Leesburg, VA – June 5, 2018 – The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) convened its SIIM 2018 Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The Society’s mission focuses on advancing the imaging informatics field by fostering education, research and innovation.

The SIIM Annual Meeting is where the enterprise imaging community comes together to recognize the achievements of its diverse membership. The following awards and prizes were presented during this year’s annual meeting.

New SIIM Fellow

Honors were awarded to Daniel L. Rubin, MD, MS with his induction into the SIIM College of Fellows on Friday, June 1. He is Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Radiology, Medicine (Biomedical Informatics), and Ophthalmology (courtesy) at Stanford University. He is Principal Investigator of two centers in the National Cancer Institute’s Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) and is Director of Biomedical Informatics for the Stanford Cancer Institute. He also leads the Research Informatics Center (RIC) of the School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin’s exceptional accomplishments and talents reflect the highest standards of SIIM.

The Dwyer Lectureship

The 2018 Dwyer Lecture, “Imaging Collaboration: From Pen and Ink to Artificial Intelligence” was presented by Curt P. Langlotz, MD, PhD, FSIIM at the SIIM 2018 Closing General Session. Dr. Langlotz is responsible for the information technology that supports Stanford’s radiology practice, including 4.5 million imaging studies that require 0.5 petabytes of storage. His research laboratory investigates the use of deep neural networks and other machine learning technologies to help radiologists detect disease and eliminate diagnostic errors. His laboratory’s translational approach facilitates rapid evaluation and dissemination of the resulting algorithms. The Annual Dwyer Lecture features a SIIM Fellow as the presenter of a particularly relevant and insightful topic in honor of Samuel J. Dwyer III, PhD – the humble, prolific pioneer of digital medical imaging.

Scientific Awards

Through peer review processes, scientific awards were presented for outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging informatics. The following awards were presented:

Best Scientific Paper Award

NEW to the SIIM Annual Meeting, the Best Scientific Paper is awarded for scientific merit, relevance to the community, and quality of scientific presentation.

Predicting Breast Cancer Molecular Subtype with an MRI Data Set
Simukayi Mutasa, MD, Resident, Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center; Sachin Jambawalikar, PhD; Richard Ha, MD

Scientific Posters & Demonstrations Awards 

1st Place Prize

Dashboard for Big Data Analysis of Detection and Communication of Critical Findings
Peter Kamel, MD, Resident, Radiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Pam Johnson, MD; Paul G. Nagy, PhD, CIIP, FSIIM

2nd Place Prize

Low-cost Workflow of Generating and Remotely Visualizing 3D Holographic Models for Clinical Practice using Augmented or Virtual Reality
Brian M. Currie, MD, Resident, Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Image-Guided Interventions Lab; Greg J. Nadolski, MD; Stephen J. Hunt, MD, PhD; Terence P. Gade, MD, PhD; Brian J. Park, MD, MS 

3rd Place Prize

Improving the Robustness of Deep Learning Models: Application in Lung Nodule Detection
William Hsu, PhD, Associate Professor, Radiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; Shiwen Shen, MS; Alex Bui, PhD

New Investigator Travel Awards

Travel awards are presented to new investigators with an area of study in imaging informatics and who either are currently in a full-time training program or have completed their training program within 2 years of the SIIM Annual Meeting.

Deep Learning For Hemorrhage Detection on Head CT: Algorithm Development and Clinical Deployment
Peter D. Chang, MD, University of California San Francisco

A Survey of Imaging Informatics Fellowships and their Curricula: Current State Assessment
Brianna L. Vey, BS, Emory University School of Medicine

What Machines Can Read: Gender Identification from Hand and Wrist Radiographs in Children
Sehyo Yune, MD, MPH, MBA, Massachusetts General Hospital 

Roger A. Bauman, MD Award

The Bauman Award is presented to the best student paper each year at the annual meeting. This award was named to honor Dr. Bauman’s distinguished career in radiological informatics research and practice and his status as Founding Editor of the Journal of Digital Imaging.

Predicting Breast Cancer Molecular Subtype with an MRI Data Set
Simukayi Mutasa, MD, Resident, Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center; Sachin Jambawalikar, PhD; Richard Ha, MD

Journal of Digital Imaging Awards

Annually, the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors of the JDI, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the SIIM, select and recognize the best papers and the most valuable reviewer for the previous year.

2017 Best Paper Award

PathBot: A Radiology-Pathology Correlation Dashboard
December 2017, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 681–686
Linda C. Kelahan, Amit D. Kalaria, Ross W. Filice

Most Downloaded Paper Award

Deep Learning for Brain MRI Segmentation: State of the Art and Future Directions
August 2017, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 449–459
Zeynettin Akkus, Alfiia Galimzianova, Assaf Hoogi, Daniel L. Rubin, Bradley J. Erickson

Most Valuable Reviewer of the Year

David S. Channin, MD
Insightful Medical Informatics, Inc.

2018 SIIM Hackathon

Throughout the meeting, informaticists and developers build interfaces that are changing the way health information systems work, communicate, and interact with each other. The following teams were awarded best projects:

1st Place

Team Great Lakes #4 for AI Ready Research Portal

2nd Place

Team Quantib for Bandaid

3rd Place

Team Cleveland Clinic for Real-time Object Detection for Radiology Images

Honorable Mention

Team University of Wisconsin for Capcom

About SIIM

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine represents healthcare professionals with interest in enterprise information and image management. SIIM is a not-for-profit organization focused on education, clinical practices, research, and innovation in the field of imaging informatics. The society is committed to actively contributing to the development and advancement of imaging informatics professionals and scientists worldwide and to improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare.


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