In case you missed it: QBIN Scientific Day 2022

The 2022 edition of the QBIN Scientific Day took place in-person on June 2nd at the faculty of medicine and health sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke and was attended by a record number of QBIN members! Highlights of the day included keynote presentations by our annual Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec Award recipients and our William Feindel Lecturer as well as flash talk presentations by our student and postdoc members. In case you were not able to attend the day in person, read on to find out what you missed!

The 2022 William Feindel Lecture was awarded to Professor Louis Collins (McGill University), who gave a wonderfully inspiring lecture about his work in bio-imaging and his own approach to mentorship.

Click below to watch the recording of the 2022 William Feindel Lecture.

Exceptionally this year, we had the pleasure of awarding not one, but two Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec awards to Professors Sylvia Villeneuve (McGill University) and Hassan Rivaz (Concordia University), who both gave excellent lectures on their vastly different research areas.

You can learn more about all three of our keynote speakers in our featured interviews on the QBIN Blog:

Spotlight on a Rising Star: A conversation with Sylvia Villeneuve by former student member, Alexa Pichet Binette

From mentee to mentor: a conversation with two QBIN awardees, Louis Collins and Hassan Rivaz by QBIN co-director, Christine Tardif

Click below to watch recordings of the 2022 Rising Star lectures.

All QBIN members had the opportunity to submit an abstract to present their work in the form of a 2.5-minute flash talk and we had a record number of 70 accepted submissions! This new format took the place of traditional poster sessions and was very well-received by both presenters and attendees.

A $250 prize was awarded to the best student or postdoc flash talk presenter in each session. Congratulations to this year’s flash talk prize winners, Nicolas Dejardins-Lecavalier, Emmanuelle Richer, Ambroise Odonnat, and Stephanie Tullo!

For the first time, attendees were offered ethically sourced and reusable promotional items – recycled cotton tote bags and recycled water bottles with a bamboo lid. We noticed many attendees already putting them to good use during the day!

Thank you to everyone involved in planning the event, including members of our student and postdoc communications committee, Isabelle Arseneau-Bruneau, Giulia Baracchini, Natasha Clarke, Sivaniya Subramaniapillai, who organized the Art of Imaging exhibit at the event!

Last but certainly not least, thank you to all our attendees and speakers – you helped make the day a great success and it was a pleasure to welcome you all again in person! See you next year in Quebec City!