OCT. 1 – Oct. 3

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Abstract Submission Open Now!

We are pleased to let you know that abstract submission is now possible online.

Submission Deadline: May 19, 2020 (23:59 CEST)

A Warm Welcome

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to our 37th Annual Scientific Meeting taking place in Barcelona, Spain: an exciting city on the Mediterranean sea, where you can experience the blend of rich medieval history, flamenco culture and modernist architecture.

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 and instead 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 MRI: 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 invite you to submit your research on any MRI-related topic you have been working on in the last year.

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.

Barcelona is a unique city with cosmopolitan flair. Our congress will take place at the Fira Barcelona, Montjuic, centrally located and easy to travel to from El Prat, Barcelona’s international airport.

We look forward to welcoming you in Barcelona for a memorable meeting!

Andrea Rockall
Chair of the Congress Planning Committee

Congress Venue

Fira de Barcelona
Montjuic Venue
Palau de Congressos (Congress Centre)
Avda. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n
08004 Barcelona


An application will be made to the UEMS/EACCME for accreditation of this event.

Due to UEMS regulations, attendees can only claim CME credits for the sessions that have actually been attended during the event. You will need to evaluate each session that you attended and would like to receive credits for on the event evaluation form. As part of this process participants’ attendance will be monitored throughout the event.


Education Congress Research GmbH/ESMRMB 2019 cannot accept any liability for the acts of the suppliers to this meeting or the attendees’ safety while travelling to or from the congress. All participants and accompanying persons are strongly advised to carry adequate travel and health insurance, as Education Congress Research GmbH/ESMRMB 2020 cannot accept liability for accidents or injuries that may occur. Education Congress Research GmbH/ESMRMB 2020 is not liable for personal injury and loss or damage of private property.

Organising Secretariat

Education Congress Research GmbH
c/o ESMRMB Office
Am Gestade 1
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 533 40 64 915