Below you will be able to find the sessions that will be held during the conference. All of which cover exciting and novel developments in the field.

We will touch on machine learning, precision medicine, and more. For a full view of the program or details on the 2024 MCBIOS Hackathon, scroll down a bit!

Program at a Glance

  1. 1:00pm

    Welcome Remarks

  2. 1:15 - 2:15

    Keynote Speech

    Anant Madabhushi

  3. 2:15 - 2:30


  4. 2:30 - 3:45

    Ashish Sharma Memorial Session

  5. 3:45 - 4:00


  6. 4:00 - 5:15

    YSEA Sessions (Students and Postdocs)

  7. 5:15 - 7:00

    Poster Session and Reception

  8. 7:00

    MCBIOS Business Session (by invitation only)

MCBIOS Hackathon

We are pleased to announce the 2024 MCBIOS Hackathon which is open to all attendees. The effort provides an opportunity to sharpen your skills on important data while also learning from your peers in a friendly collegial environment. This year’s hackathon will leverage the ongoing George B. Moody PhysioNet Challenge which “invites teams to develop algorithms for digitizing and classifying electrocardiograms (ECGs) captured from images or paper printouts”

From the Moody Challenge website:

“Despite recent advances in digital ECG devices, paper or physical ECGs remain common, especially in the Global South. These paper ECGs document the history and diversity of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), and algorithms that can digitize and classify these images have the potential to improve our understanding and treatment of CVDs, especially for underrepresented and underserved populations”

We ask participants to design and implement working, open-source algorithms that, based only on the provided ECG images, reconstruct the waveforms and/or classify or diagnose the images. The teams with the best scores for these tasks on the hidden test set win the Challenge”

While official registration into the larger, ongoing Moody Physionet Challenge is not required it is helpful to track your team name and members.

The MCBIOS Hackathon is an economized version of the Moody Challenge in terms of duration in recognition that participants will also wish to attend conference events and experience networking opportunities. The conference will provide a breakout room for use by hackathon participants and teams which is in close proximity to the main meeting room.

Attendees will develop code using personally available computational resources which may (or not) include use of GPUs although your submission should make clear if your code is reliant upon that.

To get started please consult the “rules” section for specifics on objectives, data sources, deliverables and how to appropriately format your submission. The deadline for your submission is 9PM on Saturday March 23rd after which evaluation will take place followed by formal recognition of winners on Sunday the 24th.