Melba symposium initiative

The MELBA Journal is excited to announce a new initiative that aims to increase engagement between authors and readers, and spotlight high quality papers.

We plan to have an online (virtual) symposium, multiple times a year, where two or three papers that were previously published in MELBA, will be presented by the authors and interactively discussed in detail. Each paper will have a dedicated reading group that might include editor(s) and reviewer(s) involved in the evaluation of the paper and other expert researchers in the field. This group will lead the live discussion with the author(s) of the paper during the symposium, where audience members will be welcome to participate too.

We are thrilled to announce the MELBA Symposium on Generative Models, which will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at 9-11:30 AM EDT, 3-5:30 PM CEST! Join us for an exciting lineup of talks from spotlight papers at MELBA surrounding generative models, machine learning and biomedical imaging. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion with all speakers moderated by a member of the MELBA board.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 979 1513 2810
Passcode: 115605


All times are EDT/UTC-4

09:00 - 09:30

CoNeS: Conditional neural fields with shift modulation for multi-sequence MRI translation
Authors: Yunjie Chen, Marius Staring, Olaf M. Neve, Stephan R. Romeijn, Erik F. Hensen, Berit M. Verbist, Jelmer M. Wolterink, Qian Tao

09:30 - 10:00

Evaluation of pseudo-healthy image reconstruction for anomaly detection with deep generative models: Application to brain FDG PET
Authors: Ravi Hassanaly, Camille Brianceau, Maëlys Solal, Olivier Colliot, Ninon Burgos

10:00 - 10:30

Score-Based Generative Models for PET Image Reconstruction
Authors: Imraj RD Singh, Alexander Denker, Riccardo Barbano, Željko Kereta, Bangti Jin, Kris Thielemans, Peter Maass, Simon Arridge

10:30 - 11:00

A Recycling Training Strategy for Medical Image Segmentation with Diffusion Denoising Models
Authors: Yunguan Fu, Yiwen Li, Shaheer U Saeed, Matthew J Clarkson, Yipeng Hu

11:00 - 11:30

Panel discussion
All speakers

The first virtual Melba Symposium was held on May 5, 2022, between 9a-11a US EDT. Two papers, selected by a readers’ vote, were presented and discussed in detail: