Social and Networking Event
Exploring Careers in Medical Imaging
21 February 2024 • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM PST | SPIE Community Lounge (Palm 1) 

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Exploring Careers in Medical Imaging
SPIE Community Lounge (Palm 1)

This panel discussion will help you explore potential career paths in the world of medical imaging. Hear expert advice on how you can translate your knowledge, abilities, and interests into meaningful work. Whether you end up in academia, industry, or start your own company, getting a clear picture of the options from experienced leaders will help you better manage your career trajectory. Stay afterward for an opportunity to network with your peers and panelists over drinks and light refreshments.

Intended Audience
This panel is open to all with a technical attendee badge. No advance registration is required. However, seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students and those in their early careers may find this event especially valuable.


• Bob Nishikawa, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Imaging Research Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh


• Despina Kontos, Ph.D., Vice-Chair of AI and Data Science Research in Radiology, Director, Center for Innovation in Imaging Biomarkers and Integrated Diagnostics (CIMBID), Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)

• Hans Meine, Ph.D., Head of Image Analysis and Deep Learning, Fraunhofer MEVIS

• Juhun Lee, Ph.D., Visiting Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

• Rebecca Fahrig, Ph.D., Head of Business Line EVR (Endovascular Robotics) & VP of Innovation, for Business Area Advanced Therapies, Siemens Healthineers

Event Details

FORMAT: Panel discussion with opportunity for live audience engagement. Will lead directly into Career Networking Social.
MENU: Fruit and cheese platter with assorted packaged snacks. Non-alcoholic beverages available.
SETUP: Tables with or without seating available.