A vision for progress: reflections from the CCF symposium

This was a humbling experience, as I had the opportunity to meet my mentor’s mentor.

Makliya Mamat  /  December 20, 2023

I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural China Computer Federation (CCF) Digital Medicine Symposium, which proved to be an enlightening experience. The symposium provided a deep dive into the latest innovations at the intersection of computer technology and medical applications, offering a glimpse of the transformative potential in the field of digital medicine. What made this experience truly invaluable were the insights and guidance imparted by my mentor Dr. Chen and his mentor Dr. Song.

Attending the symposium was a thought-provoking experience, showcasing the remarkable advancements in digital medicine. From the application of artificial intelligence in medical imaging to the potential of computer-assisted surgery, the symposium underscored the importance of innovation and collaboration in driving progress in neuroscience research.

Throughout my time studying the brain, my mentors have been a source of invaluable counsel and wisdom. Their guidance has been instrumental in shaping my understanding of the complexities in neuroscience. The symposium served us a platform to share insights, further igniting my passion for making meaningful contributions in this transformative field.

Meeting Dr. Song was a remarkable highlight of the symposium. He’s an esteemed figure in the field of digital medicine and neuroscience. Currently serving as the director of the Center for Digital Medicine Research at Fudan University, and holding positions such as the director of the Shanghai Key Laboratory of MICCAI (Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention), Dr. Song has dedicated his career to pioneering research and technological innovation in the field of medical imaging and computer-assisted surgery.

His exceptional contributions to scientific advancement and his dedication to education and service has left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of his students and colleagues alike, embodying the epitome of a role model.

The world of digital medicine and the complexity of the human brain, we find ourselves at an intersection of boundless opportunity. The symposium and the guidance of dedicated mentors have illuminated the extraordinary potential of these fields.

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