The 10th National Image Guided Therapy Workshop was successfully held with 98 registered attendees on October 7, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, 296 State Street, Boston.  The attendees represented 39 academic institutions and 8 companies, as shown in the map below. 


The program began with keynote presentations on the NCIGT Resource by Dr. Clare Tempany, and on Molecular Technologies for Image Guided Therapy by Dr. Christine Lorenz.  This was followed by 24 oral presentations divided into four oral sessions entitled: Imaging Innovations for my practice of medicine: viewpoints from interventional radiology, surgery, radiation oncology, and gastroentrology; Medical Image Computing to Guide Interventions; Robotic Surgery, Surgical Training, Therapy Delivery; and Innovations in Imaging and Sensors. This was followed by a presentation of 30 posters.  A highlight of the meeting was an interactive session between investigators and programs staff from NCI and NIBIB.


Workshop Registration


Workshop Program



The overall goal of this workshop series is to foster a discourse in translational research in image-guided therapy in the NIH-funded community, and to communicate the availability of NCIGT as a national resource for tools and technologies in the field. Attendees include NIH funded academic scientists, clinicians, and leaders from industry and federal agencies interested in image-guided interventions.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts due Friday, August 10, 2018. Please submit here using the EasyChair conference management system.
  • Acceptance decisions announced Friday, August 17, 2018 by email to authors.
  • Camera ready copies of the abstracts due Friday, August 31, 2018 on the EasyChair website.

Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions are solicited in areas of image-guided surgery, interventional radiology, adaptive radiation therapy, image-guided drug delivery, image-guided robotics, imaging informatics, and related areas.  The workshop is a single track meeting that includes oral and poster presentations of refereed abstracts, invited talks, and individual interactions with NIH Programs Staff.
Electronic submissions will be accepted until Friday, August 10, 2018, 11pm Pacific Standard Time on the Easy Chair Conference Management Website.

Guidelines for Abstracts

  • Abstracts should be 1 page (8.5 inch x 11 inch page, US letter size), submitted in acrobat pdf format, with 1 inch margins, maximum 6 lines per inch (single spaced in software such as MS Word), in size 11 Arial Font. Please click here for the IGT Workshop Abstract Template.
  • Abstract submissions should include Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), and five sections: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Funding Source(s), identified by bold headers.
  • Funding source(s) for the work, if any, must be acknowledged in the abstract.
  • Images in abstracts are encouraged.
  • Please do not submit material that is not ready for public dissemination, or has been previously published in the form that you submit for this workshop.
  • The program committee will review all submissions, and assign acceptances to either poster or oral presentation.
  • All abstracts will be published in a workshop proceedings and made available publicly on the workshop website.

Guidelines for Oral Presentations

The speaking time is 10 minutes including questions. The talk should cater to non-experts who are interested in learning about the big picture goal of your work (technology-wise, disease-wise) and then into the specifics of the project. Please plan to deliver the presentation using your own laptop computer.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

The posters should be prepared in an electronic format of the authors’  choice, and presented using individual laptops at the meeting. Suggested format is 5-10 slides that can be cycled through in 10 minutes.


Workshop Coordinator


Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, 296 State Street, Boston. 
Book your group rate with the Marriot Long Wharf Hotel

Reservations can be made directly with Marriott reservations at (800) 228-9290 or (617) 227-0800. The negotiated room rate of USD 309 is available until September 21, 2018. Parking (USD 55/day) is not validated so please use public transportation if possible.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to Danielle Chamberlain.


Please note, the registration fee of $300 applies to all attendees, including presenters.



Please note that the 12th Interventional MRI Symposium  (iMRI 2018) will be held on October 5-6, at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, 296 State Street, Boston, MA.