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.

Click here to learn more about the 2024 QBIN Scientific Day, which will take place at Concordia University in Montreal on May 23.
Click here for photos and information about past QBIN Scientific Days

Rising Star in Bio-imaging in Quebec

QBIN presents 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 eligible to apply for the FRQS Research Scholars Junior 1 or 2 (i.e. 0-7 years research experience), and have made significant contributions to bio-imaging research. The awardee will be invited to give a keynote lecture during the annual QBIN Scientific Day.

Click here to submit a nomination for the 2024 Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec Award (Deadline: November 8, 2023) »

Past awardees:

Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau (2023) – Montreal Heart Institute
Hassan Rivaz (2022) – Concordia University
Sylvia Villeneuve (2022) – McGill University
Bratislav Misic (2021) – McGill University
Maxime Descoteaux (2020) – University of Sherbrooke

William Feindel Lecture

The annual 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 takes place at the annual QBIN Scientific Day.

Click here to submit a nomination for the 2024 William Feindel Lecture (Deadline: November 8, 2023) »

Past awardees:

Sandra Black (2023)
Louis Collins (2022)
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*)

*The William Feindel Lecture pre-dates the creation of QBIN in 2008

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 our members to consider diversity of all types: scientific, gender, and ethno-cultural.