ESMRMB - Newsletter Volume 19, July 2015
 Our ESMRMB e-newsletter will provide you with a brief overview of the most important activities and updates of the society. Please just click on the item of interest 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 President
 » Membership - Join ESMRMB now!
 » ESMRMB Congress 2015 Edinburgh: highlights of the programme!
 » ESMRMB’s Young Investigator Award for 2016
 » ESMRMB educational activities
     School of MRI
     Lectures on MR
     Hands-On MRI

 » ESMRMB/ISMRM Teach-the-Teacher in Clinical MRI
 » ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence
 » ESMRMB MAGMA - Journal News
 » ESMRMB Event Calendar
 » Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
 » MR Enterprise Section: Bruker
 » MR Enterprise section: Siemens
 Welcome by President
Dear MR friends and colleagues,
Welcome to this month’s newsletter of your favourite society, the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, of course! While some of you might have already taken some time off for holidays, I am sure that the rest of you are rushing to finish everything you need to do before the summer break. Heck, I myself am off to the sun for a few days and am writing this letter from the Airport lounge!
Before going on holidays, don’t forget to register for our society’s meeting, taking place this year in the gorgeous capital of Scotland, Edinburgh! Marion Smits and her team have assembled an amazing programme, which will give every member of our society, from radiographers to medical doctors to MRI physicists, students, professors, and whatever your title, MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DI/MSc, Dipl.Phys. and beyond, something memorable to take away. This year, our meeting will have several sessions in collaboration with IWPFI, EFOMP, ISMRM and MAGNIMS. Prof Ian Marshall, head of the local organising committee, has managed to arrange a beautiful venue for the welcome reception, and I am sure that everyone will find something to do in that beautiful city.
So, in order to benefit from substantial reductions when signing up for this meeting, or for all the other amazing teaching and networking activities of the ESMRMB, such as the School of MRI, the Lectures on MR, now under a new leadership, the Hands-on MRI courses or the Teach-the-teachers programme, please do not forget to pay your annual fee now!
For all updates and offers from your favourite society, follow us on Twitter (@ESMRMB), like us on Facebook (, or directly visit our main website:!
Wishing you all a very nice summer, a great start of the new academic year in September, and of course, an amazing ESMRMB meeting, I remain,
Yours truly,
Xavier Golay
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 Membership - Join ESMRMB now!
Become a new Member or renew your membership now!
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  • online access to MAGMA, the official Society journal of ESMRMB
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  • reduced fees for ESMRMB´s educational activities
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  • access to the Society minutes and documents
  • continuous information about the Society and MR in Europe 
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 ESMRMB Congress 2015 Edinburgh: highlights of the programme!
This year’s ESMRMB Congress in Edinburgh from October 1-3, 2015 provides three days of educational and scientific programme, especially interesting for MR radiographers, basic scientists, physicians, radiologists, physicists and MR engineers alike.
The Sir Peter Mansfield Lecture will be held by Prof. Navon this year. Furthermore the programme consists of 3 plenary sessions and 13 teaching sessions. Additional highlights will be the Roundtable Discussion with the topic “Incidental findings” and the Hot Topic Debate with the topic “MR in acute stroke - a waste of time?”. There will be as well joint sessions with the IWPFI, the ISMRM British Chapter, EFOMP and MAGNIMS. Furthermore a brand new session - the Meet-the-Experts session - will be introduced.
The scientific programme will count numerous parallel scientific sessions for oral presentations. Time slots will be allocated for meeting the authors of traditional and electronic (EPOS) posters, as well as of Clinical Review Posters and Software Exhibits. The best posters will furthermore be presented in the “Lightning Talks Sessions” which will enable you to be briefly informed on the posters that are presented at the ESMRMB 2015!
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 ESMRMB’s Young Investigator Award for 2016
As you may know, the ESMRMB has awarded the YIA since many years. While in the past, the award has been linked to a newly submitted research paper in MAGMA (Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine) and an oral contribution at the annual meeting, we would like to make you aware of an important change in the award criteria to render the award even more prestigious. Starting from 2015, ESMRMB is now providing a stage for the most promising young European MR researcher mainly based on their overall career achievements rather than a single manuscript or congress contribution. We invite all young scientists to apply for the award and make use of the platform to boost their career. Requirements for applications include a CV summarizing the activities in MR, a contribution to the yearly congress (i.e. next for ESMRMB 2016 in Vienna) and publication of a manuscript in MAGMA, which can be original research, but where we also very much invite general reviews in an area related to their research. This article does not have to wait to be submitted for the time of the abstract deadline, but can rather already be submitted from now on.

So, grab the opportunity and prepare now to become the European Young Investigator ESMRMB in 2016.

