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The SPrint AI training for AfRican medical imaging Knowledge translation (SPARK) Academy is designed to train a new generation of African artificial intelligence (AI) experts in medical imaging who can train others. We use a case-based learning approach and collective intelligence from various related fields (radiology, medical physics, computer science, neurology/neurosurgery, and oncology) to rapidly turn AI knowledge into action. The Academy is based at the Medical Artificial Intelligence (MAI) Lab at Crestview Radiology, Lagos, Nigiera. The first SPARK Academy took place in collaboration with McMedHacks and endorsed by the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society.
At the 2023 SPARK academy we saw the participation of 10 groups from 18 countries. The program covered a wide range of topics, ranging from different methods to improve AI based segmentation of brain tumors to various ways in which gliomas can be treated once they have been identified. We are very proud of the SPARK UNN (South Africa) Team for their outstanding performance, coming in at second place at the MICCAI BraTS-Africa challenge! A big thank you to all the seminar speakers and everyone who helped put SPARK in motion!
Visit the program event page to learn how you can join us next summer for SPARK 2024.
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