Message from Christine Chung, M.D.

Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair


Hi everyone! As you may or may not know, I will be your program chair for the 2015 ISMRM Annual Meeting in Toronto. Over the months that lead us to the annual meeting, you will receive several personal notes from me. These notes will be short!! I know you are all super busy. In my tenure on the road to being program chair, I have tried to make my contributions to the annual meeting a representation of what the membership wants. You will see that the Toronto 2015 is YOUR meeting. The content reflects membership survey outcomes for plenary and educational content. And these personal notes will be no exception!!

I will invite the membership to submit questions to be addressed or comments/ editorials to be featured that focus on the city of Toronto, or any part of the annual meeting. As special incentive to make this an interactive process, one featured membership question or comment/ editorial will be chosen by a panel (appointed by ME!!) to receive a complementary attraction passport AND one gift certificate from a local vendor. This was kindly provided by Tourism Toronto (Check them out HERE.)

We are SO fortunate to have our annual meeting in Toronto. This is an AMAZING city that reflects the society in so many ways. It is considered a continental gateway and international crossroads, a city with diverse and colorful neighborhoods, with more than 100 cultures and lifestyles celebrated in Greater Toronto. As we correspond in the months to come, I will draw your attention to DIVERSITY and the sense of COMMUNITY in the city of Toronto, and in the ISMRM. We are visiting a city that we know as a society, a city that offers us familiarity, and welcomes us back with open arms. This offers us a unique opportunity to learn more about our destination, both physicially and as a society. I challenge you to focus on ways that our society can preserve its sense of community as we grow, stay connected with each other and nurture our diversity.



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