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Location: New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St

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About Us

The BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute (BMEII) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai focuses on the use of multimodality imaging for brain, heart, and cancer research, along with research in nanomedicine for precision imaging and drug delivery. Our team conducts cutting edge research and serves as a research catalyst for a new generation of translational and molecular imaging methodologies to advance human health.


Now in its 12th  year, the BMEII Symposium highlights the multidisciplinary nature of our institute and facilitates exchanges between innovators across the globe in the areas of biomedical imaging, nanomedicine, artificial intelligence, and wearable technology.



Please register below or visit our Eventbrite page here

 For sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected].


Call for Abstracts 

In order to submit an abstract, you must register for the event. You will need to provide the 10 digit code of your ticket. Please use the provided abstract and submission form below. This year will, abstracts will be considered for oral or poster presentation as well as Innovation Station.

Deadline: February 2, 11:59pm ET

What is Innovation Station?

If your work is clinical or translational, but centered on the use or application of a novel device (e.g. coil, phantom, peripheral device for neuropsychiatric testing, wearable telemedicine device, implant or prosthetic) or method (e.g. image analysis pipeline) that is easily demonstrated within the confines of a small research exhibition, please consider entering your device or method in the Innovation Station competition.
You will have the opportunity to provide a hands-on demonstration of your device or method to the symposium audience, in addition to presenting your work as an oral or poster presentation. For limitations on the size of Innovation Station exhibits, please see the Innovation Station entry form, below. If your work is focused on technical innovation, but you have had limited opportunities to test your device/method, please submit your initial results to the Innovation Station exhibit.
For an Innovation Station submission, you will draft an abstract showing the scientific basis and potential utility of your technical innovation to research and clinical work, and scientifically sound proof-of-principle results (e.g. computer simulations, pilot data in phantoms, ex-vivo samples, animals, healthy volunteers or patients) showing that your innovation works as intended. A sample size of n=1 should not discourage you from submitting your work, if the results are convincing! Please provide details on future studies in which you plan to further test, refine and validate your innovation.

The Panels

Wellness, Screening, and Lifespan

  • Sarah Pesce, ANP-BC, MSHCDL, COO at Thorne Lab
  • Nathan Price, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Thorne HealthTech
  • Sean London, MD, Lead Radiologist at Prenuvo
  • Thomas Witzel, PhD, VP Radiomics, Q Bio
  • Giuseppe Petralia, MD, Department of Oncology and Hemato-Oncology, University of Milan, Italy, Division of Radiology, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, IEO European Institute of Oncology IRCCS

Accelerating the Clinical Translation of Nanotherapeutics

  • Daniel G. Anderson, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Cristianne JF Rijcken, PharmD, PhD, CSO Cristal Therapeutics and CEO Liberates
  • Daniel A. Heller, PhD, Member, Molecular Pharmacology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Juliane Nguyen, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The importance of accessible MRI for the world

  • Matthew Rosen, PhD, MGH/Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard Medical School
  • Edmond A. Knopp, M.D. Vice President of Medical Affairs, Hyperfine, Inc.
  • Marc Dubois, PhD, Multiwave Imaging, Aix-Marseille Université, France

Sustainable Futures, Healthier Outcomes: Navigating Al's Impact in Healthcare

  • Larry Tanenbaum, MD, FACR, VP and Chief Technology Officer, Radnet
  • Zichen Wang, PhD, Amazon Web Services
  • Rima Arnaout, MD, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  • David C. Rhew, MD, Global Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and VP of Healthcare for Microsoft

MRI Tesla Wars

  • J. Thomas Vaughan, Jr., PhD, Professor of BioMedical Engineering and Radiology, Director of Columbia MR Research Center, PI in Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia
  • Nicolas Boulant, PhD, University of Paris-Saclay, CEA, NeuroSpin, France
  • Bram Stolk, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Academic Accounts United Imaging
  • Himanshu Bhat, PhD, Head of MR R&D Collaborations, North America Siemens Healthineers

