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Welcome to the web page for the 22nd Project Week!


The 22nd PROJECT EVENT was held on January 4-8, 2016 at MIT. It recorded 77 registered attendees, who worked on 47 projects. These attendees represented 17 academic sites (MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, , École de Technologie Supérieure, (Canada), Massachusetts General Hospital, Queen’s University (Canada), Robarts Research Institute (Canada), University of Michigan, Montreal Neurosurgical Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, DKFZ - Heidelberg Cancer Research Center, JHU, University of Iowa, UNC Chapel Hill, WPI, Children's National Medical Center Washington DC, Harvard IAIC, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), and 8 companies (Kitware, Isomics Inc, GE, Philips Research, MEVIS, HealthMyne, KnowledgeVis, SINTEF).

A summary of all past Project Events.


  • Dates: January 4-8, 2016
  • Location: MIT CSAIL, Cambridge, MA. (Rooms: Kiva, R&D)
  • REGISTRATION: Register here.


Founded in 2005, the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NAMIC), was chartered with building a computational infrastructure to support biomedical research as part of the NIH funded NCBC program. The work of this alliance has resulted in important progress in algorithmic research, an open source medical image computing platform 3D Slicer, built using VTK, ITK, CMake, and CDash, and the creation of a community of algorithm researchers, biomedical scientists and software engineers who are committed to open science. This community meets twice a year in an event called Project Week.

Project Week is a semi-annual event which draws 60-120 researchers. As of August 2014, it is a MICCAI endorsed event. The participants work collaboratively on open-science solutions for problems that lie on the interfaces of the fields of computer science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and medicine. In contrast to conventional conferences and workshops the primary focus of the Project Weeks is to make progress in projects (as opposed to reporting about progress). The objective of the Project Weeks is to provide a venue for this community of medical open source software creators. Project Weeks are open to all, are publicly advertised, and are funded through fees paid by the attendees. Participants are encouraged to stay for the entire event.

Project Week activities: Everyone shows up with a project. Some people are working on the platform. Some people are developing algorithms. Some people are applying the tools to their research problems. We begin the week by introducing projects and connecting teams. We end the week by reporting progress. In addition to the ongoing working sessions, breakout sessions are organized ad-hoc on a variety of special topics. These topics include: discussions of software architecture, presentations of new features and approaches and topics such as Image-Guided Therapy.

Several funded projects use the Project Week as a place to convene and collaborate. These include NAC, NCIGT, QIICR, and OCAIRO.

This project week is an event endorsed by the MICCAI society.

Please make sure that you are on the NA-MIC Project Week mailing list.


Time Monday, January 4 Tuesday, January 5 Wednesday, January 6 Thursday, January 7 Friday, January 8
Project Presentations Work on Projects Work on Projects IGT Day Reporting Day
8:30am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm 10:30am-12pm: [Tutorial] Diffeomorphic registration and geodesic shooting methods (I). (Sarang Joshi)
Room: 32-D507.
10:00-11:30am: Breakout Session: Slicer Extensions Birds of a Feather

10:00-11:30am: Breakout Session: Slicer for Medical Robotics Research

8:30-9:30am MR, US, Mass Spect guided Breast Surgery (Melissa Mallory, Nathalie Agar, Gabrielle Gauvin, Andras Lasso)

9:30-10:30am Clinical perspective on Image Guided Neurosurgery (Alexandra Golby)
10:30-11:30am Clinical perspective on Multiparametric MRI (Fiona Fennessy)
11:30am-12pm Drug Delivery to Brain (Jason White)

10:00am-12:00pm: Project Progress Updates

12pm: Tutorial Contest Winner Announcement

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch boxes; Adjourn by 1:30pm
1:00-5:30pm 1:00pm-1:05pm: Welcome

1:05-2:30pm: Project Introductions (all Project Leads)
2:45-4:00pm: Breakout Session: Ultrasound

4:00-5:30pm: [Tutorial] Diffeomorphic registration geodesic shooting methods (II). (Sarang Joshi)
Room: 32-D507.

