The 16th Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) was held at Swansea University this year. Swansea University is set in rolling parkland overlooking the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay. The campus is a stone’s throw from the old fishing village of Mumbles and a short distance to the Maritime Quarter. The University enjoys a prime position overlooking Swansea Bay, the start of the famously dramatic Gower coastline. MIUA is the principal UK forum for communicating research progress within the community interested in image analysis applied to medicine and related biological science.