MedICSS 2021 will take place entirely online. Stay safe out there!
In spirit, MedICSS takes place on the main campus of UCL in Bloomsbury, London.
University College London (UCL) is London’s leading multidisciplinary university and was voted the 8th best university in the world, and number one for medical technology in Europe in the QS 2020 World University Rankings. Founded in 1826, UCL was the first university in England to be entirely secular, admitting students regardless of their religion, and admitting women on equal terms with men. UCL’s main campus is located in the Bloomsbury area of central London, with a number of institutes and teaching hospitals elsewhere in central London. UCL is organised into 11 constituent faculties, within which there are over 100 departments, institutes and research centres. UCL has around 42,000 students and 13,000 staff (including around 7,100 academic staff and 840 professors). Measured by number of students it is both the largest higher education institution in London and largest postgraduate institution in the UK. UCL is part of three of the 11 biomedical research centres established by the NHS in England and is a founding member of the Francis Crick Institute and UCL Partners, the world’s largest academic health science centre.
The Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) combines excellence in medical imaging sciences with innovative computational methodology with a focus on deep learning. Our research finds application in biomedical research and in healthcare with a particular emphasis on translation of new computational methods in imaging sciences to the clinic. Research topics include detailed structural and functional analysis in neurosciences, image analysis in drug discovery, imaging in cardiology and respiratory disease and imaging in oncology. The Centre, based in Engineering has very close links with the Clinical Sciences, Life Sciences and associated Clinical Institutes, in particular the Institute of Neurology and the Institute of Child Health. As part of UCL’s coordinated activity in medical and biomedical imaging sciences we work closely with the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI) for preclinical and experimental imaging, Academic Radiology, Surgery, The Dementia Research Centre, The Centre for Neuroimaging Techniques (CNT), the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Centre for Healthcare Informatics and Medical Education (CHIME).
The Wellcome-EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) was created at UCL in 2017 with the vision of disrupting existing computer assisted interventions through the delivery of pathologically, anatomically, and physiologically optimal surgery. The research is being developed with a wide range of clinical applications in mind, including vascular, paediatric, ophthalmic, neurological and prostate surgical interventions. In particular, the Centre will advance engineering sciences in intraoperative imaging and sensing, data fusion and extraction, human-technology interfaces, tissue modelling, interventional instrumentation and surgical navigation. By co-locating engineers and clinicians, as well as dedicated support at Charles Bell House, WEISS will accelerate the transition of novel engineering to clinical systems that can be evaluated and translated to pre-clinical and first-in-human testing.
Accommodation in London is very varied and the central location of UCL means that attendees will have a wide range of options. One possibility is to investigate the availability of accommodation is the UCL student halls of residence which are often available during the summer months and can provide rooms close the venue. A list of nearby hotels is also available here and other alternatives can be found in alternative student accommodation providers.