About

SSIMA: Tech brings together leading academics, PhDs, and postdoctoral students, sharing knowledge from all “corners” of the globe, to create an “intellectual melting pot” of ideas on how to innovate next.

As the home of innovation in medical technology in Eastern Europe, SSIMA:Tech provides the opportunity to participants to meet the very top in their fields, right here in Bucharest.

Topics

They will receive advanced lectures on the latest breakthroughs in Deep Learning in healthcare, medical imaging, medical sensors and robotics, big data in healthcare, and any other topic that is in the forefront of the global MedTech community. They will be able to meet the professors who are leading these breakthroughs personally and ask them questions on the topics discussed.

There will also be practical sessions on a specific AI tool for all participants (the “hands-on Tensor Flow sessions”), where they can experiment themselves with applying AI, using one of the most popular tools with this purpose.

Naturally, a substantial amount of time will be available for informal talks with the speakers during the breaks and social events. There will also be cross-over activities with SSIMA:Med and SSIMA: Industry throughout the week with the participants from those tracks.

Who can apply?

SSIMA:Tech invites Master and PhD students, professionals in academia (assistant professors, lecturers and others), and professionals from industry (company representatives, entrepreneurs in related fields) to apply.  If you fall into one of these categories, make sure you fill out the form below, and apply for registration as soon as possible to secure your place at SSIMA:Tech.

Visa Application

In case your nationality necessitates a visa application with the Romanian immigration authorities, we are more than happy to assist you in the process and provide you with all the necessary formalities (e.g. invitation letter) once you have been selected for the program.

Masterclass

The program will start with a full-day masterclass on Deep Learning by prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny, TU/e NL. The course is intended for a broad audience. Prof. Romeny, this year awarded with the EMBS Distinguished Lecturer award,  is known as a gifted tutorial speaker.

It is possible to purchase a stand-alone ticket for the Masterclass, for those who are not available for the full duration of program:

100 EUR for one day (September 16, 2019): all materials, coffee breaks and small lunch included

Exception: 70 EUR for MSc and BSc students

The masterclass is included in the regular registration at SSIMA.

Registration fees: 

Bachelor & Master Students: 100 EUR   

Early professionals (PhD students): 250 EUR  

Professionals (from academia, research institutes): 300 EUR  

Industry & Other: 400 EUR 

Masterclass only (September 16, 2019): 100 EUR (for MSc and BSc students: 70 EUR) for one day: all materials, coffee breaks and small lunch included.
The masterclass is included in the regular registration at SSIMA.

The fees will cover lectures/lab sessions, coffee breaks, and social events.

Accommodation

Accommodation and travel costs are not covered. For accommodation, please check our Accommodation page.

Important Dates

Registration: 5 of September, 2019

SSIMA Summer School: 16-20 September, 2019

Full Agenda

16th September - Monday

17th September - Tuesday

18th September - Wednesday

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    Computational modeling
    Alejandro Frangi
    University of Leeds

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    Population imaging and AI
    Wiro Niessen
    Erasmus MC
    Quantib

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    Medical Image Computing
    Dave Hawkes
    University College London

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    MRI applications
    Celik Azim
    GE Healthcare Research

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    Lunch

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    Compositional Hierarchical Tensor Factorization for Representing Intrinsic and Extrinsic Causal Factors
    M. Alex
    O. Vasilescu

    UCLA

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    Mechanistic modeling in the age of big data and machine learning
    George Verghese
    MIT

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    Break

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    Statistical methods in image understanding
    Peter Meer
    Rutgers University

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    Artificial Intelligence Algorithms to Assess Hormonal Status From Tissue Microarrays in Patients With Breast Cancer
    Gil Shamai
    Technion

19th September - Thursday

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    Introduction to the Summer School
    Prof. Mihnea Costoiu
    Dr. Elena Ovreiu
    Prof. Bart Romeny
    Prof. Alfred Bruckstein

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    Web search: from text indexing to provider of medical information and novel source of epidemiological data
    Andrei Broder
    Google Mountain View

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    MedTech in the hospital: Leeds experience
    Alejandro Frangi
    University of Leeds

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    MedTech in hospital: Israel experience
    Dr. Michal Guindy
    Assuta Medical Centers

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    MedTech in hospital: Dutch experience
    Wiro Niessen
    Erasmus MC
    Quantib

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    MedTech in hospital: London experience Dave Hawkes
    University College London

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    MedTech Innovation in Israel
    Dudi Klein
    Assuta Medical Centers

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    Innovation in Silicon Valley
    George Haber Managing Partner
    CrestaFund

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    Dr. Vasile Ciurchea, President - National Health Insurance House, Romania
    Dr. Diana Păun, State Advisor on Public Health to the President of Romania

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    Ms. Bareket Knafo,
    Head of Economic and Trade Mission to Romania, Embassy of Israel

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    Panel discussion
    Moderator:
    Vlad Mixich (President- Romanian Health Observatory)
    Speakers:
    Ramona Jurubita (Country Manager -KPMG)
    Dr. Dragos Garofil (UMF Carol Davila, Bucuresti)

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    Lunch

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    Advances in Interventional cardiology imaging: the future is bright (and not just for the patient)
    Jurij Avramovič

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    State-of-the-art in Surgical Robotics
    Prof. Alon Wolf
    Technion IIT

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    Break

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    Industry Panel

    Qmenta
    Quantib
    xVision
    Medispec
    Core Scientific Creations

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    Social event

20th September - Friday