ESMRMB-GREC Meeting
September 30, 2020

ESMRMB-GREC Meeting

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!

Alex Rovira
Meeting Organiser

Institutional Scientific Patronage provided by ESMRMB.

Objectives

  • 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

Preliminary Programme

Welcome

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?
S. Aime

08:25 – 08:40 – What is new in Gadolinium Deposition in Braind & Body?
A. Radbruch

08:40 – 09:00 – Questions & Discussion

Coffee Break & Plenary Session Viewing Time

09:00 – 10:15

Keynote Lectures

10:30 – 11:10 –  Gadolinium Deposition Disease. Does it Exist?
J. Ramalho

11:00 – 11:15 – Questions & Discussion

11:15 – 11:35 – What is New in Imaging of the Brain Glymphatic Clearance Pathway?
G.A. Ringstad

11:35 – 11:45 – Questions & Discussion

Coffee Break

11:45 – 11:50

Gadolinium in the Environment

11:50 – 12:00 – GBCA in Waste / River Water
G. Stroomberg

12:00 – 12:10 – GBCA in Drinking Water
U. Karst

12:10 – 12:20 – Removal of Gadolinium from the Environment
G. Stroomberg

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
D. Longo

14:40 – 14:50 – Non-Gadolinium based contrast agents: clinical applications
A. Nederveen

14:50 – 15:00 GBCAs overuse
O. Clement

15:00 – 15:10 – CNS MRI
T. Granberg

15:10 – 15:20 Cardiovascular MRI
T. Leiner

15:20 – 15:30 – MSK MRI
J.C. Vilanova

15:30 – 15:40 – Abdominal MRI
M. Ramalho

15:40 – 15:50 – Questions & Discussion

Summary & Conclusions

15:50 – 16:00 – Adjourn

Registration

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.

Contact

Please contact us at office@esmrmb.org for any questions related to the ESMRMB-GREC 2020 meeting registration or by phone at (+43) 1 533 4064 915.

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