To present the state-of-the-art of UK research in medical image understanding and analysis (submissions from outside the UK are also welcome) to raise awareness of technical advances among potential users.
To encourage dialogue and discussion between workers from across the field: from young researcher to established clinician or scientist, from blue-sky research to practical application, from university, hospital and commercial R&D.
To highlight past and current successes in the transfer of image analysis systems to clinical practice and identify clinical needs of the future.
To encourage discussion of industrial opportunities and the challenges they raise.
To involve those from the range of technical and clinical disciplines involved in medical and biomedical imaging.