1:00-2:30pm: Breakout Session: Diffusion MRI

3:00-4:30pm: Breakout Session: QIICR Tools

1:00-3:00pm: Breakout Session:What's Planned for Slicer Core

3:30-5:00pm: Breakout Session: 2016 Tutorial Contest Review (Kiva)

5:30pm Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day
(Optional) Dinner on Thursday Night


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iCal (.ics) link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/kitware.com_sb07i171olac9aavh46ir495c4%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics




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  • Dates: January 4-8, 2016
  • Location: MIT, Kiva Conference room; 4th floor of Building 32.
  • REGISTRATION: Register here. Registration Fee: $300.
  • Hotel: Similar to previous years, no rooms have been blocked in a particular hotel.
  • Room sharing: If interested, add your name to the list here


Do not add your name to this list - it is maintained by the organizers based on your paid registration. To register, visit this registration site.

  1. Nathalie Agar :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  2. Peter Anderson :: Retired
  3. Johan Andruejol :: Kitware, Inc.
  4. Christian Askeland :: SINTEF
  5. Nicole Aucoin :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  6. Daniel Blezek :: Isomics, Inc.
  7. Erich Bremer :: Stony Brook University
  8. Katharine Carter :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  9. Lucia Cevidanes :: University of Michigan
  10. Ye Cheng :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  11. Xiao Da :: Massachusetts General Hospital
  12. Adrian Dalca :: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  13. Valentin Demeusy :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  14. Sean Doyle :: Massachusetts General Hospital
  15. Simon Drouin :: Montreal Neurological Institute
  16. Andriy Fedorov :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  17. Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin :: Kitware, Inc.
  18. Tobias Frank :: Leibniz Universität Hannover
  19. Sarah Frisken :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  20. Yi Gao :: Stony Brook University
  21. David Gering :: HealthMyne
  22. Daniel Glazer :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  23. Polina Golland :: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  24. Randy Gollub :: Massachusetts General Hospital
  25. Janek Groehl :: German Cancer Research Center
  26. Michael Halle :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  27. Nobuhiko Hata :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  28. Christian Herz :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  29. Jayender Jagadeesan :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  30. Ameet Jain :: Phillips Research
  31. Pegah Kahali :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  32. Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer :: Massachusetts General Hospital
  33. Tina Kapur :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  34. Ron Kikinis :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  35. Thomas Kirchner :: German Cancer Research Center
  36. Axel Krieger :: Children's National Medical Center
  37. Andras Lasso :: Queen's University
  38. Simon Leoard :: Johns Hopkins University
  39. Curtis Lisle :: KnowledgeVis, LLC
  40. Melissa Mallory :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  41. Katie Mastrogiacomo :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  42. Hans Meine :: Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen
  43. James Miller :: General Electric
  44. Vivek Narayan :: Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  45. Isaiah Norton :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  46. Lauren O'Donnell :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  47. Jorge Onieva :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  48. Michael Onken :: Open Connections
  49. Danielle Pace :: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  50. Beatriz Paniagua :: University of North Carolina
  51. Laura Pascal :: University of Michigan
  52. Nirav Patel :: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  53. Steve Pieper :: Isomics, Inc.
  54. Csaba Pinter :: Queen's University
  55. Stuart Pomerantz :: Massachusetts General Hospital
  56. Sonia Pujol :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  57. Adam Rankin :: Robarts Research Institute
  58. Kallirroi Retzepi :: Massachusetts General Hospital
  59. James Ross :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  60. Raul San Jose Estepar :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  61. Sudhanshu Semwal :: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  62. Gregory Sharp :: Massachusetts General Hospital
  63. Utsav Soni :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  64. Kyle Sunderland :: Queen's University
  65. Nick Todd :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  66. Matthew Toews :: Ecole de Technologie Superieure
  67. Junichi Tokuda :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  68. Ethan Ulrich :: University of Iowa
  69. Prashin Unadkat :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  70. Jean-Baptiste Vimort :: University of Michigan
  71. Kirby Vosburgh :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  72. Carl-Fredrik Westin :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  73. Jason White :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  74. Kelli Xu :: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  75. Terry Yoo :: National Library of Medicine
  76. Fan Zhang :: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  77. Miaomiao Zhang :: Massachusetts Institute of Technology