Imaging Network Ontario is an initiative created in response to a request by the Ontario Research Development Challenge Fund for assistance in harmonizing its investments in imaging research. The establishment of the Imaging Network Ontario provides a means of harnessing and focusing the intellectual and innovative capabilities at Ontario universities in partnerships with emerging and established medical imaging companies to create a strong and sustainable internationally competitive imaging industry based on scientific excellence in Ontario.

Innovation Think Tank

ImNO is pleased to join Siemens, Western and Robarts in hosting an Innovation Think Tank (ITT) Certification Program. 

The program is led by Prof. Sultan Haider, Founder and Global Head of ITT, and his team. ITT is a global infrastructure of co-creation labs and programs established at Siemens Healthineers, Ministries, universities and hospital sites. The program trains participants about the innovation management methodologies derived out of Prof. Haider’s vast experience of establishing and running ITT Labs worldwide and driving numerous interdisciplinary projects between locations. The participants learn co-implementation approaches by working on real-life healthcare challenges.

See Event Details and Agenda.

Application required.  Students (undergraduate and graduate) as well as researchers from all disciplines especially Engineering, Medicine and those attending ImNO2023 are welcome to apply!

Click here to apply.  The program is free to all participants.

Important Dates

Application deadline: Feb 22, 2023

Notification of acceptance: Feb 27, 2023

Event dates

March 11 and 12, 8 am to noon: innovation training (in person at Western University, London, Ontario or attend virtually)

March 18, 8 am to noon: innovation training/receive feedback (in person at Western University, London, Ontario or attend virtually)

March 22: review results and presentations (in person in London, Ontario preferred or attend virtually)

March 24: top teams present at ImNO (in person)

Please click here for details and see impressions video on ITT at https://lnkd.in/g_dWSDHs


All participants will receive an e-certificate of participation

The top 3 teams will receive monetary awards



2023 Symposium

Dear ImNO2023 Delegates:

We hope you enjoyed ImNO 2023. A heartfelt thank you for joining the symposium and making it a success! 

Dr Karen Yeates’s video on a mobile app for cervical cancer screening is now available here.

We would like your feedback to help us plan ImNO 2024. Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ImNO2023. If you are interested in joining either the Scientific or Student Committees for 2024, there is a place in the survey to express your interest in being considered.

Elvis Chen and Jessica Rodgers
Co-Chairs, ImNO 2023



The Imaging Network Ontario (ImNO) hosts an annual symposium that promotes collaborations, broadcasts career opportunities, informs trainees on diverse imaging applications and fosters a greater understanding of the commercialization process.

The symposium features world-renowned keynote speakers and sessions that bring together our trainees with imaging scientists, clinicians and patient groups, and industry representatives. This year we are excited to be back to an in-person meeting. Our keynote speakers are Karen Yeates and Lena Maier-Hein and we are planning a panel session on remote health and clinical translation.

 Our 21st symposium will be on March 23 - 24, 2023 in London, Ontario.  Stay tuned for details!


Important Dates

  • Submission system opens:  October 10, 2022
  • 1-page abstract submission deadline: December 2, 2022
  • Acceptance notification: January 16, 2023
  • Mode of Presentation (Oral/Pitch/Poster) notification: February 1, 2023
  • Symposium Dates:  March 23-24, 2023
  • Venue: DoubleTree Hilton, London Ontario


Program Highlights:

  • 2 technical keynote sessions
  • Panel Session 
  • 48 oral talks in 12 sessions
  • 110 pitches and posters in 12 sessions
  • Social events including reception and ImNO Jeopardy

See the tentative symposium schedule here.


ImNO 2023 Co-Chairs

Elvis Chen

Elvis Chen

Robarts Research Institute

Jessica Rodgers

University of Manitoba


ImNO 2023 Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee

Michael Daly, University Health Network
Gabor Fichtinger, Queen's University
Nancy Ford, University of British Columbia
Justin Hicks, Western University
Amoon Jamzad, Queen's University
Tina Khazaee, Lawson Research Institute
Miranda Kirby, Ryerson University
Elodie Lugez, Metropolitan University
Sarah Mattonen, Western University
Amir Moslemi, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Sarah Svenningsen, McMaster University
Rebecca Thornhill, University of Ottawa
Eran Ukwatta, University of Guelph
Jill Weyers, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Dan Xiao, University of Windsor

Student Committee

Fateen Basharat, Metropolitan University (co-chair)
Fatou Bintou Ndiaye, Queen's University
Melissa Chasse, CAMH
Miriam Hewlett, Robarts Research Institute
Farah Kamar, Lawson Research Institute
Kalysta Makimoto, Metropolitan University (co-chair)
Stefanie Markevich, McMaster University (co-chair)
Jaykumar Patel, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Zach Szentimrey, University of Guelph

Planning Committee

Carol Richardson, OICR Imaging Program
Janette Wallace, Robarts Research Institute
Kitty Wong, Robarts Research Institute