27th ISMRM Annual Meeting • 11-16 May 2019 • Montréal, QC, Canada

Educational Course
Junior Fellows Symposium: MR from a Global Perspective: The Underrepresented Part of the MR Spectrum

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Junior Fellows Symposium: MR from a Global Perspective: The Underrepresented Part of the MR Spectrum
Weekday Course

ORGANIZERS: Qiuyun Fan, Ariane Fillmer, Fang Liu, Lukas Winter

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
  13:30 - 15:30 Moderators:  Lukas Winter, Qiuyun Fan

Skill Level: Basic to Advanced

Session Number: W-06

Even though the ISMRM is an international society for magnetic resonance in medicine, its members mostly work in the US and Europe. This is also reflected by a strong research focus on medical needs in those regions of the globe. MR research and open questions from the global south remain niche topics and rarely find their way into publications and conference contributions. The reason for that are mostly resource scarce circumstances, where currently available MR scanners cannot be afforded and/or operated. Remaining in the shadows does not give a voice loud enough for these issues to be heard in order to motivate fellow researchers to work on diagnostic, clinical and technological solutions. The rationale for our proposal is to give a platform to these voices that are normally unheard but that speak for around half of the world population. 

Target Audience
-Researchers from all backgrounds

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
-Focus on the “I” in ISMRM 
-Give a voice to the underrepresented researchers and regions and empower local researchers/clinicians
-Sensitize the MR community for the medical/technical/economic challenges in the “other half” of the world and motivate experts to work on solutions for those needs
-Strengthen diverse collaborations by connecting researchers/clinicians from resource rich with researchers/clinicians from resource poor research/clinical settings


  Medical Devices: Managing the Mismatch
  What Do We Have & What Do We Need? - MRI in Africa
Johnes Obungoloch
  What Do We have & What Do We Need? - MRI in South America
Maria Otaduy
  What Do we Have & What Do We Need? - MRI in India
Sairam Geethanath
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