MAIN TOPICS


Track #

Track name

1

Diagnostic Imaging

  • 1.1. Computed tomography
  • 1.2. Cone–beam CT
  • 1.3. Radiography
  • 1.4. Breast imaging
  • 1.5. Interventional procedures
  • 1.6. New imaging techniques (X-ray phase contrast, spectral imaging, monochromatic imaging…)
  • 1.7. Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy
  • 1.8. Optical imaging
  • 1.9. Ultrasound imaging and optical coherence tomography
  • 1.10. Optical imaging and microscopy
  • 1.11. Molecular imaging (SPECT, PET, optical)
  • 1.12. Multimodality imaging
  • 1.13. Quality assurance/control (QA/QC)
  • 1.14. Detector technology
  • 1.15. Image quality measures
  • 1.16. Optimization
  • 1.17. Contrast agents
  • 1.18. Preclinical imaging
  • 1.19. Imaging bio–impedance and bioelectric sources
  • 1.20. Biomarker imaging
  • 1.21. Other

2

Image Processing

  • 2.01. Image reconstruction
  • 2.02. Multi–modality data handling (hybrid systems, off–line fusion)
  • 2.03. Quantitative image analysis
  • 2.04. Statistical image analysis (parametric and non-parametric tests and mapping)
  • 2.05. Computer–aided diagnosis (CAD)
  • 2.06. Digital phantoms and Monte Carlo methods
  • 2.07. Machine learning (neural networks, deep learning, ...)
  • 2.08. Image processing, display and visualization
  • 2.09. Image processing, segmentation and registration
  • 2.10. Functional neuroimaging and neuronavigation
  • 2.11. Radiomics
  • 2.12. Other

3

Information Technology in Healthcare

  • 3.01. Data standards
  • 3.02. Data and information models and representations, standards, interoperability
  • 3.03. Systems for quality assurance and dose tracking
  • 3.04. Artificial intelligence
  • 3.05. Teleradiology
  • 3.06. Big data challenges and applications in healthcare
  • 3.07. Decision support systems, and tools in healthcare
  • 3.08. Electronic patient/medical/health records
  • 3.09. Information quality, privacy, security, and ethics
  • 3.10. Integrated healthcare workflow, systems, applications
  • 3.11. Personal health systems, patient–centered healthcare services and applications
  • 3.12. Usability and user experience issues with health IT
  • 3.13. Health IT ecosystems
  • 3.14. Other

4

Modelling and Simulation

  • 4.01. Biological effects of ionizing radiation
  • 4.02. Biological effects of non–ionizing radiation
  • 4.03. Modelling in treatment planning
  • 4.04. Modelling for diagnostic imaging
  • 4.05. Detector modelling
  • 4.06. Modelling for radiation protection applications
  • 4.07. Physiological modelling
  • 4.08. Computational biology in BME
  • 4.09. Mimicking phantoms
  • 4.10. Bioinformatics
  • 4.11. Biological modelling
  • 4.12. Hemodynamics
  • 4.13. Neurodynamics
  • 4.14. Transport and physiological modelling
  • 4.15. Ultrasound simulation
  • 4.16. Network and systems biology
  • 4.17. Other

5

BME and MP Education, Training and Professional Development

  • 5.01. Education and training in MP and BME
  • 5.02. Continuous professional development in MP and BME
  • 5.03. Accreditation and certification
  • 5.04. Regional/national experiences of E&T
  • 5.05. Teaching healthcare professionals
  • 5.06. Technology enhanced education
  • 5.07. Career development in MP and BME

6

Patient Safety

  • 6.01. Reporting systems
  • 6.02. Accidents, incidents, and risk management
  • 6.03. Skin injuries
  • 6.04. Nuclear and radiological emergencies
  • 6.05. Emergency preparedness
  • 6.06. Remote dose monitoring and risk and dose optimization
  • 6.07. Diagnostic reference levels
  • 6.08. Caregivers
  • 6.09. Safety of non–ionizing radiation
  • 6.10. Human factors engineering for medical device and system design
  • 6.11. Patient safety, medical errors, and adverse event prevention related to health technologies
  • 6.12 Protocol optimization

