To recognize outstanding educational contributions to the ISMRM Annual meeting, the Annual Meeting Program Committee acknowledges the highest rated speaker in each educational course. Recipients of these awards have been determined by the evaluation scores which attendees gave to the speakers.

We thank all our attendees who, with their responses, chose these outstanding teachers:


MR Engineering (tie) Blaine A. Chronik, Ph.D. Gradients: Design and Limitations
MR Engineering (tie) Graham C. Wiggins, D. Phil. RF: Engineering Principles
MR Physics for Physicists Klaas Pruessmann, Ph.D. Sources of Noise and Limits of SNR
Quantitative Imaging and Data Analysis  Mark Jenkinson, Ph.D. Image Registration and Motion Correction
Advances in Quantitative Imaging of Perfusion David Alsop, Ph.D. The Basics
Crossing Fibers in Diffusion MRI Daniel C. Alexander, Ph.D. Crossing Fibres- The Methods (How to Tell How Much is Going Where)
Diffusion Tensor MRI for the Clinician and the Neuroscientist Derek K. Jones, Ph.D. How to Design Your Experiment and Process Your Data
Application-Based teaching in CV MR Steven D. Wolff, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Applications and Needs
Probing Cancer I: Molecular Pathways to Experimental Models Martin O. Leach, Ph.D. Therapy Evaluation in Preclinical Models
Cellular and Molecular Imaging   Lon J. Wilson, Ph.D. Nanotechnology
Body MRI by the Experts Stuart A. Taylor, F.R.C.R. MRI of the Rectum
Imaging Strategies Jeffrey Tsao, Ph.D. Temporal Undersampling Strategies
Cancer MRS Zaver M. Bhujwalla, Ph.D. Multinuclear MRS in Animal Models
fMRI Advanced Issues and Processing Software Noam Harel, Ph.D. Spatial Resolution Limits
Advanced Neuroimaging Joseph A. Maldjian, M.D. Clinical Applications of ASL
Probing Cancer II: From Animal Models to Clinical Assessment Dow-Mu Koh, M.D., M.R.C.P. Diffusion MRI: Utility in Cancer Management
Clinical MRI: From Physical Principles to Practical Protocols Donald B. Plewes, Ph.D. Overview of MR Physics: T1, T2
Imaging the Lower Extremity: From Basics to Advanced Techniques Timothy J. Mosher, M.D. Knee: Cartilage
Image Reconstruction Michael Schacht Hansen, Ph.D. N.I.B.R. Parallel Imaging Reconstruction I: Cartesian
Safety Update David L. Price, B.Sc., M.Sc. The Risks of Acoustic Noise in the MR Environment
Quantitative Neuro-Anatomic and Functional Image Assessment Guido Gerig, Ph.D. Atlas Building and Statistical Group Analysis
Mobile Lipids in Disease E. Jim Delikatny, Ph.D. Mobile Lipid Accumulation as Stress Response
Tissue Engineering Nancy Pleshko, Ph.D. Optical Spectroscopy of Engineered Connective Tissues: Mapping Molecular Components
Clinical Science for Physicists and Engineers Felix W. Wehrli, Ph.D. Role of Cortical and Trabecular Bone Architecture in Osteoporosis
Cardiovascular Imaging: Disease or Problem-Based Teaching, Practical Protocols Michael V. McConnell, M.D., M.S.E.E. Applications and Needs (Including CT)
MRI and MRS of the Mouse Brain: Techniques and Applications Ivan Tkac, Ph.D. MRS in Mice Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Unsolved Problems in MSK MRI: What We Know and What We Don't Christine Chung, M.D. Clinical Abnormalities Not Detectable on MR Images
Hot Topics in Body MRI Regina G. H. Beets-Tan, M.D., Ph.D. MRI of Rectal Cancer
MR Physics and Techniques for Clinicians Walter Kucharczyk, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., and Donald B. Plewes, Ph.D. Spin Gymnastics I & II
Neuroimaging Courses Clifford R. Jack, Jr., M.D. Imaging Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Pathological Aging of the Brain
MSK Imaging Courses David M. Panicek, M.D., F.A.C.R. Neoplasm and Their Mimickers
Body Imaging Courses Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D. Abdominal Trauma: Any Role for MR?
Cardiovascular Imaging Courses Elizabeth M. Hecht, M.D. Vascular Malformations
"Cross Cutting and Emerging Areas" Courses Richard L. Ehman, M.D.  

(4 awards)

Stephen J. Blackband, Ph.D. High-Field Imaging of Small-Animal Brain
  Terrie E. Inder, M.D. Advanced MR Imaging in Perinatal Brain Injury: Timing of Injury-Potential for Intervention
  Gary H. Glover, Ph.D. Foundations for Performing Any Multi-Center Neuro-Imaging Study