Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C, PIMS-TS)

Special theme session at Functional Imaging and Modeling of Heart Conference FIMH2021

Associated team TOFMOD invites you to the special theme session on MIS-C held online within the FIMH 2021 conference. It is open to all FIMH2021 participants.

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C, PIMS-TS), is a rare but serious condition associated with the coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 appearing in children typically of the age 4-18 years. It is caused by a delayed aberrant reaction of the immune system to the coronavirus. It affects various organs and organ systems, of which the cardiovascular system is the most common (80% of patients). 80% of MIS-C patients end at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) hospitalization (cardiovascular shock and heart failure).
  • In this special theme session, clinicians and non-clinical speakers will introduce the disease, present some cardiac modeling techniques which could contribute during the acute stage at ICU, and show imaging and advanced image analysis tools used to monitor the long-term consequences post MIS-C. The aim is to create an environment for a dialogue with multi-disciplinary contributions. Ample time will be devoted to discussion.

June 24, 2021, 06:45-08:15AM (PDT Stanford); 8:45-10:15AM (CDT Dallas); 15:45-17:15 (CEDT, Paris, Prague) online

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Invited speakers:

  • Kavita Sharma MD, Children’s Medical Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX:  The Clinical Complexity of Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 bio presentation
  • Francois Kimmig PhD, Inria & Ecole Polytechnique, France: Towards augmented monitoring of cardiovascular physiology through biophysical modelling and data assimilation abstract bio presentation
  • Sandy Engelhardt PhD, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany: MIS-C  - Can AI play a role? abstract bio presentation
  • Vasu D. Gooty MD, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN: Cardiac imaging in acute MIS-C – echo based AI in the detection and early to mid-term follow up abstract bio presentation


  • Radomir Chabiniok, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
  • Tarique Hussain, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas