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Annual QBIN Scientific Day


Each year, QBIN organizes a Scientific Day during which bio-imaging researchers from across Quebec come together to showcase their work and form new collaborations. During the day, the results of projects funded by QBIN are presented and students who have received Training Abroad Scholarships summarize their experiences. Student members also have the opportunity to present their research through poster presentations and several poster prizes are awarded.

In addition to the presentations by QBIN members, two keynote lectures are given by the annual awardees of the William Feindel Lecture and the Rising Star in Bio-imaging in Quebec awards.

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Scientific Day 2022

The 2022 edition of the QBIN Scientific Day will take place in-person on March 17 at the faculty of medicine of the Université de Sherbrooke. Highlights will include keynote presentations by our annual Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec Award recipient(s) and our William Feindel Lecturer as well as presentations by our members. Registration will be free and open to everyone.

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Rising Star in Bio-imaging in Quebec


For the third year, QBIN will be presenting the annual Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec Award to highlight the work of an emerging researcher in the field of bio-imaging.

Anyone can nominate themselves or a colleague for this award. In order to be eligible, the candidate must be based in Quebec, be within seven years of the start of their first faculty position (excluding parental or medical leave; please note the eligibility period has been extended since last year), and have made significant contributions to bio-imaging research. The awardee will be invited to give a keynote lecture during the QBIN Scientific Day in 2022 (date to be confirmed).

The nomination period for the 2022 Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec Award is now closed.

Past awardees:

Bratislav Misic (2021) - McGill University
Maxime Descoteaux (2020) - University of Sherbrooke


William Feindel Lecture


Each year, the William Feindel Lecture honours an established scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of bio-imaging.

Anyone can nominate a speaker for this award, and nominees can be based anywhere in the world. The William Feindel Lecture will take place at the QBIN Scientific Day in 2022 (date to be confirmed).

The nomination period for the 2022 William Feindel Lecture is now closed.

Past awardees:

Paul Thompson (2021)
Hedvig Hricak (2020)
Cheryl Grady (2019)
Heidi Johansen-Berg (2018)
R. Mark Henkelman (2017)
Roger Lecomte (2016)
Bruce Pike (2015)
Alan Evans (2014)
Richard Frackowiak (2013)
Christopher Thompson (2012)
Terry Peters (2011)
Douglas Arnold (2010)
Paul Matthews (2009)
Karl Zilles (2007)
Marcus Raichle (2006)



QBIN maintains the FRQ principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and strives to ensure that the composition of awardees and speakers includes those from historically under-represented groups and reflects the diverse demographics of the bio-imaging community in Quebec. In nominating speakers, we encourage you to consider diversity of all types: scientific, gender, and ethno-cultural.