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MedIX: Medical Informatics Workshop 2005
The Workshop was a success with over 70 attendees; for pictures from the event, please click here.

Date: Friday, May 6th, 2005

Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: DePaul Center , Room 8005

                  1 East Jackson Blvd.

                  Chicago, Illinois 60604

For maps and directions, please click here.


Registration: Please visit the online registration page to register for the workshop; if the online registration does not work, please RSVP by sending email to  The registration to the VC Workshop 2005 is free of charge and is open to all faculty, students & staff, researchers, doctors, and anyone who is interested in medical informatics.

Workshop Description

We would like to announce the MedIX: Medical Informatics Workshop that will take place at DePaul University, Chicago, on Friday, May 6th, 2005. The workshop is an annual event organized by the Visual Computing Group and it is sponsored through a DePaul Quality of Instruction (QIC) grant, Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society, and CTI Colloquium Committee. The goal of the workshop is to provide an introduction to Medical Informatics to students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners interested in this field.

The Medical Informatics Workshop will be a full day event and will feature three introductory presentations by DePaul faculty in the morning and three advanced presentations by well-known researchers in the Medical Informatics field in the afternoon. Speakers from Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine have already confirmed their participation.

The Spring 2005 Workshop will be the second of a series of Workshops organized by the Visual Computing research group at DePaul University. The Spring 2004 Workshop focused on Image Processing and featured three well known researchers: Dr. Stephen Pizer (University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill), Dr. Ishwar K. Sethi (Oakland University, Michigan), and Dr. Sven Dickinson (University of Toronto, Canada).

Schedule: (For a detailed schedule, please click here [PDF])

8:45am 9:20am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:20am 9:30am: Opening Remarks

9:30am 11:00am: Introductory Medical Informatics Tutorials Session

                               Tutorial 1 (~2 MB)

                               Tutorial 2 (~1 MB)

                               Tutorial 3 (~0.3 MB)

11:00am 11:15am: Coffee Break

11:15am 12:00pm: Current Medical Imaging research at CTI

                               Student Presentation 1 (~1.3 MB)

                               Student Presentation 2 (~0.6 MB)

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm 4:15pm: Advanced Medical Informatics Lectures Session

                              Lecture 1 (~30MB)

                              Lecture 2 (~0.6 MB)

                              Lecture 3

4:15pm 4:45pm: Future Medical Imaging research at CTI

                              Faculty Presentation

4:45pm 5:00pm: Closing remarks

Speakers, Lectures & Tutorials (for speakers' biographies, click here, and for lecture abstracts, click here):

David Channin, MD, Associate Professor of Northwestern University and Chief of Imaging Informatics of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Dr. Maryellen Lissak Giger, Professor of Radiology, Associate Chair for Basic Science Research, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dr. Richard A. Robb,  Scheller Professor in Medical Research, Professor of Biophysics and Computer Science, Director, Mayo Biomedical Imaging Resource, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Workshop Program Committee:

Jacob Furst, PhD, Associate Professor, CTI, DePaul University

Yakov Keselman, PhD, Assistant Professor, CTI, DePaul University

Daniela S. Raicu, PhD, Assistant Professor, CTI, DePaul University


Maps & Directions

For directions to the DePaul University Loop Campus (downtown Chicago) where the Workshop will take place, please click here.  To reach the DePaul University Loop Campus from the airport, you can either take a cab or take the CTA Blue Line (O'Hare) or Orange Line (Midway).

For a map of the Loop Campus, please click here.

Workshop Flyer