ESMRMB - Newsletter Volume 22, January 2017
 Welcome to the ESMRMB Newsletter, January Edition!

Our ESMRMB e-newsletter will provide you with a brief overview of the most important activities and update you on society matters. Please just click on the item that interests you below and you will be guided directly to the article!

Further information on all activities can also be found on our website at!
 In this issue you will find:
  » Welcome by our new president
 » Call for Membership Application & Renewal 2017
 » ESMRMB Congress 2016 – check out our picture gallery
 » ESMRMB Congress 2017 Barcelona & Young Investigator Award
 » ESMRMB Educational Activities
 » MAGMA - Journal News!
 » ESMRMB Certficate of Excellence
 » Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
 » MR Enterprise Section: Siemens Healthineers
 Welcome by our new president
Dear Members, Colleagues, and Friends of the ESMRMB,
While listening to the news in the morning, I sometime just can not suppress a feeling of hopelessness and sadness about what is going on in our world. War, attacks, disease and global warming were my partners at breakfast. But then I got the invitation to write a welcome for the newsletter of ESMRMB, and that did lighten up my day. I love my ESMRMB, it is a great scientific society. Not only does it provide our community with education and communication tools, I also noticed that it is a truly integrated multicultural society where you all feel at home.
Meanwhile, Tim Leiner and his SPC team, in collaboration with Carles Arus of the LOC, are working hard to prepare yet another never to forget ESMRMB conference, this time in October 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. So if you are contemplating the future on a quiet moment, start thinking about your abstracts and presentations. Deadline for submission will be on May 18, 2017.
I am furthermore happy to report that the educational programmes of the ESMRMB, i.e. the School of MRI, Lectures in MR and Hands-on MRI courses, have an extra element since this year, an e-Learning basic course in applied MR techniques. Don’t forget that in order to benefit from substantial reductions for all ESMRMB activities, you can pay your annual membership fee now!
As always, for any update on your society’s newest offers, continue to like us on Facebook (@ESMRMB) and follow us on Twitter (@ESMRMB).
With winter at the door, I wish you all a happy new year.
With my warmest regards,
Rik Achten
ESMRMB President
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 Call for Membership Application & Renewal 2017
Make sure to renew your membership or become a new member of ESMRMB now to benefit from reduced member registration fees and access to our society journal MAGMA!
Login with your existing login data (last name and PersonaliD: ) to your MyUser Area to renew your membership or enter our online membership application tool MyMembership and start a new application!
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 ESMRMB Congress 2016 – check out our picture gallery
You can visit the picture gallery and download some snapshots from the past meeting in Vienna until January 31, 2017.
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 ESMRMB Congress 2017 Barcelona & Young Investigator Award
Be part of an exciting congress in Barcelona, where centuries of history meet a lively and cosmopolitan city which is attracting its visitors not only due to its cultural heritage but also by its modern urban development.
Abstract submission will start in February 2017. Submission deadline is May 18, 2017.
All young members of ESMRMB are encouraged to take the chance and boost their career by participating in the ESMRMB Young Investigator Award competition! Submission deadline will also be Thursday, May 18, 2017.
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 ESMRMB Educational Activities
The ESMRMB continues to offer courses in three outstanding educational programmes in 2017.

Continue your education in the field of MR by attending our high quality courses either in our School of MRI programme, aimed at physicians and technicians/radiographers; the Lectures on MR programme, targeted towards MR physicists and other basic or clinical scientists; or the Hands-on MRI programme, that offers hands-on training for MRI technologists, radiographers and interested physicians.
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 MAGMA - Journal News!
2015 Impact Factor : 2.638!
(ranked 35 / 124 journals in the category)
Recent MAGMA Special issues
February 2013
"MRI and PET together: friends or foes"

with Thomas Beyer and Ewald Moser as Guest-editors
February 2014
 “X-nuclei magnetic resonance imaging”

with Simon Konstandin and Lothar Schad as Guest-editors

Two MAGMA Special issues in 2016
April 2016
"Tissue segmentaton in MRI"

with Fritz Schick as Guest-Editor
June 2016
"Ultrahigh Field MR: Cutting Edge Technologies Meet Clinical Practice"

with Thoralf Niendorf, Markus Barth, Frank Kober, Siegfried Trattnig as Guest-Editors
NEW in 2017!
MAGMA Special issue on "Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance"
with Tim Leiner and Gustav Strijkers as Guest-Editors
(Deadline : February 1st, 2017)
 » See the call for paper on-line!
 ESMRMB Certficate of Excellence
The ESMRMB has received 2 applications for the Certificate of MR Excellence in 2016. The applicants fulfill the criteria and following that, members in good standing now have the chance to comment on the applicants until February 17, 2017.
Theodorou, Daphne
Theodorou, Stavroula

The ESMRMB Members & Services Committee will make the final decision on acceptance / rejection of the applications, which will then be forwarded to the Executive Board for final approval.
Are you interested in applying for an ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence?
 » Find out more here!
 Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Become a fan of ESMRMB on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for regular updates on the society's activities!

You are more than welcome to post or tweet relevant information as well as current publications and we look forward to welcoming you to ESMRMB´s virtual community!
 MR Enterprise Section: Siemens Healthineers

Compressed Sensing – a Disruptive Speed Technology

Successful utilization of Compressed Sensing requires a tight combination of data acquisition and image reconstruction. Read the articles and watch the videos to learn how it works.
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