Welcome to AIMday Imaging 2017!!
Welcome to AIMday™ Imaging 2017, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan (UofS), in collaboration with the University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Canadian Light Source (CLS).
This is the second AIMday™ being organized in North America. We look forward to welcoming companies, organizations and academic researchers to this event on October 18, 2017, to discuss specific industry challenges in the Imaging research arena.
Academic Industry Meeting day, or AIMday™, is centered around workshops whereby company questions are submitted around a central theme which are then discussed by academics from across the University disciplines.
- Each question or challenge submitted by a company is tackled by a group of academics, with the aim of finding a pathway to a solution.
- One question, one hour, a group of academic experts – the AIMday™ format is unique.
- Register your attendance at the event by submitting a question on the registration page.
Image capture and analysis is ever more essential to handle, visualize, and quantitatively analyze the vast amounts of data being generated in fields of research and development spanning modern medical imaging and intelligent drug design, to research on satellite surface coatings, to understanding crop characteristics for global food security. Cutting edge imaging technologies are being utilized by a broad array of industries including mining, environmental and green tech, human health and pharmaceuticals, animal and veterinary health, oil and gas, aerospace, and energy storage sectors. The market for medical image analysis software alone is expected to reach 3.1 Billion USD by 2020, from 2.1 Billion in 2015.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is a member of the U15, a group of the top Canadian research universities. Our main campus, well known for its beauty, is located in the heart of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and is home to programs ranging from business, law, and arts and science to engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine, along with many others. The U of S is enhanced by our world-class facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation.
The innovative imaging research occurring at the U of S in departments including Medicine, Pharmacy, Pathology, Math, Chemistry, Soil and Plant Sciences, Animal Science, and Physics, together with the strength of our allied institutes and facilities such as the Canadian Light Source and the Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre, position AIMday™ Imaging as a ground breaking opportunity to bring these innovative tools and minds together with industry to overcome key challenges arising in this fast-paced field.
The University of Regina is home to more than 400 researchers across 10 faculties, two academic units and dozens of academic departments with established reputations for excellence and innovative programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degrees. Over the last decade the University of Regina has emerged as a research-intensive Canadian university, leading in research impact, international collaborations, graduate student training, and industry funding in the following areas of strategic priority: Anxiety, stress & pain; Digital future; Integrated human health: Equity, disease & prevention; Social justice & community safety; and, Water, environment & clean energy. The University of Regina’s imaging research spans areas that include basic and applied subatomic physics, signal and image processing, and a number of other related disciplines that support the use of imaging in industrial applications. Our scholars are actively engaged in cutting-edge research that meaningfully impacts those at home and around the globe.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the provinces’ primary post-secondary applied learning institution. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers over 170 distinct educational programs together with 24 apprenticeship programs that cross all industry sectors in Saskatchewan. Their faculty are a unique blend of education and industry experience that bring an applied approach to teaching and research. Saskatchewan Polytechnic performs applied research across all their disciplines and have four state of the art research centers that focus on bioscience, technology, natural resources and health care, and are developing a fifth centre which will focus on innovative manufacturing. By connecting business, industry and community with academic expertise, leading-edge technology and amazing faculty, Saskatchewan Polytechnic produces applied research that has immediate value for businesses.
The Canadian Light Source (CLS) is a national research facility, one of the largest science projects in our country’s history, and the brightest light in Canada—millions of times brighter than even the sun—used by over 1,000 scientists from around the world every year in ground-breaking health, environmental, materials, and agricultural research. The CLS enables unique-in-Canada imaging techniques over a large range of specimens, from millimeter scale to large animals at micron to sub-millimeter resolutions, and within a wide range of applications, including materials, biomedical devices, living plants and animals, heavy oil systems, cancer and stroke.
Company registration is now open and will remain open until Aug 30, 2017.
Academic registration will open on September 6, 2017.
Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.