Join SMRT in Melbourne!

The SMRT Program and Education Committees would like to invite MR Technologists and Radiographers from around the world to attend the 21st Annual Meeting of the Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists: “Celebrating a New Era in MR Education.” Our meeting will be held on the 5th and 6th of May 2012, at the Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia, in conjunction with the 20th ISMRM Annual Meeting and Exhibition, and in collaboration with the 7th Annual SMRT ANZ Chapter Meeting. The SMRT is the leading professional organization providing education, professional advice and support for magnetic resonance technologists and radiographers throughout the world.

We are excited about the SMRT Annual Meeting program which includes a first class range of forums and leading national and international speakers. Our keynote presentation on future directions in MRI will be delivered by our long time friend and guest of honor, Professor Michael Moseley. Other forums will cover technological updates in MRI, safety, high field imaging, abdominal, pediatric, musculoskeletal, oncology, neuro-imaging and much, much more.

In addition to this outstanding educational program, registration this year will also include a fully catered cocktail function on the Saturday night, offering a unique and exciting opportunity to meet our presenters and socialize with fellow MR professionals. The SMRT meeting registration again includes the ISMRM and SMRT Joint Forum to be held on Monday 7th May. This year’s forum organizers Garry Gold, M.D. and Michael Macilquham, MHSc (MRI), present the topic ‘Parametric Mapping of cartilage in MRI.’ Those seeking to expand their knowledge in this ever-changing imaging modality can not afford to miss this stimulating weekend of education and networking with colleagues and friends from around the world.

Voted multiple times as one of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne (the capital of the state of Victoria) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a seaside setting on Port Phillip Bay offering the very best in major events and festivals, shopping, nightlife, food and wine and unique experiences. Melbourne is a creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises waiting to be discovered in every basement, rooftop and laneway. The Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre is superbly located right in the heart of the city’s newest destination for fashion, food and lifestyle experiences, South Wharf, on the banks of the Yarra river, which offers a unique and fresh perspective on what is already one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Wherever you are from, we are sure you will feel right at home in Melbourne. We look forward to seeing each of you in 2012 for what promises to be an extraordinary MR educational and social event.