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.

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 topics that are at 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.

Naturally, a substantial amount of time will be available for informal talks with the speakers during the breaks and social events.

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.

Please note that this process takes time (~2 weeks).

Registration fees: 

Bachelor & Master Students: 150 EUR   

Early professionals (PhD students): 250 EUR  

Professionals (from academia, research institutes): 350 EUR  

Industry & Other: 600 EUR 

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

There are financial support opportunities available to a select number of participants, based on merit and financial need at the discretion of the organization. Please refer to the application form for more information.

Accommodation

Accommodation and travel costs are not covered. However, student accommodation (shared twin/triple ensuite rooms) in university dorms will be available for free (5-9 Sept). For accommodation, please check our Accommodation page.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 15th of August, 2022

SSIMA Summer School: 5-9 September, 2022

You can find the application form here.

Below you will find the full agenda for SSIMA:Tech once it becomes available.

The schedule is subject to change without express notice, please make sure you regularly check the schedule on this page for any updates.

Full Agenda

5th September - Monday

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    SSIMA Running Team
    Professors Alon Wolf, Ron Kimmel, Lihi Zelnic Manor

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    Workshop on Deep Learning in Healthcare (part 1)
    Prof. Bart Romeny (Eindhoven Technical University)

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    Coffee Break

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    Workshop on Deep Learning in Healthcare (part 2)
    Prof. Bart Romeny (Eindhoven Technical University)

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    TBD
    Prof. Alejandro Frangi (University of Leeds | Leuven University)

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    Do proteins remember the genetic sequence from which they were translated?
    Prof. Alex Bronstein (Technion Institute of Technology)

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    Coffee Break

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    Prof. Mirabela Rusu, Stanford Medicine

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    Dr. Marius Saines (University Vascular Associates)

6th September - Tuesday

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    SSIMA Running Team
    Professors Alon Wolf, Ron Kimmel, Lihi Zelnic Manor

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    Tale of a polyp. A clinicopathological journey
    Dr. Edmond Sabo (director of the Department of Pathology and Cytology at the Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center,Israel)

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    Computational Oncology and Pathology
    Prof. Ron Kimmel (Technion Institute of Technology)

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    Coffee Break

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    Improving Colonoscopy with AI
    Prof. Ehud Rivlin (Head Google Verily, Israel)

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    Progress Toward Context-Aware Operating Room
    Prof Marco Zenati (Surgeon Harvard Medical School & co-founder MedRobotics)

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    TBD
    Richard Passov (former VP & Treasurer of Pfizer)

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    Coffee Break

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    A Deep Ensemble Learning Approach to Lung CT Segmentation for COVID-19 Severity Assessment
    Prof. Tammy Riklin-Raviv (Ben-Gurion University)

7th September - Wednesday

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    SSIMA Running Team
    Professors Alon Wolf, Ron Kimmel, Lihi Zelnic Manor

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    Personalized Cardiology Powered by AI and Computational Modeling
    Prof. Natalia Trayanova (Johns Hopkins University)

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    Prof. Michael Bronstein (Oxford Univ, head of Twitter Research, UK)

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    Coffee Break

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    Prof Alon Wolf (VP of Technion IIT & co-founder MedRobotics)

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    Haptic feedback in medical applications
    Prof Lihi Zelnik Manor (Technion IIT)

7th September - Wednesday (Parallel)

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    SSIMA Industry Day @Oradea Emergency Hospital

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    BIOdyssey. Health Innovation Hub launch
    (Technion Israel & Romanian American Foundation)

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    Extraordinary panel: Investing in the Digitalisation of Healthcare
    Including Coffee Break
    : Speakers: Sebastian Burduja (Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalisation - Government of Romania), Iurie Turcanu (Deputy Prime Minister on Digitalisation -Government of Republic of Moldova), Richard Passov (ex. Senior VP & Treasurer at Pfizer), Dr. Irit Idan (Investment Advisor at SoftBank Israel) Talk: National Strategy and Investment in Health & Technology, Dudi Klein (co-founder & managing partner at Alive Israel HealthTech Fund), Moshe Dunie (former VP at Microsoft), George Haber (owner CrestaFund Investment), Benjamin Rolnik (head of Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab)

8th September - Thursday

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    SSIMA Running Team
    Professors Alon Wolf, Ron Kimmel, Lihi Zelnic Manor

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    Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: From Patient Twinning to Precision Therapy
    Dr Dorin Comaniciu (Senior VP Siemens Healthineers)

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    TBD
    Prof Alexander Leemans -University Medical Center Utrecht

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    Coffee Break

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    Transforming Healthcare with Deep Learning
    Dr.Ayelet Akselrod-Balli (Reichman University (IDC Herzliya))

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    Extraordinary panel: Management of Emergency Situations
    Including Coffee Break
    Participants: Dr Diana Paun, ( Presidential Advisor on Healthcare, Honorary Chair); Prof Michael Halberthal, general director Rambam Healthcare Campus (Co-Chair); Dr Raed Arafat (Secretary of State, Head of Department of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs, co-chair), Prof Idit Matot (President of the Israeli Society for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care), Prof Serban Bubenek (President of the Romanian Society for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care), Prof Alon Wolf (VP Technion)

9th September - Friday

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    TBD
    Benjamin Rolnik (director Stanford Healthcare Innovtion Lab)

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    TBD
    Prof Ezri Tarazi (head of t-hub, Technion Israel IT)

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    Coffee Break

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    Building a Medtech Innovation Ecosystem in Japan (Japan Biodesign)
    Prof Masakazu Yagi (President Japan Stanford Biodesign)