25th International Conference on Medical Image
Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention

September 18-22, 2022
Resorts World Convention Centre Singapore


The MICCAI Mentorship Program started in 2018 with the goal of connecting early-career researchers in medical image computing and computer assisted interventions with peers and experts in their field of work. Mentors will share their experience in academia, industry or entrepreneurship to help develop the next generation of MICCAI leaders and innovators. Mentorship and networking nurture a supportive scientific community and give mentees the opportunity for career growth.

If you are a student/early career researcher, this program is for you! It can help you grow professionally with the guidance of expert mentors from the MICCAI community. A special focus of the program is on supporting underrepresented collectives in MICCAI to advance their scientific career and recognize and address career challenges.

Tentative Program Structure

Registration. MICCAI members interested in participating in the Mentorship program as mentors or mentees can register through the MICCAI Society website. A call for mentors and mentees will open in Summer 2022.

Matching. The Mentorship Program will match mentors and mentees with the help of our MICCAI working group based on their area of expertise and the mentorship preferences indicated during registration.

Mentorship structure. To participate in the Program, mentors and mentees will commit to a minimum of three hours in total as indicated below:

  • In the first month after matching, the mentor-mentee team will coordinate via teleconference or in-person meeting to discuss the goals that they wish to achieve through the Mentorship Program, the duration of their relationship, and the frequency of their meetings.
  • During the duration of the relationship, the mentor-mentee team will meet by teleconference or in-person and will allocate at least one hour for each meeting to work towards their goals.
  • At the end of the mentorship period, the mentor-mentee team will determine if they are interested in further extending it. When the relationship ends, the team will notify the Mentorship Program.

There is no maximum cap for the number of meetings and the continued mentorship program encourages regular communication between the mentors and mentees.

Terms of the mentorship relationship

A mentorship relationship is established between a person seeking career development advice - i.e., the mentee - and a person who can provide valuable guidance- i.e., the mentor. Unlike a coach, the role of a mentor is not to establish action plans for a mentee. Instead, it is the mentee who is responsible for establishing a set of goals for this relationship. The role of the mentor is to actively listen, provide information, suggestions and help to the mentee.

It is recommended for mentees to create a list of goals that they wish to achieve through this program, which they will discuss in the first meeting with their mentor. Examples of goals include career growth in academia or industry, writing a grant or fellowship application, raising funds for research and development, setting up a successful company or addressing specific career challenges. Mentors will provide honest and constructive feedback and advice to support mentees achieving their goals.

All conversations must remain confidential between mentors and mentees unless agreed otherwise by both parties. The MICCAI Society is not responsible for the information that is exchanged between mentors and mentees within the context of their mentorship relationship.

Important Dates

Mentor registration closes
July 11th, 2022
Mentee registration closes
July 18th, 2022
Notification of mentee acceptance
July 25th, 2022
Matching finalized
August 8th, 2022


To register as a Mentee, please complete a mentee registration form no later than Monday, July 18th.

Invitations to become a Mentor will be sent by e-mail.

List of Mentors

Ulas Bagci
Northwestern University, USA
Kayhan Batmanghelich
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Hrvoje Bogunovic
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Ninon Burgos
CNRS - Paris Brain Institute, France
Hao Chen
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR
Jun Cheng
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Li Cheng
University of Alberta, Canada
Aasa Feragen
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Zhifan Gao
Sun Yat-sen University, China
Stamatia Giannarou
Imperial College London, UK
Sharon Huang
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Anand Joshi
University of Southern California, USA
Bernhard Kainz
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany and Imperial College London, UK
Baiying Lei
Shenzhen University, China
Karim Lekadir
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Xiaoxiao Li
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Jianming Liang
Arizona State University, USA
Marius George Linguraru
Children's National Hospital / George Washington University, USA
Anne Martel
University of Toronto, Canada
Antonio Porras
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA
Chen Qin
University of Edinburgh, UK
Julia Schnabel
Helmholtz Munich/TU Munich, Germany and King's College London, UK
Yang Song
The University of New South Wales, Australia
Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood
IBM Research - Almaden Labs, USA
Pallavi Tiwari
University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
Mathias Unberath
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Maria Vakalopoulou
CentraleSupelec, France
Harini Veeraraghavan
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Satish Viswanath
Case Western Reserve University, USA
Guang Yang
Imperial College London, UK
Lequan Yu
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Miaomiao Zhang
University of Virginia, USA
Rongchang Zhao
Central South University, China
Luping Zhou
The University of Sydney, Australia
Lilla Zollei
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA
Maria A. Zuluaga

For any additional questions contact: mentorship@miccai2022.org