The exact requirements for 2016 will be worded soon and will be very similar to the rules established for 2015.
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 ESMRMB educational activities
     School of MRI
     Lectures on MR
     Hands-On MRI
The ESMRMB is proud to present its educational programme being offered to different target groups  in 2015:

ESMRMB School of MRI
for physicians and MR technologists/radiographers

The ESMRMB has already started a very successful year with three School of MRI courses in Vienna, Basel and Porto. 8 upcoming courses, which will be held all over Europe and providing the opportunity to get prepared for the needs of modern daily MR business, are yet to come. Make sure to reserve your place soon!
Enjoy the summer and pursue your further training full of energy soon with our upcoming courses:

Advanced MR Imaging of the Abdomen 
September 3-5, 2015 - Verona/IT

Advanced Cardiac MR Imaging        
September 10-12, 2015 - Paris/FR

Advanced MR Imaging in Paediatric Radiology   
September 17-19, 2015 - Marseille/FR

Body Diffusion-weighted MRI: From Theory to Practice       
October 22-24, 2015 - Brescia/IT

Advanced Breast & Female Pelvis MR Imaging       
October 22-24, 2015 - Rome/IT

Advanced MR Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System - Spanish language
November 5-7, 2015 - Alcorcón(Madrid)/ES

MR Safety  
November 19-21, 2015 - Lund/SE

ESMRMB Lectures on MR
for physicists and other basic or clinical scientists

The Lectures on MR programme includes educational courses, exercises, and practical demonstrations on MR Physics, Spectroscopy and Engineering. The most courses already took place successfully this year. Eager to offer you a most various training for experts in the field ESMRMB is proud to list the upcoming courses:

Resting state fMRI - basic concepts, methods and applications
September 2-4, 2015 - Berlin/DE
Diffusion: What it means and how to measure it
September 28-30, 2015 - Edinburgh/UK

for MR technologists/radiographers and interested physicians

Courses that combine lectures as well as vendor specific hands-on training on the workstation and scanner will be on the agenda in 2015.
If you are not interested in theory only, take a look at our Hands-On MRI courses in 2015:

Neuro Course
November 6-7, 2015 - Hirslanden/CH
This course will be carried out on Olea Medical Software

Abdominal (pelvic) MRI
Date to be confirmed (December 2015) - Clichy/FR
This course will be carried out on Philips Healthcare equipment

Detailed programme will be updated as soon as possible.

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 ESMRMB/ISMRM Teach-the-Teacher in Clinical MRI
ESMRMB/ISMRM´s Teach-the-Teacher fellowship programme does not know any boundaries.
With a successful launch last year, our candidates in 2014/2015 finished their two month fellowship programmes at high class and much appreciated hosting institutes and tutors, who reinforced the mission of the programme: to spread application and research in the field of MRI, aiming to fostering the MR knowledge/skills and the didactical competence to young radiologists from emerging countries. They emphasised that the programme has had an enriching impact on an educational, as well as personal level, gaining in-depth knowledge as well as new friends within the field. 3 of 4 candidates from India and China have been kindly supported by GE Healthcare. Fellowships for the next TTT circle in 2015/2016 are already about to begin for which we wish all trainees a fruitful experience!
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 ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence
The ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence shall honour physicians and scientists, being active members of the ESMRMB, who have contributed to education or clinical or basic science within the field of MR.

Make sure to apply for the ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence now to prove your excellence in the field of MR!
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 ESMRMB MAGMA - Journal News
2014 Impact Factor : 2.869 !
(ranked 30 / 125)

2013 MAGMA special issue:
"MRI and PET together: friends or foes"

with Thomas Beyer and Ewald Moser as Guest-editors

2014 MAGMA special issue:
“X-nuclei magnetic resonance imaging”

with Simon Konstandin and Lothar Schad as Guest-editors

2015 MAGMA Special issues !
"Tissue segmentation in MRI" with Fritz Schick as Guest-Editor

(the papers are under review)

"Ultrahigh Field MR: Cutting Edge Technologies Meet Clinical Practice"
with Markus Barth, Frank Kober, Thoralf Niendorf, Siegfried Trattnig
as Guest-Editors
Deadline for submission: October 31, 2015
See the Call for papers by clicking here.
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 ESMRMB Event Calendar
ESMRMB Event Calendar
Find all ESMRMB events sorted by educational programme/profession and get an overview of events in the field of MRI. Get yourself organised by exporting the events of your interest to your personal calendar, or become visible in promoting your events on our ESMRMB Event Calendar.
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 Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
To receive the latest news and stories of ESMRMB, become a fan of the ESMRMB on Facebook and follow us on twitter. We look forward to welcoming you to ESMRMB´s virtual community!
 MR Enterprise Section: Bruker
Research Highlights in Focus
Recent news from top researchers in preclinical imaging demonstrates Bruker’s continued innovations in the field. Scientists at University Hospital Freiburg recently published an application note discussing their work in resting state functional MRI, using the MRI CryoProbe to gain insight into the mouse brain functional connectome.
And through its collaboration with Philips, Bruker has developed the first commercial magnetic particle imaging system. MPI delivers three-dimensional images in milliseconds and has the potential for real-time 3D imaging in vivo. Pioneers in the field offer their views on this cutting-edge technology and share their knowledge in recent video interviews.
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 MR Enterprise section: Siemens is the Siemens MR community. Capitalize on the advantages of belonging to an exclusive worldwide community that allows you to continuously expand your knowledge and perfect the ability to exploit the full potential of your investment.
Do not miss for example MAGNETOM Flash, the Siemens MR magazine that provides you with relevant clinical information. Here you will find application tips and clinical methods to optimize your daily work. Case studies and papers by experts in the field will allow you to access new ideas and alternative clinical approaches.
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