Context – What is AFRICAI? 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown incredible promise in the field of radiology. However, AI developments have unfortunately mostly targeted applications in high-income countries. With support from members of the international MICCAI community, we recently created the African Network for AI in Biomedical Imaging to promote education, research and innovation in AI for radiology in Africa.

Presentation of the 1st AFRICAI/MICCAI Summer School

The 1st joint AFRICAI/MICCAI Summer School aims to support about 30 Africa-based early career researchers, and help them boost their research projects and become the future innovators in AI for radiology in Africa.
The AFRICAI/MICCAI Summer School will be project-driven and individualised for each African student. The morning sessions will include classes, presentations and critical analysis of the literature. In the afternoon sessions, each student will have practical sessions with an experienced mentor who will provide guidance on the AI methods, coding, evaluation and writing of scientific papers.

Who can apply?

  1. Students and early career researchers based in an African country.
  2. Students must have a supervisor in their home institution to support their application and project.
  3. Preferably, the early career researcher should come with his/her own project and have access to African data, but this is not mandatory.
  4. About 30-40 students will be selected based on academic merits and the quality of the application.

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Program Committee

  • Yunusa Mohammed Garba, Gombe State University, Nigeria
  • Tinashe Mutsvangwa, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jihad Zahir, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Celia Cintas, IBM Research Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Islem Rekik, Imperial college London, UK
  • Julia Schabel, The Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Karim Lekadir, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Nassir Navab, John Hopkins, USA
  • Antonio Porras Perez, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA
  • Sandrine Voros, Grenoble-Alpes University, France
  • Anees Kazi, Harvard university, USA
  • Anais Emelie, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Smriti Joshi, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Polyxeni Gkontra, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Marius George Linguraru, Children’s National Hospital, USA
  • Noussair Lazrak, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco.


Who are we?

The AFRICAI/MICCAI School is endorsed and coordinated by prominent academics of the MICCAI community (Medical Image Computing & Computer-Assisted Intervention). MICCAI 2024 will be the first international conference on AI for medical imaging to take place on the African continent (6-10 October 2024, Marrakesh, Morocco).

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