Revolutionizing Healthcare: Pioneering the Future of Digital Medicine

  • Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, ScM, DPhil, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Lisa Shah, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Twin Health
  • Walter Greenleaf, PhD, Neuroscientist, Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab
  • Emily Capodilupo, Senior Vice President, Data Science and Research, WHOOP Inc.
  • Nicole Zahradka, PhD, Senior Clinical Research Program Manager, Best Buy Health


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Registration, Breakfast, and Networking 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Welcome Remarks 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Panel Session: Wellness, Screening, and Lifespan

    • Moderator:
      • David Luu, MD 
    • Speakers:  
      • Sarah Pesce, Thorne Lab
      • Nathan Price, Thorne HealthTech
      • Sean London, Prenuvo
      • Giuseppe Petralia, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milano
      • Thomas Witzel, Q Bio

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Panel Session: Accelerating the Clinical Translation of Nanotherapeutics

      • Moderator:
        • Abraham J.P. Teunissen, PhD
      • Speakers:  
        • Daniel G. Anderson, MIT 
        • Cristianne J.F. Rijcken, Cristal Therapeutics and Liberates 
        • Daniel A. Heller, Weill Cornell Medicine 
        • Juliane Nguyen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch

    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Young Scholar Sessions

    1:15 PM – 2:00 PM: Professional Development Panel

      • Moderators:
        • Vivek Yadav
        • Hannah Kittrell
      • Speakers:  
        • Julia Nanyi Zhao, Nucleate
        • Nathaniel Swinburne, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
        • Stephen José Hanson, Rutgers University

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Panel Session: The importance of accessible MRI for the world

      • Moderator:
        • Akbar Alipour, PhD
      • Speakers:  
        • Matthew Rosen, Mass General Research Institute
        • Edmond A. Knopp, Hyperfine 
        • Marc Dubois, Multiwave Imaging

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Innovation Station (with coffee)

    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Poster Session & Welcome Reception



    Thursday, March 21, 2024 

    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Registration, Breakfast, and Networking  

    10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Opening Remarks  

    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Panel Session: Sustainable Futures, Healthier Outcomes: Navigating Al’s Impact in Healthcare

      • Moderator:
        • Hayit Greenspan, PhD
        • Xueyan Mei, PhD
      • Speakers:  
        • Larry Tanenbaum, RadNet 
        • Zichen Wang, Amazon Web Services 
        • Rima Arnaout, University of California at San Francisco
        • David C. Rhew, Microsoft Azure 

    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Panel Session: MRI Tesla Wars  

      • Moderator:
        • Priti Balchandani, PhD 
      • Speakers:  
        • J. Tommy Vaughan, Jr., Columbia University
        • Nicolas Boulant, University of Paris-Saclay, NeuroSpin
        • Bram Stolk, United Imaging 
        • Himanshu Bhat, Siemens Healthineers

    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch & Trivia (Art Show opens)

    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Oral Presentations

    2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Coffee Break

    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel Session: Revolutionizing Healthcare: Pioneering the Future of Digital Medicine

      • Moderator:
        • Yun Soung Kim, PhD
      • Speakers:
        • Jagmeet P. Singh, Harvard Medical School 
        • Emily Capodilupo, WHOOP 
        • Lisa Shah, Twin Health 
        • Walter Greenleaf, Stanford University
        • Nicole Zahradka, Best Buy Health

    4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Awards Presentation

    4:15 PM– 4:30 PM: Closing Remarks 

    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Auction & Networking Reception 

            Call for Artwork

            The closing event of the BMEII Symposium, Windows to Our Body, is an art exhibition featuring scientific art drawn from the creative expressions of scientists and trainees. The art show will be printed and displayed for an auction to raise money for charity. All participants are encouraged to submit their work.

            Deadline: Feb 15th, 2024 5 pm ET