We've lined up an exciting group of invited speakers from medicine, academia and industry:
Dr. Puneet Sharma, Ph.D.
- Director of Medical Imaging Technologies,Siemens Healthcare, USA
Puneet Sharma is currently the Director, Medical Imaging Technologies at Siemens Healthcare, located at Princeton, New Jersey. He has been with Siemens since 2008; serving in various R&D positions, and contributing technology for cardiovascular medical image analytics and advanced physiological modeling to support diagnosis, therapy planning and optimization. He received his Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2008 and B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) in 2001. He has coauthored more than 35 scientific publications, 30 US patent applications, and holds 11 US patents.
Dr. Israel Valverde, M.D.
- Pediatric Cardiologist, Hospital Universitario Virgin del Rocio & Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Spain
- Locum Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology, Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital/Evelina Children's Hospital, UK
- Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, King's College London, UK
Israel Valverde is consultant in Paediatric Cardiology at the Hospital Virgen del Rocio in Seville (Spain) and at the Evelina Children Hospital in London (United Kingdom). His main area of expertise is Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in congenital heart disease. His research group is working on the translation of medical images to print 3D models of congenital heart disease to help plan both surgery and catheter interventions. He did his Medical Doctorate thesis (MD thesis) at the Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Department at King’s College London. He was appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer since 2014.
Dr. Alistair Young, Ph.D.
- Head of Department, Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging,The University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Honarary Academic, Auckland Bioengineering Instutite, New Zealand
Alistair Young is a bioengineer with a strong interest in cardiac mechanics and MRI. He leads the Cardiac Atlas Project which seeks to collate and analyse cardiac MRI examinations from a variety of sources and make them available to the wider research community. Currently there are over 2000 volunteers, 400 patients with myocardial infarctions and 300 congenital heart diseases cases available in the CHD part of the database.
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