You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Meeting of the British Chapter of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. This is being held at the University of Nottingham on the 18th and 19th December 1998, in association with the British Institute of Radiology and the Magnetic Resonance Radiologists Association (UK). This meeting has been awarded 10 category 1 CME credits by the Royal College of Radiologists.
You are also invited to attend the 2nd Nottingham Symposium on Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, a one day meeting in honour of Sir Peter Mansfield and his contributions to NMR, which will follow the annual meeting.
For a map of the campus, click here. The Social Sciences building, and Cripps Hall are both off the visitors' car park.
The registration desk for both meetings will be at:
The lecture theatres are in the Social Sciences building. The posters will be displayed in the library, Cripps Hall.
The scientific program of the British Chapter, ISMRM, will start at 11am, Friday December 18th. The Nottingham Symposium will start at 9am, Sunday December 20th.
On the evening of Friday 18th December, there will be a poster reception in Cripps Hall, followed by the conference dinner (cost included in the registration fees). On Sunday 20th December there will be a dinner in honour of Sir Peter Mansfield at Prestwold Hall. Those participants wishing to join in this celebration for Sir Peter are invited to do so at a subsidised cost of £25. Places are limited and early application is strongly advised.
The meeting will comprise a series of topic-based sessions, with reviews from invited speakers, proffered papers, workshops and poster sessions. The topics will include Interventional MRI, Functional MRI/S, Sports Injuries and Musculoskeletal MRI, Diffusion and Perfusion, Magnetic Resonance in Cancer, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, CNS Spectroscopy and Paediatric Neurology, as well as New Techniques and Hardware. Click here to view the programme.
G.Adam (Aachen), L.Darrasse (Orsay), D.Gadian (London), M.Graves (Cambridge), M.Hall-Craggs (London), D. Hill (London), M.Leach (London), C.Ludman (Nottingham), D.Lurie (Aberdeen), P.Mansfield (Nottingham), P.Matthews (Oxford), R.Ordidge (London), F.Smith (Aberdeen), L.Turnbull (Hull), R.Turner (London), S.C.R.Williams (London), J. Wyatt (London).
These are invited from all fields of magnetic resonance - imaging and spectroscopy. Oral presentations will generally be offered to those whose abstracts best complement the invited lectures on the above topics. Other areas will be covered in poster sessions during which a Poster Prize will be awarded. Abstracts should be submitted on A4 paper in portrait style, with a 1 inch border and 12 point type and should include an email address in the author details. A stamped addressed card should be included for acknowledgement of receipt. Abstracts for posters may be submitted up until the date of the conference to Mrs W. Phillips, Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. For inclusion in the book of abstracts, however, they must be submitted by 5 December.
Posters will be displayed in the library, Cripps Hall. The size of poster boards is 2m (wide) by 1m (high).
This symposium is being held in honour of Sir Peter Mansfield and his contributions to NMR, and will be opened by Professor Richard Ernst. Other former colleagues and pioneers of NMR will contribute to a Symposium that will be both retrospective and forward-looking. Topics to be covered include solid-state NMR, high speed imaging (technical challenges and clinical opportunities), NMR microscopy, porous media and the early days of MRI. Click here to view the programme.
Registration fees for the 4th Meeting of the British Chapter of the ISMRM include the cost of two lunches and the conference dinner (Friday 18 December) as well as tea and coffee. Members of the British Chapter of the ISMRM, the British Institute of Radiology, the Magnetic Resonance Radiologists Association (UK) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology will be entitled to reduced registration fees for this meeting. Registration fees for the 2nd Nottingham Symposium meeting include the cost of lunch, tea and coffee. For both meetings, advanced registration must be received by 16th November. Click here to see the registration form.
Up to 20 student stipends of £150 (British Chapter meeting and Nottingham Symposium) or £100 (British Chapter meeting only) are available for student members of the British Chapter of the ISMRM. Applications for a stipend should include a letter of support from a supervisor, a C.V., and copies of any abstracts submitted. These should be sent to Mrs W. Phillips, Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Applications will be accepted from students who are bona-fide members or who successfully apply to the membership secretary (Professor Martin Leach) for student membership by the closing date.
A small number of stipends are still available to students applying quickly. The following 11 have been awarded so far: Fernando Calamante (University College London), Mohamed El Sayed (University College London), Mark Lythgoe (University College London), Roy Mazucco (St George's Hospital), Gaby Pell (University College London), Nada Salman (Royal Marsden), R. Sood (University of Cambridge), Alex Stepney (University College London), Rosemary Tate (St George's Hospital), Jiun-Jie Wang (University College London), and Jan Wolber (University College London).
Single room accommodation, most with en-suite facilities, will be available for the nights of 18th-20th December at a cost of £24 per night, for bed and breakfast. A small number of rooms will be available for the night of 17th December. The accommodation is located in the recently refurbished Cripps Hall, which is adjacent to the lecture facilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to stay on site. Those wanting hotel accommodation should arrange this for themselves. A list will be sent, if requested on the registration form.
H. Bachelard, M. Leach, R. Bowtell, C. Ludman, P. Gowland, P. Morris (Chair), M. Hall-Craggs, B. Worthington.