Upcoming Events

13–17 September 2021
MR-Fest: A Celebration of Magnetic Resonance
Virtual Meeting on Gather.town

*** Call for Abstracts​​​ EXTENDED! ***
See below for details.

For this year only, the ISMRM British & Irish Chapter is hosting a special week-long ‘MR-Fest,’ a ‘celebration of magnetic resonance,’ a ‘cornucopia of magnetic resonance delights,’ instead of the annual traditional half-day workshop + two-day scientific meeting.

MR-Fest will be held on 13 – 17th September 2021 using the Gather Town (virtual) platform.

The week-long celebration comprises an education day of ‘bite-sized’ talks, followed by scientific sessions, a special clinical MR-focus session, a UK & Irish Division of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Technologists (SMRT) session, and another on public engagement. On the afternoon of 17th September 2021, the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place, followed by an awards ceremony.

*** Call for Abstracts​​​ EXTENDED! ***

Use the attached Word template for the abstract and synopsis (do not change the margins), submit to MRFestabstract@gmail.com by 09 August, 2021.


British Chapter ISMRM New Initiative & Public Engagement Fund
Up to £2000 available. See below for details.

Positive Spin
The Newsletter of the British & Irish Chapter of the ISMRM

Special Issue – May 2021

Number 10 – Nov 2020

Number 9 – Jun 2020

Number 8 – Dec 2019

Number 7 – Apr 2019

Number 6 – Dec 2018

Number 5 – Jul 2018

Number 4 – May 2018

Number 3 – Nov 2017

Number 2 – Apr 2017

Number 1 – Dec 2016

New Initiative & Public Engagement Fund

Applications are invited from Full Members for funding to support the hosting of national educational or research meetings on subjects of interest to the British & Irish Chapter, or to support public engagement activities. The funding is intended to facilitate initiatives that will lead to new activity in the magnetic resonance field.

Examples would include a specialist study group or an advanced training course. Applications for up to £2000 maximum in total in any calendar year will be considered although it is expected that most individual applications will be for substantially smaller amounts. Applications should describe the proposed activity and its relevance to the British & Irish Chapter ISMRM, and include costing. Please send applications to the Secretary. Applications will be assessed by the committee, and successful applicants will be expected to produce a brief report of the activity.

Mansfield Research Innovation Award

The Mansfield Research Innovation Award helps to enable top post-doc members of the British & Irish Chapter working in the areas of neurology, cancer, interventional radiology, molecular imaging, physics or engineering, to attend the annual ISMRM meeting. The aim of the award is to support ISMRM members who are too senior to qualify for trainee awards, but too junior to have established posts.

Past Winners of the Mansfield Research Innovation Award


James Grist, Cambridge
Francesco Grussu, UCL (runner up)
Fabio Nery, UCL (runner up)


Aurelien Bustin, KCL
Lars Mueller, Cardiff
Marco Battiston, UCL (runner up)
Kanishka Sharma, Leeds (runner up)
Maryam Afzali, Cardiff (runner up)
Nur Hayati Jasmin, UCL (runner up)


Teresa Matias Correia, KCL
Wenchuan Wu, Oxford
Ladislav Valkovic, Oxford
Ben Babourina Brooks, Nottingham