28th Namic Project Week begins in Gran Canaria its summer edition

Researchers from three continents join the Canary Islands to put in common sustainable medical technology from June 25th to 29th, the Canary Islands celebrates the 28th NAMIC Project Week, promoted by the National Alliance for medical Image Computing ( and led by the faculty Harvard Medical School (Boston-USA) UU). NA-MIC is a select international meeting of Medical imaging technology working teams. It is carried out at the initiative of the Coordinator of the Project Interreg-MACbioIDi, the professor of the ULPGC in theory of the signal and the communications, researcher affiliated to the IAC and Principal investigator of the project MACbioIDi, Juan Ruiz Alzola, that has managed to bring to Canary Islands this prestigious meeting. NAMIC Project Week is held twice a year, the winter edition always in the United States, at the headquarters of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, and the summer edition is in a European country. The summer edition of 2017 took place in the city of Catanzaro Lido, in the region of Calabria, in the south of Italy and, this year, the Canary Islands was elected new European headquarters for the celebration of the NAMIC. Next to the celebration of the 28th NAMIC Project Week will also take place the II conference of the INTERREG MACbioIDi Project, medical technology for sustainable development. Both events bring together more than 60 professionals from the field of medical imaging technology come from all over the world, and with a wide representation of internationally recognized experts from the prestigious Harvard medical School and Hospitals such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. This edition incorporates for the first time the delegations of Africa and Macaronesia, to expand their training in medical technology for sustainable development and exchange experiences. All these countries are already an integral part of the Interreg-MACbioIDi project and have been working since 2017 to form work teams for the implementation in their countries of the most advanced medical techniques applied to development cooperation. For a week they will be working on these projects and also collaborating with the rest of attendees, making a hands-on among all, taking advantage of scientists from America, Europe and Africa. Breakout sessions will also be held at the beginning and end of each day in which topics of interest for all groups will be dealt with. NAMIC Canarias [Gallery ids = "7939, 7940, 7941, 7942, 7943,7944"]

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