Keynote Speakers

Louis Collins; Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Louis Collins, PhD is a Professor of Neurology & NeurosurgeryBiomedical Engineering and associate member of the Center for Intelligent Machines at McGill and associate member of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging. Hislaboratory develops and uses computerized image processing techniques such as non-linear image registration and model-based segmentation to automatically identify structures within the human brain.


Saman Nazarian; Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute

Saman Nazarian, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Cardiac Electrophysiology section of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Nazarian’s research and clinical interests include: Imaging the anatomy of atrial and ventricular arrhythmia substrates, optimal catheter ablation strategies for complex arrhythmia, magnetic resonance imaging in the setting of implantable cardiac devices, clinical trials and cardiovascular epidemiology, and sudden cardiac death. Dr. Nazarian is an active investigator in the field of cardiac electrophysiology and is particularly interested in integration of advanced imaging modalities for optimization of procedural success for ablation of complex ventricular arrhythmia in structural heart disease.


Sharmila Majumdar; University of California, San Francisco

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD is a Professor at the University of California San Francisco and the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF. She is Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Interest Group at UCSF, an interdisciplinary group consisting of faculty, post-doctoral scholars and students. Her research work on imaging, particularly magnetic resonance and micro computed tomography, and development of image processing and analysis tools, has been focused in the areas of osteoporosis, osteo-arthritis and lower back pain.


Daniel Low; University of California Los Angeles

Daniel Low, PhD is a Professor of Radiation Therapy and Vice-Chairman of Radiation oncology at the University of California Los Angeles. He is board certified by the American Board of Medical Physics and the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Therapy Medical Physics. His research interests include modeling and measurement of human breathing motion, developing novel methods for improving the safety of radiation therapy and the use of magnetic resonance imaging in radiation therapy treatment planning and dose delivery verification.