Education Committee Report

Sheryl Foster, MHSc. (MRI)
2015 Chair, Education Committee


The Education Committee has been hard at work scoring abstract submissions for the annual meeting in Toronto. It was pleasing to see the large number of submissions this year with a vast array of topics, covering everything from quality assurance programs to PET/MR imaging. A new system was used for the first time this year for submission and abstract scoring which should result in a smoother process for submitting authors and scorers alike. All the presenting authors will be busily preparing their presentations for the meeting having received their notifications. Several authors took advantage of the offer of mentoring this year and will be presenting posters at the meeting. The award–winning Oral papers in Research and Clinical areas will be presented by the authors in the Proffered paper session within the two-day program. The Poster tour and reception will be held on Saturday night and we encourage you to attend. The evening offers an opportunity to listen to the award winners and mingle and discuss the wonderful presentations. Pleasingly, this year we saw an increase in the number of submissions for the John A. Koveleski Award and the winning author will present their work at the Poster tour on Saturday evening. The meeting in Toronto should be an educational bonanza and we hope to see you there.

In an exciting development the SMRT had the ability to offer a travel scholarship program for the first time in 2015, thanks to the generosity of a donation from the ISMRM Research and Education Fund. Applications were accepted from 3 February to 20 March, with five $1000 USD scholarships awarded. This adds yet another level of support and educational opportunity offered by the SMRT to benefit its membership.


E-Signals is a publication by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for the benefit of the SMRT membership and those individuals and organizations that support the educational programs and professional advancement of the SMRT and its members. This publication is the compilation of the leadership of the SMRT and the contributions of the staff in the ISMRM Central Office.