7

Accreditation and Certification

  • 7.01. Hospital / Clinical accreditaion
  • 7.02. Quality systems/quality assurance
  • 7.03. Clinical audits
  • 7.04. Future perspectives (new areas requiring standardization (accreditation/certification)
  • 7.05. Role of regulatory bodies
  • 7.06. Standards
  • 7.07. International healthcare accreditation
  • 7.08. National accreditation schemes

8

Health Technology Assessment

  • 8.01. Technology Management Programs
  • 8.02. Equipment Management Systems
  • 8.03. Health Technology Assessment and Economics
  • 8.04. Productivity and Benchmarking
  • 8.05. Cost Effective Technologies for Developing Countries
  • 8.06. Clinical trials

9

Biosignals Processing

  • 9.01. Linear Dynamic Analysis of Biomedical Signals
  • 9.02. Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Biomedical Signals
  • 9.03. Time-frequency Analysis
  • 9.04. Connectivity and Causality
  • 9.05. Signal Pattern Classification
  • 9.06. EEG, MEG, ECG, CTG, EMG, MEG, ERG Signal Processing

10

Biomechanics, Rehabilitation and Prosthetics

  • 10.01. Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • 10.02. Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • 10.03. Dental Biomechanics
  • 10.04. Accidental Biomechanics
  • 10.05. Rehabilitation Engineering and Robotics
  • 10.06. Human Movement Biomechanics
  • 10.07. Biofluids
  • 10.08. Tissue Biomechanics
  • 10.09. Cellular and Molecular Mechanics

11

Minimum Invasive Surgery, Robotics, Image Guided Therapies, Endoscopy

  • 11.01. Minimal Invasive Surgery and Instruments
  • 11.02. Image-Guided Devices and Systems
  • 11.03. Endoscopy and Endoscopic Interventions
  • 11.04. Virtual Reality in Medicine
  • 11.05. Robots and Manipulators in Therapy

12

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Instrumentation

  • 12.01. Anaesthesia Systems
  • 12.02. Injection and Infusion Systems
  • 12.03. Bioimpedance
  • 12.04. Cardiovascular Systems
  • 12.05. Neuromodulation Systems
  • 12.06. Dialysis and Apheresis Systems
  • 12.07. Pulmonary Systems
  • 12.08. Sleep Systems
  • 12.09. Therapeutic Systems

13

Micro- and Nanosystems, Active Implants, Biosensors

  • 13.01. Biosensors
  • 13.02. Nanotheranostics
  • 13.03. Body Sensor Networks
  • 13.04. Active Implants
  • 13.05. Lab-on-chip/Biochips

14

Neuroengineering, Neural Systems

  • 14.01. Brain Physiology and Modelling
  • 14.02. Blood Brain Barrier & Pharmacokinetics
  • 14.03. Motor Learning and Neural Control
  • 14.04. Brain Computer/Machine Interfaces
  • 14.05. NeuroProstheses
  • 14.06. Transcranial Magnetic and Electric Stimulation
  • 14.07. Deep Brain Stimulation
  • 14.08. Epilepsy Monitoring
  • 14.09. Neurological Disorders

15

Biomaterials, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, Artificial Organs

  • 15.01. Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering
  • 15.02. Artificial Skin, Bones, Joints, Teeth and Related Biomaterials
  • 15.03. Cardiovascular Biomaterials, Artificial Heart
  • 15.04. Cardiac Neuromodulation Assist Devices
  • 15.05. Brain Neuromodulation Assist Devices
  • 15.06. Drug Delivery Systems
  • 15.07. Current Advances in Stem Cell Biology
  • 15.08. Neurocultures

16

Assistive Technologies

  • 16.01.Telemedicine, Distant monitoring, Tele-homecare, and Domotics
  • 16.02. Internet of Everything
  • 16.03. Cybersecurity

17

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

  • 17.01. Biological Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation
  • 17.02. Modelling
  • 17.03. Measurement and Assessment
  • 17.04. Therapeutic Applications

