ISMRM Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings

🕗 All virtual meetings begin at 16:00 UTC unless otherwise noted. Registration closes the day before the meeting at 19:00 UTC. Registration is limited to ISMRM & SMRT members only.

Our Next Virtual Meeting:

ISMRM MR in Radiation Therapy Study Group Virtual Meeting:
An Introduction To The New ABMP Sub-Specialty Certification of MR Physics in Radiation Therapy
Week of 02 November 2020

More details coming soon!

Future Virtual Meetings:

ISMRM MR of Cancer Study Group Virtual Meeting
Translation of Metabolic Biomarkers of Glioma: 2-HG & Beyond
05 November 2020

ISMRM MR Spectroscopy Study Group Virtual Meeting
12 November 2020

ISMRM Electro-Magnetic Tissue Properties Study Group Virtual Meeting
03 December 2020

ISMRM Spotlights Africa: Doing Much with Little
25 February 2021 • Time: 15:00 UTC

Moderators: Suguru Laxman, MBBS, Applications Specialist & Godwin Ogbole, MBBS, Neuroradiology

Despite the emergence of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) over forty years ago, most countries in Africa still have limited access to this clinically beneficial and revolutionary imaging tool. In developed nations, MRI is an essential health technology and the rapid use of MRI research in clinics have undeniably transformed how- complex diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart diseases are managed, leading to the dramatic increased use of this expensive but necessary technology. In Africa on the other hand, the lack of infrastructure to operate MRI centers and a severe shortage in skilled MRI personnel have sustained the limited access to MRI. With nearly one-fifth of the world’s population, Africa has on average less than 0.5 MRI units per 1 million inhabitants compared to 20-37 units/million in the USA and Western Europe.

This session shines a light on the challenges to access and use of MRI in sub-Saharan Africa and opportunities for growth. The session will feature five 12-minute talks on this theme by MRI practitioners in Africa, followed by panel discussion (30 minutes) and unique networking opportunities (30 minutes) via Break-out rooms.

MRI in Practice in Africa

Abiodun Fatade, MBBS
Crestview Radiology
Lagos, Nigeria

Diagnosing Cardiac Disease Using MRI in Sub-Saharan Africa: Battling Cardiac Disease in a Perfect Storm

Ntobeko Ntusi MBChB
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Breast MRI in Africa: Current Status and Challenges of Implementation In Screening, Diagnosis, Staging and Follow-Up

Prof Nagla Abdel Razek, MBBS
Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt

The Role of Machine Learning in MRI in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Prof Daniel Alexander PhD
University College London
London, England, United Kingdon

Developing Techniques for Low-Field MRI Applications in Sub-Saharan Africa

Johnes Obungoloch PhD
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Mbarara, Uganda

30-minute Q&A and Panel Discussion


30-minute Interactive Networking Session in Break-Out Rooms

Check back soon for more meeting announcements!

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The ISMRM is committed to providing opportunities for its members to connect, engage and develop. As an ISMRM member, you have access to:

Study Group Virtual Meetings: A platform for 27 study groups, established to foster interaction among members with a common interest in topical and active areas of MR. Topics for discussion come from the study groups with discussion and debate promoted by expert moderators, with contributions from the virtual audience. Registration is free and open to all ISMRM members, with priority given to members of the respective Study Group.

Journal Club Virtual Meetings: A platform for a dynamic, international, cross-cutting journal club moderated by experts in the field. The papers for discussion come from the Society’s journals with live access to the authors. Discussion and debate are promoted by expert moderators, with contributions from the virtual audience. Registration is free and open to all ISMRM members.