Call for Member-Initiated Tutorials

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Deadline has passed
(Application deadline was 01 December 2020 at 23:59 EST)

Do you have a passion for education in MRI? Do you have ideas for interactive and engaging online teaching formats in your area of expertise? Do you want to help shape the future of the educational program on the ISMRM?

Then please consider an application to deliver a member-initiated tutorial (MIT) on the first-ever hybrid Annual Meeting of the ISMRM in 2021!

After successful introduction of member-initiated symposia in the scientific program, we are now expanding this with an opportunity for members to deliver their own tutorials at the hybrid annual meeting in 2021 (Vancouver). The hybrid format presents a great opportunity to make a step change in how the ISMRM delivers education and we are particularly keen to consider out-of-the-box ideas from the membership.

In order to promote innovative educational formats, the AMPC together with the Education Committee this year is launching a new Award for Innovation in MRI Education. The prize will be awarded during a dedicated ceremony at the Annual Meeting and member-initiated tutorials will automatically be eligible for the award.

We welcome tutorials in any subject that is within the remit of the ISMRM – when in doubt please check the submission labels for the scientific abstract submissions. We also welcome tutorials covering skills that are transferable between ISMRM subject areas such as, for instance, IP and commercialization of MRI technologies, history of MRI, regulatory aspects of MRI, MRI project management, etc.

Selection Process & Criteria

All proposals for MITs must be submitted electronically via the form at the end of this page, and will be thoroughly reviewed by the AMPC.

A typical duration for MIT’s would be 2 hours, but longer tutorials of 4 hours maximum will also be considered. There is a general expectation that these will be consecutive, but other approaches can be considered if feasible.

We will only consider tutorials that can be run online, but other than that there are no restrictions on the precise format. Tutorials can include recordings, live lectures, interactive sessions, online breakout rooms, etc as needed. Selection will be competitive, based on the criteria listed below.

  1. Practical feasibility. We are willing to consider any feasible online format and the ISMRM can work with organizers of selected MITs in the setup of online material as needed. However resources are not infinite – when in doubt about the feasibility of your idea please feel free to contact the Vice-Chair of the AMPC prior to submission to explore the options (Steven Sourbron,
  2. Innovation & interactivity. While we are open to tutorials of any format including lecture series with Q&A sessions, we particularly welcome novel formats and formats that have an interactive element.
  3. Diversity: the ISMRM encourages MITs that reflect the diversity of the society in terms of gender, specialty, ethnicity, career stage and geography. A major advantage of the online format is that it allows a wider participation from colleagues across the world and we therefore welcome in particular proposals that reflect the global nature of our field in the composition of the faculty.

Targeted Call for Sunrise MIT

While MITs can be submitted on any subject matter within the ISMRM remit, the cardiovascular table of the AMPC is specifically seeking to fill a sunrise session with an MIT covering the following subject matter:

Title: Cardiovascular MR – filling your clinical and engineering knowledge gaps

Duration:  4 sessions of 1 hour each, on consecutive days.

Brief: These sunrise sessions are aimed at everyone that enters the field of cardiovascular MR or needs a partial refresher. The days should alternatingly focus on filling basic cardiology and clinical practice knowledge gaps for physicists/engineers, and on introducing the fundamentals of cardiovascular MR imaging to physicians. For the physicist sessions, this could be a physician introducing the patho- and electrophysiology of the heart and a guided tour of a routine clinical exam. The clinical sessions could be filled with physicists introducing the basic concepts and challenges of cardiovascular imaging, such as motion compensation, contrast generation, flow, and mapping.

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Call for Member-Initiated Tutorials Submission Form link.