18

Clinical Engineering

  • 18.01. Health Technology Management
  • 18.02. Quality, Productivity and Benchmarking
  • 18.03. Telemedicine in Developing Countries
  • 18.04. Information and Communication Technologies and Clinical Engineering (CE-IT)
  • 18.05. International Standards and Regulations of medical devices
  • 18.06. Innovation and Design of Surgical and Medical Devices
  • 18.07. Disaster Preparedness for Clinical Engineers
  • 18.08. Clinical Process Analysis and Optimization
  • 18.09. Medical Devices Incident Analysis and Management
  • 18.10. Forensic Clinical Engineering and Risk Management
  • 18.11. Clinical Engineering Certification, Training and Education
  • 18.12. Decision Support Systems and Clinical Engineering
  • 18.13. National Societies and International Cooperation
  • 18.14. Clinical Engineering Success Stories

19

Radiation Oncology Physics and Systems

  • 19.01. Brachytherapy
  • 19.02. VMAT: Planning and Delivery/IGRT
  • 19.03. VMAT: Verification and QA
  • 19.04. IMRT: Planning and Delivery/IGRT
  • 19.05. IMRT: Verification and QA
  • 19.06. MRI/Linac
  • 19.10. Motion compensation: Imaging and Delivery
  • 19.11. Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • 19.12. Treatment planning
  • 19.13. Dose calculations
  • 19.14. Dose delivery verification

20

Dosimetry and Radiation Protection

  • 20.01. Dosimetry in therapy (experiments, calculations)
  • 20.02. Dosimetry in imaging (experiments, calculations)
  • 20.03. Dosimetric techniques and phantoms
  • 20.04. Mathematical modelling of radiation protection
  • 20.05. Shielding design
  • 20.06. Micro– and nanodosimetry
  • 20.07. Dosimetry and calibration
  • 20.08. Radiation protection optimization
  • 20.09. Risk and dose optimization
  • 20.10. Occupational dosimetry
  • 20.11. Nuclear and radiological emergencies
  • 20.12. Other

21

Advanced Technologies in Cancer Research and Treatment

  • 21.01. Adaptive radiation therapy (ART)
  • 21.02. Image–guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • 21.03. Real time IGRT
  • 21.04. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy
  • 21.05. Target ablation by using microwave, radiofrequency, cryotherapy, etc.
  • 21.06. Nanotechnology in radiation therapy and imaging
  • 21.07. Small animal research technologies
  • 21.08. Hyperthermia therapy
  • 21.09. Laser therapy
  • 21.10. New particle accelerators for radiation therapy
  • 21.11. Light ion radiotherapy
  • 21.12. Robotics and mechatronics in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics
  • 21.13. Other

22

Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation

  • 22.01. DNA damage and repair in cells and tissues
  • 22.02. Off target radiation effects – cytoplasmic damage, bystander effect, genomic instability
  • 22.03. Tumour heterogeneity and response to radiation
  • 22.04. Cell radiosensitivity/radioresistance and its targeted manipulations
  • 22.05. Dose hypofractionation and hyperfractionation
  • 22.06. Protons and high-LET radiations: implications for cancer treatment
  • 22.07. Low dose effects
  • 22.08. Radiomics and systems radiobiology
  • 22.09. Biodosimetry
  • 22.10. Clinical radiobiology
  • 22.11. Other

23

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

  • 23.01. Nuclear medicine instrumentation – present and future designs
  • 23.02. Computed tomography in nuclear medicine
  • 23.03. Magnetic resonance in nuclear medicine
  • 23.04. SPECT, SPECT/CT imaging
  • 23.05. PET/CT imaging
  • 23.06. PET/MR imaging
  • 23.07. Image reconstruction and correction strategies
  • 23.08. Image registration and segmentation
  • 23.09. Image quantification
  • 23.10. Tracer kinetic modelling
  • 23.11. Nuclear medicine dosimetry
  • 23.12. Monte Carlo modelling in nuclear medicine
  • 23.13.Dosimetry in nuclear medicine (experiments, calculations)