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XNAT workshop 2021

September 13, 2021 - September 14, 2021

XNAT workshop 2021

NCITA, in partnership with the XNAT Team, the Institute of Cancer Research, and the Health and Bioscience IDEAS (Imaging, Data structures, gEnetics and Analytical Strategies) program at University College London, will be hosting a virtual workshop 13-14th September 2021.

There will be updates on the latest XNAT features, demonstrations and discussions of emerging workflows, presentations by imaging research luminaries, and of course practical exercises and developer hackathons.

To register click here. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, Sept 8, 2021.

Please note that times are in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Workshop Agenda

Day 1: PI Focus

The first day’s agenda focuses on the high level business impetus for XNAT and its future development. How has XNAT grown and improved to support imaging research PIs? How can it continue to improve?

Time Presenter(s) Topic
9:00 am CDT Daniel Marcus Opening Remarks
9:10 am CDT Daniel Marcus What’s New in XNAT? A Review of New Features
10:00 am CDT Chip Schweiss (Washington University) Round Table: Soliciting Feedback from PIs
10:35 am CDT Ramona Woitek (University of Cambridge, UK) & Simon Doran (Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK) Case Study: Using XNAT in Cancer Imaging Research at the Cancer Research UK
11:00 am CDT Break
11:15 am CDT XNAT Team Moderator Round Table: Supporting Machine Learning with XNAT
11:45 am CDT Michael Hileman (Washington University) Case Study: Supporting Large Computational Datasets with the MIR Research Imaging Repository (MIRRIR)
12:15 pm CDT XNAT Team Moderator Round Table: XNAT in Translational Research
12:45 pm CDT Daniel Marcus Wrap-up and Close Day 1

Day 2: Technical Focus

The second day’s agenda is geared toward experienced XNAT developers and administrators, providing an opportunity to dive deeper into the details of working with XNAT.

Time Presenter(s) Topic
9:00 am CDT Daniel Marcus House Keeping for Day 2
9:05 am CDT Various XNAT Development Town Hall

This session will allow for rapid discussion of multiple topics of interest to the XNAT Development and Dev Ops community. The scheduled topics are:

  • Image Viewing and Annotation
  • XNAT Container Services
  • XNAT Integrations With Other Applications
  • XNAT Federation
11:00 am CDT Break  
11:15 am CDT Various XNAT Workshop Virtual Poster Session

Workshop attendees will have a chance to present on XNAT-related topics of their choice, or browse posters and engage with presenters. We will be using a virtual poster room technology such as SpatialChat to run this session.

12:45 pm CDT Daniel Marcus Wrap-up and Close Day 2



September 13, 2021
September 14, 2021