ESMRMB 2020 Online
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

Convergence Science & Education

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

It is a great pleasure to invite you to our Annual Scientific Meeting taking place online this year!

This year’s congress experience will focus on the theme of Convergence in MRI.  Convergence science reflects the gathering together of different disciplines to work together, across boundaries and silos in order to accelerate scientific knowledge.  This concept has been reflected in the name and the mission of ESMRMB since its inception, incorporating MR, medicine and biology.  We celebrate this cross-cutting mission and present a programme that reflects convergence science in MRI.

Our meeting will again combine the advantages of focused workshops with the broad, scientific scope of an annual meeting and be structured around a few  topics of the moment.

MRI in Therapy:  This stream covers MRI applications that are widely used to support treatment planning. The scope includes fast MRI, MRI applications in hybrid systems and MRI for predicting and monitoring treatment response.  

AI in Action: Here we aim to move away from the hype to examine the daily work of developing AI systems in the field of MRI – including workflow, acquisition and efficiency. We consider the top tips for robust database development to ensure translatable algorithms, radiomics and diagnostic techniques.

Trends in Clinical MR: Updates on issues of high clinical relevance are presented, including the hot topic of gadolinium retention and deposition and developments in managing artefacts, implants and movement.  We also take a look at what is around the corner, with a session on current translational work.

Many of the educational and plenary sessions will focus on these topics, but there will also be space to discuss broader themes  and we are very excited to include a plenary session on sustainability in MRI.  Scientific sessions, as always, will cover all topics, and we thank you for your submissions!

This programme structure will allow you to gain in-depth knowledge in one of these topics or combine sessions to suit your own interests, enhancing the educational benefits of visiting our congress.

Our annual meeting has been successful in cultivating integration and collaboration between clinicians, physicists and radiographers, between junior and senior researchers, and between the fundamental and applied sciences. Moreover, the ESMRMB is the platform for preclinical and biological research. To encourage interactions within this community, we are again organising a dedicated pre-conference day (30 September 2020) on preclinical imaging and spectroscopy.

We look forward to welcoming you online!

Andrea Rockall
Chair of the Programme Planning Committee 2020

Important announcement regarding the ESMRMB 2020 annual meeting

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

It is with regret that we write to let you know that we have decided that the annual ESMRMB congress will not go ahead as a physical meeting in Barcelona this year. We feel that this is the socially responsible decision, in view of the on-going concerns related to the communal health risks posed by large gatherings and the need for continued social distancing. We have made this difficult decision at an early stage – 5 months before our meeting – to provide some certainty in these otherwise very uncertain and difficult times. Many in our community face unprecedented challenges, both professionally and personally, that should not be aggravated by an impending abstract submission deadline.

In the coming weeks we will be exploring the various options for organising an online event that will satisfy our needs as a community for scientific exchange, interdisciplinary discussions, and education. While we’re very disappointed that we won’t be able to meet in person in Barcelona, we also view this as an opportunity to a new kind of meeting that is not only refreshing in its format, but also reduces our academic carbon footprint.

For now, we will pause abstract submission whilst our plans develop, and aim to reopen submission with an extended deadline as soon as decisions have been made. We welcome your thoughts and ideas as well as your active participation. Do get in touch!

In the meantime, please take care of yourself and those around you.

Stay safe.

Marion Smits                                                 Andrea Rockall

ESMRMB President                                      ESMRMB 2020 Congress President


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Organising Secretariat

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