HALIFAX, CANADA – In August 2014, WTC Halifax hosted over 500 global leaders and experts in biomedical imaging research for the 19th International Conference on Biomagnetism (Biomag 2014). The five-day conference focused on reporting the newest technical advancements, the latest results and clinical applications in medical environments.
“We’re proud to host the world’s leading experts in biomagnetism and connect them with our local researchers to exchange ideas,” said Scott Ferguson, president and CEO of WTC Halifax. “By successfully attracting and hosting this conference, we’re showcasing our growing life sciences community and local talent to the world.”
The biennial event attracts delegates from over 30 countries, and is essential to connecting local researchers, academics, practitioners and industry personnel with their global counterparts to share the latest innovations and foster collaboration. It is also an opportunity to maximize new research and international business development potential.
Biomag 2014 was organized by the Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre, a multi-site imaging centre of the IWK Health Centre and the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. The centre's team co-develops medical technologies as well as creates new imaging techniques and methods for diagnosing and monitoring treatment. It is the only group in Atlantic Canada with a collection of research-dedicated imaging technologies of this magnitude.
PHOTO: : Dr. Steven Beyea, Scientific Lead at BIOTIC, showing what it is like to have a MEG scan in the IWK’s BIOTIC lab, where they are conducting leading-edge work in brain-mapping. (Photo Credit: IWK Foundation, Halifax)