Online Advanced Course on Biomedical Imaging 2022

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The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra in collaboration with the UT Austin Portugal Program will be organizing the 2022 edition of the Online Advanced Course on Biomedical Imaging, running on Fridays from March 11 to June 17 in a total of twelve 5-hour long sessions.

The course offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in Portugal, Texas (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) and beyond about topics intersecting with the course’s broader theme.

Additionally, it may grant you 10 ECTS credit units at the University of Coimbra if you comply with attendance and evaluation requirements. Learn more about this below. Admission to the course is free of charge unless you decide to go through the evaluation procedure to be awarded ECTS credits.

 Know more here about the Online Thematic Talks on April 22, May 20 and June 3. 

Download here the provisional course agenda for a detailed view of the sessions and experts involved. Kindly note that some sessions will be entirely conducted in Portuguese and others in English. You may find this information on the agenda too.

Why should I register for this course?

Specifically designed for pregraduate and postgraduate students, healthcare professionals, biomedical engineers, physical engineers, physicists, researchers, medical residents, medical oncologists, nurses and medical imaging and radiotherapy technologists, this online course will give you a comprehensive overview of the main imaging methodologies used in biomedicine. To this end, the course scientific coordinators have invited a panel of more than 30 high calibre experts from Portugal, Texas and Germany to deliver a set of talks organized into thematic sessions.

The main physical principles and methodologies used in biomedical imaging techniques, such as data processing coming from morphological (Proton Therapy, CT, MRI, US/Doppler) or functional (SPECT, PET, Optical) approaches, including multi-modality systems will be analyzed. The basics of image formation, detection and measurement, sources of noise and artefacts, corrections, data and image processing and analysis, state-of-the-art and expected future developments will be presented and discussed.

Sessions are organized to provide room for discussion between experts and the audience, thereby encouraging the exchange of views, experiences and know-how. The brainstorming around new research ideas may also trigger the development of new research projects under the Program’s funding sources or others.

Am I required to attend all the sessions?

No, you are not, unless you are looking to earn 10 ECTS credits granted by the University of Coimbra.

If you do not wish to claim ECTS credits, you can just pick the sessions that are more aligned with your learning goals and needs. However, we advise you to you register for all the sessions if your goal is to improve your knowledge of the course’s underlying theme.

Where can I register?

Regardless of whether you are looking to earn 10 ECTS credits or not, you must always register first through this form. To be eligible for such credits, you will be required to complete your registration at the University of Coimbra only after being admitted by UT Austin Portugal for attendance at the online sessions.

How can I obtain ECTS credits?

Full attendance will grant you 10 ECTS credits, issued by the University of Coimbra. Unlike other attendants, you will be subject to evaluation at the end of the course. This evaluation procedure will take place on the 17th of June, the only session taking place at the premises of the Biophysics Institute, iCBR, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra.

To be eligible for these credits, you must be a postgraduate and register directly at the University of Coimbra once you have registered through the UT Austin Portugal form and been admitted to the online sessions. If you are a student of the University of Coimbra please send an e-mail to phdhs@fmed.uc.pt. If you are a student from another Portuguese University, you may register here but please note that the University of Coimbra will charge you €450.

Fees will be charged by the University of Coimbra only to participants looking to obtain ECTS credits. Attendance with no credits attached will not be charged.

For questions regarding ECTS credits, please send an e-mail to phdhs@fmed.uc.pt.

Course Scientific Coordinators:

Filomena Botelho – Full Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, iCBR, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Francisco Caramelo – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Narayan Sahoo – Professor, Department of Radiation Physics – Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
Margarida Abrantes – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Salomé Pires – Invited Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Other relevant information to keep in mind about this training:
– Participation with no ECTS credits attached is free of charge. Kindly note, however, that to put on a course, we mobilize several people and incur expenses. Therefore, if you register for an event of ours, we expect you to attend it, for every time we assign a seat to someone we are preventing someone else from participating.
– Participants will be sent a link to the session 2 hours before the start time. If you do not receive it, please contact us at events@utaustinportugal.org.
– Since our online courses are available globally, use this time zone converter to know when the session is starting in your location.