of Medical Imaging Data: Oh Canada!” with Dr. William Parker from CAR and UBC, and Dr.Jeremy Petch, Director CREATE at HHS, chaired by Don Dennison.
- “Image Sharing in Canada: Are We There Yet?” with Dr. Heidi Schmidt, Chief Diagnostic Imaging at UHN, University of Toronto and Greg Ruthman from Co-Imagerie for the RID-Montreal McGill chaired by Jason Nagels.
Canadian Imaging Informaticists – including past attendees of the MIIT meeting – are encouraged to attend #SIIM22 in-person or virtual. Save $300 on registration fees by becoming a SIIM Member now and enjoy member benefits for all of 2022. Check out the SIIM Membership + Registration Bundle at https://siim.org/page/22m_overview.