September 30, 2020
Enrolment: The meeting is designed for scientist and consultants
This meeting is designed as a unique space to share ideas and data on MRI contrast agent research and possible gadolinium toxicity after the administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). We believe that joint international efforts will remain essential to optimize diagnostic efficacy and improve patient safety in MR imaging.
After the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended the suspension of the marketing authorization for high-risk GBCAs, the European landscape has changed significantly. Despite the recognition that linear GBCAs are depositing more gadolinium than macrocyclic GBCAs, no health effects have been associated with either class of agents.
This 5th GREC meeting will address some relevant issues related to the use of GBCAs in MRI, such as its effect in the environment, the potential clinical/histological consequences of their use in humans and animals, the development of a new-generation of high-relaxivity gadolinium chelates and of new non-GBCAs, and the implementation of strategies to reduce the use of GBCAs in different clinical situations.
We look forward to seeing you online!
Institutional Scientific Patronage provided by ESMRMB.
- To present state of the research on:
- gadolinium deposition and related GBCA toxicity issues
- GBCA alternatives and solutions for Gadolinium-free MRI
- Sustainable GBCA use and GBCA in the environment
- To further develop and improve preclinical and clinical GBCA research
- To provide guidelines and recommendations on the use of GBCAs
08:00 – 08:05 – Welcome and practical meeting issues
08:05 – 08:10 – Introduction by ESMRMB-GREC Chairs
2020 Update on Gadolinium Research
08:10 – 08:25 – What is new in Gadolinium Chemistry & Speciation?
08:25 – 08:40 – What is new in Gadolinium Deposition in Braind & Body?
08:40 – 09:00 – Questions & Discussion
Coffee Break & Plenary Session Viewing Time
09:00 – 10:15
10:30 – 11:10 – Gadolinium Deposition Disease. Does it Exist?
11:00 – 11:15 – Questions & Discussion
11:15 – 11:35 – What is New in Imaging of the Brain Glymphatic Clearance Pathway?
11:35 – 11:45 – Questions & Discussion
11:45 – 11:50
Gadolinium in the Environment
11:50 – 12:00 – GBCA in Waste / River Water
12:00 – 12:10 – GBCA in Drinking Water
12:10 – 12:20 – Removal of Gadolinium from the Environment
12:20 – 12:30 – Questions & Discussion
Lunch Break & Symposium Viewing Time
12:30 – 14:30
Gadolinium Dose Reduction / Gadolinium-free MRI Strategies
14:30 – 14:40 – Non-Gadolinium based contrast agents
14:40 – 14:50 – Non-Gadolinium based contrast agents: clinical applications
14:50 – 15:00 GBCAs overuse
15:00 – 15:10 – CNS MRI
15:10 – 15:20 Cardiovascular MRI
15:20 – 15:30 – MSK MRI
15:30 – 15:40 – Abdominal MRI
15:40 – 15:50 – Questions & Discussion
Summary & Conclusions
15:50 – 16:00 – Adjourn
Registration will be available soon. Registration will only be available as a full congress ticket to ESMRMB 2020, i.e. including Oct. 1 and 2, 2020. Registration fees can be viewed here.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions related to the ESMRMB-GREC 2020 meeting registration or by phone at (+43) 1 533 4064 915.