ISMRM & SMRT Virtual Conference & Exhibition
08-14 August 2020

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The Annual Meeting is Going Virtual!
Posted: 14 May 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Due to continuing safety concerns and public health restrictions with respect to large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISMRM Board of Trustees, with the support of the SMRT, met and voted to transform this year’s annual meetings into a virtual conference (v-conference), including a virtual exhibition (v-exhibition), to be held over the planned dates of 8-14 August 2020.

Expect the same exceptional standard in education and presentations that you have become accustomed to from ISMRM and SMRT. We are taking into consideration everything that you love about both the ISMRM and SMRT annual meetings and are transforming them for a virtual interaction. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we begin this process and promise we will have additional information in our online FAQs in the coming days. Our primary focus today is to notify you of this decision so that you can plan accordingly.

We will be in contact with speakers, moderators and poster presenters within the next week to not only confirm your participation but ensure your hard work and research is optimally shared with our community.

We will keep you informed every step of the way and look forward to seeing you all virtually in August.


Larry Wald
2019-2020 ISMRM President

Shawna Farquharson
2019-2020 SMRT President

ISMRM & SMRT 2020 Annual Meeting Postponement FAQ

Updated FAQ Coming Soon

See all important dates & deadlines below.


Coming Soon:
Preliminary Program-at-a-Glance

Virtual Exhibition

Coming Soon:
Exhibitor Prospectus
Exhibitor Service Kit
List of Exhibitors

Credits & Certificates

Coming Summer 2020:
• Credit Designation
• Evaluation & Certificate Instructions

Abstracts & Stipends

List of Accepted Abstracts

Review Categories (pdf)

Coming Soon:
• Guidelines for Posters & Presenters
• Digital Poster How-To Guide


Corporate Members


Re-Opening T.B.A.

ISMRM20 Slack

From the Organizers

Annual Meeting Program Committee



Press/Media Inquiry


Resources for Families
Coming Soon

Important Dates & Deadlines:

09 Sept. 2019 ISMRM & SMRT Call for Abstracts; Submission Sites Open
11 Sept. 2019 Housing Opens
Young Investigator Awards Submission Deadline
02 Oct. 2019 Online Pre-Registration Opens
2020 Membership Available for New Applicants and Renewals
13 Oct. 2019 Member-Initiated Symposia Submission Deadline

06 Nov. 2019
at 23:59 EST

Deadline for all of the following:

  • ISMRM & SMRT Abstract Submissions
  • Stipend Awards Application
  • Junior Fellows Application
  • 2020 Membership Application (if required for stipends, awards or other meeting-related reasons)
  • 2020 Dues Renewal for Stipend Applicants
18 Nov. 2019 Junior Fellows Challenge Submission Deadline
16 Dec. 2019 Accessibility Grants Application Deadline
2020   Updated!
Early Feb. 2020 Abstract Acceptance Notifications
Mid Feb. 2020 Stipend Notifications
15 May 2020 Abstract Withdrawal Deadline
02 July 2020 Early Registration Deadline
Registration Cancellation Deadline
24 July 2020 Publication Date; Proceedings available on website
08-14 Aug. 2020 ISMRM & SMRT Virtual Conference & Exhibition